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Tell Tale Voice: “Your Vice Is A Locked Room and Only I Have The Key” (1972)

Although this film is over forty years old, some may still be concerned about spoilers in the walls, so please remove the plaster at your own risk.  Giallo is a genre of film that has come to fascinate me fairly recently. I was largely unaware of it until I watched Twitch of the Death Nerve [insert alternate… Continue reading Tell Tale Voice: “Your Vice Is A Locked Room and Only I Have The Key” (1972)

Adventures in Alan Ladd, Alan Ladd

A Different Portrayal of the Ultimate Betrayal

Double Indemnity (1944) starring Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray as Phyllis Dietrichsen and Walter Neff respectively, is considered a landmark film noir, and one of the best films to ever be made in the genre. It tells the age old tale of money and sexual control, expertly exploring the seedier side of both. While modern audiences will… Continue reading A Different Portrayal of the Ultimate Betrayal

Noir Or Never

Drink Your Milk, Darling.

Based on the play of the the same name written by Marguerite Vale Veiller, whose nom de plume was Martin Vale, The Two Mrs Carrolls was shot in 1945, but only released in 1947, when Humphrey Bogart was a firm box office draw after such films as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca and The Big Sleep. However, not even Bogart and… Continue reading Drink Your Milk, Darling.