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Produced independently by maverick European refugee Seymour Nebenzal for United Artists,

The Chase (1946) is a doozy of a postwar headache starring “Love That Bob” Cummings as a troubled, decorated, unemployed war vet who’s hired as a chauffeur by a suavely sadistic gangster (Steve Cochran).

It’s fair to wonder if the psychopath actually intends the chump to fall for his sultry trophy wife, played by Michele Morgan in long blonde locks and shimmery gowns.

An unfailingly wonderful Peter Lorre hangs around in world-weary cynical mode as a henchman.

He spends most of his time shrugging and yawning, so it means something when his boss’ moods make him wipe his brow.

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The Dark Corner is a 1946 black-and-white film noir directed by Henry Hathaway that starred Lucille Ball, Mark Stevens and Clifton Webb.[1]

Ex-con turned private investigator Bradford Galt (Mark Stevens) suspects someone is following him and maybe even trying to kill him. With the assistance of his secretary Kathleen (Lucille Ball), he dives deep into a mystery in search of answers. Galt turns the tables on the man following him (William Bendix), who claims to be a private eye named Foss, hired by Galt's sworn enemy, a corrupt lawyer named Tony Jardine.

In the meantime, Jardine has begun having an affair with the much-younger wife of Hardy Cathcart (Clifton Webb), a wealthy art-gallery owner.

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THE QUOTE[S] IS FROM The 1947 Film noir "Out Of The Past..."
[Pictured actress Gloria Swanson and actor William Holden in the classic 1950 film noir "Sunset Blvd..." ]
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Joe Gillis (William Holden)
You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big.

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I am big. It's the pictures that got small.

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I knew there was something wrong with them.


Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson)

We didn't need dialogue. We had faces!

[pictured actor ROBERT MITCHUM IN "Out Of The Past"[1947]

This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991.

Share this Humphrey Bogart read the script and, seeing the similarities between this and The Maltese Falcon, wanted to play Jeff. However, Warner Bros. didn't buy the material and RKO produced this movie.

After Humphrey Bogart refused the lead it was offered to John Garfield and then Dick Powell, both of whom turned it down. Robert Mitchum was fourth choice.

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Re-released in France in 1967 as 'Pendez-moi haut et court'.


Kathie Moffat: I didn't know what I was doing. I, I didn't know anything except how much I hated him. But I didn't take anything. I didn't, Jeff. Don't you believe me?

Jeff Bailey: Baby, I don't care.

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Kathie Moffat: Oh, Jeff, I don't want to die!

Jeff Bailey: Neither do I, baby, but if I have to I'm gonna die last.

Whit Sterling: My feelings? About ten years ago, I hid them somewhere and haven't been able to find them.

Jeff Bailey: How big a chump can you get to be? I was finding out.

Jeff Bailey: I never saw her in the daytime. We seemed to live by night. What was left of the day went away like a pack of cigarettes you smoked. I didn't know where she lived. I never followed her. All I ever had to go on was a place and time to see her again. I don't know what we were waiting for. Maybe we thought the world would end.

Jeff Bailey: You know, maybe I was wrong and luck is like love. You have to go all the way to find it.

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In the 1940s, Victor Mature appeared in several different types of films—comedy, adventure, drama, musical and suspense[ {Film noir ]—and became a very popular film idol with many adoring female fans.

Putting acting on hold, Mature joined the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II. He continued to be to a in-demand leading man in the 1950s and appeared in several more epic films, making his last film in 1984.


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Sybil Jacobson, (23 November 1927 - 23 August 2011) was a motion-picture child actress who, in the late 1930s, was presented as a rival to Shirley Temple.[2]

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, she began playing the piano at age two and, a year later, began making public appearances doing impersonations of Maurice Chevalier. She was introduced to the theatre-going public of London by way of her uncle, Harry Jacobson, a then-popular London orchestra leader and also pianist to Gracie Fields. The apex of her career came with a concert performance with Frances Day at London's Palace Theatre. Jason's theatre work led to appearances on radio and phonograph records, and a supporting role in the film Barnacle Bill (1935).



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HONORARY MEMBERS: Julie Garfield...John's a member here at FNLH too!

Member Julie GARFIELD with her dad's [actor John Garfield]wallet.

According To Malcolm "My friend Julie Garfield daughter of the great John Garfield an admirer of Film Noir and this particular site."Thank you Julie for allowing this photograph of you.

Date of Birth: 10 January 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name: Julie Roberta Garfield
One of three children of the actor John Garfield and Roberta Seidman Garfield, Julie began acting in off-Broadway plays and has worked regularly in movies and television since 1969. She was 6 when her father died of heart problems.

[Pictured Actor John Garfield]...starred in "He Ran all the Way" with actress Shelley Winters...
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John Garfield (March 4, 1913 – May 21, 1952) was an American actor. Garfield was especially adept at playing brooding, rebellious, working-class character roles. Garfield is acknowledged as the predecessor of such Method actors as Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Montgomery Clift. In order to read more about actor John Garfield life just follow the link...Actor John Garfield.

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Actress Barbara Payton... starred in "Trapped" with actor Lloyd Bridges and "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" with actor James Cagney.

Born Barbara Lee Redfield in Cloquet, Minnesota, she was the daughter of restaurateurs and raised in Odessa, Texas. In 1945 at the age of 17, she headed for Hollywood in search of a career in movies and was eventually placed under contract by Universal Studios where she appeared in several small parts.

She first gained notice in the 1949 film noir Trapped, co-starring Lloyd Bridges. After being screen-tested by James Cagney and his producer brother William, Payton starred with Cagney in Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in 1950. She soon signed a contract with Cagney’s production company. Her brief stardom continued with significant roles in the western films Dallas (1950), co-starring Gary Cooper, and Only the Valiant (1951), with Gregory Peck.

Her career decline began with the 1951 horror film Bride of the Gorilla, co-starring Raymond Burr. Miss Payton's  biographer John O' Dowd is also a member here at Film Noir Lives Here

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[Pictured: Actor Lawrence Tierney]

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Lawrence Tierney (March 15, 1919 – February 26, 2002) was an American actor, known for his many screen portrayals of mobsters and hardened criminals, which mirrored his own frequent brushes with the law.[1]

Commenting on the DVD release of a Tierney film in 2005, a New York Times critic observed, "The hulking Tierney was not so much an actor as a frightening force of nature."[2]


of "Reservoir Dogs," or strong-arming his way into a discussion after a showing of "Born to Kill" at the Egyptian. Even Tierney¿s manager admitted that at 75, he remained as irascible as he was a decade before when his drinking was at its peak. However, in a curious reversal of fortune, his reputation seemed to bring more work to him than repel it. Between 1995 and 1996 alone, he appeared in 10 projects, including in an episode of "The Simpsons" (Fox, 1989- ) in which he voiced a security guard who caught Bart shoplifting a video game. In typical fashion, Tierney terrorized the show¿s staff with threats and bizarre behavior, including refusing to say certain lines if he didn¿t understand the humor. Tierney¿s career ended on a high note, with an uncredited turn as Bruce Willis¿ father in the blockbuster "Armageddon" (1998). He made one last screen appearance in "Evicted" (2000), a low-budget drama starring and directed by his nephew, Michael Tierney. On Feb. 26, 2002, the 82-year-old Tierney finally found peace, dying in his sleep while residing at a Los Angeles area nursing home.lity in his seventh decade, Tierney remained one of Hollywood¿s most enduring tough guys simply by being himself.

Born in Brooklyn, NY on March 15, 1919, Lawrence Tierney was the son of a policeman, also named Lawrence Tierney, and his wife, Mary. Both of his brothers, Gerard and Edward, also became actors, with Gerard billing himself as Scott Brady and enjoying a lengthy career playing tough guys not unlike his brother, while Edward left the business after a string of minor roles to become a building contractor. Tierney was a star athlete at Brooklyn¿s Boys High School, and won a sports scholarship to Manhattan College. He quit the school after two years to work as a laborer on the New York Aqueduct, and bounced between various gigs before landing a job as a male model for the Sears Roebuck catalog. Stage work was then suggested to him, and he joined the Black Friars theatre group and the American-Irish Theatre. A scout for RKO saw one of his performances and signed him to a contract in 1943.

Broad-shouldered and brawny, with a cast iron jaw and a steely gaze, he loomed heavily in the background of several early films, including the Val Lewton-produced "Ghost Ship" (1943). A year later, his big break came with "Dillinger" (1944), a lean and vicious biopic of Depression Era gangster John Dillinger that was actually banned in several cities where the real Dillinger had committed crimes. Tierney¿s performance, which reeked of innate violence and ice water in his veins, cemented him as a cold-blooded heel, and he played variations on the role throughout his initial run at stardom.

He played Jesse James opposite Randolph Scott¿s heroic sheriff in "Badmen¿s Territory" (1946), and then shifted gears to play an ex-con turned war hero who tracked down a prison escapee in "San Quentin" (1946). Perhaps his most iconic roles during the period were in a pair of brutal low-budget noirs; in "The Devil Thumbs a Ride" (1947), he was a sadistic thug who hijacked an innocent motorist¿s car and commandeered it through a night of murder and mayhem, while in Robert Wise¿s "Born to Kill" (1947), he bulldozed his way into divorcee Claire Trevor¿s life, murdering anyone who stood in the way of him claiming her life savings. Both pictures later became cult favorites, which helped to turn Tierney into an iconic figure of down-and-dirty noir.

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America et film noir

American viewers were less perceptive of this emerging film style as WWII had brought forth a stream of war films which depicted the precariousness of life and the realities of a dark world.  But in war films their was a clear distinction between good and evil and there was an abundance of heroes, real and fictional.

In France there was no such transitional period. American films had been popular in France before the war but the German occupation in 1940 meant that American films would not be seen in France for nearly five years.  

By the time American films returned to France, audiences there took notice of this dark, shadowy style that was conveyed in many of the films the were seeing.  The French critics subsequently coined the term “film noir” to describe these films.

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Shadow of a Doubt is a 1943 American drama/thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten.

Written by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, and Alma Reville, the film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Story

for Gordon McDonell.

In 1991, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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[...actress Teresa Wright (October 27, 1918 – March 6, 2005) was an American actress in Hitch-cock's "Shadow Of A Doubt."]


Double Indemnity 1944

Double Indemnity is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The screenplay was based on James M. Cain's 1943 novella of the same name, which originally appeared as an eight-part serial in Liberty magazine.

The film stars Fred MacMurray as an insurance salesman, Barbara Stanwyck as a provocative housewife who wishes her husband were dead, and Edward G. Robinson as a claims adjuster whose job is to find phoney claims. The term "double indemnity" refers to a clause in certain life insurance policies that doubles the payout in cases when death is caused by certain accidental means.

The Lady From Shanghai-

Starring actress Rita Hayward...

The Lady from Shanghai is a 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. It is based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King.


Leave Her To Heaven >When author Richard Harland is released from prison after serving a two-year sentence, he goes to Deer Lake, Maine, and is met by his attorney, Glen Robie. Glen sends Richard off in a waiting canoe to Richard's lodge, "Back of the Moon," then relates his story to a companion: A few years earlier, while Richard is working on a new novel, he accepts an invitation from Glen to vacation at his ranch in Jacinto, New Mexico. During the train ride, Richard is left breathless by the striking beauty of a woman who comments on his close resemblance to her late father.

Richard is then greeted at the station by Glen, who reveals that the beautiful woman, Ellen Berent, is also visiting the Robie family with her mother Margaret and adopted sister Ruth. During dinner, Ellen tells Richard that they have come to scatter her father's ashes at his favorite spot in the mountains, which he used to describe as "the front lawn of heaven." Richard follows the Berents when they depart in the morning and is fascinated by Ellen's demeanor as she scatters the ashes.


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Directed by Alfred Hitchcock: The Complete Works for Television, Two French Rarities, and Nine Sensational Masterpieces

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“Hitchcock was the first great movie director who knew
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Kiss of Death

Doomed romanticism, dark city streets, double-crossing dames, disillusioned anti-heroes, murderous hoodlums, cynical cops, hard-boiled dialogue, head-spinning Expressionist style — it’s time for The Cinematheque’s annual summer celebration of the giddy, gloomy, seductive glories of Film Noir!

One of Golden-Age Hollywood’s richest and most creative (and most pitiless and pessimistic) periods, Film Noir picks up the shiny rock of the mid-20th-century American Dream, turns it over, and finds underneath a grubby American nightmare: a sordid, sleazy, fatalistic world teaming with greed, crime, corruption, cruelty, and sexual betrayal.

Our 2016 Noir season includes nine vintage noir gems, five of which we’ve never screened before (Kiss of Death, Johnny O’Clock, Thieves’ Highway, The Reckless Moment, and Underworld U.S.A.), plus two sensational sidebars spotlighting the legacy of this most influential of American film styles. Abandon hope - but expect great entertaining cinema! — all ye who enter here.


The Lady Vanishes (1938)

A mysterious disappearance on a continental train journey is the backdrop to the perfectly executed comic thriller that paved Hitchcock’s way to Hollywood.

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A Mother’s Sacrifice in Stella Dallas (’37)

To view Stella Dallas click here. Children rarely understand the sacrifices their parents make for them. Nor should they. The difficult decisions and problems that parents often have to deal with aren’t ones that should be the concerns of a child. In my own life, my parents made sacrifices that I didn’t fully realize or […]

Dinner with The Exterminating Angel (1962)

To view The Exterminating Angel click here. What does it all mean? Does it matter? There’s a dinner party but before the guests have even arrived, the servants start taking the night off. First it’s just one, then two more, then another two, until finally only the head butler is left. But we know something […]

Three’s a Crowd: Daisy Kenyon (1947)

To view Daisy Kenyon click here. Daisy Kenyon (1947) is a rarity. It’s a romantic Hollywood movie made for adults that refuses to sentimentalize its subject and treats all its characters respectfully despite their failings and their flaws. Joan Crawford stars as Daisy, an ambitious commercial artist who becomes involved in a complicated love triangle […]

The Slipper and the Rose (1976): A Different Kind of Cinderella Story

To view The Slipper and the Rose click here. For some movies, finding a receptive audience is all a matter of timing, Upon its initial release, The Slipper and the Rose (1976), a sterling reinterpretation of the Cinderella story, missed its window of opportunity because it came out after a string of box office disasters […]

Wrapped Around Her Finger: Elena and Her Men (1956)

To view Elena and Her Men click here. In its time Elena and Her Men (1956) was something of a disaster for Jean Renoir, a succession of problems (contested rights, fevers, bad accents) for which he struggled to find solutions. It was a box office and critical dud, and ended any hope of Renoir returning to Hollywood. To read its […]

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