Frank Lovejoy and Lloyd Bridges star in Cy Enfield’s incendiary film noir, which turns into one of the most caustic cinematic social commentaries of anxiety and fear.
Sheridan developed and produced this independent film noir, which was shot on location in San Francisco and makes great use of the city.
Widmark plays one of cinema’s great heels in Jules Dassin’s superb film noir set in the London underworld of hustlers and gangsters after dark.
This 1950 film noir classic is a masterpiece of style and a blast of cinematic ecstasy on a budget barely bigger than a B movie.
John Huston essentially created the heist film with this classic tale of a crew that undertakes a meticulously planned out jewelry robbery.
In a Lonely Place (1950) hasn’t much to do with the Dorothy B. Hughes novel on which it was ostensibly based, beyond the title (one of the most evocative in noir history), the Los Angeles setting, and the murder of a young woman that puts our ostensible hero, volatile, hard-drinking Hollywood screenwriter Dixon Steele (Humphrey […]
The Breaking Point (1950), the second of three big screen adaptations of Ernest Hemingway’s To Have and Have Not, stars John Garfield as Harry Morgan, the role that Humphrey Bogart played in the original. The Howard Hawks film took great liberties with Hemingway’s story. This version is more faithful but takes its own liberties. Harry […]
The Furies (1950), the second western from genre giant Anthony Mann (after Devil’s Doorway) and his first big-budget, large-canvas production after an apprenticeship in low-budget thrillers, is a genre hybrid: a psychological western by way of a Gothic melodrama, with a dark, shadowy style right out of Mann’s earlier film noirs. Barbara Stanwyck is Vance […]