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May 2015

Films for 5/31: Noir Meets Horror with @kimmiechem2

I'll be moving next weekend, and the wonderful @kimmiechem2 has offered to host a double bill beginning at 9p ET, where crime and darkness meet expressionism and horror. That's right, in the #BNoirDetour zone. First, join us for Peter Falk's... Continue Reading →

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Film for 5/24: Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

It's high time for some low Cagney-style crime!  Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) is the story of Ralph Cotter (James Cagney), who escapes prison, uses blackmail in an attempt to seduce his ex-partner's sister (Barbara Payton), starts up his crime business again,... Continue Reading →

Film for 5/17: Railroaded!

What's a crooked lug to do when he and his dame try to rob a bookie and the plan goes wrong? Frame an innocent man, of course! This Sunday, @BNoirDetour brings you Anthony Mann's 1947 crime drama Railroaded! From stick-ups...  ...to... Continue Reading →

Films for 5/10: The Strange Woman and The Case on Thelma Jordan

For Mother's Day, what could be better than a pair of films about very unmotherly noir women? First, we'll screen The Strange Woman (1946), directed by Edgar Ulmer (Detour) and starring George Sanders and Hedy Lamarr. I can't help but think... Continue Reading →

Films for 5/3: Night and the City (#BNoirDetour) + The Lodger (#HitchGoesHollywood)

5/3 9PM ET: #BNOIRDETOUR PRESENTS: NIGHT AND THE CITY Richard Widmark has recently become one of my favorite noir villains. I love to hate him, from his first role as the psychopath Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death (1947) to... Continue Reading →

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