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Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
Coming as a big surprise to me, the forgotten gem Riot in Cell Block 11 is being released by Criterion on DVD soon. The film is a semi-documentary noir released in the early 1950s. The film documents a fictional riot at the famous California prison, Folsom...
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Floods of Fear (1958)
This is a UK production set in the American Northeast during a rather nasty flood. A group of convicts are put to work reinforcing a levee with sandbags. The levee however gives way and everyone is sweep into the rushing waters. Two convicts, Howard Keel , ...
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Shack Out on 101 (1955)
The mid-1950s was a transitional time period for film noir. RKO Radio Pictures, the studio responsible for a huge segment of the noir canon, was on its last legs. Poverty Row studios, never the most stable enterprises to begin with, were falling apart. The ...
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Great film!
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Much like  Shed No Tears  (1948),  Don’t Gamble With Strangers  is a film that was long considered lost by most film noir aficionados. An official release on home video was non-existent, and bootleg copies were nowhere to be found, even among the most dedic...
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Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
A few weeks ago, we talked about The Long Goodbye . Brilliant -- at least in my opinion. But purists sure disagreed. "We are fedora." film noir fans said. Well here's a neon-drenched, booze smelling, modern noir that treats Raymond Chandler 's Philip Ma...
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The Long Goodbye (1973)
  The Long Goodbye , at least to me, is my favorite Robert Altman film. Altman, like Hitchcock and a few others, were artists. Their films, because of their unmistakable look, construction, and dialog are each in their own genres. The Long Goodbye has been ...
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Hi Steve,
I just stumbled on your site and have to say thanks for putting this together! I'm in the process of writing a book on film noir, and this is a very valuable resource. Thanks again! - Emily
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