Armored Car Robbery (1950) Classic Movie Review 181

Armored Car Robbery (1950)

Today’s movie is Armored Car Robbery (1950). This is nice short Film Noir with a really good criminal and pretty a decent Femme Fatale. The hero was a cop instead of a private eye. iMDB.com rates this film 7.0[1] while Rottentomatoes.com has it at a 63 percent audience score[2]. This…

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Detective Story (1951) Classic Movie Review 180

Detective Story (1951)

Today’s movie is Detective Story (1951). Let’s get right to the hardest issue. iMDB.com tags this movie as a Film Noir while Rottentomatoes.com does not. I generally go with the more liberal classification of iMDB. This movie is certainly not a classic Film Noir. There is no strong femme fatale,…

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Satan Met a Lady (1936) Classic Movie Review 176

Satan Met a Lady (1936)

Today’s movie is Satan Met a Lady (1936). God, it’s terrible. I felt like I was being punished when I watched it. This is what I expect a remake to be like, not like The Maltese Falcon (1941). They decided to turn it into a comedy and made Gutman a…

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Daughter of the Dragon (1931) Classic Movie Review 162

Daughter of the Dragon (1931)

    Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on Apple Podcast formally known as iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. So please subscribe when you are finished listening. You can also go to…

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Mystery Street (1950) Classic Movie Review 161

Mystery Street (1950)

    Today’s movie is Mystery Street (1950). While Edgar Allen Poe invented the detective novel, this movie may be the grandfather of all television crime dramas[1]. This movie highlight, at the time, little known forensic techniques, as they attempt to solve the murder of a B-girl. Mystery Street (1950)…

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Three Strangers (1946) Classic Movie Review 159

    Today’s movie is Three Strangers (1946), and yes, it is another of the Lorre Greenstreet pairing. So, I’m a little obsessive. This Warner Brothers film is also known as Three Men and a Girl (1946). John Huston was one of the screenwriters, it was based around a statue,…

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The Phenix City Story (1955) Classic Movie Review 156

Meg Myles in The Phenix City Story (1955)The Phenix City Story (1955)

    Today’s movie is The Phenix City Story (1955). This crime drama is classified as a Film Noir. However, a good case could be made that it is not. I’ll go with a soft yes. This movie is based on a true story. iMDB.com rates this movie at 7.4[1]…

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The Verdict (1946) Classic Movie Review 152

The Verdict (1946)

    Today’s movie is The Verdict (1946). I really don’t watch too many English films unless they star Robert Donat. Having received all of my formal education in the third world country of Mississippi, I have a major problem with non-pigeon English. Anyway, I was poking around somewhere and…

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The Petrified Forest (1936) Classic Movie Review 150

The Petrified Forest (1936)

      Today’s movie is The Petrified Forest (1936), and it’s a strange one. It is often listed as a Film Noir, but it seems more like a mental break-down set in the midst of a murder spree. It is widely considered to be a precursor to Film Noir…

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The Prowler (1951) Classic Movie Review 135

The Prowler (1951)

Today’s movie is The Prowler (1951). This Film Noir crime drama starred Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes. The role for Keyes was said to be a divorce present from her ex-husband Director John Huston.[1] This will be a great film to finish our #Noirvember fest with. An uncredited New York Times…

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