The ABC's of Film Noir
The ABC's of Film Noir

The Harder They Fall (1956) Classic Movie Review 134

The Harder They Fall (1956)

Today’s movie is The Harder They Fall (1956). This is a gritty boxing Film-Noir without a serious femme fatale. However, Jan Sterling is playinga against type as a loving wife. This movie was Humphrey Bogart last film. Rod Steiger led a vicious crew of gangsters. Real boxers rounded out the…

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The Set-Up (1949) Classic Movie Review 113

The Set-Up (1949)

  Today’s movie is The Set-Up (1949). This film was based on a poem by Joseph Moncure March, about a black boxer with the stuff to be a champ but was never given the chance. A small piece of the poem reads: Mean as a panther, Crafty as a fox,…

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99 River Street (1953) Classic Movie Review 38

99 River Street (1953)

99 River Street (1953) is a gritty film noir classic that follows a down and out boxer as he deals with gangsters as a result of his wife’s infidelity. I am excited to be bringing my first review of a film noir classic. So let’s jump right into Episode 38…

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Blackboard Jungle (1955) Classic Movie Review 35

Blackboard Jungle (1955)

  Today we have the third of our back to school movies and it is the first of its kind. Today’s film is Blackboard Jungle (1955). When this film was released it shocked a post-war American audience. Glenn Ford does a great job in this role and it surprised me…

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