Film Noir


Kansas City Confidential (1952)

In Kansas City Confidential, four robbers hold up an armored truck, getting away with over a million dollars in cash. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), a …


Fandor Festival Podcast Ep. 32: Eddie Muller, Host of TCM’s Noir Alley Franchise

Hooman and Chris sit down with Eddie Muller the host of TCM’s Noir Alley franchise. Muller writes novels, biographies, movie histories, plays, short stories, and …


FANDOR FOCUS: Guillermo Del Toro’s Love of Film Noir

By Jake Rubenstein  Now that awards season is quickly approaching, the end of the year has yet again turned into a fiery race with one …



When Frank Sinatra’s performance in From Here to Eternity earned him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, he found himself in the plum position of …

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1950s Film Noir Classics To Watch this Weekend

Often described as one of the great staples of cinematic excellence, “Film Noir” is the timeless style of filmmaking best characterized by thematic elements of contemptuous protagonists, stark …


The Big Combo

John Alton’s movies are the real deal. To understand why this cinematographer has a devoted following, go back to many of the film noir classics …

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Scarlet Street (1945) — The Darkest of Film Noir Cons

With Scarlet Street (1945), Fritz Lang delivered one of the darkest films in the film noir genre. Banned in 1946 in New York, Milwaukee, and …



By the 1940s, the Hollywood studios had developed a caste system, with the “Big Five” studios such as Paramount and Warner Brothers on top, the …

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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

When Sam Masterson (Van Heflin) returns to the neighborhood of his youth, he finds that his old friend Martha (Barbara Stanwyck) has married local District …

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D.O.A. (1950)

D.O.A. stars Edmond O’Brien as small-town accountant Frank Bigelow who, while in San Francisco for some fun prior to settling down with his fiancé, wakes …

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