Technicolor siren Virginia Mayo was most impressive as callous black-and-white women in films like The Best Years of Our Lives + White Heat.
Crime | Film Noir
Trouble Is My Business is a tongue-in-cheek film noir homage that evokes memories of classic Hollywood crime dramas of the 1940s and 1950s.
Crime novel The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. While her husband is away during World War II, housewife Lucia Holley – the sort of “Everywoman” who looks great in…
Edgar G. Ulmer movies on TCM: ‘The Black Cat’ & ‘Detour’ Turner Classic Movies’ June 2017 Star of the Month is Audrey Hepburn, but Edgar G. Ulmer is its film…
Audrey Long: Actress in films noirs and Westerns, and the widow of The Saint creator Leslie Charteris. Audrey Long dead at 92: Actress in B movies and author Leslie Charteris widow Actress…
Audrey Totter ca. late 1940s Audrey Totter: Film noir actress and MGM leading lady dead at 95 Audrey Totter, film noir femme fatale and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer contract player best remembered for…
Edward G. Robinson is an iconic all-American gangster in Mervyn LeRoy’s landmark but creaky 1931 crime movie Little Caesar.
Starring Harrison Ford, Ridley Scott’s 1982 dystopian thriller Blade Runner is a modern classic. But does it merit that label? Sean Young and Rutger Hauer costar.
Inspired by the Bugsy Siegel and Virginia Hill affair, Vincent Sherman’ skillful crime drama The Damned Don’t Cry is Joan Crawford’s second best Warners movie.
Samuel Fuller’s B crime drama The Naked Kiss is an underrated gem that teaches audiences a couple of valuable lessons re: Good Citizens and phones.
Is the iconic 1960 nouvelle vague movie Breathless vastly overrated? Jean-Paul Belmondo + Jean Seberg star in Jean-Luc Godard’s influential noir homage.
Brian De Palma’s neo-noir The Black Dahlia is a poor imitation of 1940s films noirs. Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart and Hilary Swank are the badly miscast stars.
The Letter 1940 movie: Bette Davis’ outstanding femme fatale in this classic remains one of the most memorable film performances in history.
Is Titanic and The Aviator star Leonardo DiCaprio going to play a 1930s gangster or an FBI agent in Michael Mann’s planned crime drama?
In a less showy role, Ethan Hawke effortlessly steals Antoine Fuqua’s mediocre 2001 cop thriller Training Day from Oscar winner Denzel Washington.
Dana Andrews movies: Complex film noir actor excelled in both major and minor crime dramas. Dana Andrews movies: First-rate film noir actor excelled in both classics & minor fare One…
Best Actress Oscar winner Joan Crawford is terrific as the devoted mother of psycho daughter Ann Blyth in Michael Curtiz’s 1945 melo noir Mildred Pierce.
‘Lurid’ is an understatement when describing Screaming Mimi, Anita Ekberg’s 1958 foray into the realm of American B noir. Philip Carey and Gypsy Rose Lee costar.
Gaping narrative issues hinder Sam Mendes’ gangster noir Road to Perdition, otherwise a great showcase for stars Tom Hanks and Paul Newman.