Criss Cross (1949)

Director: Robert Siodmak   Starring: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally   Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir     “When you Double-Cross a Double-Crosser…IT’S A CRISS-CROSS!”     What would a man do for love? Probably anything. We all have been there at some point; we must not Read more…

Underworld (1927)

Director: Josef von Sternberg Starring: George Bancroft, Clive Brook, Evelyn Brent Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir   “Elsewhere the night deepened into silence and rest. But here the brutal din of cheap music – booze – hate – lust – made a devil’s carnival.”   The winner of one Academy Award, Read more…

Double Indemnity (1944)

Director: Billy Wilder Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir “It was a hot afternoon, and I can still remember the smell of honeysuckle all along that street. How could I have known that murder can sometimes smell like honeysuckle? Maybe you would have known, Read more…

The Third Man (1949)

Director: Carol Reed Starring: Orson Welles, Alida Valli, Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard Genre: Film Noir, Mister, Thriller   “In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed. They produced Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, five hundred years of Read more…