Review: Desperate

Originally posted on everythingnoir:
Desperate is a B-film from 1947. Anthony Mann Directs and helps with the original story. Of course Mann went on to A films soon after this and created some classics in the noir genre as well as some other Hollywood classics.  I recently reviewed Two O’Clock Courage from Mann which he made…

Stars of Vaudeville #221: Joan Blondell

Originally posted on Travalanche:
Originally published in 2010 Joan Blondell was one of those vaudevillians whose career spanned so long those of us growing up in the 1970s knew her entirely from contemporary entertainment, little dreaming of the four distinguished decades that preceded. She was a regular on Here Come the Brides, and a guest star…

MISS FISHER’S MURDERS MYSTERIES (2012 – )

Originally posted on TV SERIES:
Cast: Essie Davis, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt Melbourne, Australia, 1928. Wealthy, titled, free-spirited  knockout Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis), a feminist of the post-WWI Western world, has returned to Australia to make sure imprisoned child killer Murdoch Foyle (Nicholas Bell) remains behind bars. Phryne is convinced that Foyle is the man responsible for…

Re-Watching the Classics: Conflict

Originally posted on everythingnoir:
Conflict is a classic film noir from director Curtis Bernhardt. The original story is from novelist Alfred Neumann and the great noir director Robert Siodmak. This film maybe cashing in on the success of The Maltese Falcon with the teaming up of Humphrey Bogart and Sydney Greenstreet once again. Then again who…