(work in progress!) Films are listed alphabetically. (I'm sticking only to '40s and '50s titles.) If a movie is missing…
The call of the avenger . . .
Ex-cop Vic Barron crossed the wrong mobsters; his wife and child were killed and he himself scarred, framed and imprisoned. On release, Vic has but one desire, revenge on still-hiding Tino Morelli.
"Look creep...why don't you take off before I take you apart."
Apart from some interesting location shooting showing mid-50's Alaska, the rest of this crime drama is completely forgettable - the direction, cinematography and acting are all very pedestrian.
It was ok, but it didnt really do anything for me. It was a cop seeking revenge on a man who killed his family but it wasnt as simple as that. There wasnt technically anything wrong with it, a few odd lines here and there but it just didnt grab me like other noirs
What do you do when you get framed for bribery, your face is disfigured and your wife and child are killed? You seek revenge, even if it takes you to Ketchikan, Alaska. Mark Stevens (The Dark Corner, The Street With No Name) both stars and makes his directorial debut with a cheapie Big Heat knockoff, but it's a tasty little morsel. Stevens gives the best performance I've seen from him, cold and intense, and leads a mighty fine cast of B-roster supporting players. The characters are so engaging that the deaths are tangibly felt by the viewer. Pretty much everyone in this movie is fun to watch, especially Skip Homeier as the suave, menacing gangster and Joan Vohs as his…
- 99 River Street
- Ace in the Hole
- Among the Living
- Angel Face
- Armored Car Robbery
- Out of the Past
- The Maltese Falcon
- Touch of Evil
aka The Big List of Noir Films and/or Films with Noir Elements
I decided to make a more comprehensive list…
- The Accused
- Ace in the Hole
- Act of Violence
- Affair in Havana
Every film listed in the Film Noir Encyclopedia 4th Edition: Classic Period by Alain Silver, Elizabeth Ward, James Ursini and…