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A cop investigating a jewel robbery finds that all trails lead to his girlfriend - but she claims she's being framed.
Skimping on the gumshoes in favor of prisoners, newspapermen, and psychiatrists, this year's Noir City presents a glut of overlooked grit, all programmed in double features; it's telling that the two best-known films here (which are screening together) are Jules Dassin's BRUTE FORCE (1947, 98 min, 35mm) and Anatole Litvak's SORRY, WRONG NUMBER (1948, 89 min, 35mm). The standouts of this strong bunch include CRASHOUT (1955, 89 min, 35mm), a prison escape movie by the prolific and underrated Lewis R. Foster, and THE MOB (1951, 89 min, 35mm), by the only-slightly-better-known Robert Parrish. Driven by some crackling William Bowers dialogue and pushy, muscular camerawork by longtime Frank Capra cinematographer Joseph Walker, THE MOB stars Broderick Crawford as a bearish cop…
Absolutely fascinating film noir which features 1936 Olympic ice skater Belita. Born in Hampshire, England, she made the transition from ice skater to Hollywood actress appearing in a handful of movies including 'The Hunted'. A interesting piece that basically revolves around a police detective who was her boyfriend and her captor who saw her serve four years in prison for theft of jewels. Upon her release they meet again and following a murder, she is chased down once again by her boyfriend played by Preston Foster. Mostly filmed as a two person character piece, this movie is actually quite absorbing and the longer it went on, the more i fell for it. Belita had a short time in Hollywood after which she retired from Hollywood and opened a garden centre in West London. A naturally beautiful girl that shone for a short time but gave us this gem.
Charles McGraw isn't in the credits! :( That guy is awesome! Very good movie. Lots to like about it.
Every film listed in the Film Noir Encyclopedia 4th Edition: Classic Period by Alain Silver, Elizabeth Ward, James Ursini and…
'40s and '50's Film Noir with some early influences from the '30's, plus some late stragglers, homages and significant neo-noirs.