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Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Dec 29th, 2017 11:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Watched this one tonight. While it may not be of the caliber of "The Big Sleep" or "High Sierra" or "The Maltese Falcon", I'd rate it above a lot of other, lesser-known examples of the genre. Some catchy dialog in places and decent character development. Well acted by Dana Andrews and Alice Faye.

"Fallen Angel" (1945):

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Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Dec 30th, 2017 10:58 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There are some nuggets in Amazon's collection.

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Dec 30th, 2017 01:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The 'Movies' channel (comcast 195) has a 'Sunday night noir' double feature late night each Sunday.
These movies were (mostly) wonderful. Crime, shadows, fog & dangerous babes. If the title has 'night, 'city' or street' in it I am THERE!

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Dec 30th, 2017 01:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Something else I liked about this one was that it has been digitally remastered and is sharp and clear with legible dialog. Many of the less popular films of that era have been left to languish too long in storage and have suffered the ravages of time. Often they are blurry and washed out and the sound is garbled. Not this one.

BTW: Charles Bickford, Linda Darnell and John Carradine also contribute good performances.

Dana Andrews seemed to "mail in" unenthusiastic performances in some of his later work. Not so, here. This was made a year before "The Best Years of Our Lives", when he was young and, IMO, in his prime.

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Dec 30th, 2017 06:21 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My Dad and Mom acted as extras in a film noir titled "Chicago Deadline" in 1948. It was partially filmed in the title city and starred Alan Ladd and Donna Reed.

The plot is almost impossible to summarize but it has all the noir type features and mood.

By the way, I can't find Mom yet in any scenes, but I think I see Dad in the opening moments of the film, walking down the street, smoking a cigarette just before Alan Ladd steps out of a Chicago taxi !

Mike

Taildragger
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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Dec 30th, 2017 06:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

That's a cool story, Mike!

Mike DeTorrice
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Dec 31st, 2017 01:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks ! Somewhere I still have their pay check stub for the extra work. And I was able to find a DVD of the movie, too, although it's more of an obscure film noir item.

lonesomebill

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Dec 31st, 2017 10:05 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Love me some noir. Besides the Grifters and the recent Aflec effort (can't remember the name), are there any other film adaptations of Jim Thompson stories? Oh, yeah, Coup de torchon (sp?) was a good one.

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stl80
Dec 31st, 2017 09:38 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I too love noir.
Jim

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stl80
Jan 2nd, 2018 05:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Watched Fallen Angel last night. Good movie, thanks.
Jim

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