Just about every film buff and mystery fan knows the classic films noir - “The Big Sleep”, “Murder My Sweet”, “Out of the Past”, “Sunset Boulevard”, “The Postman Always Rings Twice” and “Double Indemnity.” But here are a few not-quite-so-famous noirs that are also worth a look. (I’ll be posting one a day for a week.)
“Laura” – (1944) Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, and Vincent Price as a Southern gigolo! Directed by Otto Preminger. Detective Andrews falls in love with the portrait of the gorgeous, murdered Tierney. A four-star flick with great performances – especially Webb - though purists would say it’s not a true noir since Gene Tierney’s Laura is not a femme fatale. Won an Oscar for cinematography.
Fave line, Dana Andrews, when asked if he’d ever been in love: “Dame got a fox fur outta me once.”
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Paralyzed Veterans of America
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