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Welcome to Noirsville where we review film noirs from the 1940s and 1950s. Send in your questions / comments for the show to: comments@moviehousememories.com!

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Blast of Silence (1961)

Universal Pictures released Blast of Silence on June 5, 1961. Allen Baron directed the film which starred Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, and Larry Tucker. ‘Blast of Silence’ Movie Summary Frankie Bono, a loner/hitman returns to his hometown of New York City during the week of Christmas. He there from Cleveland to kill the mobster, Troiano for money. However, this is not an easy job, and the man who hires Frank warns him that if Troiano or his men spot him before the hit, they will rescind the contract. Frankie drives to Troiano’s home to kill him, but his bodyguards always surround him. Instead, he heads over to an obese gun smuggler named Big Ralph’s hovel. Frankie and Big Ralph have a history together, and the thought of getting a gun from Big Ralph makes him uneasy, but Frankie doesn’t have any alternatives in the time crunch. Big Ralph can’t produce a .38 special with a silencer until the next day, so that leaves Frankie some free time in the Big Apple. While mulling his hor...

--2019 DEC 13
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Blast of Silence (1961)

Drunken Angel (1948)

Toho Company released Drunken Angel to theaters on April 27, 1948. Akira Kurosawa directed the film starring Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, and Reizaburô Yamamoto. ‘Drunken Angel’ Movie Summary In post WWII Tokyo, a yakuza Matsunaga stumbles into Doctor Sanada’s office to have him remove a bullet from his hand. As the Doctor removes it, he tells Matsunaga that he has tuberculosis, and needs treatment before he dies from it. Matsunaga calls him a quack, and leaves to remain as the Yakuza’s leader. Eventually, he does his best to follow the doctor’s orders, and tries to quit drinking and smoking. It’s only when Matsunaga’s former boss, Okada, is released from prison that he starts drinking and smoking again, and his illness intensifies. Doctor Sanada goes to report Okada to the police after he threatens him and his nurse (Okada’s forced bride before prison), but Matsunaga believes their code of honor will get Okada to back off from his threats against the doctor. Matsunaga...

--2019 NOV 13
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Drunken Angel (1948)

The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Paramount Pictures released The Blue Dahlia on April 19, 1946. George Marshall directed the Raymond Chandler film which starred Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, and William Bendix. ‘The Blue Dahlia’ Movie Summary The Blue Dahlia begins as Johnny Morrison, Buzz Wanchek, and George Copeland arrive home in Hollywood, California. The three served together as part of the same flight crew in the South Pacific for the United States Navy. Johnny was released for his heroic actions in the theater of war while George had to leave due to his bad eyes. However, poor Buzz suffers from shell shock (PTSD) while dealing with the pain from a metal plate in his head above his ear. Loud noise drives him crazy! George and Buzz wind up getting a nice apartment together while Johnny returns home to surprise his wife Helen. Once he arrives, he finds a party raging there, and Helen having a torrid affair with Eddie Harwood—the owner of a nightclub on the Sunset Strip called The Blue Dahlia. Read the full summa...

--2019 OCT 13
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The Blue Dahlia (1946)

In a Lonely Place (1950)

Columbia Pictures released In a Lonely Place on May 17, 1950. Nicholas Ray directed the film which starred Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, and Frank Lovejoy. ‘In a Lonely Place’ Movie Summary The film In a Lonely Place begins with a somewhat over the hill Hollywood screenwriter named Dixon “Dix” Steele looking for his first hit movie since before the war. As Dix drives to a nightclub to meet his agent, Mel Lippman, he gets in an argument with another motorist in a little road rage spat. We learn that Dix teeters between his mild-mannered disposition and a violent temper. Anyone who knows Dix constantly walks on eggshells with him. Once at the nightclub, Mel gives him a book he wants Dix to adapt into a movie. The hat-check girl named Mildred Atkinson is busy reading the book, and she asks Dix if she can have a few minutes to finish reading it before she hands it over to him. Not enthusiastic about the job, he obliges her request. While Dix waits with Mel and his friend Charlie,...

--2019 SEP 13
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In a Lonely Place (1950)

The Big Combo (1955)

Allied Artists Pictures released The Big Combo on February 13, 1955. Joseph Lewis directed the film which starred Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, and Jean Wallace. ‘The Big Combo’ Movie Summary Police Lieutenant Leonard Diamond is intent on bringing down a gangster known as Mr. Brown. It’s clear to everyone who works with Diamond that he’s also obsessed with Brown’s girlfriend, Susan Lowell. After she tries to commit suicide, Diamond learn of the name Alicia, and has his men look into the mysterious person. Mr. Brown’s thugs consist of his not-so-loyal second in command, Joe McClure, and his muscle men, Fante and Mingo. After Diamond begins to shake things up, Mr. Brown orders the men to kidnap Diamond, and torture him for information; but not leave any physical marks. Then they force hair tonic down his throat to make it look like he just went out and got white girl wasted before setting him free. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Please let us know what you thi...

--2019 JUN 13
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The Big Combo (1955)

Detour (1945)

Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) released Detour on November 30, 1945. Edgar G. Ulmer directed the film which starred Tom Neal, Ann Savage, and Claudia Drake. ‘Detour’ Movie Summary At a roadside diner in Reno, Al Roberts drinks coffee during a layover as he hitchhikes his way back home to New York City from Los Angeles. A customer there plays a song on the jukebox that reminds him of his piano playing life he gave up in The Big Apple. Back then, he was a bitter because he felt he was overqualified to be playing piano in a cheap nightclub for pennies. However, once his girlfriend (also the nightclub’s main singer) Sue Harvey moved to Hollywood to seek untold fame and fortune, Al slipped into a deep funk. Eventually, Al decides to pack up and follow Sue to Hollywood where he will offer to marry her. Unfortunately, he job pays him little, and he has no money for a road trip. He instead hitchhikes his was across the USA. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Please...

--2019 MAY 13
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Detour (1945)

The Chase (1946)

United Artists released The Chase on November 25, 1947. Arthur Ripley directed the film which starred Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, and Steve Cochran. ‘The Chase’ Movie Summary World War II veteran and penniless drifter, Chuck Scott suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder in Miami. When he finds a wallet outside a restaurant, he returns it to its owner. His honesty impresses the wallet’s owner; a gangster named Eddie Roman, and he hires “Scotty” to be his driver. On their first day out, Roman decides to see what Scotty is made of. He assumes control of the gas and brake of the car with a flip of a switch in the backseat. This test surprises Scotty, and freaks out Roman’s crony, Gino because he doesn’t know how good of a driver Scotty is. Roman controls everything and everyone including his wife, Lorna, whom he locks in her room most of the time. However, Roman lets Lorna out every night at 9:30pm for a long drive which she takes to the beach. On one of their drives, L...

--2019 APR 13
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The Chase (1946)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released The Postman Always Rings Twice on October 14, 1946. Tay Garnett directed the film which starred Lana Turner, John Garfield, and Cecil Kellaway. ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’ Movie Summary Drifter Frank Chambers hitches a ride with local District Attorney, Kyle Sackett to a roadside diner and filling station called Twin Oaks. Twin Oaks’ owner, Nick Smith, is an older man with a beautiful, young wife named Cora. Nick hires Frank to work for him, but Frank really takes the job because he has the hots for Cora. Cora does not love Nick, and she and Frank have an affair. The two eventually decide to run away together, but must leave on foot as they do not have a car of their own to use. Along the trek, Cora decides that if she divorces Nick, she will wind up penniless and back where she started; at the bottom. So, she returns home to the service station where they arrive in time to retrieve a goodbye note to Nick where Cora professes her love for Frank. ...

--2019 MAR 13
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The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Murder, My Sweet (1944)

RKO Radio Pictures released Murder, My Sweet on February 22, 1945. Edward Dmytryk directed the film which starred Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, and Anne Shirley. ‘Murder, My Sweet’ Movie Summary Based on the Raymond Chandler book Farewell, My Lovely, Edward Dmytryk’s film, Murder, My Sweet begins with Philip Marlowe blindfolded at police headquarters recounting the night’s murders. Days prior, Moose Malloy hired Marlowe to track down his old girlfriend Velma Valento. After eight years in prison, he no longer knows her whereabouts. Malloy takes Marlowe to The Florian; a nightclub Velma used to work at back in the day. Unfortunately, nobody remembers Velma, and the two men part ways so Marlowe can do some detecting. Marlowe first heads to Jessie Florian’s home. She’s the widow of the Florian’s old owner, but she’s too drunk to give Marlowe much to go on. He does find Mrs Florian trying to hide a photo of Velma which he confiscates from her. Angry, Mrs Florian orders Marlowe to l...

--2019 FEB 13
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Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Out of the Past (1947)

RKO Radio Pictures released Out of the Past on November 25, 1947. Jacques Tourneur directed the film which starred Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, and Kirk Douglas. ‘Out of the Past’ Movie Summary Out of the Past begins when Joe Stefanos drives into Bridgeport, California as he looks for private detective Jeff Markham. The owner of the small town’s gas station, Jeff Bailey, is secretly Markham who’s hiding out from Stefanos and his boss, Whit Sterling. However, Jeff isn’t there. He’s out fishing with the local hottie, Ann Miller, but Joe gives Jeff’s deaf and dumb employee, The Kid, a message to give him. Ann’s parents distrust Jeff, and Ann’s childhood beau, Jim, completely detests him because she reciprocates Jeff’s affections. Jeff is wary of Joe’s arrival in town, but he agrees to drive to Lake Tahoe to meet Whit as he knows he can’t run forever. He asks Ann to ride with him so that he can tell her the truth about his past. In true noir style, there’s a flashback where ...

--2019 JAN 13
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Out of the Past (1947)

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Blast of Silence (1961)

Universal Pictures released Blast of Silence on June 5, 1961. Allen Baron directed the film which starred Allen Baron, Molly McCarthy, and Larry Tucker. ‘Blast of Silence’ Movie Summary Frankie Bono, a loner/hitman returns to his hometown of New York City during the week of Christmas. He there from Cleveland to kill the mobster, Troiano for money. However, this is not an easy job, and the man who hires Frank warns him that if Troiano or his men spot him before the hit, they will rescind the contract. Frankie drives to Troiano’s home to kill him, but his bodyguards always surround him. Instead, he heads over to an obese gun smuggler named Big Ralph’s hovel. Frankie and Big Ralph have a history together, and the thought of getting a gun from Big Ralph makes him uneasy, but Frankie doesn’t have any alternatives in the time crunch. Big Ralph can’t produce a .38 special with a silencer until the next day, so that leaves Frankie some free time in the Big Apple. While mulling his hor...

--2019 DEC 13
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Blast of Silence (1961)

Drunken Angel (1948)

Toho Company released Drunken Angel to theaters on April 27, 1948. Akira Kurosawa directed the film starring Takashi Shimura, Toshirô Mifune, and Reizaburô Yamamoto. ‘Drunken Angel’ Movie Summary In post WWII Tokyo, a yakuza Matsunaga stumbles into Doctor Sanada’s office to have him remove a bullet from his hand. As the Doctor removes it, he tells Matsunaga that he has tuberculosis, and needs treatment before he dies from it. Matsunaga calls him a quack, and leaves to remain as the Yakuza’s leader. Eventually, he does his best to follow the doctor’s orders, and tries to quit drinking and smoking. It’s only when Matsunaga’s former boss, Okada, is released from prison that he starts drinking and smoking again, and his illness intensifies. Doctor Sanada goes to report Okada to the police after he threatens him and his nurse (Okada’s forced bride before prison), but Matsunaga believes their code of honor will get Okada to back off from his threats against the doctor. Matsunaga...

--2019 NOV 13
Comments
Drunken Angel (1948)

The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Paramount Pictures released The Blue Dahlia on April 19, 1946. George Marshall directed the Raymond Chandler film which starred Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, and William Bendix. ‘The Blue Dahlia’ Movie Summary The Blue Dahlia begins as Johnny Morrison, Buzz Wanchek, and George Copeland arrive home in Hollywood, California. The three served together as part of the same flight crew in the South Pacific for the United States Navy. Johnny was released for his heroic actions in the theater of war while George had to leave due to his bad eyes. However, poor Buzz suffers from shell shock (PTSD) while dealing with the pain from a metal plate in his head above his ear. Loud noise drives him crazy! George and Buzz wind up getting a nice apartment together while Johnny returns home to surprise his wife Helen. Once he arrives, he finds a party raging there, and Helen having a torrid affair with Eddie Harwood—the owner of a nightclub on the Sunset Strip called The Blue Dahlia. Read the full summa...

--2019 OCT 13
Comments
The Blue Dahlia (1946)

In a Lonely Place (1950)

Columbia Pictures released In a Lonely Place on May 17, 1950. Nicholas Ray directed the film which starred Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, and Frank Lovejoy. ‘In a Lonely Place’ Movie Summary The film In a Lonely Place begins with a somewhat over the hill Hollywood screenwriter named Dixon “Dix” Steele looking for his first hit movie since before the war. As Dix drives to a nightclub to meet his agent, Mel Lippman, he gets in an argument with another motorist in a little road rage spat. We learn that Dix teeters between his mild-mannered disposition and a violent temper. Anyone who knows Dix constantly walks on eggshells with him. Once at the nightclub, Mel gives him a book he wants Dix to adapt into a movie. The hat-check girl named Mildred Atkinson is busy reading the book, and she asks Dix if she can have a few minutes to finish reading it before she hands it over to him. Not enthusiastic about the job, he obliges her request. While Dix waits with Mel and his friend Charlie,...

--2019 SEP 13
Comments
In a Lonely Place (1950)

The Big Combo (1955)

Allied Artists Pictures released The Big Combo on February 13, 1955. Joseph Lewis directed the film which starred Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, and Jean Wallace. ‘The Big Combo’ Movie Summary Police Lieutenant Leonard Diamond is intent on bringing down a gangster known as Mr. Brown. It’s clear to everyone who works with Diamond that he’s also obsessed with Brown’s girlfriend, Susan Lowell. After she tries to commit suicide, Diamond learn of the name Alicia, and has his men look into the mysterious person. Mr. Brown’s thugs consist of his not-so-loyal second in command, Joe McClure, and his muscle men, Fante and Mingo. After Diamond begins to shake things up, Mr. Brown orders the men to kidnap Diamond, and torture him for information; but not leave any physical marks. Then they force hair tonic down his throat to make it look like he just went out and got white girl wasted before setting him free. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Please let us know what you thi...

--2019 JUN 13
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The Big Combo (1955)

Detour (1945)

Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) released Detour on November 30, 1945. Edgar G. Ulmer directed the film which starred Tom Neal, Ann Savage, and Claudia Drake. ‘Detour’ Movie Summary At a roadside diner in Reno, Al Roberts drinks coffee during a layover as he hitchhikes his way back home to New York City from Los Angeles. A customer there plays a song on the jukebox that reminds him of his piano playing life he gave up in The Big Apple. Back then, he was a bitter because he felt he was overqualified to be playing piano in a cheap nightclub for pennies. However, once his girlfriend (also the nightclub’s main singer) Sue Harvey moved to Hollywood to seek untold fame and fortune, Al slipped into a deep funk. Eventually, Al decides to pack up and follow Sue to Hollywood where he will offer to marry her. Unfortunately, he job pays him little, and he has no money for a road trip. He instead hitchhikes his was across the USA. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Please...

--2019 MAY 13
Comments
Detour (1945)

The Chase (1946)

United Artists released The Chase on November 25, 1947. Arthur Ripley directed the film which starred Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, and Steve Cochran. ‘The Chase’ Movie Summary World War II veteran and penniless drifter, Chuck Scott suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder in Miami. When he finds a wallet outside a restaurant, he returns it to its owner. His honesty impresses the wallet’s owner; a gangster named Eddie Roman, and he hires “Scotty” to be his driver. On their first day out, Roman decides to see what Scotty is made of. He assumes control of the gas and brake of the car with a flip of a switch in the backseat. This test surprises Scotty, and freaks out Roman’s crony, Gino because he doesn’t know how good of a driver Scotty is. Roman controls everything and everyone including his wife, Lorna, whom he locks in her room most of the time. However, Roman lets Lorna out every night at 9:30pm for a long drive which she takes to the beach. On one of their drives, L...

--2019 APR 13
Comments
The Chase (1946)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released The Postman Always Rings Twice on October 14, 1946. Tay Garnett directed the film which starred Lana Turner, John Garfield, and Cecil Kellaway. ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’ Movie Summary Drifter Frank Chambers hitches a ride with local District Attorney, Kyle Sackett to a roadside diner and filling station called Twin Oaks. Twin Oaks’ owner, Nick Smith, is an older man with a beautiful, young wife named Cora. Nick hires Frank to work for him, but Frank really takes the job because he has the hots for Cora. Cora does not love Nick, and she and Frank have an affair. The two eventually decide to run away together, but must leave on foot as they do not have a car of their own to use. Along the trek, Cora decides that if she divorces Nick, she will wind up penniless and back where she started; at the bottom. So, she returns home to the service station where they arrive in time to retrieve a goodbye note to Nick where Cora professes her love for Frank. ...

--2019 MAR 13
Comments
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Murder, My Sweet (1944)

RKO Radio Pictures released Murder, My Sweet on February 22, 1945. Edward Dmytryk directed the film which starred Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, and Anne Shirley. ‘Murder, My Sweet’ Movie Summary Based on the Raymond Chandler book Farewell, My Lovely, Edward Dmytryk’s film, Murder, My Sweet begins with Philip Marlowe blindfolded at police headquarters recounting the night’s murders. Days prior, Moose Malloy hired Marlowe to track down his old girlfriend Velma Valento. After eight years in prison, he no longer knows her whereabouts. Malloy takes Marlowe to The Florian; a nightclub Velma used to work at back in the day. Unfortunately, nobody remembers Velma, and the two men part ways so Marlowe can do some detecting. Marlowe first heads to Jessie Florian’s home. She’s the widow of the Florian’s old owner, but she’s too drunk to give Marlowe much to go on. He does find Mrs Florian trying to hide a photo of Velma which he confiscates from her. Angry, Mrs Florian orders Marlowe to l...

--2019 FEB 13
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Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Out of the Past (1947)

RKO Radio Pictures released Out of the Past on November 25, 1947. Jacques Tourneur directed the film which starred Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, and Kirk Douglas. ‘Out of the Past’ Movie Summary Out of the Past begins when Joe Stefanos drives into Bridgeport, California as he looks for private detective Jeff Markham. The owner of the small town’s gas station, Jeff Bailey, is secretly Markham who’s hiding out from Stefanos and his boss, Whit Sterling. However, Jeff isn’t there. He’s out fishing with the local hottie, Ann Miller, but Joe gives Jeff’s deaf and dumb employee, The Kid, a message to give him. Ann’s parents distrust Jeff, and Ann’s childhood beau, Jim, completely detests him because she reciprocates Jeff’s affections. Jeff is wary of Joe’s arrival in town, but he agrees to drive to Lake Tahoe to meet Whit as he knows he can’t run forever. He asks Ann to ride with him so that he can tell her the truth about his past. In true noir style, there’s a flashback where ...

--2019 JAN 13
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Out of the Past (1947)
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