Tag Archives: Gloria Grahame

Noir in the Cold of the Day

There’s a crooked cop. An ex-con. A nightclub singer whose gambling debts have overtaken him. Put these three together, along with a hick bank with too much cash on its hands, shoot it all in moody black and white, and … Continue reading

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Shades Of Grey: In A Lonely Place

I was born when she kissed me.  I died when she left me.  I lived a few weeks when she loved me. Nicholas Ray’s film noir IN A LONELY PLACE has the unique distinction of being less about a murder … Continue reading

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Shades Of Grey: Crossfire

“Hate… is like a gun.  If you carry it around with you, it can go off and kill somebody.” A slap.  A punch.  Then, a quick one-two to the bread basket. Two men fight, their faces shrouded in darkness, their … Continue reading

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