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29Nov/101

Noir-vember Day 30: Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Danny no longer writes for Can't Stop the Movies, and can be reached at his fantastic site Pre-Code.com

28Nov/101

Noir-vember Day 29: The Phenix City Story (1955)

Danny no longer writes for Can't Stop the Movies, and can be reached at his fantastic site Pre-Code.com

28Nov/100

Noir-vember Day 28: Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Here it is.  After my long search for a film that doesn't have a single identifiable "positive" moral core, I finally found the noir that fulfills every little dark longing that my mind and body can muster.  There's murder, incest, sensationalism, lies, violence, vandalism, libel and all the other multitude of sins that one little body can dream up.

Best of all, they're mostly kept off screen, letting our minds do the dirty work that the characters so love to relish about in delectable detail.  This is the world of Sweet Smell of Success, a film noir so simultaneously bitter and delicious that it's impossible to think it a guilty pleasure, just a joy for the senses.

27Nov/100

Noir-vember Day 27: In a Lonely Place (1950)

26Nov/100

Noir-vember Day 26: Rebecca (1940)

I am putting in a spoiler alert for this movie right here because to be able to review it and talk about it as a great noir movie I have to spoil the great story and directing to explain my position. So if you would like to watch this amazing movie and then come back and read the review this is your chance to stop reading and go get this film immediately.