Stray Dog(1949)

“He felt he would suffocate on the bus. A baby was crying. The cheap perfume of the woman next to him was nauseating.” This voiceover is heard almost three minutes into the film as we see Toshiro Mifune’s young detective Murakami squashed together with fellow passengers on an overcrowded bus hurtling through the streets of… Continue reading Stray Dog(1949)


The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers(1946)

The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers was directed by Lewis Milestone(All Quiet On The Western Front, Edge Of Darkness)and produced by Hal B. Wallis. The screenplay by Robert Rossen and the uncredited Robert Riskin was based upon the short story Love Lies Bleeding by John Patrick. When filming commenced, Milestone would leave the set for… Continue reading The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers(1946)

Walking Down The Dark Alleys Of Film Noir

Happy Noirvember. Yes it’s that time of year again where we celebrate all things Film Noir. Put on your trench coats and hats, pour yourself a glass of bourbon and sit back and revel in a cinematic world of shadows, thrills, double-crosses, sexual tension, Femme and Homme Fatales and plenty of darkness and danger.   Dorothy… Continue reading Walking Down The Dark Alleys Of Film Noir