Add to MyYahoo RSS

Film Noir News

News on Film Noir continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.

3 hrs ago | The Jewish Journal

"Hollywood Exiles in Europe" film series at the Hammer Museum

Jeanne Moreau and Stanley Baker star in "Eva" , directed by Joseph Losey, which will screen Aug. 17 as part of the "Hollywood Exiles in Europe" film series.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Chanson, Jeanne Moreau, Stanley Baker, Thriller, Mystery Movies, The Naked City, Crime Movies, Night and the City, Drama Movies

6 hrs ago | Collider

Alex Kurtzman to Direct the Mummy at Universal

It was just a couple of weeks ago that we learned that Alex Kurtzman and Chris Morgan would be spearheading a crossover universe for the Universal Monsters starting with The Mummy , but it appears that those plans also include giving Kurtzman the keys to the first film out of the gate.


Related Topix: People Like Us, Underworld, Horror Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Science Fiction Movies, Mama

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Convicted Murderer Sues for Alleged Jail Beating

Convicted murderer and gang member, Charles Owens, has sued the County of Santa Barbara and two custody deputies for an alleged beating he received while in county jail, reports The Independent.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Convicted, Santa Barbara, CA

The Georgia Straight

Film noir month at Cinematheque

A restored version of the 1944 Stanwyck-Fred MacMurray classic Double Indemnity plays as part of a special long-weekend film-noir triple bill at the Cinematheque on Sunday , along with The Maltese Falcon and Mildred Pierce .


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Double Indemnity, Fred MacMurray, Mildred Pierce, Mystery Movies, Joan Crawford

The Village Voice

Double Indemnity Returns to the Big Screen at Film Forum

The spiffy, suave James M. Cainbased mega-noir that spawned a billion scheming-bitch thrillers, this expert night of the Hollywood soul is such a genre axiom it practically scans like a mid-'40s shopper's catalogue for noiristes: fedoras; venetian blinds; cigarettes; leaking bullet wound; treacherous blonde; serious-as-cancer slang banter; dumb, ... (more)


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Double Indemnity, Celebrities, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Movies, Entertainment

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Five Warner Brothers films of the 1930s you should see

The Warner Brothers studio of the thirties and forties is remembered for such classic movies as Little Caesar, The Public Enemy, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Maltese Falcon and Casablanca, to name just a handful of that studio's outstanding films.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Little Caesar, The Public Enemy, Action Movies, The Maltese Falcon, Mystery Movies, Comedy Movies, The Whole Town's Talking, Edward G. Robinson, Celebrities

Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Spiritual quest led Paul Horn to his serene sound

Paul Horn made recordings in several sacred settings including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing and the Taj Mahal.


Related Topix: Sweet Smell of Success, Drama Movies, Jazz, Los Angeles, CA, Music, Entertainment

The Jersey Journal

Remembering Grace Kelly, on film and in life

She began her life as an heiress, surrounded by a doting family. She lived it as a movie star, walking red carpets in couturier gowns.


Related Topix: Rear Window, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, High Noon, Western, Mogambo, Adventure, Dial M for Murder, Fourteen Hours, Celebrities, Grace Kelly, Entertainment

This is Local London

Correction: Hitchcock's Blackmail to be shown at Walthamstow Assembly Hall

Correction: Blackmail is showing at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow and not Orford House Social Club, which was incorrectly printed in our newspaper.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Blackmail, Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock, Vocal

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

Patricia Highsmith

The decadelong revival of classic crime novelist Patricia Highsmith continues apace, with a film of The Two Faces of January starring Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst opening stateside this fall, Todd Haynes' screen adaptation of Carol under way, and a reissue of her complete oeuvre in digital and print by Virago Modern Classics.


Related Topix: Patricia Highsmith, Vocal, Hitchcock, Strangers on a Train, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller, Alfred Hitchcock

Los Angeles Times

'Hollywood Exiles in Europe': Feeling alienated and anxious

"Rififi," the high-tension 1955 heist drama, was directed by Jules Dassin, right, who also costarred in it.


Related Topix: Thriller, Crime Movies, Night and the City, Drama Movies, Theater, Arts, Celebrities, Soul, New-Age, Body + Soul, Movies, Entertainment

Classic movie review: 'Psycho'

The films of Alfred Hitchcock , as well as some choice details revealed in recent biographies, are ample proof the director was more than familiar with the dark side of the human psyche, which is why I find it curious that in certain movies he was willing to settle for pat solutions that seem to shed light on every nook and cranny of a character's ... (more)


Related Topix: Psycho, Horror Movies, Thriller, Hitchcock, Drama Movies, Vertigo, Mystery Movies, Shadow of a Doubt, Crime Movies, Marnie, The Birds

The piano from 'Casablanca' goes up for auction

The piano seen in the classic film, Casablanca will be up for grabs at a New York auction.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Humphrey Bogart, The Maltese Falcon, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Peter Lorre, Oscars, Golden Globe Awards, Family

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Free Dictionary

Raymond Chandler

In 1932, at age forty-four, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression.


Related Topix: Raymond Chandler, Alternative, Health, Depression, The Big Sleep, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, La-Jolla, CA, Arts, Literature, Celebrities, Humphrey Bogart


Legendary Director Garry Marshall Will Helm Mike Bencivenga's Billy & Ray Off-Broadway

Renowned director/writer/producer Garry Marshall will direct the New York debut of Mike Bencivenga's Billy & Ray off-Broadway.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Beaches, Drama Movies, Musical Movies, Thriller, Double Indemnity, Crime Movies, Burbank, CA

Daily Mail

Marilyn Monroe's lost model shots revealed

Marilyn's lost photos revealed: Modelling shots show iconic star by helicopter and posing with Mountie during breaks in filming of Niagara She was one of the most photographed women in U.S. history - so it's hard to believe there are still powerful images of Marilyn Monroe which have never seen the light of day.


Related Topix: River of No Return, Western, Adventure, Thriller, Drama Movies, Niagara, Celebrities, Vocal, Marilyn Monroe, New York

DVD Verdict

Witness for the Prosecution

A wealthy English widow has been murdered. American expat Leonard Vale has been accused of the crime and doesn't have much of an alibi, though genius barrister Sir Wilfrid Robarts thinks the man is innocent.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Witness for the Prosecution, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Crime Movies, Double Indemnity

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Four popular classic movies that were based on short stories

George Bailey's unlikeable grandson will get a visit from his guardian angel/aunt in the sequel.


Related Topix: Arts, Literature, The Killers, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Burt Lancaster, Life, Holidays, Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life, Comedy Movies, It Happened One Night

The Austin Chronicle

July Is Crime Month: Fade to Black

So far, the Chronicle 's July crime spree has focused largely on the written word , but maybe you prefer your mysteries, murders, and manhunts onscreen.


Related Topix: Mildred Pierce, Mystery Movies, Drama Movies, Joan Crawford, Austin, TX, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Laura's Miscellaneous Musings

Hollywood Exiles in Europe Opens Friday at UCLA

A new film series, Hollywood Exiles in Europe , opens at UCLA's Billy Wilder Theater this Friday evening, July 25th.


Related Topix: Los Angeles, CA, Thriller, Crime Movies, Night and the City, Drama Movies, Horror Movies, Mystery Movies, Impulse, Science Fiction Movies