Noirvember 2016, Episode 28: Act of Violence (1948)

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Act of Violence (1948) Fred Zinnemann (2x)
(1:22)
Warner Film Noir Classic Collection, Vol. 4 DVD

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World War II hero Frank Enley (Van Heflin) is a well-respected man in Santa Lisa, California and has everything going for him: a wonderful wife named Edith (Janet Leigh) and a little boy named Georgie.

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But when Frank discovers that one of his war buddies Joe Parkson (Robert Ryan) desperately wants to see him, he panics. No one knows why, but Frank’s fear forces him into hiding.

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Noirvember 2016, Episode 15: Fine Dead Girls (2002)

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Fine Dead Girls (2002) Dalibor Matanić
(1:17)
Global Lens DVD – library

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Fine Dead Girls is a film noir set in Croatia. Two young women, Iva (Olga Pakalović, right) and Marija (Nina Violić, left) rent an apartment in the city of Zagreb. They’re just looking for a little quiet in their lives, but Olga (Inge Appelt, below) the landlady seems as if she might be trouble, not just to the women, but to everyone she meets. She’s confrontational, rude and aggressive. Her son Daniel (Krešimir Mikić) tries to hit on Iva, but she’s having none of it. Daniel doesn’t know it, but we do early on: Iva and Marija are lesbians and once the word gets out, there’s no end to the trouble the two women are faced with.

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Noirvember 2016, Episode 7: Pushover (1954)

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Pushover (1954) Richard Quine
(1:28)
Columbia Film Noir Classics Vol. II DVD

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Paul Sheridan (Fred MacMurray, left) is a straight-laced cop who’s on a stakeout to find out if Lona McLane (Kim Novak, right) knows anything about a $200,000 bank haul that her boyfriend Wheeler (Paul Richards) was involved in. Only one problem: Sheridan starts falling for Lona, who wants Sheridan to knock off Wheeler so she and Sheridan can make off with the cash.

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River (TV 2015) Abi Morgan

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River (TV 2015) Created by Abi Morgan
Netflix (6 episodes, approx. one hour each)

It’s a show you probably haven’t seen and probably haven’t even heard anyone talking about, which is understandable. With all of the TV shows to choose from out there, this Netflix original (borrowed from BBC One) could easily slip past you. But it shouldn’t.

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ScreenPrism

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I am so honored to be a contributor to ScreenPrism, a great website and discussion platform for those of us who love movies, can’t get enough of them, and often have questions about them.

If you’re not familiar with the site, please read their About Us page, which will tell you everything you need to know. You may even want to submit a question.

The question I recently answered for ScreenPrism:

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