Johnny Allegro (1949) Ted Tetzlaff

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While everyone watched Nocturne (1946) on TCM’s Noir Alley last weekend, I watched a different George Raft movie, Johnny Allegro. Is it worth your time? Should we call it Johnny Adagio? Should we call it a day and move on to something else? I review the film here.

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The Threat (1949) Felix E. Feist

(The Threat is the second in a series of four film noir titles I recently purchased from Warner Archive. Riffraff [1947] was the first in that series.)

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The Threat (1949)
Directed by Felix E. Feist
Screenplay by High King
Cinematography by Harry J. Wild
RKO
Warner Archive DVD/MOD (1:07)

It’s been called “The poor man’s White Heat,” featuring a standout performance by film noir icon Charles McGraw, but are those reasons enough to recommend The Threat, a 67-minute B picture?

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