For the Love of Film Noir :: Men Were Ready to Die for Her Smile, to Kill for Her Kiss! (February, 1945)











Love that first ad. If you just give it a quick glance, you probably missed the shotgun and the hand holding the stock and the finger on the trigger!

Other Points of Interest:

Film review of Laura at the Brewery.

Poster campaign for Laura at the Archive.

FTLOF - Film Noir 01Reduced Size with Titles

This post is part of my rehash and continuation of the For the Love of Film Noir Blogathon originally held back in February of 2011. Thus and so, we will be heading down the rain-soaked streets and neon-drenched back alleys of Noirville again for the entire month of March. And along with all the old material migrating over from the old site, we’ll also be scattering around a lot of new stuff as well. Also of note, we’ll be posting them in chronological order to show how the genre evolved and progressed from the 1940′s through the late ’50s. And as an added bonus, I’ll be posting some vintage adverts to stuff I’ve always associated with the genre — cigarettes, booze and fashionable ladies.

Laura (1944) Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / P: Otto Preminger / D: Otto Preminger / W: Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein, Elizabeth Reinhardt, Vera Caspary (novel) / C: Joseph LaShelle / E: Louis R. Loeffler / M: David Raksin / S: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price, Judith Anderson, Dorothy Adams

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