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.
Possessed (1947) A First National Picture :: Warner Bros. / EP: Jack L. Warner / P: Jerry Wald / D: Curtis Bernhardt / W: Silvia Richards, Ranald MacDougall, Rita Weiman (story) / C: Joseph A. Valentine / E: Rudi Fehr / M: Franz Waxman / S: Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey, Geraldine Brooks, Stanley Ridges, Peter Miles
Blackmail (1947) Republic Pictures / P: William J. O’Sullivan / D: Lesley Selander / W: Royal K. Cole, Robert Leslie Bellem, Albert DeMond / C: Reggie Lanning / E: Tony Martinelli / M: Mort Glickman / S: William Marshall, Adele Mara, Ricardo Cortez, Grant Withers, Stephanie Bachelor