Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) - a great, unpleasantly brutal Robert Ryan performance and a film with a lot to say about the world now too. It's a personal fave of mine since its so late but plays by a lot of the earlier rules of the genre with a twist.
Directed by Robert Wise and he didn't do much in this genre.....but when he did they were memorably left of center (I Want To Live, The Set Up, etc).
February 27, 2017 at 12:06 : distain (pupdurcs) posted on Gold Derby:
This is a solid pretty stylish movie, and many consider it the first film noir. Only seen it once a while ago but one detail I'll always remember is the owner of the All Nite Coffee Pot and his big secret - that he drops a raisin in every coffee. Made me laugh thinking the murderer might've just hated raisins and folks messing with his cup of coffee.
Anyway, a bump, for more suggestions here - happy Noirvember people!
a great way to lead up to Thanksgiving, and you know the famous Bogart line - "the cheaper the cook, the gaudier the platter." Something like that.