NOIR CITY 7: BLIND SPOT / CHICAGO DEADLINE
(1947, Columbia, 73 min., scr. Martin Goldsmith, dir. Robert Gordon)
An entertaining "cheapie" about an in-his-cups writer (Chester Morris) who pitches his skeptical publisher an ingenious "locked room" mystery . . . only to have the crime come true. The law jumps right on his trail as the prime suspect! Martin (Detour) Goldsmith's script is particularly amusing for its backhanded take on crime writing. NOT ON DVD!
(1949, Paramount/UCLA, 86 min., scr. Warren Duff, dir. Lewis Allen)
Alan Ladd plays a reporter obsessed with a young woman he finds dead in a cheap brothel. Connecting the dots all around Chicago, he cobbles together the sad history of a good girl (Donna Reed) gone wrong. Incredibly rare, not screened for decades, this 35-mm print is the only known one in existence; it was unearthed through a joint effort of the Film Noir Foundation and the UCLA Film and Television Archive. NOT ON DVD!
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