NOIR CITY 7: THE UNSUSPECTED / DESPERATE
(1947, Warner Bros., 103 min., scr. Ranald McDougall, dir. Michael Curtiz)
This clever murder mystery from novelist Charlotte Armstrong gets the deluxe noir treatment from director Curtiz and cameraman Woody (The Killers) Bredell. When the secretary of a popular radio personality (Claude Rains) commits suicide, the commentator uses his considerable storytelling gifts to suggest Murder! and flush the culprit from a rat's nest of suspects. Lustrous studio filmmaking at its finest! NOT ON DVD!
(1947, RKO/Warner Bros., 73 min., scr. Harry Essex, dir. Anthony Mann)
A newlywed truck driver (Steve Brodie) is tricked into aiding a gang of robbers led by vicious Raymond Burr. Soon he and his bride (Audrey Long) are fleeing from both the crooks and the cops. A suspenseful and darkly atmospheric programmer that capped -- with a bang -- the B phase of Mann's great directing career. NOT ON DVD!
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