Saturday, July 29, 2017

This Sunday's TCM Film Noir is Born to Kill; No, Not that Born to Kill, this Born to Kill!



By David in TN
Friday, July 28, 2017 at 11:12:00 P.M. EDT


This Sunday's Film Noir is Born to Kill (1947). It runs at 10 am ET, Sunday, July 30.


This film is Lawrence Tierney's ultimate Bad Guy portrayal. He's the most violent, unhinged psycho ever in film noir.


Claire Trevor is the female lead attracted to Tierney. The plot is hard to believe but it's a so-called “cult classic.”

Elisha B. Cook Jr. and Esther Howard

N.S.: This picture was directed by Robert Wise, the Rodney Dangerfield of movie directors. Although Wise was nominated for seven competitive Oscars as editor, director, and producer, winning four; and was given the Irving Thalberg honorary Oscar; had record-breaking grosses; and mastered virtually every movie genre, he didn’t get no respect. (Genres: Musicals, horror pictures, science fiction, biopics, period pieces, war pictures, heist movies, boxing flicks, Westerns and film noir.)


1 comment:

David In TN said...

After a month-long hiatus, TCM's Sunday Film Noir hosted by Eddie MUller, returns on Sunday, September 3 at 10 am ET. This week's entry is Framed (1947), starring a young-looking Glenn Ford.

Ford plays an unemployed mining engineer who is used as a patsy by bank embezzlers Janis Carter and Barry Sullivan. The plan is to murder Ford in a faked auto accident, hoping the law will believe the dead body is Sullivan.

Janis Carter has the most vivid portrayal as an ice-cold femme fatale. The plot has several twists.

In all, a film not known as well as some.