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Saturday, July 01, 2017

TCM's Film Noir of the Week for Sunday, July 2, at 10 a.m. ET, is They Live by Night (1949)

 

 

 

By David in TN
Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 4:52:00 P.M. EDT
 

 

TCM's Film Noir of the Week for Sunday, July 2, at 10 a.m. ET, is They Live by Night (1949).

Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell are lovers on the run involved in a life of crime.

 

Farley Granger, Jay C. Flippen, William Phipps, and Howard Da Silva
 

2 comments:

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--GR Anonymous

David In TN said...

Immediately after starring in They Live by night, Farley Granger and Cathy O'Donnell were teamed again in Side Street (1950), directed by Anthony Mann, which runs on TCM at 11:30 am ET, Friday July 7. They play a financially strapped couple in which Granger's character is a part-time mail carrier.

While delivering the mail to a crooked lawyer's office, he steals a large sum of money he'd seen placed there.

Expecting to find a few hundred dollars, Granger finds it was 30 grand. The usual Noir predicament results. A hood employed by the lawyer is played by James Craig, who was thought to be a replacement for Clark Gable when Gable went off to WW II.

Funny thing, a 1950 New York street hood is played by an actor in his late 30's, born in Nashville, Tennessee and a graduate of Rice University. Oh wait. A street hood in a 21st Century Law and Order episode could be like this.

It was filmed on location and shows what 1950 Manhattan looked like. IMO Side Street is better than They Live by Night.