Double Indemnity (1944) – Episode 90

Double Indemnity (1944)

Welcome to today’s show, Double Indemnity (1944), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review. Today’s movie is Double Indemnity (1944). This movie is almost always on the list of the top five film noirs of all times. The story is told in a narrative style so you can see how the main character came to be in the circumstance that they are in. The femme fatale for this film is one of the darkest of all. The angles, lighting, and smoking are first-rate. This is the best example of high pants, fast talking 1940-1950s filmmaking While this is not my favorite film noir, reserving the number one spot for something with Humphrey Bogart in it,…

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Key Largo (1948) – Episode 40

Key Largo (1948)

Key Largo (1948) is a great Bogie-Becall film. Featuring a cast of villains, a hurricane, and isolated Florida hotel, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final shot. Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. Today we are looking at another pairing of Bogie and Becall. Episode 40 is the wonderful film  Key Largo (1948). Not only having a cast of great actors, this movie also had the benefit of John Huston as the director. So I will jump right into  Key Largo (1948) Humphrey Bogart plays soldier Frank McCloud. Bogart was covered in Episode 50 – Sahara (1943). Edward G. Robinson was great as gangster Johnny Rocco. Robinson was covered in Episode 35 – The Violent Men (1955). Lauren Bacall played Nora Temple. Bacall was covered in Episode – 39 – Dark Passage (1947). Lionel Barrymore played the role of Key Largo Inn owner…

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The Violent Men (1955) – Episode 37

Glenn Ford

The Violent Men (1955) is a great western with an outstanding cast. Many of the tactics used in the movie could be right out of Sun Tsu Art of War BC 513. Rough Script The Violent Men (1955) Welcome to today’s show, my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. Due to his general badassery I had to get in one more Glenn Ford movie following up on Episode 35 – Blackboard Jungle (1955). Today we have a wonder western that features an all-star cast. The Violent Men (1955) is a unique twist on the lassie rage war theme. The level of violence in this movie is shocking for the time. So I will jump right in with a little background on range wars. Three things play into this. The first is that government land taken from the Indians was free for anyone to use. I mean unless your are an Indian…

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