The Big Combo (1955) – Episode 78

The Big Combo (1955)

Welcome to today’s show, 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.

With today’ film were are going to jump heavily into Film Noir. Today’s movie is The Big Combo (1955) and it has a lot of Noir power and actors.

ACTORS

Many of the actors we have already covered so I will jump right in with them.

Jay Adler played the role of Detective Sam Hill assistant to Lt. Diamond. We covered Adler in Episode 38 – 99 River Street (1953).

Michael Mark had a very small role as Fred the hotel clerk. Mark was covered in Episode 46 – The Wasp Woman (1959);

Lee Van Cleef …

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99 River Street (1953) – Episode 38

99 River Street (1953)

99 River Street (1953) is a gritty film noir classic that follows a down and out boxer as he deals with gangsters as a result of his wife’s infidelity.

99 River Street (1953) Rough Script

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. I am excited to be bringing my first review of a film noir classic. So let’s jump right into Episode 38 99 River Street (1953). This movie was written for the screen and shows the gritty life of an ex-boxer turned cabbie that gets involved with gangsters as a result of his wife’s infidelity.

John Payne played the role of ex-boxer and current cab driver Ernie Driscoll. Payne was born in 1912 to a well to do family. He was raised in Roanoke, Virginia. The easy life continued until the death of his father forcing Payne to withdraw from school to help support …

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