Bad Girls of Film Noir

Volume 1

(DVD - 2010)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Bad Girls of Film Noir
A diamond smuggler returns to New York from Cuba, unknowingly bringing small pox with her; a crooked lawyer's scheme to swindle money out of a wealthy old man goes wrong; upon returning from the Korean War, Dr. Tom Owen must choose between a lucrative but unchallenging practice or using his skills to help the poor; as he is about to be deported, Peter jumps ship in New York Harbor and searches for the man who can prove his right to legal entry into the United States.

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Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2010.
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (ca. 313 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Lehman, Milton
Scott, Lizabeth 1922-
Korvin, Charles
Keyes, Evelyn 1916-2008.
Levin, Henry 1909-1980.
McEvoy, Earl


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Dec 29, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

(These movies are misclassified; they aren't film noir -- they're dramas.) "Bad For Each Other" (2½*) Translation: Bad For The Viewer. Set in two locations: 'Coalville', housing the nice, soot-covered, blue-collared poor people, and Pittsburgh, inhabited by the nasty, snotty, martini-sipping wealthy. Charlton Heston becomes jaded after a romantic involvement with Lizabeth Scott, her phony smile, and her checkbook. A forgettable dud. "The Glass Wall" (4½*) This was the film worth the time. Vittorio Gassman was excellent as a Hungarian concentration-camp refugee/illegal stowaway at Ellis Island on the run from the cops and the immigration department trying to extradite him, and basically just an engaging, nice guy who was impossible not to pity. Serendipitously, he befriends an initially unwilling, tough, down-on-her luck Gloria Grahame after he saves her from almost getting locked up for stealing a coat. A well written, heartfelt story with wonderful photography documenting a neon Times Square with cool nightclubs and gin-joints that's long gone.

Girls of Film Noir, Vol. 1 is a movie collection the movies on it are The Killer That Stalked New York, Two of a Kind, Bad for Each Other & The Glass Wall. Some of the Actors are Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Evelyn Keyes, Charles Korvin & Dianne Foster.


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Jun 20, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

(Bad For Each Other) Dan Reasonovero: "...You know what Helen means to me -- I'd do anything in the world to make her happy... You don't know what you're stepping into." Dr. Tom Owen: "I'll take my chances on it." Dan Reasonover: "You'll never get a chance... It's not easy for a man to say things like this about his own daughter, but she'll destroy you the same way she destroyed the others. Her backyard is full of the bones of explorers." Dr. Tom Owen: "I don't care about the others!" Dan Reasonover: "Neither do I! All they ever wanted was her money. Maybe that's all she had to offer. When she was 21 I gave her a fortune; parasites of two continents clustered around her like bees around a honey pot!" Dr. Tom Owen: "I'm interested in your daughter, not her money." Dan Reasonover: "Maybe right now you're not. Funny thing about money... It's very easy to get used to..."

Jun 20, 2013
  • Monolith rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

(The Glass Wall) Narrator: "On March 27th last, 1322 displaced persons sailed past The Statue of Liberty, into the safe harbor of New York. Rescued by the international refugee organization of The United Nations, their eyes filled with tears of happiness as they were welcomed to America. From the teeming shores of an unsettled world, they had come in search of human dignity; in search of freedom... from want; from fear; from persecution. At last the hope and the dream had come true. They had found a home and peace. Forgotten was the nightmare of war; erased was the torment of the concentration-camp. A golden door had opened; a new life had begun. For all, except one of them... for he had come so far... only to be locked up..."


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