Friday, 15 November 2019

"Road House" 1948 A forgotten film noir

Not the one with Patrick Swayze.

The things you find on YouTube (and it's a good copy) - like this 95 minute film noir gem. Killer cast. Directed by Jean Negulesco (before he was called "the first real master of CinemaScope").
Ida Lupino singing classic by Johnny Mercer "One for my baby (and one for the road)"and Alfred Newman ("Again"). Richard Widmark again plays a psychopath (one year after his debut in "Kiss of Death").

Joseph LaShelle's fim noir photography

Intriguing set design - rustic, ski-chalet plus a bowling alley

Shadows and ceilings... tick, tick.  We are definitely in noir territory.

Atmospheric setting for the movie's climax

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