Jacques Tourneur’s Experiment Perilous may have one of the most magnificent titles of all the films noir. The 1944 picture is based on the 1943 novel of the same name by Margaret Carpenter and features a screenplay by Warren Duff, with Tony Gaudio’s cinematography working its way through the Oscar-nominated interior design.Read more "Film Noir Friday: Experiment Perilous (1944)"
Alfred Hitchcock’s sleekest and funniest British film is The Lady Vanishes, a dazzling comic adventure tale from 1938. It is a well-constructed picture from start to finish, featuring a lengthy introduction sequence before the train trip that sets up the characters and presents the MacGuffin in cheeky and highly amusing fashion. The film builds energy […]Read more "Hitchmania: The Lady Vanishes (1938)"