The Third Man


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Release Year: 1949
Country: UK
Runtime: 104
Rating: 6.4 (0)
Languages: English, German, Russian
Director: Carol Reed
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • Carol Reeds Classic Thriller
  • Youve never met anyone like him! (from reissue print ad)
  • Hell have you in a dither with his zither! (from reissue print)
  • Hunted by men…Sought by WOMEN!
  • HUNTED…By a thousand men! Haunted…By a lovely girl!

  • Writing by: Graham Greene – (story) and
    Alexander Korda – (story) uncredited
    Graham Greene – (screenplay)
    Carol Reed – uncredited and
    Orson Welles – uncredited

    Produced by: Hugh Perceval – associate producer
    Carol Reed – producer
    Alexander Korda – producer (uncredited)
    David O. Selznick – producer (uncredited)

    Cast: Joseph Cotten – Holly Martins
    Alida Valli – Anna Schmidt (as Valli)
    Orson Welles – Harry Lime
    Trevor Howard – Major Calloway
    Bernard Lee – Sergeant Paine
    Paul Hörbiger – Harrys Porter (as Paul Hoerbiger)
    Ernst Deutsch – Baron Kurtz
    Siegfried Breuer – Popescu
    Erich Ponto – Dr. Winkel
    Wilfrid Hyde-White – Crabbin
    Hedwig Bleibtreu – Annas Old Landlady

    Music: Anton Karas
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    Plot Outline: Arriving in Vienna, Holly Martins learns that his friend Harry Lime, who has invited him, recently died in a car accident.
    Plot: An out of work pulp fiction novelist, Holly Martins, arrives in a post war Vienna divided into sectors by the victorious allies, and where a shortage of supplies has lead to a flourishing black market. He arrives at the invitation of an ex-school friend, Harry Lime, who has offered him a job, only to discover that Lime has recently died in a peculiar traffic accident. From talking to Limes friends and associates Martins soon notices that some of the stories are inconsistent, and determines to discover what really happened to Harry Lime.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The main credits at the end of the picture show the persons face alongside his or her name. Even Michael Caine is pictured, alongside Bill Naughtons credit.

    Goofs: We know about 12 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: The dog and the book briefly change between Kurtz two hands when he is being shown where Lime was hit by a truck.

    Trivia: There are 28 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Once he finally arrived in Vienna, Orson Welles refused to film various scenes in the sewers. Due to his protests, various sets replicating the Vienna sewers had to be constructed by Alexander Korda on sound-stages back in England.
    • Orson Welles evaded production assistants and assistant director Guy Hamilton while traveling in Europe when he was supposed to be on location filming in Vienna. During Welles unexpected absence, Carol Reed had to film around him, getting numerous spectacular shots in the sewers seen in the finished film. Numerous body doubles for Welles were used, included Hamilton, who was made to wear an over-sized hat and padded coat to approximate Welless larger size. Reed himself doubled for Welless hands when they reach through the sewer grade. When Welles finally arrived, he was 2 weeks late.
    • This was meant to be the first of a series of collaborations between mega-producers David O. Selznick and Alexander Korda. However, as the production grew difficult, they decided to take it one film at a time. Ironically, due to the success of the film, since both producers were at each others throats for the credit for the film, they never collaborated again.


Dark Passage


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Thriller
Release Year: 1947
Country: USA
Runtime: 106
Rating: 7.1 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Delmer Daves
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • Two Of A Kind ! Tough . . . Torrid . . . Terrific !
  • IN DANGER AS VIOLENT AS THEIR LOVE!!! (one-sheet poster)
  • TOGETHER AGAIN! (original one-sheet poster)

  • Writing by: Delmer Daves – (screenplay)
    David Goodis – (novel "Dark Passage")

    Produced by: Jerry Wald – producer
    Jack L. Warner – executive producer

    Cast: Humphrey Bogart – Vincent Parry
    Lauren Bacall – Irene Jansen
    Bruce Bennett – Bob
    Agnes Moorehead – Madge Rapf
    Tom DAndrea – Cabby (Sam)
    Clifton Young – Baker
    Douglas Kennedy – Detective
    Rory Mallinson – George Fellsinger
    Houseley Stevenson – Dr. Walter Coley
    John Alvin – Blackie (uncredited)
    John Arledge – Lonely man (uncredited)

    Music: Franz Waxman Max Steiner
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    Plot Outline: Bogart plays a man convicted of murdering his wife who escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence…
    Plot: Bogart plays a man convicted of murdering his wife who escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence. Bogart finds that his features are too well known, and is forced to seek some illicit backroom plastic surgery. The entire pre-knife part of the film is shot from a Bogarts-eye-view, with us seeing the fugitive for the first time as he starts to recuperate from the operation in the apartment of a sympathetic young artist (played by Bacall) for whom he soon finds affection. But what hes really after is revenge.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Outtakes are shown alongside the ending credits.

    Goofs: We know about 5 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: In the beginning of the movie, part of the canvas over the truck is attached. Next shot it is all free.

    Trivia: There are 5 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • When Vincent reads the newspaper clipping about Irenes father, the accompanying photograph of her father is that of director/screenwriter Delmer Daves.
    • Franz Waxmans main title music for this movie is exactly the same as that used in To Have and Have Not (1944), for which he was uncredited.
    • Warner Bros. paid $25,000 for the rights to the David Goodis novel, which was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post from 20 July-September 7, 1946.


Suspicion


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Release Year: 1941
Country: USA
Runtime: 99
Rating: 5.3 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • Love in his Heart . . . Tragedy in his Mind ! The stars of "Penny Serenade" and "Rebecca" in this most thrilling mystery . . .
  • Each time they kissed… there was the thrill of love… the threat of murder!
  • Thrill to them together in the greatest emotional hit ever directed by that master of suspenseful drama — Alfred Hitchcock!
  • In his arms she felt safety…in his absence, haunting dread!
  • Cary Grant in his most powerful role as a wastrel husband intent on riches at any cost..Joan Fontaine in her first since "Rebecca", as the bride whose love turned to terror! Completely compelling mystery romance!
  • Alfred Hitchcock, who gave you "Foreign Correspondent" and "Rebecca", creates his most romantic mystery hit!

  • Writing by: Anthony Berkeley – (novel "Before the Fact") (as Francis Iles)
    Samson Raphaelson – (screenplay) &
    Joan Harrison – (screenplay) &
    Alma Reville – (screenplay)

    Produced by: Harry E. Edington – producer (uncredited)

    Cast: Cary Grant – Johnnie
    Joan Fontaine – Lina
    Cedric Hardwicke – General McLaidlaw (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
    Nigel Bruce – Beaky
    Dame May Whitty – Mrs. McLaidlaw
    Isabel Jeans – Mrs. Newsham
    Heather Angel – Ethel – Maid
    Auriol Lee – Isobel Sedbusk
    Reginald Sheffield – Reggie Wetherby
    Leo G. Carroll – Captain Melbeck
    Billy Bevan – Ticket Taker (uncredited)

    Music: Franz Waxman
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    Plot Outline: A shy young English woman marries a charming gentleman, then begins to suspect him of trying to kill her.
    Plot: Johnny Aysgarth is a handsome gambler who seems to live by borrowing money from friends. He meets shy Lina McLaidlaw on a train whilst trying to travel in a first class carriage with a third class ticket. He begins to court Lina and before long they are married. It is only after the honeymoon that she discovers his true character and she starts to become suspicious when Johnnys friend and business partner, Beaky is killed mysteriously.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    No animal was harmed or pleasured in the making of this movie.

    Goofs: We know about 8 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: After returning from their honeymoon, Johnnie pours tea for Lina. He picks up the teapot, then lifts it again in the cutaway shot.

    Trivia: There are 15 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Director Cameo: [Alfred Hitchcock] about 45 minutes in, mailing a letter at the village post office.
    • In the scene where Johnnie brings a glass of milk up to Lina, Alfred Hitchcock had a light hidden in the glass to make it appear more sinister.
    • In one draft of the script, when Johnnie realizes what was in Linas mind, he runs away until he can “find some way to pay” his debts (both financial and moral), and joins the air force under a false name. She find out where hes stationed and proudly watches as his plane, with his nickname for her painted on it, takes off.


Johnny Guitar


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Western
Release Year: 1954
Country: USA
Runtime: 110
Rating: 4.6 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Nicholas Ray
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • Gun-Queen of the Arizona Frontier ! . . . and her kind of men !!!

  • Writing by: Roy Chanslor – (novel)
    Philip Yordan – (screenplay)
    Ben Maddow – uncredited
    Nicholas Ray – uncredited

    Produced by: Lawrence Bender – producer
    Federico González Compeán – executive producer
    Francisco González Compeán – executive producer
    Tery Lopez – co-producer
    Monica Lozano Serrano – executive producer
    Luis Mandoki – producer
    Miguel Necoechea – executive producer
    Anna Roth – executive producer
    Alejandro Soberón Kuri – producer
    Oscar Orlando Torres – co-producer

    Cast: Joan Crawford – Vienna
    Sterling Hayden – Johnny Guitar Logan
    Mercedes McCambridge – Emma Small
    Scott Brady – Dancin Kid
    Ward Bond – John McIvers
    Ben Cooper – Turkey Ralston
    Ernest Borgnine – Bart Lonergan
    John Carradine – Old Tom
    Royal Dano – Corey
    Frank Ferguson – Marshal Williams
    Paul Fix – Eddie

    Music: Victor Young
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    Plot Outline: Vienna has built a saloon oustide of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through…
    Plot: Vienna has built a saloon oustide of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone. When four men hold up a stagecoach and kill a man the town officials, led by Emma Small, come to the saloon to grab four of Viennas friends, the Dancin Kid and his men. Vienna stands strong against them, and is aided by the presence of an old acquaintance of hers, Johnny Guitar, who is not what he seems.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Credits: Fats Anthony Hopkins

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: In the beginning of the film, when Johnny Guitar passes by the miners riding, his shadow is projected to his left side. In the next shot it is projected to his right side.

    Trivia: There are 7 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Joan Crawford and Mercedes McCambridge fought both on and off camera. One night, in a drunken rage, Crawford scattered the costumes worn by McCambridge along an Arizona highway. Cast and crew had to collect the outfits.
    • In scenes where the horses rode near a waterfall, they were fitted with blinders. The animals were so afraid of the waterfall that they wouldnt go near it without the blinders on.
    • Joan Crawford insisted on her close-ups only being filmed in the studio, where the lighting could be rigidly controlled. No close-up of her was ever shot while on location.


The Desperate Hours


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller
Release Year: 1955
Country: USA
Runtime: 112
Rating: 8.6 (0)
Languages: English
Director: William Wyler
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • A reign of violence sweeps the screen

  • Writing by: Joseph Hayes – (novel)
    Joseph Hayes – (play)
    Joseph Hayes – (screenplay)

    Produced by: Robert Wyler – associate producer
    William Wyler – producer

    Cast: Humphrey Bogart – Glenn Griffin
    Fredric March – Dan C. Hilliard
    Arthur Kennedy – Deputy Sheriff Jesse Bard
    Martha Scott – Eleanor Ellie Hilliard
    Dewey Martin – Hal Griffin
    Gig Young – Chuck Wright
    Mary Murphy – Cindy Hilliard
    Richard Eyer – Ralphie Hilliard
    Robert Middleton – Sam Kobish
    Alan Reed – Detective
    Bert Freed – Tom Winston (deputy with Bard)

    Music: Gail Kubik
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    Plot Outline: Glen, Hal and Sam are three escaped convicts who move in on and terrorize a suburban household.
    Plot: After escaping from prison, Glenn Griffin, his brother Hal and a third inmate Sam Kobish randomly select a house in a well-to-do suburb of Indianapolis in which to hide out. The home belongs to the Hilliard family, Dan and Ellie who live there with their 19-year old daughter Cindy and their young son Ralph. They plan on staying only until midnight as Griffin is awaiting his girlfriend who will meet them with some money he had stashed away. When she doesnt arrive, their stay stretches out to several days. Dan Hilliard plays their game knowing that if he makes any attempt to contact the police, his family could be caught in the crossfire.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Final credit (copyright notice): “…violators will face severe civil and criminal penalties and the wrath of the Tall Man.”

    Goofs: We know about 4 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: Before Glenn asks Eleanor if she could make a phone call without crying, he puts his left hand in his pocket. When she stands up and walks to the phone, he puts the same hand in the pocket again.

    Trivia: There are 8 entries in the trivia list – like these:

Pickup on South Street


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Thriller
Release Year: 1953
Country: USA
Runtime: 80
Rating: 4.7 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Samuel Fuller
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • How the law took a chance on a B-girl… and won!

  • Writing by: Samuel Fuller – (screenplay)
    Dwight Taylor – (story)

    Produced by: Jules Schermer – producer

    Cast: Richard Widmark – Skip McCoy
    Jean Peters – Candy
    Thelma Ritter – Moe
    Murvyn Vye – Captain Dan Tiger
    Richard Kiley – Joey
    Willis Bouchey – Zara (as Willis B. Bouchey)
    Milburn Stone – Winoki
    Parley Baer – Headquarters Communist in chair (uncredited)
    George Berkeley – (uncredited)
    Virginia Carroll – Nurse (uncredited)
    Harry Carter – Dietrich (uncredited)

    Music: Leigh Harline
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    Plot Outline: A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring.
    Plot: On a crowded subway, Skip McCoy picks the purse of Candy. Among his take, although he does not know it at the time, is a piece of top-secret microfilm that was being passed by Candys consort, a Communist agent. Candy discovers the whereabouts of the film through Moe Williams, a police informer. She attempts to seduce McCoy to recover the film. She fails to get back the film and falls in love with him. The desperate agent exterminates Moe and savagely beats Candy. McCoy, now goaded into action, confronts the agent in a particularly brutal fight in a subway.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The opening credits appear on signs at a construction site.

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At one point, Candy refers to an address in New York City on Houston Street (pronouncing it like John Huston or the Texas city). In reality, the street is pronounced “House-ton” – something known to every New Yorker.

    Trivia: There are 5 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The French title for the movie is “Le Port de la Drogue” (“The Drugs Port”). The film is clearly about espionage, but in the French version the title was changed to refer to drugs, and even the dialogue referring to the spying was completely replaced by dialogue about drug dealing.
    • The German title for the movie is “Polizei greift ein” (“Police takes over”). The film is clearly about espionage, but in the German version the title was changed and even the dialog referring to the spying was completely replaced by dialog about drug dealing.
    • Shot in 20 days.


This Gun for Hire


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Crime, Thriller
Release Year: 1942
Country: USA
Runtime: 80
Rating: 4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Frank Tuttle
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • Lover without a heart…killer without a conscience!
  • Hes dynamite with a gun or a girl.

  • Writing by: Graham Greene – (novel "A Gun for Sale")
    Albert Maltz – (writer) &
    W.R. Burnett – (writer)

    Produced by: Richard Blumenthal – associate producer

    Cast: Veronica Lake – Ellen Graham
    Robert Preston – Det. Michael Crane
    Laird Cregar – Willard Gates
    Alan Ladd – Philip Raven
    Tully Marshall – Alvin Brewster
    Marc Lawrence – Tommy
    Olin Howland – Blair Fletcher (as Olin Howlin)
    Roger Imhof – Senator Burnett
    Pamela Blake – Annie
    Frank Ferguson – Albert Baker
    Victor Kilian – Drew

    Music: David Buttolph
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    Plot Outline: Hit man Philip Raven, whos kind to children and cats, kills a blackmailer and is paid off by traitor Willard Gates in “hot” money…
    Plot: Hit man Philip Raven, whos kind to children and cats, kills a blackmailer and is paid off by traitor Willard Gates in “hot” money. Meanwhile, pert entertainer Ellen Graham, girlfriend of police Lieut. Crane (whos after Raven) is enlisted by a Senate committee to help investigate Gates. Raven, seeking Gates for revenge, meets Ellen on the train; their relationship gradually evolves from that of killer and potential victim to an uneasy alliance against a common enemy.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 3 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    At the end of the last scene, the words “The End” (and production company and distributor credits) are superimposed. But then Kirk Douglas says in voiceover “Hold it! Stop!” The text now disappears again and the music score also stops. He continues: “Thats the end of the picture, but its not the end of the mystery.” Scenes featuring four of the films minor roles are now quickly reprised, with a suitable musical score, and the four actors each remove face masks and other makeup to reveal that the respective parts were played by Tony Curtis, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, and Frank Sinatra. Finally, Douglas similarly reprises five disguises that his character wore during the course of the story, and after the last one, reveals his face (which we had already seen when his character was undisguised). He says to the camera, “Ladies and gentlemen — The End”, and continues picking off bits of face mask glue while the musical theme concludes.

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Boom mic visible: As Ellen and Michael leave the arcade, the shadow of a boom mike is visible on a wall behind them.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The movies poster was as #17 of “The 25 Best Movie Posters Ever” by Premiere.


The Woman in the Window


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Thriller
Release Year: 1944
Country: USA
Runtime: 99
Rating: 4 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Fritz Lang
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • It was the look in her eyes that made him think of murder.
  • The screens supreme adventure in suspense!

  • Writing by: Nunnally Johnson – writer
    J.H. Wallis – novel "Once Off Guard"

    Produced by: Nunnally Johnson – producer

    Cast: Edward G. Robinson – Professor Richard Wanley
    Joan Bennett – Alice Reed
    Raymond Massey – Dist. Atty. Frank Lalor
    Edmund Breon – Dr. Michael Barkstane
    Dan Duryea – Heidt / Tim, the Doorman
    Thomas E. Jackson – Inspector Jackson, Homicide Bureau
    Dorothy Peterson – Mrs. Wanley
    Arthur Loft – Claude Mazard / Frank Howard / Charlie the Hatcheck Man
    Frank Dawson – Collins, the Steward
    Iris Adrian – Streetwalker (uncredited)
    Brandon Beach – Man at club (uncredited)

    Music: Arthur Lange Hugo Friedhofer Bruno Mason Charles Maxwell
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    Plot Outline: A middle-aged college professor laments his stodgy life until he spends an evening with a beautiful woman who has a dangerous lover.
    Plot: Gotham College professor Wanley and his friends become obsessed with the portrait of a woman in the window next to the mens club. Wanley happens to meet the woman while admiring her portrait, and ends up in her apartment for talk and a bit of champagne. Her boyfriend bursts in and misinterprets Wanleys presence, whereupon a scuffle ensues and the boyfriend gets killed. In order to protect his reputation, the professor agrees to dump the body and help cover up the killing, but becomes increasingly suspect as the police uncover more and more clues and a blackmailer begins leaning on the woman.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The end credits show the opening credits sequence in reverse (the toy soldiers are falling up instead of down).

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: When the BMW avoids hitting the oncoming truck, the right rear light is broken. A few seconds later, the right (now intact) rear light is destroyed again by a shot.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Irene Dunne often said that this was her favorite film because it reminded her of her own adopted daughter.


Journey Into Fear


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Drama, War
Release Year: 1943
Country: USA
Runtime: 68
Rating: 5.3 (0)
Languages: English, Turkish, French, German
Director: Norman FosterOrson Welles
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • Welles and Del Rio together! as Terror Man vs. Leopard Woman–for possession of a mysterious stranger in the powder-keg Middle East…a man with a military secret worth more than his love and his life!…Its menace melodrama thrilled with mighty mystery and suspense…SEE IT!

  • Writing by: Eric Ambler – (novel)
    Joseph Cotten – (screenplay)
    Richard Collins – uncredited
    Ben Hecht – uncredited
    Orson Welles – uncredited

    Produced by: Jack Moss – associate producer (uncredited)
    George Schaefer – executive producer (uncredited)
    Orson Welles – producer (uncredited)

    Cast: Joseph Cotten – Howard Graham
    Dolores del Rio – Josette Martel
    Ruth Warrick – Mrs. Stephanie Graham
    Agnes Moorehead – Mrs. Mathews
    Jack Durant – Gogo Martel
    Everett Sloane – Kopeikin
    Eustace Wyatt – Prof Haller – German archeologist
    Frank Readick – Matthews – Cockney socialist
    Edgar Barrier – Kuvetli – tobacco salesman
    Jack Moss – Peter Banat – obese gunman
    Stefan Schnabel – Translator for ships captain

    Music: Roy Webb Rex Dunn
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    Plot Outline: A US Navy engineer, returning to the US with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents…
    Plot: A US Navy engineer, returning to the US with his wife from a conference, finds himself pursued by Nazi agents, who are out to kill him. Without a word to his wife, he flees the hotel the couple is staying in and boards a ship, only to find, after the ship sails, that the agents have followed him there.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Opening credits classify the cast members by country.

    Goofs: We know about 2 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: Near the end of the movie, Joseph Cotten is seen walking in the rain and entering a hotel. When he walks up to the front desk his suit looks hardly touched by the rain, however, in the next scene when he enters his wifes room his suit is drenched.

    Trivia: There are 2 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • In late August 1942, RKO decided to delay the release of the movie because critics panned it in press previews. By that time, Orson Welles contract was terminated by a new studio head. As part of the settlement, Welles agreed to recut the last reel and film additional scenes. He added the voice-over by Joseph Cotten at the beginning and end of the movie, and designed the pre-credit sequence.
    • It is widely believed that Orson Welles directed this film, or at least large portions of it. However, in “This Is Orson Welles”, he states he only acted in it and the directing credit should go to Norman Foster.


Beyond the Forest


Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Drama, Thriller
Release Year: 1949
Country: USA
Runtime: 97
Rating: 7 (0)
Languages: English
Director: King Vidor
Sound: Mono
Taglines:

  • Nobodys as good as Bette when shes bad!
  • Shes a midnight gal in a nine oclock town.

  • Writing by: Lenore J. Coffee – writer
    Stuart Engstrand – novel

    Produced by: Henry Blanke – producer
    Jack L. Warner – executive producer

    Cast: Bette Davis – Rosa Moline
    Joseph Cotten – Doctor Louis Moline
    David Brian – Neil Latimer
    Ruth Roman – Carol
    Minor Watson – Moose
    Dona Drake – Jenny
    Regis Toomey – Sorren
    Sarah Selby – Mildred
    Joel Allen – Minister (uncredited)
    Gail Bonney – Woman (uncredited)
    Frances Charles – Miss Elliott (uncredited)

    Music: Max Steiner
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    Plot Outline: Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby…
    Plot: Rosa Moline is bored with life in a small town. She loves Chicago industrialist Neil Latimer who has a hunting lodge nearby. Rosa squeezes her husbands patients to pay their bills so she can visit Chicago; her husbands patience is also tried: he tells her to go and never come back. Once there, Neil tells her he doesnt want her. Back home and pregnant, Neil shows up and now wants her. The caretaker at Neils lodge threatens to reveal her pregnancy…

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    The film begins after the opening credits with this warning title: This is the story of evil. Evil is headstrong – is puffed up. For our souls sake, it is salutory for us to view it in all its ugly nakedness once in a while. Thus may we know how those who deliver themselves over to it end up like the scorpion, in a mad frenzy stinging themselves to eternal death.

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: SPOILER: When Margaret opens the lavatory window and leaps from the train, she is wearing no pants nor underwear. When we see her body falling down the hill (obviously a mannequin), it is wearing pants.

    Trivia: There are 5 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • In some parts of the US the scene in which Rosa induces a miscarriage by jumping from an embankment were cut.
    • Bette Davis was so unhappy over being cast in this film that she threatened Warner Bros. studio chief Jack L. Warner that she would walk off the production with the picture only half finished. Warner was forced to cancel her contract and Davis completed the film, ending 18 years with the studio.
    • Bette Davis begged the studio to use Virginia Mayo instead, saying, “Shes good at those sorts of roles.”