Tag: Jacques Tourneur

Episode 56: Berlin Express

, with special guest:

Berlin ExpressFor this week’s episode, we visit bombed-out postwar Germany with Berlin Express!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because the episode is full of spoilers. The film is readily available on streaming on iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, and YouTube.

Please also join us again on April 21st, when we follow Robert Ryan to The Set-Up!

Berlin Express (1948)
Berlin Express poster Rating: 6.8/10 (2,923 votes)
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Writer: Harold Medford (screen play), Curt Siodmak (story)
Stars: Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas
Runtime: 87 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Released: 01 May 1948
Plot: A multinational group of train passengers become involved in a post-World War II Nazi assassination plot.

Episode 2: Out of the Past

Out of the PastIn this episode, we discuss Jacques Tourneur’s 1947 thriller, Out of the Past. It stars two of the most famous chin dimples of all time: Kirk Douglas and Robert Mitchum, and they are joined by the fabulous Jane Greer.

We highly recommend you watch the film with us, because it’s great. It can be found on DVD, but if you’re a streaming video person, it can also be found for streaming rental on Vudu and iTunes.

Our next episode will be about the steamy 1946 version of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Look for it on June 21st!

Out of the Past (1947)
Out of the Past poster Rating: 8.0/10 (32,934 votes)
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Writer: Daniel Mainwaring (screen play by), Daniel Mainwaring (based on his novel "Build My Gallows High")
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming
Runtime: 97 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Romance, Thriller
Released: 01 Dec 1947
Plot: A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.