Tag: John Carradine

Episode 14: Johnny Guitar

, with special guest:

Johnny GuitarIn this episode, we are joined by special guest Pat Wick and we watch the bizarre noir-western, Johnny Guitar!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because, really, it must be seen to be believed. This film is currently available for streaming rental on iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, and Microsoft, and also has an excellent Blu-Ray release.

Join us on December 21st for our episode on The Big Heat!

Johnny Guitar (1954)
Johnny Guitar poster Rating: 7.7/10 (13,973 votes)
Director: Nicholas Ray
Writer: Philip Yordan (screenplay), Roy Chanslor (based on novel by)
Stars: Joan Crawford, Sterling Hayden, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Brady
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: Not Rated
Genre: Drama, Western
Released: 23 Aug 1954
Plot: After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.

Episode 4: Fallen Angel

Fallen AngelIn this episode, we discuss Otto Preminger’s Fallen Angel! This movie features a number of great actors from the noir era, including Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Anne Revere, Charles Bickford, and the ever-present John Carradine.

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we get really detailed about the plot. I mean, really detailed. The film can be found on DVD, but if you are thrifty, there is a free streaming version on archive.org. (That archive.org copy isn’t in the greatest condition, so a DVD is preferable if you want to really enjoy Joseph LaShelle’s great cinematography.)

Our next episode will be about the 1947 film that gave Joan Crawford a Oscar nomination: Possessed! Look for it on July 21st!

Fallen Angel (1945)
Fallen Angel poster Rating: 7.2/10 (4,220 votes)
Director: Otto Preminger
Writer: Harry Kleiner (screen play), Marty Holland (novel)
Stars: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford
Runtime: 98 min
Rated: Approved
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance
Released: 20 Mar 1946
Plot: A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for.