Tag Archive: Mike Mazurki

Feb 07

Episode 42: Murder, My Sweet

Murder My SweetThis week, we watch Dick Powell (!) play Philip Marlowe (!!!) in Murder, My Sweet!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because Dick Powell is a delight to behold. This film can be found for streaming rental from iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, and several other services.

Please join us again on February 21st, when we continue our Marlowe Marathon with The Big Sleep!

Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Murder, My Sweet poster Rating: 7.6/10 (9,423 votes)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Writer: John Paxton (screenplay), Raymond Chandler (novel)
Stars: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger
Runtime: 95 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 22 Feb 1945
Plot: After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.

Feb 21

Episode 19: Night and the City

Night and the CityThis week, we watch Jules Dassin’s London-based masterpiece, Night and the City!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s excellent, and we spoil the ending. This film is currently available on DVD, and there is also currently a copy on YouTube with Greek subtitles.

Join us on March 7th for our episode on Gun Crazy!

Night and the City (1950)
Night and the City poster Rating: 8.0/10 (8,988 votes)
Director: Jules Dassin
Writer: Jo Eisinger (screenplay), Gerald Kersh (novel)
Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe
Runtime: 96 min
Rated: APPROVED
Genre: Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
Released: 01 Apr 1950
Plot: A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Oct 21

Episode 11: Nightmare Alley

Nightmare AlleyWe figured you might like something special for the Halloween season, so this week, we give you the dark carnival noir Nightmare Alley!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil the hell out of this film, and I assure you, you don’t want that. While this movie isn’t on most of the usual streaming channels, you can easily find a DVD for under $10, and a search on Google will bring you a dozen probably-illicit copies. (There is currently a copy on YouTube, uploaded in 12 parts.)

Join us on November 7th for our episode on Leave Her to Heaven!

Nightmare Alley (1947)
Nightmare Alley poster Rating: 7.8/10 (5,459 votes)
Director: Edmund Goulding
Writer: Jules Furthman (screenplay), William Lindsay Gresham (novel)
Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker
Runtime: 110 min
Rated: NOT RATED
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir
Released: 28 Oct 1947
Plot: The rise and fall of Stanton Carlisle, a mentalist whose lies and deceit prove to be his downfall.

Oh, and if you want that meme we were talking about in the episode…

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