Postcards From Shadowland’s Big Fat No.10

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Alexandra Schmidt in ‘Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness’ (1929)
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Director Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s brilliant satire- All About Eve (1950) starring the inimitable Bette Davis as Margo Channing and Ann Baxter as the cunning Eve Harrington.
All's Quet on the Western Front
Director Lewis Milestone’s All’s Quiet on the Western Front-(1930) starring Lew Ayres
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Otto Preminger’s riveting court room noir Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Battleship Potemkin (1925) Sergei Eisenstein’s masterpiece about the great Russian naval mutiny.
Brute Force
Jule’s Dassin’s brutal noir masterpiece Brute Force (1947)
Richard Brooks adaptation of Tennessee William’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Alfred Hitchcock’s adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s Rebecca 1940
Orson Welles’ film classic Touch of Evil (1958)
William Dieterle’s adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame 1939
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Henry Hathaway’s disturbing noir classic Kiss of Death 1947
Otto Preminger’s quintessential noir Laura (1944)
Lee Remick in Experiment in Terror 1960
Blake Edwards Experiment in Terror 1960
Earth Vs The Spider
Bert I. Gordon’s Earth Vs The Spider 1958
Dracula's Daughter
Lambert Hillyer’s understated yet powerfully erotic horror classic Dracula’s Daughter 1936
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Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s taut and thought provoking social noir No Way Out 1950
Mervyn LeRoy’s gangster odyssey Little Caesar 1931
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Robert Wise’s Science Fiction masterpiece The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
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Reginald Beck and Anthony Bushell’s suspenseful The Long Dark Hall 1951
Herbert Brenon’s beautiful Laugh, Clown, Laugh 1928
Fritz Lang’s notorious psychological thriller M (1931)
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Otto Preminger’s noir masterpiece about addiction The Man with the Golden Arm 1955
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Nathan Juran’s iconic 50s campy sci-fi romp Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
Anthony Mann’s noir classic Raw Deal (1948)
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Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s surreal and transcendent Mother Joan of the Angels 1961
Nancy Kelly in The Bad Seed
Mervyn LeRoy’s naughty tale about a child psychopath. The Bad Seed (1956)
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Samuel Fuller’s irreverent noir gem The Naked Kiss (1964)
Carol Reed’s intense noir thriller Odd Man Out (1947)
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Billy Wilder’s iconic film noir masterwork of grand proportions Sunset Blvd (1950)
Jean Cocteau’s stunning Orpheus (1950) Orphée
Jacques Tourneur’s hauntingly mesmerizing noir Out of the Past (1947)
Peggy Cummings Gun Crazy
Joseph E. Lewis Gun Crazy or Deadly is the Female (1950)
George Steven’s sadness and joyful Penny Serenade (1941)
James Whale’s campy take on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 1931
Edgar G. Ulmer’s sadistic and transgressive journey into horror The Black Cat 1934
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s masterful vision of quiet uncanny horror Vampyr (1932)
Joseph Losey’s titillating noir The Prowler ((1951)
Henri-Georges Clouzot’s brilliantly chilling Les-Diaboliques-1955
Bryan Forbes’ compelling suspense thriller Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Seven Chances
Buster Keaton’s fantastic Seven Chances (1925)
Howard Hawks and Richard Rosson’s SCARFACE (1932)
William Beaudine’s haunting Sparrows (1926)
Bride of Frankestein
James Whales even campier and finest work The Bride of Frankenstein 1935
Elia Kazan’s volatile theme of desolation and passion based on Tennessee William’s play A Streetcar Named Desire 1951
some more divine SUNSET BOULEVARD 1950
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Samuel Fuller’s edgy Shock Corridor (1963)
Jame’s Whale’s The Old Dark House 1932
Nicholas Ray’s incredibly beautiful film noir journey They Live By Night (1948)
Theo and Eleanor
Robert Wise’s uncompromising ghost story adapted from Shirley Jackson’s novel The Haunting (1963)
Raoul Walsh’s iconic crime thriller White Heat (1949)