Old Movie Review – Phantom Lady

Every now and then I like to review a movie that doesn’t get much attention these days.

A classic noir style thriller while featuring actors not widely remembered today The Phantom Lady features some great performances and an unusually strong female lead character.  The style of the movie is noir but it doesn’t necessarily fulfil all the requirements to be noir it lacks some of the darker aspects but it certainly shows some of the dark psychology of a killer.

The story involves husband Scott Henderson played by Alan Curtis who after an argument with his wife storms out for a night in a bar, while there he meets a lady on her own and they decide to attend the theatre the lady’s only proviso no names.  On returning he finds his wife murdered but his alibi fails to hold up when no one in the night spots they visited remembers the phantom lady was she there at all?  Convicted only his secretary Carol ‘Kansas’ Richman played by the gorgeous Ella Raines can save him.

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Old Movie Review – Somewhere in the Night

Every now and then I like to review a movie that doesn’t get much attention these days.

Somewhere in the Night – Often packaged on DVD as that now coolest of genes the ‘Noir’ Somewhere…. really doesn’t fit into this category.  It has elements of the noir such as the difficulty of the returning soldier to fit into society, a sort of femme fatale, psychological trauma but in the end it’s more a straight ahead crime film.

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