May 3: Murder, My Sweet

Thursday, May 3 at 9PM: Murder, My Sweet USA 1944 d. Edward Dmytryk with Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger and Esther Howard. Black and white. 95 m

“A revolutionary crime film in that it was the first to depict the genuinely seedy milieu suggested by its author. One of the first film noirs of the mid-forties, a minor masterpiece of expressionist film making, and a total change of direction for a crooner who suddenly became a tough guy.” [Halliwell’s Film Guide]

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See Also:  The Falcon Takes Over (Reis, 1942), Gilda (Vidor, 1946), Cornered (Dmytryk, 1945)