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3.0 out of 5 stars Farley does not measure up, August 5, 2007
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This review is from: Film Noir Classic Collection, Vol. 4 (Act of Violence / Mystery Street / Crime Wave / Decoy / Illegal / The Big Steal / They Live By Night / Side Street / Where Danger Lives / Tension) (DVD)
The Farley Granger disk containing "They Live by Night" and "Side Street" disappoints because it is not film noir as we have come to expect it. Where is the femme fatale? Those who recall Lizabeth Scott in "Dead Reckoning", Lana Turner in "The Postman Always Rings Twice" or Marilyn Monroe in "Niagra" will feel cheated. Cathy O'Donnell is no bad girl in either of the Farley movies. The Farley movies really are more aptly described as a love story ("Night") and crime drama ("Side Street"). Though there is no bad girl in "The Big Steal" either and its lighting and story frame it more as a chase movie, its interesting to watch the great re-teamed chemistry of Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer who were the epitome of film noir in "Out Of The Past".
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Showing 1-3 of 3 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Aug 10, 2007 7:00:59 AM PDT
Joe NY says:
stupid, incomplete "review". What about the rest of the set???

Posted on Aug 18, 2007 6:12:12 PM PDT
tashcrash says:
You should do a bit of research, because your definition of noir is a bit limited. Besides , DEAD RECKONING is perhaps one of the worst noirs ever conceived.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 30, 2009 6:12:43 PM PDT
You don't know a good movie when you see it!
"Dead Reckoning", is a 5 star movie!
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