What Are Seconds?... The Answer May Be Too Terrifying For Words!
Scoring an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes, the Critics Consensus: "Featuring dazzling, disorienting cinematography from the great James Wong Howe and a strong lead performance by Rock Hudson, Seconds is a compellingly paranoid take on the legend of Faust."
An unhappy middle-aged banker agrees to a procedure that will fake his death and give him a completely new look and identity - one that comes with its own price.
Her Violent Loves! Her Vicious Crimes! Her Wild Escapes!
Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a 98%, the Critics Consensus: "Well-acted and strikingly filmed, Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female) delves into the darkness of human nature with noir-fueled B-movie flair."
A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.
Gumshoe Philip Marlowe (Dick Powell) is hired by the oafish Moose Malloy (Mike Mazurki) to track down his former girlfriend. He's also hired to accompany an effeminate playboy buy back some jewels. When the exchange results in the playboy's murder, Marlowe can't leave the case alone, and soon discovers it's related to Malloy's. As he gets drawn deeper into a complex web of intrigue by a mysterious blonde (Claire Trevor), the detective finds his own life in increasing jeopardy.
Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match.
Directed by one of the all-time greats John Huston and starring Sterling Hayden this film explores the "best of the bad" in Film Noir with crime, treachery and murder at the core. An inspiration for Quentin Tarantino's RESERVOIR DOGS that put him on the radar screen, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE involves a jewelry robbery that "goes south" and includes an early Marilyn Monroe appearance.
Scoring a 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, the Critics Consensus: "The Asphalt Jungle is an expertly told crime story with attention paid to the crime and characters in equal measure."
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