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Saturday Night at the Movies – D.O.A. – a Film Noir Classic!

I love Film Noir. My favorite all-time movie is The Maltese Falcon. I remember, once upon a time, that I thought there was only a handful of movies made in the Film Noir style. Boy, was I wrong. Now I’ve likely have seen more than 50 different titles and realize there are many, many more.

Today, I’ve posted one of the really good ones; hell, a great one. If you haven’t watched this movie before, do yourself a favor and check it out. It moves along with tremendous pacing.

Here’s the description from Internet Archive:

D.O.A. (1950) is a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, considered a classic of the stylistic genre. The frantically-paced plot revolves around a doomed man’s quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies. The film begins with a scene called “perhaps one of cinema’s most innovative opening sequences” by a BBC reviewer. The scene is a long, behind-the-back tracking sequence featuring Frank Bigelow (O’Brien) walking through a hallway into a police station to report a murder: his own. Disconcertingly, the police almost seem to have been expecting him and already know who he is.

(via Internet Archive)

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