Tag Archives: Steve Cochran

REVIEW: “STORM WARNING”

Ginger Rogers? Ronald Reagan? Doris Day? Must be some frothy Hollywood comedy. Certainly can’t be anything close to film noir. What really surprised me about this powerful 1951 noir classic is that not only had I never seen it, I had never even heard of it. It had sailed completely under my radar all these […]

MADE IT, MA! TOP O’ THE WORLD!

“You know why they call him Big Ed? ‘Cause he’s got big ideas.” That was gang leader Cody Jarrett talking, but Big Ed and his ideas weren’t the only things he had to worry about. A double-crossing wife, T-Men hot on his trail, and blinding headaches were just a few of his other major problems. […]

PARDON ME WHILE I CLAW MY WAY TO THE TOP

For the first time in years, I watched The Damned Don’t Cry (1950), and I had forgotten how truly great a film it is. How can you not like something that carries a tag line like, “Ambition. Betrayal. Murder. Don’t let the little things stop you.” Joan Crawford stars as Ethel Whitehead / Lorna Hansen Forbes, […]