Friday, December 02, 2016

Time For Film Noir, Boys and Girls!

From Eagle-Lion Films in 1948, here's some classic film noir with "He Walked By Night."  This film starred Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell, James Cardwell, and Jack Webb.  This film, which was photographed in semidocumentary tone, was loosely based on newspaper accounts of the real-life actions of former Glendale, California police department employee and World Was II veteran Erwin "Machine-Gun" Walker, a fellow who unleashed a crime spree of burglaries, robberies, and shootouts in the Los Angeles area during 1945 and 1946.

With superb photography by John Alton, this movie was produced by Byron Foy and directed by Alfred L. Werker and Anthony Mann.

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