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« on: October 17, 2011, 06:55:30 PM »

Director: Mark Stevens starring Mark Stevens, Martha Hyer and Skip Homeier, Cheryl Callaway, Mort Mills, Warren Douglas, Douglas Kennedy, Mike Walters, Don Haggerty, and John Doucette. Here is another off the radar Noir, its not listed in the Encyclopedic Reference to American Film Noir but its no doubt a Noir though "noir light" most of the action takes place in Ketchican, Alaska and the film has great locations and action sequences using the town and its environs making full use of the waterfront docks and the paper mill.



Story is ex cop Vic Barron (Stevens) was not only framed (and sent up for 3 years) by the mob, but also had his face partly blown off while his wife and child were killed in a a car explosion, is out of prison and looking for vengeance. He's looking for mob boss Morelli (Kennedy) who has changed his name and is living as a model citizen with is young daughter and a bodyguard in Ketchican. Mob hit man Roxy (Hormeier) is sent by San Francisco racketeer to take care of all three.

Below Mark Stevens (right) with scar on right side of face.



Martha Hyer & Cheryl Callaway provide some nice eye candy, the daughter of mob boss takes a liking to Barron a bit too easily (different times compared to today's zeitgeist of not trusting strangers) but its nothing that will detract from the film if you keep the times in mind, streaming on Netflix 7/10

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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2011, 03:38:08 AM »

Here is another off the radar Noir, its not listed in the Encyclopedic Reference to American Film Noir
Selby lists it in his annotated filmography in Dark City: The Film Noir (1984). If you're using a reference with under 500 films, that reference is woefully inadequate.

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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2011, 05:20:24 AM »

Selby lists it in his annotated filmography in Dark City: The Film Noir (1984). If you're using a reference with under 500 films, that reference is woefully inadequate.

Yea that's all I have handy, but I usually cross-ref with IMDb to see what they list them as. Just found a used 1997 edition on Amazon for $13, BTY did you see "Hell's Half Acre" with Evelyn Keyes yet?

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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2011, 09:14:07 AM »

Not yet. Saw this one, though.

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 11:01:36 AM »

Not yet. Saw this one, though.

Doesn't that shot of the Tee Pee burner in the overhead flight shot during the opening credits bring back memories.  Wink

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