Friday, April 23, 2010

This Week on Noir and Chick Flicks:

This week on Chick Flicks at the Movies: Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 film noir crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring John Payne. Please check sidebar to watch movie in full.

ON TCM: Singin' in the Rain(1952). Sunday , April 25th. Comedy/musical film . Cast: Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O'Connor, and Jean Hagen and directed by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen, with Kelly as choreographer. It shows a comic look at Hollywood, and its transition from silent films to "talkies." Please Check Noir and Chick Flicks: Musical page, for review.

ON TCM: Gilda(1946). Tues. April 27th. Black-and-white film noir directed by Charles Vidor. It stars Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth in her signature role as the ultimate femme fatale. The film was noted for cinematographer Rudolph Mate's lush photography, costume designer Jean Louis' wardrobe for Hayworth (particularly for the dance numbers), and choreographer Jack Cole's staging of "Put the Blame on Mame" and "Amado Mio", sung by Anita Ellis.

Tuesdays. ON TCM: April Star of the Month : Robert Taylor continues.

Wed. April 28th. Party Girl(1958). Color film noir directed by Nicholas Ray. Cast: Robert Taylor and Cyd Charisse. Charisse performs two dance routines in the gangster film.

ON TCM: Special Event. George Raft(pictured above).. April 30th. Click picture on sidebar to view featured films.

Have a great week at the movies.

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