Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Film Names #2: Film Noir

This is part two of my semester-long series profiling names in film. Check out last week's post: Film Names #1 - Early Cinema. As for this week....

Film Noir!

Since there are dozens of films to choose from, I'll only be focusing on names that aren't heard as often today. But who's to say Fred and Barbara can't make a comeback?

Femme Fatales

Marlene Dietrich - Blonde Venus (1932), Desire (1936)

Joan Crawford - Mildred Pierce (1945), Sudden Fear (1952)

Gene Tierney - Laura (1944), Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Ingrid Bergman - The Big Sleep (1946), Casablanca (1942)

Ida Lupino - High Sierra (1941), Road House (1948)

More common names: Lauren Bacall, Rita Hayworth, Barbara Stanwyck, Ava Gardner, Olivia de Havilland, Veronica Lake

Private Dicks

Humphrey Bogart - The Big Sleep (1946), The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Sterling Hayden - The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The Killing (1956)

Elisha Cook - Phantom Lady (1944), The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Orson Welles - The Stranger (1946), The Third Man (1949)

Dana Andrews - Laura (1944), Fallen Angel (1945)

More common names: James Cagney, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Mitchum, Raymond Burr, Fred MacMurray

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