Lost Plots

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Having got this film noir box set for Christmas (thank you Tray Tray & Rhi) it has become a firm favourite. It includes ‘The Killers’, Burt Lancaster’s big screen debut, previous to this he had been a circus acrobat, and what a handsome devil he was! But for me Film Noir is all about those ‘double-crossing dames’, Veronica Lake, Ava Gardner, Barbara Stanwyck. Beautiful and evil, the femme fatales get all the best lines and outfits! Veronica Lake in ‘This Gun For Hire’ as a club singer/conjurer who does slight of hand card tricks while singing and dancing, what’s not to love?!

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