Here are 10 things you should know about Raymond Burr, born 102 years ago today. He’s best remembered today for playing good guys on TV, but he was a memorable bad guy in the movies of the 1940s and ’50s.
Here are 10 things you should know about Lawrence Tierney, born 100 years ago today. Few actors known for playing bad guys lived as hard offscreen as on-, but Tierney was a genuine tough guy and had the arrest record to show for it.
Here are 10 things you should know about Gene Tierney, born 98 years ago today. She was surely one of the most beautiful actresses to ever grace the silver screen.
A clean, unchoppy print of Detour (1945), Edgar G. Ulmer‘s classic low-budget film noir, has been rarer than hen’s teeth for many years, so we were very pleased to learn that the film, a favorite of ours, has finally received a full 4K digital restoration (sure, sure, we’d rather it was a film restoration, too, but as the man said, beggars can’t be choosers).
Here’s the trailer. If you’ve seen Detour, it’ll leave you eager to see it again, looking better than it has in decades; if you’ve not seen it, it’ll give you a taste of what you’ve missed. We’ll be catching it at NYC’s Film Forum, where it opens on November 30; if you’re not within striking distance of the Big Apple, watch for it soon at a theatre near you (you might even want to lean on your local art/revival house into contacting Janus Films about booking this classic film).
Word has it, the restored Detour will also be released soon on DVD and BluRay, but take our word for it, you want to see it on the big screen if at all possible.
Film noir royalty Jane Greer was born 94 years ago today. If asked which actress we’d choose to have pull a gun on us, Ms. Greer would top our short list.