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The Scarlet Hour (1956)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  April 1956 (USA)
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Carol Ohmart ...
Pauline 'Paulie' Nevins
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E.V. 'Marsh' Marshall
Jody Lawrance ...
Kathy Stevens
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Ralph Nevins
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Phyllis Rycker
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Lt. Jennings
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Sgt. Allen
Scott Marlowe ...
Vince
Billy Gray ...
Tom Rycker
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Fat Boy
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Dr. Sam Lynbury
Johnstone White ...
Tom Raymond
James Stone ...
Dean Franklin (as James F. Stone)
Maureen Hurley ...
Mrs. Lynbury
James Todd ...
Inspector Paley
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Film debut of David Lewis. See more »

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Referenced in 12 Angry Men (1957) See more »

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Never Let Me Go
Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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forgotten noir jewel by Michael Curtiz
20 January 2014 | by (France) – See all my reviews

"The Scarlet Hour" is an outstanding surprise for noir fans : directed by Michael Curtiz in 1956, it is so rarely seen. And it deserves to be rediscovered on DVD.

Carol Ohmart uses Tom Tryon to get rid of her husband. And there are so many tricks and twists growing violently crescendo all through the movie, you get stuck on your seat. That crescendo is brilliantly enlightened by Lionel Lindon ("Quicksand"), each frame being in perfect adequacy with all the events and accidents.

Frank Tashlin is another great talent of this forgotten jewel. He is a specialist of comedies, "The Girl Can't Help It" and Jerry Lewis movies. "The Scarlet Hour" is his only participation to film noir. The second screenwriter is John Meredith Lucas, the foster son of Michael Curtiz, who had written Dark City in 1950.

"The Scarlet Hour" must be one day available on DVD.


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