Desperate (1947)

Approved   |    |  Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller


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A young married couple flee both police and a gangster out for revenge.

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  • Steve Brodie and Audrey Long in Desperate (1947)
  • Steve Brodie and Audrey Long in Desperate (1947)
  • Steve Brodie and Audrey Long in Desperate (1947)
  • Steve Brodie and Audrey Long in Desperate (1947)
  • Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, and Jason Robards Sr. in Desperate (1947)
  • Raymond Burr, Steve Brodie, Douglas Fowley, and Audrey Long in Desperate (1947)

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24 November 2007 | regular14
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| Desperate: Mediocre Noir, Incredible Lighting
Desperate is a film about a wrongfully accused man running to keep his life, his wife safe, and at the same time trying to clear his name.

The storyline itself has a few too many holes to really make it to the top of any Best noir list. Certain sequences just don't add up logically. One scene of the police showing up at the gangster's hideout, i can't quite figure out how they knew where it was.

The film's lighting though, is classic, classic noir. In the beginning of the film there's a scene where our hero is captured and beaten by the gangsters and overhead light is hit and sways back and forth, words can't well describe the lighting's beauty in the film, but my god there is beauty.

It seems to be on TCM, which is where i just watched it, so i'd say check it out if you love noir. Not to mention a short runtime of 75 minutes.

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