FLAXY MARTIN
1949, Warner Bros., 86 min, Dir: Richard L. Bare

The double-crosses and plot twists pile up after nightclub singer Virginia Mayo frames lawyer Zachary Scott for mob boss Douglas Kennedy. A librarian (Dorothy Malone) and a knife-wielding thug (Elisha Cook, Jr.) provide additional diversions in this breakneck crime melodrama that is peopled with a plethora of familiar faces.


THE UNFAITHFUL
1947, Warner Bros., 109 min, USA, Dir: Vincent Sherman

Ann Sheridan plays a woman whose sexual indiscretion leads to murder and a tangled web of deceit. Isn’t that always the way? Legendary noir scribe David Goodis applies his typically thorny plotting to this reimagining of W. Somerset Maugham’s The Letter, transposed to post-WWII Los Angeles. Featuring Zachary Scott, Lew Ayres and Eve Arden.


BORN TO BE BAD
1950, Warner Bros., 94 min, USA, Dir: Nicholas Ray

Joan Fontaine looks sweet and innocent on the surface, but after she steals millionaire Zachary Scott away from another woman, she continues an illicit affair with novelist Robert Ryan. Things just get more complicated from there in this energetic, daring and slightly nasty little melodrama. One of Nicholas Ray's best early films, and certainly his most audacious until JOHNNY GUITAR. With Mel Ferrer - and the original deleted ending!


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