Film Noir the Dark Side of Cinema III 06/13/20

KL Studio Classics

Today’s noir forecast is vice, kidnapping, murder, suicide, narcotics and a sleazy stolen baby racket!  — Abandoned, The Lady Gambles, The Sleeping City — Kino’s third volume of Universal-International pix contains two seldom-screened quality urban noirs. Expect genuine dark themes in these sizable-budget location noirs filmed before Universal pulled most production back onto its one-size-fits-all backlot sets. Barbara Stanwyck dominates one show, while noir stalwarts Richard Conte and Dennis O’Keefe anchor the other two dramas, with dynamic showings by Coleen Gray, Edith Barrett, Peggy Dow, Jeanette Nolan, Meg Randall and especially Gale Storm. On Blu-ray from KL Studio Classics.