...Think "Craig Justice" and, right away, you think "hard boiled" and "cynical" and "dark." Golly.
Film Noir (literally 'black film or cinema') was coined by French film critics … who noticed the trend of how 'dark', downbeat and black the looks and themes were of many American crime and detective films released in France to theatres following the war, such as The Maltese Falcon (1941), Murder, My Sweet (1944), Double Indemnity (1944), The Woman in the Window (1944), and Laura (1944)…. Fear, mistrust, bleakness, loss of innocence, despair and paranoia are readily evident in noir…. (Tim Dirks)
|Here's Craig in what is arguably his most familiar role—as the natty giggling psychopath in Kiss me, Death! God, he was wonderful in that. The part when he shoves that old woman down the stairs still gives me chills.|