September 1947: Dark Passage

Wow! Bacall! Bogie! Agnes Moorehead! I haven’t seen this before? I don’t think so? Why!? It’s the most noir thing ever!

It’s an absolutely thrilling and riveting movie. The first-person camera in the first section of the film is amazeballs. The constant coincidences in the plot makes such paranoid sense.

It’s fantastic!

I’m not familiar with the director here, Delmer Daves, but I guess I’ll have to check out more of his films.

The only weak section in this movie is when we get to the denouement, where things just get kind of boring when we learn how everything happened. There’s still fabulous acting going on (yay Moorehead), but everything just makes too much sense.

Dark Passage. Delmer Daves. 1947.

Popular movies in September 1947 according to IMDB:

Poster Votes Rating Movie
3597 7.7 Quai des Orfèvres
13482 7.6 Dark Passage
1647 7.4 Ride the Pink Horse
1423 7.1 Unconquered
602 6.9 Dreams That Money Can Buy
4741 6.8 Fun & Fancy Free
243 6.7 Heaven Only Knows
274 6.7 The Foxes of Harrow
1115 6.7 Railroaded!
325 6.6 The Unfinished Dance

This blog post is part of the Decade series.

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