The Racket (1951)

“Born with an alibi in your mouth, huh? Nick Scanlon (Robert Ryan) is a mobster who has done well for himself, not only building a criminal empire but managing to buy the loyalty of several local government bigwigs. There’s one influential fella he can’t seem to crack, though. Tom McQuigg (Robert Mitchum), a police captain, refuses every bribe (and, furthermore, wants nothing more than to … Continue reading The Racket (1951)

Mill Creek Musings: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Welcome to Mill Creek Musings, a segment in which I work my way through the three low-price Mill Creek film sets that I own, reviewing each film for content and quality along the way. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers marks my fourth viewing from the 50 Dark Crimes set. This was my second time watching the film, but this review is in the same … Continue reading Mill Creek Musings: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Too Late for Tears (1949)

Jane (Lizabeth Scott) and Alan Palmer (Arthur Kennedy) are traveling on a dark and nearly deserted highway when a stranger in a speeding car suddenly throws a bag containing $60,000 cash, obviously meant for someone else, into the back seat of their car. Alan wants to turn the bag in to the police, but Jane isn’t quite on board with that plan. A man named … Continue reading Too Late for Tears (1949)