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“The Scar” (1949) - about a gangster just released from prison, convinced a bunch of his friends to go with him on a casino heist. The heist went wrong, his friends were caught, he escaped. He hides out in a town, lays low, takes a normal job. There is a doctor in this town that everybody mistakes him as with the only difference is that the doctor has a scar on his face. He comes up with an elaborate plan to kill the doctor and take his identity.

I did not really care for this movie; the plot was very predictable, the characters were mostly forgettable and I felt like the movie was more of a choar to watch than it being enjoyable. It did have 1 very delicious twist of irony which you will get at the very end if you care to actually see the whole thing through. 3/10
01-25-2020 05:13 PM
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(01-25-2020 05:13 PM)Garrettabc Wrote:  “The Scar” (1949) - about a gangster just released from prison, convinced a bunch of his friends to go with him on a casino heist. The heist went wrong, his friends were caught, he escaped. He hides out in a town, lays low, takes a normal job. There is a doctor in this town that everybody mistakes him as with the only difference is that the doctor has a scar on his face. He comes up with an elaborate plan to kill the doctor and take his identity.

I did not really care for this movie; the plot was very predictable, the characters were mostly forgettable and I felt like the movie was more of a choar to watch than it being enjoyable. It did have 1 very delicious twist of irony which you will get at the very end if you care to actually see the whole thing through. 3/10

Yeah, there aren't a lot of Academy Award winning Noir's out there for free. I haven't seen "the Scar", but if I run across it, I'll check it out. Thanks for posting this summary.
01-25-2020 11:49 PM
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Night of the Ghuols (1959) - pointless movie, it could not make up it’s mind if it wanted to be a film noir or horror. You basically have 2 movies that seemed spliced together. 1) A ghoul has murdered some people and the police was sent to investigate 2) a conman clarevoyant that tricks desperate, older people into thinking he can raise the dead. Some how they are able to mesh these 2 elements together, I was actually confused what this movie was all about and really the movie could have been better if they focused on the conman aspect. One slightly humorous thing stood out was that the conman called himself “Dr. Acula”. If you are a fan of the tv show “Scrubs” you will recognize the name when JD fantasizes. Easily the worst noir movie I saw to date 1/10.
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01-26-2020 07:47 AM
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Mr. Wong: Doomed to die (1940) - shipping tycoon Mr. Wentworth is in grief over the loss of his ship “The Wentworth castle” and the 400 passengers on board. Rival bussinesss men come to offer condolences when Mr. Wentworth is mysteriously murdered. The son of the rival bussiness man was the prime suspect and taken in custody. Private Investigater Mr. Wong (Charlie Chan) was hired to find the real murderer.

This is my first movie with Charlie Chan and he made a good impression on me. His character is always calm, collective, intelligent, he carries around an umbrella as sort of a shtick, which is unique. One of things I liked about the movie is that it did not focus too much on his Chinese heritage, it had just the right amount without being over done. The movie itself kept you guessing who done it right until the end. I enjoyed the movie and would rate it about the same as another detective movie “Sherlock Holmes faces death”. 8/10
01-31-2020 07:37 PM
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