Tag Archives: Farley Granger

Anthony Mann – Side Street (1950)

Joe Norson, an expectant father and a New York City postman of modest means is chased by both cops and crooks when he steals a shipment of dirty money.

New Crime Story
The respectable but somewhat tedious formula of M-G-M’: “Crime Does Not Pay” shorts has been used by that studio for “Side Street,” a feature-length drama of crime and its profitless consequences, which came to the Palace yesterday. The story is semi-documentary, being a detailed account of the fearful adventures of a young mail carrier who recklessly steals a wad of money that is “hot,” and it is played for considerable realism against the actuality background of New York. In the principal role, Farley Granger makes a vividly terrorized lad, and James Craig, Paul Kelly and Edmon Ryan stand out as assorted thugs and cops. Read More »

    Alfred Hitchcock – Rope (1948)

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    Two men attempt to prove they committed the perfect crime by hosting a dinner party after strangling their former classmate to death. Read More »

      Silvio Amadio – Alla ricerca del piacere AKA Amuck! (1972)

      Greta, a beautiful young American woman, travels to Italy and is hired as a secretary by Richard Stuart, a wealthy author. Her secret motive for taking on the job is to look for Sally, her missing lover. Richard’s very attractive wife becomes sexually interested in the beautiful Greta and lets her know it. One evening while viewing of a porn movie, Greta is stunned to see the film stars her missing love, Sally. Greta also discovers a deadly secret about Richard and his wife and they learn Greta’s real motive and decide to have some fun with her! Starring two of Italy’s most beautiful starlets; Barbara Bouchet and Rosalba Neri. It’s a classic and worthy giallo with great killings and lots of nudity. Read More »

        Luchino Visconti – Senso (1954)

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        This lush, Technicolor tragic romance from Luchino Visconti stars Alida Valli as a nineteenth-century Italian countess who, during the Austrian occupation of her country, puts her marriage and political principles on the line by engaging in a torrid affair with a dashing Austrian lieutenant, played by Farley Granger. Gilded with ornate costumes and sets and a rich classical soundtrack, and featuring fearless performances, this operatic melodrama is an extraordinary evocation of reckless emotions and deranged lust, from one of the cinema’s great sensualists. Read More »