Columbia Noir

A Complete Filmography, 1940–1962


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About the Book

This filmography covers Columbia Pictures’ noir titles released in the classic noir era, October 1940 to June 1962. All sub-genres are covered including British, western and science fiction. Included are the great Columbia films Gilda, Lady from Shanghai, All the Kings Men, In a Lonely Place, On the Waterfront, Anatomy of a Murder and Experiment in Terror. The films are examined in detail, with release dates, cast and production credits, production dates, synopses, reviews, notes and commentary on each film, the author’s summation and the publicity “tag lines.”

About the Author(s)

A retired pharmacist, Gene Blottner has written for such publications as Western Clippings and Under Western Skies. He is the author of several books with McFarland and lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Gene Blottner

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 292
Bibliographic Info: 56 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7014-3
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1761-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface viii
Introduction: Film Noir and Columbia Pictures 1
The Films 5
Appendix 1. The Films Listed Alphabetically 261
Appendix 2. The Films Listed Chronologically 263
Bibliography 265
Index 267

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “this volume may be just the ticket for film-studio historians”—Choice
  • “well-researched…recommended”—Scarlet
  • “does exactly what a good filmography should do…helps a reader decide whether or not to spend his or her time watching a given film”—Noir City
  • essential…valuable”—Crime Time
  • “some of the strongest features in this book are the inclusion of period reviews to either blend with, or offset, the author’s own assessment. A great deal can be learned from ‘Columbia Noir.’ Recommended”—Examiner
  • “essential…comprehensive…valuable”—DVD Choices
  • “Blottner has written a complete filmography of film noir produced by Columbia Pictures”—ProtoView