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Pulp Corner: Top Ten Film Noir Movie Posters

Film noir has always been a world unto itself, a dark shadowy world full of cigarette smoke, booze and femme fatales. Its posters are no different. Unfortunately for us, hand drawn and painted movie posters are all but a lost art. It’s amazing the time and care that use to go into producing them. Each movie studio had their own distinct style when it came to advertising their films, which I hope comes across here.  I’ve attempted to round up 10 of the best and most visually appealing along with my personal favorites. It wasn’t easy to narrow down and a lot ended up being left on the cutting room floor. Which opens up room for a sequel post….

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Without further adieu:

10)

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Nightmare Alley, 1947 (20th Century Fox).

9)

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Mildred Pierce (Italian Poster), 1945 (Warner Brothers).

8)

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Calcutta, 1947 (Universal).

7)

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Born To Kill, 1947 (RKO).

6)

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The Web, 1947 (Universal).

5)

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Accused Of Murder, 1956 (Republic).

4)

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The Big Combo (German Poster), 1955 (Allied Artists).

3)

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Somewhere In The Night, 1946 (20th Century Fox).

2)

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The Dark Corner, 1946 (20th Century Fox).

1)

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Out Of The Past, 1947 (RKO).

Is your favorite missing? Drop me a message via the comments and let me know!

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About Biff Tannen

Film Noir, Pulp, Comic Books and Hitchcock.

Posted on November 7, 2014, in Features, Geekology, Nerd Art, Pulp Corner and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

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