Gun Crazy also known as Deadly Is The Female from 1950 is one of those movies I’ve been waiting to watch for a while. I hadn’t indulged in a good noir in some time and have had this movie on the back burner. The older I get though, the more I feel like I’m always being let down by movies, books, music whatever. I don’t know if I’m becoming a crotchety old man or if I’ve raised the bar too high but I watched Gun Crazy last night and it absolutely delivered.
I’ve been dying to watch some kind of prototypical by the numbers detective noir. The other night I was lucky enough to stumble on ‘The Big Combo’. With a title so ultra noir, I knew I was in for something good.
The movie carries just about every noir staple you could possibly ask for. The flawed detective that won’t give up the case, a Mafioso like gangster calling the shots who is pure evil and dressed magnificently, crackling dialogue and almost perpetual darkness and fog…God is there fog.