First Look: The Dark Pages’ Latest Issue


Hot off the presses is the very latest issue of the original publication for noir movie fans. As a regular contributor I like to use this space to tell you what’s in it:


  • 3 first-rate noirs with “Big” in the title (Heat, Combo, and Knife), another article in the ongoing look at the keywords of film noir.
  • The steamy and surreal The Chase (1946)
  • Important early noir I Wake up Screaming (1941)
  • What many call the first example of the genre, Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
  • Joan Bennett and Walter Wanger in one of the biggest scandals of the 1950s
  • My calendar of noirs airing on TCM and coming out on disc in September and October, with spotlights on some banned, taboo or otherwise complicated movies: No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948), The Woman on the Beach (1947), and Private Property (1960)

Attention writers! You’re invited to contribute to the Giant Dark Pages year-end issue which focuses on 1950. Every year these DP issues are chock full of great writing on a specific subject and that year was a big one indeed. You can review a noir released that year, focus on the 1950 noir work of an actor, director or any other behind the scenes people, discuss the state of the genre in 1950 or look at a real-world event that directly affected film noir.

If interested in contributing, please contact thedarkpages [at]


Dark Pages’ creator and editor Karen Hannsberry loads each DP issue with great reading for any film noir fan, so take a walk on the dark side with this issue or a subscription.

Click here to visit The Dark Pages’ site to order paper or e-version.


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