Midweek matinée noire

If you broaden the definition of film noir to any highly stylised, melodramatic film, usually black and white, with a hardboiled element, many might squeeze in under that umbrella – from Casablanca to real noir, as in The Third Man. Tarzan would not.

Rathbone’s Holmes might fit into the genre or at least add its badge, 50s SF/creature movies, often better as B movies, with hammier acting.

I like noire as a matinée more than as an evening show, so here’s one which might fit this non-genre:

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