|Release Date||:||10/21/1960 (US)|
|Genre||:||Drama, Thriller, Crime|
|Time||:||01 Hours 25 Minutes|
Movie: Shoot-the-Piano-Player-(1960) Charlie is a former classical pianist who has changed his name and now plays jazz in a grimy Paris bar. When Charlie's brothers, Richard and Chico, surface and ask for Charlie's help while on the run from gangsters they have scammed, he aids their escape. Soon Charlie and Lena, a waitress at the same bar, face trouble when the gangsters arrive, looking for his brothers.
Written by Steve on October 3, 2018
noiroftheweek.com : This isn't the golden age of film noir right now. Nearly every crime film released has critics noting their "noir look" or style. The latest crime films have more to do with comic books and video games than old classic noir. Having a young actor stand in the rain with a fedora looking all squinty and gloomy isn't noir. Bleak Nordic crime TV shows are probably the closest you're going to get now a days. But nothing from the left coast convinces me that film makers even watch old noir, never mind understand it. If you want to see a good tribute to noir you can go back t... read the rest.