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Female Filmmaker Friday: The Bigamist, 1953 (dir. Ida Lupino)


I read about this film in a book that traced the history of Los Angeles’s Bunker Hill in the movies (mostly focusing on film noir) and this film was mentioned because Lupino filmed several scenes in that neighborhood. After I saw the synopsis and the cast (Edmond O’Brien, Joan Fontaine and Ida herself), I just had to watch it. It’s a great drama (with film noir elements; I think you could definitely make the case that it is noir) about a man who finds himself married to two women.

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Female Filmmaker Friday: The Hitch-Hiker, 1953 (dir. Ida Lupino)


In honor of Noirvember, this week instead of writing about a film directed by a woman, I’m going to point you to a public domain film noir by Ida Lupino from 1953 called The Hitch-Hiker. It’s one of the best films from the era/genre and you can watch it right now:

Movie Quote of the Day – D.O.A., 1950 (dir. Rudolph Maté)


Frank Bigelow: I want to report a murder.
Homicide Captain: Sit down. [beat] Where was this murder committed?
Frank Bigelow: San Francisco, last night.
Homicide Captain: Who was murdered?
Frank Bigelow: I was.