as far as the films themselves, they are all must-see. but yes, the titles are 'murder my sweet' and 'out of the past' here in the u.s.
--- On Tue, 8/25/09, ejmd <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: ejmd <email@example.com>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: BBC4 Film Noir Doc plus short season
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 9:19 AM
"Mark Sullivan" DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net
> Ed, do you mean Murder My Sweet, or did it revert to the
> novel's name in the UK? Same with Build My Gallows High,
> which is known as Out of the Past in the US?
Hmmm ... I've just realised that I don't know what I mean, which'll
teach me not to pull stuff off blogs or web pages without checking it
first. So, referring now to _The Guardian's_ weekly entertainment
supplement, _The Guide_, here's what's included in BBC 4's short film
_Farewell My Lovely_ (1944). Crime drama, starring Dick Powell.
_The Lady from Shanghai_ (1947). Murder mystery, with Orson Welles.
_The Big Combo_ (1955). Gangster thriller, starring Cornell Wilde.
_Force of Evil_ (1948). Thriller, starring John Garfield.
_Build my Gallows High_ (1947). Drama, starring Robert Mitchum.
_Stranger On The Third Floor_ (1940). Mystery thriller, starring Peter Lorre.
The IMDB suggests _Farewell My Lovely_ was re-titled in the US shortly
after release. It still has the original title over here.
In the UK, _Build My Gallows High_ has always had the the same title as
the book upon which it is based.
Unfortunately though, *none* of the films are accessible via the BBC
iPlayer, only the introductory documentary _The Rules of Film Noir_ is
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