Monday, December 13, 2010

Wedlock and Key

She finds that he's rotten inside
and from him she's trying to hide
She changes her name,
but finds all the same,
to her criminal husband she's tied

Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly miss the bliss in the deceptively titled Christmas Holiday (Robert Siodmak, 1944). Welcome to Christmas Crimes, the film noir part of our seasonal counter-programming here at Limerwrecks.


Jack Veasey said...

Gene Kelly and Deanna Durbin? Strange casting for a noir. They don't sing and dance in it, do they?

surly hack said...

She sings, he almost dances--you'll have to watch it and see what I mean. It is available in chapters on youtube. It's more "noirish" than a pure noir.