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3)LAURA
4)VIOLENT
SATURDAY
5)CANYON
PASSAGE
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OF A
MURDER
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9)LAWRENCE
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10)DOCTOR
ZHIVAGO

FAV FILM NOIR
FOLLOWING
THOSE ON THE
LIST UP ABOVE
1)FALLEN ANGEL
2)THE BIG HEAT
3)WHERE THE
SIDEWALK ENDS
4)JOURNEY
INTO FEAR
5)SUNSET
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2)JAMES CAGNEY
3)PETER O'TOOLE
4)MARLON
BRANDO
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WELLES
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COURTENAY
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MATURE
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MCDOWELL
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TIERNEY

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