“Renoir’s second talkie, La Nuit du carrefour (1932)— my all-time favorite French noir, and the sexiest movie he ever made… his edgy adaptation of Georges Simenon’s Maigret at the Crossroads, filmed in a foggy suburb that vibrates with off-screen sounds and a mysterious Danish heroine (Winna Winifried), cries out for discovery.” – Jonathon Rosenbaum
In 1931 Georges Simenon’s crime novel La Nuit du Carrefour was published by the French pulp magazine Police Magazine:
In 1932 Jean Renoir in his second film adapted the story for the screen:
Some cool film noir posters from Poland: hold your mouse over a thumbnail to see the name of the film and click the image to view …
I have added to yesterday’s post Big Week for Noirs on Oz TV a rather risque poster for The Ghost Ship (1943), and a ‘covered-up’ version, which Dark City Dame (“DCD”) in a comment to the post, suggests, I think rightly, was a censored version of the original. DCD also tells us of another poster for I Love Trouble (1948), which leaves only a little more to the imagination. We both wonder if these two posters ever did get released?
There is a nice collection of vintage film noir posters for sale at Movie Posters Online, including these ‘bad girl’ items:
I just came across this book of film noir posters from the classic period of film noir: Crime Scenes: Movie Poster Art of the Film Noir : The Classic Period : 1941-1959 by Lawrence Bassoff (Paperback).
Available from Amazon from US$20.