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Posted by on Oct 16, 2009 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #88

Kick-Back Friday: #88


Criss Cross (1947): More noir with Lancaster. And about as complicated as noir getswhich is pretty complicated.

The paripatetic Steve (Burt Lancaster) returns to Los Angeles, where he pursues his gorgeous ex-wife Anna (Yvonne De Carlo, aka Mrs. Munster), who’s hooked up with Slim Dundee,* the local mob boss. But Anna is inconstant in love…or in deciding her best option.

P.S. Check out De Carlo’s dance partner in the Round-up Bar.

* I just wanted to write out that name, ’cause it’s so goofy.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.