Desperate (RKO 1947)


Anthony Mann’s 1947 film noir Desperate (whose star Steve Brodie is pictured on the front page of this blog in an original publicity still provided from Photofest) holds a special place in my heart because it was the first of his crime thrillers I researched while preparing my book proposal. My investigations into the making of this lower-tier “B” programmer took me to the UCLA Special Collections library in Los Angeles/Westwood, which houses the invaluable RKO Radio Pictures corporate papers. Continue reading