Thursday, July 5, 2018

Noirsville Bonus Noir TV - Fallen Angels (1993-1995)

Season Two - Fly Paper - Directed by Tim Hunter (River's Edge (1986), Twin Peaks TV Series (1990–1991), Carnivàle TV Series (2003–2005)). Teleplay was written by Donald E. Westlake and was based on the short story by Dashiell Hammett. Cinematography was by Robert M. Stevens (Amazing Stories TV Series (1985–1987), Cecil B. DeMented (2000)). Music by Peter Bernstein

The Continental Op (Lloyd)
The episode stars Christopher Lloyd (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), The Onion Field (1979), The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)) as The Continental Op, Laura San Giacomo (Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), Pretty Woman (1990)) as floozy Peggy Carroll, Darren McGavin (The Case Against Brooklyn (1958), Mike Hammer TV Series (1958–1959), The Outsider TV Series (1968–1969), The Night Stalker (1972)  TV Movie, Kolchak: The Night Stalker TV Series (1974–1975), and A Christmas Story (1983), Peter Berg (The Last Seduction (1994),  Collateral (2004)) as con man Joe Wales, and Michael Rooker (Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986), Sea of Love (1989), Brown's Requiem (1998)) as Babe McCloor.

The Old Man (McGavin)

Peggy Carroll (Laura San Giacomo)

Joe Wales (Berg)
This was adapted from one of Dashiell Hammett's Continental OP short stories. In 1929,  the Continental Op is on the trail of a well-known high society socialite, who took off with a notorious gangster, She is now missing and her family is worried. The hire the Continental Detective Agency to find her. The tale involves blackmail and murder.



Babe McCloor (Michael Rooker)


 Some great cinematography in this episode. 7/10

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