Wednesday, July 11, 2018

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

Season Two -The Professional Man - Directed by Steven Soderbergh (Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989), responsible for the visually tepid remake of Noir Classic Criss Cross titled The Underneath (1995), The Limey (1999), Teleplay written by  Howard A. Rodman and based on a story by David Goodis. Cinematography was by Robert M. Stevens (Amazing Stories TV Series (1985–1987), Pecker (1998)) and Music by Peter Bernstein

The episode stars Brendan Fraser (The Mummy (1999), Journey to the End of the Night (2006)) as Johnny Lamb, Bruce Ramsay (Hit Me (1996)) as Paul, and Peter Coyote (Bitter Moon (1992)) as Herman Charn and the Bradbury Building.

Johnny (Frazier)

The Bradbury Building

Johnny and his Montgomery Cliff photo
Johnny (Frasier) is a daytime elevator operator in L.A.'s Bradbury Building. At night he does whack jobs for an old queen mobster Herman Charn (Coyote) who's legit business is running a Tinseltown gay bar. Johnny's preferred method of execution is by stiletto. He uses white gloves when on the job.

Johnny on his night job

"Can I get a light"

Paul (Ramsay) is Johnny's love interest. Paul also works for Charn as a bar tender. Things go Noirsville when Charm tells Johnny that he's got the hots for Paul. He can't keep his hands off the help.


Paul (Ramsey)

Charn (Coyote)


When Paul refuses Charn's advances Charn gets jealous and tells Johnny to kill Paul. The episode has some great shots of the Bradbury along with some nice noir stylistic cinematography. 7/10

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