The Noir Template: Booze

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In the dark lands of Noir, what better way to suppress guilt than with a stiff dose of booze.

Here we have Dan Duryea drowning his sorrows in Black Angel, 1946, directed by Roy William Neill.

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But booze is not always the answer.

Watch Black Angel. It’s got a great performance by Peter Lorre, and one of the few times that Duryea plays against type, actually kind of a good guy.

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