This is an offset photograph of Humphrey Bogart and Lizabeth Scott from Director John Cromwell's gritty film noir mystery thriller Dead Reckoning, 1947. Author Mark Vierra included this image in his new Hollywood book, Into The Dark, a treatise on the film noir decade of the 1940's. Vierra's essence of the genre is well expressed by both actors in this image because it evokes both a grim and glamorous pastiche that captures the attention. Ned Scott's dramatic use of both shadows and hands enhances the mood of the image.
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