The wonderful 1947 film-noir Crossfire was directed by Edward Dmytryk and boasts an extraordinary cast which includes Gloria Grahame, Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, George Cooper, and Jacqueline White. Gloria Grahame isn’t just one of my favorite film-noir actresses, she’s one of my favorite all-time actresses. She was wonderful in absolutely everything from comedy to film-noirs…. from Ado Annie to the femme fatales she played so deliciously.
I also love her co-stars in this film – the casting department worked magic with this group and it pays off in the film. It’s absolutely wonderful.
Gloria Grahame and Robert Young, Crossfire
Robert Young fascinates me – he’s best-known for his wonderful classic television show Father Knows Best, but when you see him in a film role, you realize just how great an actor he was. He had an undeniable charisma about his as well.