If you are a George Nader fan then you already know that many of his movies feature in the film noir cinema section. Right from ‘Man Afraid’ to ‘Nowhere to Go’ George Nader has delivered some stellar performances. He also acted in other movies which are highly acclaimed by film noir critics such as ‘Appointment with a Shadow’ and ‘The Unguarded Moment’.
Film Noir in itself refers to those movies which bring out the perverseness, guilt and dark side of a human emotion by way of cinema and camera angles. These movies were usually black and white however; there are many movies which have a certain color tinge to them as well. George Nader became a part of film noir category in the late 40s and stayed on till the early 60s.
His movie ‘The Unguarded Moment’ was shot by Harry Keller as the Director. George Nader delivered spectacular performances throughout the movie. His character was gritty yet sensitive. Nader filled out his uniform beautifully in the entire movie. The main character was played by Esther Williams and George Nader was in a role supporting her.
‘Man Afraid’ is yet another master-piece delivered by George Nader. He plays the role of a reverend that has to deal with the after math of a burglary. Nader handles the role beautifully with equal amounts of confusion and clarity. He handles the vagaries of human emotions brilliantly in this movie.
Lastly, in ‘Nowhere to Go’ George Nader stars against Maggie Smith. This movie was so widely acclaimed that in 2001, almost 4 decades after the release, George Nader received a standing ovation. The movie was screened at 1st Annual Palm Springs Festival wherein he got applauded for his amazing performance in this movie.
George Nader was truly a shining star in the film noir cinema.