hands down some of the best dialogue ever commited to the big screen!
Robert Ryan & Sterling Hayden
and what do folks think of the Mitchum as Philip Marlowe films "Farewell My Lovely" and "The Big Sleep"? I really enjoyed "Farewell My Lovely" as a more gritty remake of the classic "Murder My Sweet", but thought "The Big Sleep" had more to live up to than it could possibly muster. But Mitchum as a world-weary older Marlowe is still fun to watch, and you get to see Jim Thompson act!
Nicholas Ray, too. The Lusty Men and Johnny Guitar areprobably my two favorites by him. While neither is really "noir" both contain elements that keep it within the realm.