Two Shot: Noir Couples (303/485)

Man behind woman: extremely close, grasping her upper body. A common visual element with differing dramatic valences.

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An exception: In Dark Corner (Hathaway 1946) Lucille Ball plays the private eye’s secretary. He’s still close but there’s no physical contact.  In spite of her subordinate social position she is the true protagonist.

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