Noir Quote of the Week #7

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 “I treated her like a pair of gloves. When I was cold, I called her up.”

Noir Quote from The Big Combo (1955), spoken by Cornel Wilde. This quote is a classic example of the misogyny that pervades the noir genre. A woman is an object that only has utility when needed. Also, there are heavy sexual connotations here that lend to the idea that a woman is only worth her ability to physically gratifying the male that desires her.  Two short sentences, volumes of meaning. (Special thanks to

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