V - All In The Family

Two notable cross-overs from 1945 show the intersection of these genres at their best, and not coincidentally, these are all about the darkness lurking within the American family. Timely, just as World War II is drawing to a close, these films smartly anticipate the domestic shift in conflict on the horizon. In noir, the villains needn’t always be blackmarket peddlers of stolen statues, they can emerge from the home itself, fully formed.

Veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.