Video Appearances and Podcasts

Poster for noir city: brunette lady in stunning red dress holds a passport, the ace of spades, and the queen of hearts. But in her reflection in the mirror behind her she instead holds a gun, with a fedora-wearing man in the dim background. Text reads: your passport to danger and desire.

Alan K. Rode introduces "The Window"

At Noir City Hollywood 2024, Alan K. Rode introduces “The Window”, the classic suspense screen adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”.

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Alan K. Rode discusses the classic film noir GILDA (1946) with David Garonzik of the Naples Florida Cinematheque describing the backstory of the true life romance between Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford along with the machinations of Columbia mogul Harry Cohn and director Charles Vidor.

Alan k rode with maria korpocheva.

New Podcast: Alan discusses his personal history with and in the San Fernando Valley!!

Alan K. Rode is the guest of Maria Korpacheva for an audio survey of the Woodland Hills portion of the San Fernando Valley and its history of Hollywood luminaries.

The cowboy up podcast.

The Cowboy Up Podcast - Blood on the Moon

Alan K. Rode talks about his book celebrating “Blood on the Moon,” starring Robert Mitchum: a 1948 classic Western immersed in the film noir netherworld of double crosses, government corruption, shabby barrooms, gun-toting goons, and romantic betrayals. 

Steve rubin's saturday night at the movies.

Steven Jay Rubin's Saturday Night at the Movies

Alan K. Rode talks everything “Michael Curtiz – Super Director” in this podcast hosted by Steven Jay Rubin.

Blood on the moon poster featuring robert mitchum.

The Extras: Blood on the Moon

Author Alan K. Rode joins Tim Millard’s podcast to discuss his new book BLOOD ON THE MOON, a detailed look at the making of the 1948 western. The discussion takes a deep dive into how this film is a prime example of a noir western, which was a movement in westerns toward realism after World War II.

Alan provides background on star Robert Mitchum and why he was a perfect fit for this noir western style. Tim and Alan also discuss the great director Robert Wise, cinematographer Nicolas Musuraca and the other members of the production team. And then in turn they discuss stars Robert Preston, Barbara Bel Geddes, Phyllis Thaxter, Walter Brennan, and Charles McGraw. The podcast ends with an update from George Feltenstein of the Warner Archive, as to why the film never received a DVD release, and the work that went into bringing it out on Blu-ray in early 2020.

How the west was cast.

How the West Was 'Cast

Blood on the Moon (1948) – Andrew Patrick Nelson and Matthew Chernov interview Film Scholar Alan K. Rode

The gripping story of a down-and-out cowhand who becomes ensnared in a complex scheme to dupe a local rancher out of a fortune, the moody 1948 film Blood on the Moon combines the mythic milieu of the Hollywood Western with the dark psychological themes of a classic noir. On this engaging episode, Andrew Patrick Nelson chats with acclaimed author, biographer and film noir expert Alan K. Rode, whose latest book – titled Blood on the Moon – offers a fascinating analysis of this influential Western.

George Feltenstein, Alan K. Rode -- Casablanca.

The Extras PODCAST: George Feltenstein, Alan K. Rode

PODCAST: Dick Dinman and Alan K. Rode Salute The Blu-ray Restoration Of 3 Rare Classic Films!

Two rare film classics virtually thought lost (REPEAT PERFORMANCE and THE WHISTLE AT EATON FALLS) have been beautifully restored on Blu-ray by Flicker Alley and Flicker Fusion respectively and MVD Visual has just released an incredible restoration of Lewis Milestone’s certifiable WW2
classic A WALK IN THE SUN which also includes a superb documentary produced by producer/host Dick Dinman’s distinguished guest Film Noir Foundation Charter Director Alan K. Rode.

Victoria Riskin, Alan K. Rode, and William Wellman, Jr

Growing Up Hollywood: Alan K. Rode Interviews Victoria Riskin + William Wellman Jr.

Classic Movie Hub and the University Press of Kentucky, with co-host Citizen Screen, present the first event in the Screen Classics Discussion Series, ‘Growing Up Hollywood.’ Author Alan Rode (“Michael Curtiz: A Life In Film”) speaks with two children of Hollywood legends who are also successful biographers of their parents: Victoria Riskin, author of “Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir, ” and William Wellman, Jr., the author of “Wild Bill Wellman: Hollywood Rebel.” Recorded April 5, 2021.

Alan K. Rode and Scott Eyman

Interview with Scott Eyman

Alan K. Rode interviews noted American author and former book editor and art critic of The Palm Beach Post, Scott Eyman. Recorded on December 12, 2020.


Book cover for blood on the moon. Alan k rode. book cover photo of director Michael Curtiz book cover art photo of Charles McGraw

Blu-ray Discs

Alan contributed numerous commentaries and special feature appearances for a variety of Blu-ray© and DVD classic film releases.

Several recent releases include documentary featurettes produced by TVP Enterprises, Alan’s production company that he co-founded with filmmakers Steven C. Smith and Patrick Francis.

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