One of the main joys of creating these lists is discovering new titles, and that has certainly been true this time, and especially true of The Honeymoon Killers – a film whose irony is so brutal it’s actually quite beautiful.
Criminal Cinema Couples naturally alludes to lovers, but I’ve broadened the list to include non-romantic couples, and I thought of changing the title to Criminal Cinema Pairings, but then we would have lost the alliteration.
Anyway, in no particular order.
Jeanne Moreau and Maurice Ronet in Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud (Louis Malle, 1958).
Nominated by @annatwigg.
Shirley Stoler and Tony Lo Bianco in The Honeymoon Killers (Leonard Kastle and Donald Volkman, 1969). Thanks to @SkotArmstrong for this.
Richard Attenborough and Kim Stanley in Seance On A Wet Afternoon (Bryan Forbes, 1964).
This was my nomination.
Peggy Cummins and John Dall in Gun Crazy (Joseph H Lewis, 1950).
Suggested by @danehedaan.
John Philip Law and Marisa Mell in Danger: Diabolik (Mario Bava, 1968).
Nominated by @MjAllennn.
Bradford Dillman and Dean Stockwell in Compulsion (Richard Fleischer, 1959).
@allanholloway suggested this one.
Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins in Trouble In Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932).
Nominated by @jhpcine.
Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray in Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944).
Suggested by @BakerDave76, @dean_frey, @allanholloway.
John Dall and Farley Granger in Rope (Alfred Hitchcock, 1948).
@cherry_red186 nominated this one.
Lana Turner and John Garfield in The Postman Always Rings Twice (Tay Garnett, 1946).
Thanks to @GloriaBB2.