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Which of the following Rogues are your favorite (based solely on their acting in films noir)?

Dana Andrews
2
2%
Humphrey Bogart
13
13%
Richard Conte
2
2%
Brian Donlevy
0
No votes
Dan Duryea
6
6%
Glenn Ford
1
1%
Gloria Grahame
9
9%
Van Heflin
1
1%
Alan Ladd
1
1%
Veronica Lake
5
5%
Burt Lancaster
2
2%
Ida Lupino
10
10%
Fred MacMurray
4
4%
Robert Mitchum
12
12%
Dick Powell
2
2%
Edward G. Robinson
5
5%
Robert Ryan
9
9%
Lizabeth Scott
4
4%
Barbara Stanwyck
9
9%
Claire Trevor
0
No votes
 
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18. Red Pier (1958) * 99 min.

Good yakuza movie. It is a bit confusing at first because it is not explained why Jiro is in Kobe, which makes it harder to understand the gang relationships, but it turns out that he doesn't know the answers himself. A reviewer on imbd says it is supposedly based on Pepe le Moko, but if so very loosely, although one shot at the end did make me think of that film before I read that comment.

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1. No Man's Woman (1955) * 70 min.
2. The Big Heat (1953) 89 min.  #Gloria Grahame
3. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) * 121 min.
4. One Girl's Confession (1953) * 74 min.
5. Bait (1954) * 80 min.
6. The Crooked Web (1955) * 77 min.
7. Midnight (1934) * 73 min.  #Humphrey Bogart
8. Lethal Weapon (1987) * 110 min.
9. Oldboy (2003) * 120 min.
10. This Gun for Hire (1942) 81 min.  # Alan Ladd
11. Lady Vengeance (2005) * 115 min.
12. Private Hell 36 (1954) * 80 min.  #Ida Lupino
13. 99 River Street (1953) * 83 min.
14. The Glass Key (1942) 85 min.  #Brian Donlevy
15. Crime Wave (1953) * 74 min.
16. Night Must Fall (1937) * 116 min.
17. Escape in the Fog (1945) * 63 min.

*First time viewing.
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04. 2.0* - I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang by Mervyn LeRoy (1932)

A pretty solid classic, especially the first hour of the film was quite a surprise. Classic talkies tend to be somewhat slower and very focused on characters and narrative, but I'm a Fugitive from a Chain Gang races through its story. There's quite a lot to chew on, LeRoy made sure things weren't dragged out endlessly. When Allen returns from the war, he struggles to find his place in society. He's offered a job, but Allen's dream is to go into road construction. He decides to start his life anew, but before he can settle he gets convicted of a crime he didn't commit and ends up in a chain gang. The title explains the rest. Paul Muni does a great job in the lead. Though his character doesn't have too much depth, it's very easy to sympathize with him. The final 30 minutes are a bit of a downer though. Simple and extremely predictable social critique take some of the fun away, even so this was better than I expected.

Overly long narratives with slightly noteworthy b&w cinematography
01. 2.0* - Take Aim at the Police Van ['Jûsangô Taihisen' Yori: Sono Gosôsha o Nerae] by Seijun Suzuki (1960)
02. 1.0* - Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz (1945)
03. 1.5* - Pickup on South Street by Samuel Fuller (1953)
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93. Calcutta (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #370
Good ol' Alan Ladd...

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94. Chandler (1971) List: TSPDT Noir #741
Meh, felt like a TV movie even though in theory I like Warren Oates in this kind of role.

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95. Cop Hater (1958) List: TSPDT Noir #754
Weird to see a really young Robert Loggia... His face was definitely way less craggy. Also this one had a weird structure to it. There really wasn't a true protagonist until over halfway through the movie.

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96. Lady on a Train (1945) List: TSPDT Noir #358
Deanna Durbin is damned adorable...

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97. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) List: TSPDT Noir #748
Pretty underwhelming for Ridley Scott

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98. Suna no utsuwa a.k.a. Castle of Sand (1974) List: BFI 100 Key Noir Films
Very good but felt a little too long.

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99. La otra (1946) List: Film Noir During the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema
Very good psychological thriller. Thanks for the rec, blocho!

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100. The Lawless (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #434
Great socially conscious thriller reminiscent of Fury/Sound of Fury.

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101. The Two Jakes (1990) List: TSPDT Noir #559
Actually not bad given what it had to live up to.
Hang on ‘til he dropped dead
1. Among the Living (1941) List: TSPDT Noir #273
2. Ladies in Retirement (1941) List: TSPDT Noir #609
3. Yao shou du shi a.k.a. Wicked City (1992)
4. The Sleeping City (1950) TSPDT Noir #260
5. Man in the Vault (1956) #646 on Previous TSPDT Noir list
6. Le clan des Siciliens a.k.a. The Sicilian Clan (1969) List: 101 French Noirs
7. The Trap (1959) List: TSPDT Noir #637
8. The Full Treatment (1960) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
9. Pit of Darkness (1961) List: British Film Noir Guide
10. I ragazzi del massacro a.k.a. Naked Violence (1969) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
11. The Lady Gambles (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #809
12. The Hostage (1967) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
13. The Blue Lamp (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #832
14. Série noire (1979) (1979) List: TSPDT Noir #500
15. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #782
16. The Specialist (1975) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
17. Witch Hunt (1994)
18. Venetian Bird (1952) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
19. One Good Cop (1991) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
20. A Man Betrayed (1941) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
21. Sensitive New Age Killer (2000) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
22. Key Witness (1947) List: TSPDT Noir #503
23. Blues Harp (1998) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
24. Abandoned (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #269
25. Le foto proibite di una signora per bene a.k.a. Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
26. Johnny Come Lately (1943) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
27. The Man I Love (1947) List: TSPDT Noir #307
28. H (2002) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
29. The Racket (1928) List: #863 on Previous TSPDT Noir list
30. Hustle (1975) List: TSPDT Noir #657
31. The Marked One (1963) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
32. Murder Can Be Deadly (1962) List: British Film Noir Guide
33. Fallen (1998) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
34. Baby Face (1933) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir, From Berlin to Sin City
35. The Criminal a.k.a. Concrete Jungle (1960) List: TSPDT Noir #454
36. Cold in July (2014) List: Taste of Cinema's The 20 Best Neo-Noir Movies of the Past 5 Years
37. Body of Evidence (1993) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir, From Berlin to Sin City
38. Hell's Five Hours (1958) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
39. Walk East on Beacon! (1952) List: TSPDT Noir #713
40. Shed No Tears (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #625
41. Johnny Handsome (1989) List: TSPDT Noir #764
42. The Man Who Died Twice (1958) List: #650 on Previous TSPDT Noir list
43. Deep Cover (1992) List: TSPDT Noir #678
44. Money Madness (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #785
45. So Dark the Night (1946) ist: TSPDT Noir #180
46. Crime Against Joe (1956) ist: TSPDT Noir #651
47-53. The Big O Ep.1-26 (1999) List: Anime-Planet's Best Noir Anime
54. Così dolce... così perversa a.k.a. So Sweet... So Perverse (1969) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
55. L'enfer a.k.a. Torment (1994) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
56. The Price of Fear (1956) List: TSPDT Noir #548
57. The Big Empty (1997) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
58. House by the River (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #227
59. Es geschah am hellichten Tag a.k.a. It Happened In Broad Daylight (1958) List: Taschen's Top 50 Noir, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
60. Shin Jingi no Hakaba a.k.a. Graveyard of Honor (2002) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
61. The Quiller Memorandum (1966) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
62. Mord und Totschlag a.k.a. Degree of Murder (1967) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
63. The Big Operator (1959) List: Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)
64. Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998) List: Anime-Planet's Best Noir Anime
65. The Bribe (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #258
66. Jagged Edge (1985) List: TSPDT Noir #673
67. Uncle Silas (1947) List: British Film Noir Guide
68. The Argyle Secrets (1948) List: Previous TSPDT Noir List
69. Night Must Fall (1937) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide
70. Waga jinsei saiaku no toki a.k.a. Most Terrible Time In My Life (1993) List: Japanese Film Noir, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
71. Fourteen Hours (1951) List: TSPDT Noir #277
72. Across 110th Street (1972) List: The 20 Best Neo-Noir Films Of The 1970s (Taste of Cinema)
73. The Rain Killer (1990) List: The Blackboard's List of Neo-Noir
74. Hell's House (1932) List: Noirish: The Annex To John Grant's A Comprehensive Encyclopedia To Film Noir
75. Training Day (2001) List: TSPDT Noir #812
76. Midnight Lace (1960) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
77. The Shadow on the Window (1957) List: TSPDT Noir #594
78. Gonin a.k.a. The Five (1995) List: Japanese Film-Noir
79. The Long Haul (1957) List: TSPDT Noir #818
80. Pickup Alley (1957) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
81. Little Fish (2005) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
82. Mary (1931) List: American version Murder (filmed simultaneously) on A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
83. The Crush (1993) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
84. Nora Prentiss (1947) List: TSPDT Noir #196
85. To the Ends of the Earth (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #617
86. The Female Animal (1958) List: Kino's Film Noir: Dark Side of Cinema series
87. Whiteout (2009) List: Noirish - The Annex To John Grant's A Comprehensive Encyclopedia To Film Noir
88. The Tijuana Story (1957) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
89. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
90. Track the Man Down (1955) List: OpenCulture's 50 Free Film Noirs
91. She Played with Fire (1957) List: British Film Noir Guide (369 Films 1937-1964)
92. Catchfire a.k.a. Backtrack (1990) List: Taste of Cinema's The 20 Best Neo-Noir Films Of The 1990s
93. Calcutta (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #370
94. Chandler (1971) List: TSPDT Noir #741
95. Cop Hater (1958) List: TSPDT Noir #754
96. Lady on a Train (1945) List: TSPDT Noir #358
97. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) List: TSPDT Noir #748
98. Suna no utsuwa a.k.a. Castle of Sand (1974) List: BFI 100 Key Noir Films
99. La otra (1946) List: Film Noir During the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema
100. The Lawless (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #434
101. The Two Jakes (1990) List: TSPDT Noir #559
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1. The Wages of Fear (1953) 10/10
2. Rebecca (1940) 8/10
3. Cry Danger (1951) 7/10 #DickPowell
4. Gilda (1946) 7/10 #GlennFord
5. Brute Force (1947) 8/10 #BurtLancaster
6. Pushover (1954) 8/10 #FredMacMurray
7. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) 6/10 #DanaAndrews
8. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) 8/10 #HumphreyBogart
9. On Dangerous Ground (1951) 5/10 #RobertRyan
10. Cry of the City (1948) 6/10 #RichardConte
11. Casque d'Or (1952) 8/10
12. Crossfire (1947) 5/10 #RobertMitchum
13. Act of Violence (1949) 7/10 #VanHeflin
14. The Stranger (1946) 8/10 #EdwardG.Robinson
15. Born to Kill (1947) 8/10 #ClaireTrevor
16. The Hitch-Hiker (1953) 6/10
17. Human Desire (1954) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
18. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) 8/10 #BarbaraStanwyck
19. This Gun for Hire (1942) 8/10 #VeronicaLake
20. The Glass Key (1942) 7/10 #Alan Ladd
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11. Panic in the Streets (1950, Elia Kazan): 8.0 - In this very topical noir about stopping an epidemic from spreading, Richard Widmark is the medical army officer set out to find out the identity of unknown corpse, diagnosed with having the pneumonic plague. Paul Douglas is the police captain who first reluctantly but later respectfully helps him out. Jack Palance, making his debut, is the criminal actually responsible for killing patient 0, but has of course his own reasons to hide from the police. The acting overal is very solid, Widmark is very restraint and Palance just naturally very menacing. The directing by Kazan is fabulous, with great use of depth in staging his shots. The good use of location give it a very realistic feeling.
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1. The Glass Key (1942, Stuart Heisler) #Veronica Lake rewatch: 7.0 > 7.8
2. This Gun for Hire (1942, Frank Tuttle) #Alan Ladd: 7.2
3. Black Angel (1946, Roy William Neill) #Dan Duryea: 7.5
4. Cloak and Dagger (1946, Fritz Lang): 7.0
5. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946, Tay Garnett): 6.8 -
6. The Lady from Shanghai (1947, Orson Welles) rewatch: 6.0 > 7.5
7. Road House (1948, Jean Negulesco) #Ida Lupino: 6.5
8. Raw Deal (1948, Anthony Mann) #Claire Trevor: 7.2
9. Thieves' Highway (1949) #Richard Conte (rewatch): 7.8 > 8.2
10. Dark City (1950, William Dieterle) #Lizabeth Scott: 6.5
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43. The Lawless (1950, Losey) - 7/10
44. M (1951, Losey) - 7/10
Noirvember
1. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) - 7/10
2. Pushover (1954) - 8/10 #FredMacMurray #Blocho
3. Journey Into Fear (1943) - 6/10
4. Force of Evil (1948) - 7/10
5. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) - 8/10 #BurtLancaster
6. Fallen Angel (1945) - 5/10 #DanaAndrews
7. D.O.A (1949) - 7/10
8. Kiss of Death (1947) - 5/10 #BrianDonlevy
9. The October Man (1947) - 7/10 #Blocho
10. I Wake Up Screaming (1941) - 7/10
11. Conflict (1945) - 6/10 #HumphreyBogart
12. Cry of the City (1948) - 7/10 #RichardConte
13. Pitfall (1948) - 7/10 #LizabethScott
14. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10 #DickPowell #Blocho
15. Born to Kill (1957) - 5/10 #ClaireTrevor
16. The Long Memory (1953) - 7/10 #Blocho
17. Road House (1948, Negulesco) - 7/10 #IdaLupino
18. The Prowler (1951, Losey) - 5/10 #VanHeflin
19. Hollow Triumph (1948) - 7/10
20. The Dark Corner (1946) - 6/10
21. Desperate (1947) - 5/10
22. The Red House (1947) - 8/10 #EdwardGRobinson
23. Framed (1947) - 7/10 #GlennFord
24. Caught (1949, Ophüls) - 6/10 #RobertRyan
25. The File on Thelma Jordon (1959) - 7/10 #BarbaraStanwyck
26. The Great Flamarion (1945) - 6/10 #DanDuryea
27. Ramrod (1947) - 6/10 #VeronicaLake
28. Angel Face (1953) - 6/10 #RobertMitchum
29. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) - 8/10 #GloriaGrahame
30. La otra (1946) - 7/10 #Blocho
31. Appointment with Danger (1950) 6/10 #AlanLadd
32. The Street with No Name (1948) 6/10
33. Blues in the Night (1941) - 7/10
34. Kansas City Confidential (1952) - 7/10
35. Side Street (1950) - 5/10
36. Ride the Pink Horse (1947) - 6/10
37. Border Incident (1949) 6/10
38. Where Danger Lives (1950) - 6/10
39. While the City Sleeps (1956. F. Lang) 8/10
40. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956, F. Lang) 6/10
41. Caged (1950) - 6/10
42. Detective Story (1951) - 7/10
43. The Lawless (1950, Losey) - 7/10
44. M (1951, Losey) - 7/10
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28. Dead End (1937 / William Wyler) 4/10 #ClaireTrevor
Crime drama featuring fairly early roles for several soon-to-be stars (Bogart, Trevor and Mccrea), set around a New York City waterfront intersection between the upper classes and the underclass, specifically a group of street urchins. Like a lot of Wyler's films, it's well produced, the large-scale set in particular, but dramatically turgid. The heavily-telegraphed social message about the dangers of gangs and crime becomes less tolerable and more grating as the film progresses.
29. Poison Ivy (1992 / Katt Shea) 3/10
This is a variation on a subgenre that generally appeals to me: that of an outsider entering a social setting (usually a family) and upsetting the established order. This time it takes the form of a glossy early '90s erotic thriller, with a teenage Drew Barrymore as the outsider joining Sara Gilbert's wealthy family.
30. Lady in the Lake (1947 / Robert Montgomery) 6/10
31. Pulp (1972 / Mike Hodges) 6/10 #LizabethScott
Michael Caine plays a Marlowesque pulp fiction writer employed to ghost write a biography of Mickey Rooney's ageing film star. An enjoyably lackadaisical yarn.
32. Dick Tracy (1945 / William A. Berke) 4/10
33. One Way Street (1950 / Hugo Fregonese) 6/10 #DanDuryea
32. The Prowler (1951 / Joeph Losey) 7/10 #VanHeflin
I'd never thought much of Heflin other than as a reliable but unspectacular leading man, but here he's excellent playing a manipulative cop who strikes up a romance with a woman whose house he's called to one night.
33. A Woman's Face (1941 / George Cukor) 8/10
Joan Crawford's possibly my favourite Golden Age actress. I have an affinity with her; her voice, her passion, the roles she took, the way she could bring sympathy to brittle or unlikeable characters. I also, come to think of it, seem to enjoy films based around disfigured faces or facial transformations (Dark Passage, The Face of Another, The Elephant Man, Open Your Eyes), so it probably shouldn't be a surprise that I liked this so much. It contains what's perhaps one of Crawford's best performances, an unusual story of a woman with a severe facial scarring who leads a gang of grifters, soon joined by an equally impressive Conrad Veidt, with whom she falls in love.
34. Gaslight (1944 / George Cukor) 7/10
35. T-Men (1947 / Anthony Mann) 7/10
36. The Franchise Affair (1951 / Lawrence Huntington) 4/10
37. The Asphalt Jungle (1950 / John Huston) 7/10
38. Dick Tracy (1990 / Warren Beatty) 5/10
Secret Beyond the Door...
1. The Night Has Eyes (1942 / Leslie Arliss) 5/10
Two teachers take a holiday in the Yorkshire Moors where their friend and colleague went missing the year before. They end up lodging with surly James Mason - in one of his frequent surly, tortured roles - who seems to have been connected to the missing woman.
2. Stolen Death (1938 / Nyrki Tapiovaara) 7/10
3. Desperate (1947 / Anthony Mann) 6/10
4. The Frightened City (1961 / John Lemont) 6/10
Had to get a Sean Connery film in, although he didn't do much that could be considered Noir. He plays a reluctant henchman to one member of consortium of mobster extortionists. There's not much originality here, but things clip along thanks to a fairly large cast of varied characters. It's hard not to look for the foreshadowing of Bond, and while Connery's a little wooden, there are indications of what would soon become the suave spy in some of the action and romance scenes. In fact, I'm convinced his quip "I must promote the Entente Cordiale" upon first seeing Yvonne Romain's sexy 'French' dancer was later used by Bond himself (maybe Moore).
5. Address Unknown (1944 / William Cameron Menzies) 6/10
6. Don't Talk to Strange Men (1962 / Pat Jackson) 6/10
Offbeat film about a teenage girl who answers a call to a phone box on a quiet country lane one day and strikes up a relationship with the stranger on the other end. There's a good build up of unease as the naive girl falls deeper and deeper under the anonymous caller's thrall. Unfortunately, inevitably, the ending is extremely rushed and routine.
7. The Ghost Camera (1933 / Bernard Vorhaus) 5/10 #IdaLupino
While returning from holiday, a camera drops into the back seat of a man's (Henry Kendall) car. He develops the negatives, one of which appears to depict a murder, another of which shows a woman (Lupino) who he tracks down and together they try to trace the owner of the camera: her brother. One of Ida Lupino's first films, made in England before her move to Hollywood. It's hard to believe she can have been no older than 15 here. She also looks different than I'm used to seeing her thanks to the bleached blonde hairdo. A breezy caper, not dissimilar to those Hitchcock was making around the time, with a few unpredictable moments.
8. Dilemma (1962 / Peter Maxwell) 5/10
Peter Halliday returns to his quiet suburban home one day to find a dying man on his bathroom floor. Assuming the unknown man had attacked his (absent) wife, he panics and, in the face of continual interruptions, attempts to hide the corpse. It's an idiosyncratic, blackly comic little film, let down by a conclusion that rings a little false.
9. The Whip Hand (1951 / William Cameron Menzies) 5/10
10. The October Man (1947 / Roy Ward Baker) 4/10 Blocho's Recommendations
11. The Woman on Pier 13 (1949 / Robert Stevenson) 4/10 #RobertRyan
Robert Ryan is an ex-communist shipping merchant who is blackmailed by his old party associates into doing their bidding. A red scare movie where the communists behave more like mobsters. Ryan can't elevate the clunky plotting.
12. The Lost Moment (1947 / Martin Gabel) 6/10
13. Gibraltar (2013 / Julien Leclercq) 5/10
Based on a true story. In 1987, a French bar owner in Gibraltar desperately in debt with his mortgage is recruited by French customs agents (not sure how they fit in with Gibraltarian trade in reality) to inform on drug smugglers transporting hashish over the narrow straight between Morocco and Gibraltar, with the promise of a cash reward. He quickly ends up embroiled with both the authorities and the smugglers as a sort of low-key Henry Hill-type stooge. In some ways it calls back to To Have and Have Not, with the reluctant maritime smuggler in a sleepy foreign outpost. The protagonist (Gilles Lellouche) is the typical French leading man: unshaven, pensive, but in this instance not very involving. The unusual location lends it some distinction.
14. Night Nurse (1931 / William A. Wellman) 6/10 #BarbaraStanwyck
15. The Criminal Code (1930 / Howard Hawks) 6/10
16. The Lodger (1944 / John Brahm) 6/10
17. A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019 / Abner Pastoll) 4/10
18. Horseplayer (1990 / Kurt Voss) 6/10
19. Cornered (1945 / Edward Dmytryk) 6/10 #DickPowell
20. I Wake Up Screaming (1941 / H. Bruce Humberstone) 7/10
21. The Locket (1946 / John Brahm) 6/10 #RobertMitchum
22. Scarface (1932 / Howard Hawks) 7/10
23. Man in the Attic (1953 / Hugo Fregonese) 5/10
24. Good-Time Girl (1948 / David MacDonald) 6/10
25. Convicted (1950 / Henry Levin) 6/10 #GlennFord
26. The Window (1949 / Ted Tetzlaff) 7/10
27. Caged (1950 / John Cromwell) 4/10
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19. Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944) 8/10 ... my wife hadn't seen this one before, so it was time for a rewatch
20. Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955) 7/10
21. Broken City (Allen Hughes, 2013) 6.5/10 ... pretty entertaining but fairly predictable and about 20 minutes of irrelevant plotlines
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Finishing up the Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959) list

101. Lost, Lonely and Vicious (1958) Troubled actor is lost, kind of lonely, not so vicious.
102. Man in the Shadow (1957) Sherriff faces off against the ranch owner who runs the town, over a murdered ranch hand, while Orson Welles picks up a paycheck.
103. Mystery in Mexico (1948) The only mystery here is how the girl fell for the detective so quickly.
104. Never Trust a Gambler (1951) Never trust a gambler unless you can fall in love with a cop.
105. Outside the Law (1956) Army parolee goes undercover to avenge a friend's death, crack a counterfeiting ring, and show up his father.
Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)
1. As You Desire Me (1932) Is alcoholic singer Zara really Bruno's amnesiac wife Maria?
2. Blood Money (1933) The corrupt world of a Los Angeles bail bondsman.
3. I Cover the Waterfront (1933) Reporter covers the waterfront and uncovers illegal immigrant smuggling ring.
4. Midnight Mary (1933) Hoodlum's moll finds salvation in the arms of a blue-blood lawyer.
5. The Racketeer (1929 It was beauty killed the beast as racketeer Robert Armstrong falls in love and lets down his guard.
6. The Sphinx (1933) The old one-twin-provides-an-alibi-for-the-murderous-twin routine.
7. The Man with Two Faces (1934) Actor adopts a second persona to rid his sister, and the world, of his snake of a brother-in-law.
8. The Famous Ferguson Case (1932) Small-town newspaper covers big-league murder, horned in by the major press, proving that Fake News has been around for some time.
9. The Doorway to Hell (1930) Crime boss retires from the rackets but they pull him back in. He exits through the doorway to hell
10. Letty Lynton (1932) Socialite wants to marry, but is blackmailed by former lover. Is there only one way out?
11. Night Nurse (1931) #Barbara Stanwyck Newly minted nurse foils a murder for inheritance scheme.
12. Two Seconds (1932) #Edward G. Robinson In the two seconds between electrocution and death, a man relives the experience that brought him to the death house.
13. The Big Shakedown (1934) Idealistic druggist gets involved with bootleggers to make counterfeit drugs.
14. Paid (1930) Wrongfully imprisoned shop girl seeks revenge upon release, but finds love instead.
15. Pick-up (1933) Girl released from prison is picked up by a cabbie. They live happily ever after until her husband is released from jail.
16. Dark Hazard (1934) Compulsive gambler wins, loses, wins, loses, goes to the dogs - literally.
17. The Widow from Chicago (1930) Sister of slain cop poses as hood's widow to infiltrate the mob and find her brother's killer. Then the hood shows up alive.
18. The Finger Points (1931) Naïve reporter joins forces with the mob to suppress stories, winds up suppressed himself.
19. Vengeance Is Mine (1949) A man who thinks he's dying arranges to be murdered so he can frame the man who had sent him to prison. Then the doctor comes up with a cure, but the hit man can't be found.
20. Cosh Boy (1953) Juvenile delinquent goes from muggings to murder.
21. Assassin for Hire (1951) Hit man poses as rare stamp dealer to support his talented brother, but can he outwit Scotland Yard?
22. Women of Twilight (1952) Unwed mothers fall prey to a baby-farming boarding house proprietor.
23. Lady of Vengeance (1957) Newspaper publisher seeks to stamp out the person responsible for the death of his ward.
24. Beat Girl (1960) Juvenile delinquent makes life tough for new stepmother.
25. The Spy in Black (1939) During WW I a U-boat captain is sent to sink the British fleet, but runs into unexpected opposition.
26. Tiger in the Smoke (1956) No tigers or smoke, but a convoluted chase for wartime treasure.
27. A Gunman Has Escaped (1948) A gunman has escaped, sweetheart.
28. Delayed Action (1954) Suicidal man sells his life to a criminal to use as an alibi before the big sleep.
29. Paranoic (1963) Dead brother comes back to life to claim inheritance, or is the sister a paranoic?
30. Strange Alibi (1941) Undercover cop offers a strange alibi to prove he didn't kill the police chief.
31. The Third Alibi (1961) Composer needs a third alibi when his mistress is found dead, instead of the wife he intended to kill.
32. Dual Alibi (1948) Twin acrobats provide a dual alibi for each other after one of them (but which one) committed a murder.
33. Midnight Alibi (1934) A gambler accused of murder gets a midnight alibi from an old woman whose beau of her youth he resembles
34. Suspended Alibi (1957) A man using a friend as cover for his affair has a suspended alibi until he can prove he didn't kill the friend.
35. Dead Presidents (1995) A Vietnam vet turns to crime and implausibly robs the New York Federal Reserve.
36. Joy Ride (2001) Road tripping college students tangle with a maniacal truck driver they pranked via CB radio
37. Raising Cain (1992) Every DePalma trope rolled into one. I'd be raising Cain if they had asked me to green-light this.
38. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Executive Suite meets The Front Page meets the Coen Brothers.
39. Deux hommes dans Manhattan (1959) A French reporter and photographer track down a missing diplomat in New York City.
40. New Rose Hotel (1998) The 90s condensed into a Neo-Noir.
41. Die Straße (1923)
42. Die freudlose Gasse (1925)
43. Dirnentragödie (1927)
44. The Driller Killer (1979) Artist goes insane, kills people with a power drill.
45. Fear City (1984) Insane stalker slashes strippers; ex-boxer/talent manager tracks him down.
46. The Blackout (1997) Actor tries to recall what happened during a blacked-out night in his past, with ramifications for his present.47. Meet Boston Blackie (1941) Ex-jewel thief gets mixed up with a spy ring, while Inspector Farraday tries to pin a murder and missing pearls on him.
48. Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941) Blackie gets framed for a murder at an auction and has to find the real murderer to clear his name
49. Alias Boston Blackie (1942) Blackie hosts a variety show at a prison, and when a wrongfully convicted prisoner escapes, Blackie is implicated.
50. Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942) In order to help a friend, Blackie has to break into his house and safe, but try convincing Inspector Farraday that it's not a crime.
51. After Midnight With Boston Blackie (1943) Once again Blackie has to steal something to help a friend, and once again Inspector Farraday has his suspicions.
52. Dick Tracy (1945) Comic strip detective comes to life in the first of a series.
53. Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) Dick Tracy meets Gruesome, who is using a gas that freezes people in order to rob banks.
54. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) Dick Tracy's own Lex Luthor, Cueball, steals stolen diamonds and murders people, while Tess Trueheart baits a trap.
55. Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947) Dick Tracy tracks down The Claw, who's involved in fur theft, insurance scams and murder, but I'm not sure what the dilemma is.56. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (1940) Detective Mike Shayne, hired to keep a millionaire's daughter away from gamblers, winds up involved in murder.
57. Sleepers West (1941) Detective Mike Shayne escorts a star witness to San Francisco via train, runs into an old flame and people who want to stop the witness
58. Dressed to Kill (1941) Detective Mike Shayne is dressed to kill for his wedding, but the nuptials are interrupted by a murder
59. Blue, White and Perfect (1942) Detective Mike Shayne plays a game of "button button who's got the button" aboard an ocean liner, tracking down stolen industrial diamonds.
60. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1942) Detective Mike Shayne tracks down a murderer who happens to be the man who wouldn't die.
61. Just Off Broadway (1942) Detective Mike Shayne tracks down the murderer of a key witness in a murder trial; the killer is found just off Broadway
62. Time to Kill (1942) Detective Mike Shayne is hired to find an antique coin that got remade 5 years later as The Brasher Doubloon (1947).
63. Murder is My Business (1946) Detective Mike Shayne tries to find a murderer, before he gets framed for the murder himself.
64. Larceny in Her Heart (1946) Detective Mike Shayne is hired to find a client's missing stepdaughter, but she winds up dead, but then she isn't.
65. Blonde for a Day (1946) Detective Mike Shayne returns to Los Angeles to help his reporter pal Tim who was shot for reporting on murders tied to the gambling syndicate.
66. Three on a Ticket (1947) Detective Mike Shayne stumbles upon a mystery when a mortally wounded P.I. stumbles into his office.
67. Too Many Winners (1947) Detective Mike Shayne has another vacation postponed when he is hired to figure out who is counterfeiting winning tickets at the racetrack.
68. Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) Master detective Nick Carter foils wartime spies at an aircraft factory.
69. Phantom Raiders (1940) Nick Carter investigates an insurance scam that involves blowing up cargo ships near Panama.
70. Sky Murder (1940) Nick Carter stumbles across a murder mid-flight, and solves it while uncovering a nest of spies.
71. A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) Radio detective Greg Sherman solves crimes before the police can, but then he becomes a suspect in two murders
72. The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934) Bulldog Drummond leads a movement against those who want to drag England into another war.
73. Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951) Bulldog Drummond goes undercover to infiltrate a gang that is terrorizing London. Then he gets found out. Will he escape?
74. Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) Documentary on Film Noir, featuring classic clips, genre experts and current filmmakers.
75. Shorts Program 1: 90 minutes
a. Divided Highway: The Story of 'They Drive by Night' (2003) 11 min. The Making of "They Drive By Night (1940)
b. The Damned Don't Cry: The Crawford Formula - Real and Reel(2005) 13 min. The Making of "The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
c. The Petrified Forest: Menace in the Desert (2005) 15 min. The Making of "The Petrified Forest" (1936)
d. Killer Instincts: Richard Widmark and Ida Lupino at Twentieth Century Fox (2008) 16 min. The Making of "Road House" (1948)
e. Rogue Male: The Making of "Man Hunt" (1941) 17 min. The Making of "Man Hunt" (1941)
f. The Roaring Twenties: The World Moves On (2005) 18 min. The Making of "The Roaring Twenties" (1939)
76. Shorts Program 2: 95 minutes
a. Curtains for Roy Earle: The Story of 'High Sierra' (2003) 15 min. The Making of "High Sierra" (1941)
b. Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films (2006) 20 min. An examination of women in gangster and noir films.
c. In a Lonely Place: Revisited (2003) 20 min. In a Lonely Place (1950) Revisited
d. The Lady from Shanghai: A Discussion with Peter Bogdanovich (2000) 20 min. An examination of "The Lady from Shanghai" (1947)
e. Beer and Blood: Enemies of the Public (2005) 20 min. An examination of "The Public Enemy" (1931)
77. Shorts Program 3: 96 minutes
a. Remember to Live (1954) 24 min. A Korean War veteran and artist has problems adjusting to civilian life. Upon his return, he finds he's unable to paint. Being involved with two different women--one sweet and demure, the other a siren--only complicates matters. With Noir stalwarts Dane Clark and Cleo Moore.
b. The Payoff (1956) 24 min. A private investigator is hired by a pretty blonde to collect an envelope at a boxing match and deliver it to her the next day. What's in the envelope causes some inconvenience. With Noir stalwarts Howard Duff and Janet Blair.
c. Welcome to the Big House (2006) 18 min. An examination of classic Warner Brothers prison films.
d. Private Screenings: Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell (1996) 30 min. Mitchum and Russell discuss noirs they were in together or separately: Undercurrent (1946), Out of the Past (1947), His Kind of Woman (1951), Macao (1952) and The Night of the Hunter (1955).
78. Shorts Program 4: 90 minutes
a. 20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (1933) 20 min. Vitaphone parody of "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" (1932)
b. A Crime Does Not Pay Subject: "Women in Hiding' (1940) 20 min. Expectant mothers fall prey to unscrupulous practitioners.
c. Sunset Blvd.': A Look Back (2002) 25 min. An examination of "Sunset Blvd." (1950)
d. Night and the City - Two Scores 25 min. A Criterion extra - a comparison of the scores for the British and American versions of "Night and the City" (1950)
79. Appointment in Honduras (1953) #Glenn Ford hijacks a ship so he can run guns through the jungle to the rebels.
80. Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard (1950) David Harding works with Scotland Yard to protect U.S. missile secrets - but who is the enemy?
81. Killer McCoy (1947) #Brian Donlevy Son of a vaudevillian becomes prize fighter, falls in love with a gambler's daughter. Realistic fight scenes.
82. Motor Patrol (1950) Motorcycle cop goes undercover to catch a gang of homicidal car thieves.
83. Mr. District Attorney (1941) Fledgling D.A. and crusading reporter meet cute, swap hats, track down corruption while Peter Lorre skulks around.
84. Mr. District Attorney (1947) Assistant D.A. falls for a woman involved in the gang that he is investigating.
85. Pay or Die! (1960) Early 20th Century Italian-American cop fights the Black Hand in Little Italy.
86. Radar Secret Service (1950) In the future, which looks remarkably like 1950, a Federal agency uses radar to fight crime.
87. The Young One (1960) Man accused of rape finds refuge on an island where another man commits statutory rape. Plus racism.
88. Roaring City (1951) When not renting boats, Dennis O'Brien solves mysteries in the roaring city of San Francisco - if he can stay ahead of the cops.
89. Sky Liner (1949) Murder and intrigue aboard the Sky Liner, but can FBI agent Blair find the murderer and the spy?
90. Ring of Fear (1954) Former circus worker rejoins circus to exact revenge.
91. Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949) Seaman Dantes doesn't realize he's the heir to the Count of Monte Cristo's fortune, but the crooked lawyer who sets him up for murder does.
92. Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951) #Claire Trevor #Robert Ryan (cameo) Beautiful girl hits tennis balls hard and fast. Manipulative mother is just hard.
93. The Quare Fellow (1962) Rookie jailer er, um, learns the ropes of his job during the events leading up to the hanging of the quare fellow (condemned man).
94. Not Wanted (1949) Unwed mother gave up her baby, tried to kidnap another so we could have a flashback and learn her story.
95. Double Jeopardy (1955) Double whiskey more like it. Drunk blackmailer gets killed by his wife's boyfriend, casting suspicion on the blackmailer's target.
96. Escape Route (1952) FBI agent goes undercover in London to catch kidnapper of nuclear scientists; gets him AND the girl.
97. Heartaches (1947) Up and coming movie crooner lip-synchs to another singer's voice, but is that any reason to try and kill him?
98. Hidden Fear (1957) American cop comes to Denmark to clear sister of murder, stumbles across counterfeiting ring. Not sure which fear is hidden.
99. House of Horrors (1946) Second-rate sculptor saves the life of a first-rate psycho, whom he convinces to kill his critics.
100. Kill Me Tomorrow (1957) Alcoholic reporter agrees to take a murder rap in exchange for the money for his son's operation.
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69. Angel Heart (1987, Parker) 6
70. The American Friend (1977, Wenders) 6
71. Cape Fear (1962, Thompson) 7
72. Cape Fear (1991, Scorsese) 6
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1. Criss Cross (1949, Siodmak) 7 #DanDuryea
2. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950, Preminger) 7 #DanaAndrews
3. The Big Clock (1948, Farrow) 8
4. Caged (1950, Cromwell) 7
5. Detective Story (1951, Wyler) 8
6. Body and Soul (1947, Rossen) 7
7. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946, Garnett) 7
8. This Gun for Hire (1942, Tuttle) 7 #VeronicaLake
9. Raw Deal (1948, Mann) 7 #ClaireTrevor
10. D.O.A. (1949, Maté) 6
11. Phantom Lady (1944, Siodmak) 8
12. T-Men (1947, Mann) 6
13. On Dangerous Ground (1951, Ray/Lupino) 8 #IdaLupino
14. Act of Violence (1949, Zinnemann) 6 #RobertRyan
15. The Glass Key (1942, Heisler) 7 #AlanLadd
16. Niagara (1953, Hathaway) 6
17. The Street with No Name (1948, Keighley) 7
18. Human Desire (1954, Lang) 7 #GlennFord
19. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959, Wise) 8 #GloriaGrahame
20. Kiss of Death (1947, Hathaway) 8 #BrianDonlevy
21. Kansas City Confidential (1952, Karlson) 8
22. Ride the Pink Horse (1947, Montgomery) 7
23. Clash by Night (1952, Lang) 7 #BarbaraStanwyck
24. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940, Ingster) 7
25. Dark Passage (1947, Daves) 8 #HumphreyBogart
26. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946, Milestone) 7 #VanHeflin
27. Desperate (1947, Mann) 7
28. He Walked by Night (1948, Werker/Mann) 7
29. Where Danger Lives (1950, Farrow) 6 #RobertMitchum
30. The Wild Goose Lake (2019, Diao) 6
31. Black Angel (1946, Neill) 7
32. I Wake Up Screaming (1941, Humberstone) 6
33. Hollow Triumph (1948, Sekely/Henreid) 6
34. Side Street (1950, Mann) 6
35. The Dark Mirror (1946, Siodmak) 7
36. Pitfall (1948, De Toth) 7 #DickPowell
37. The Blue Gardenia (1953, Lang) 7 #RichardConte
38. Born to Kill (1947, Wise) 5
39. Cry of the City (1948, Siodmak) 8
40. Road House (1948, Negulesco) 7
41. Border Incident (1949, Mann) 6
42. Fallen Angel (1945, Preminger) 7
43. The Dark Corner (1946, Hathaway) 7
44. Dead Reckoning (1947, Cromwell) 8 #LizabethScott
45. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949, Siodmak) 7
46. Lady in the Lake (1946, Montgomery) 7
47. Call Northside 777 (1948, Hathaway) 7
48. Sudden Fear (1952, Miller) 7
49. Brighton Rock (1948, Boulting) 7
50. The Seventh Victim (1943, Robson) 6
51. The Killers (1964, Siegel) 8
52. Mona Lisa (1986, Jordan) 8
53. One False Move (1992, Franklin) 7
54. Cutter's Way (1981, Passer) 7
55. Quai des Orfevres (1947, Clouzot) 6
56. Body Heat (1981, Kasdan) 8
57. Manhunter (1986, Mann) 8
58. True Romance (1993, Scott) 7
59. Murder by Contract (1958, Lerner) 7
60. The Spiral Staircase (1946, Siodmak) 6
61. The Limey (1999, Soderbergh) 7
62. Pale Flower (1964, Shinoda) 8
63. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947, Hamer) 7
64. The Small Back Room (1949, Powell/Pressburger) 8
65. Pushover (1954, Quine) 7 #FredMacMurray #blocho
66. I Walk Alone (1947, Haskin) 7 #BurtLancaster
67. The Red House (1947,Daves) 5 #EdwardGRobinson #roguescomplete
68. Dark City (1998, Proyas) 6
69. Angel Heart (1987, Parker) 6
70. The American Friend (1977, Wenders) 6
71. Cape Fear (1962, Thompson) 7
72. Cape Fear (1991, Scorsese) 6
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19. Voice Without a Shadow (1958) * 92 min.

Reporter investigates blackmail and murder to aid former co-employee.

Spoiler
1. No Man's Woman (1955) * 70 min.
2. The Big Heat (1953) 89 min.  #Gloria Grahame
3. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) * 121 min.
4. One Girl's Confession (1953) * 74 min.
5. Bait (1954) * 80 min.
6. The Crooked Web (1955) * 77 min.
7. Midnight (1934) * 73 min.  #Humphrey Bogart
8. Lethal Weapon (1987) * 110 min.
9. Oldboy (2003) * 120 min.
10. This Gun for Hire (1942) 81 min.  # Alan Ladd
11. Lady Vengeance (2005) * 115 min.
12. Private Hell 36 (1954) * 80 min.  #Ida Lupino
13. 99 River Street (1953) * 83 min.
14. The Glass Key (1942) 85 min.  #Brian Donlevy
15. Crime Wave (1953) * 74 min.
16. Night Must Fall (1937) * 116 min.
17. Escape in the Fog (1945) * 63 min.
18. Red Pier (1958) * 99 min.

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58. Blink (1993)

Giallo-esque thriller, with Madeline Stowe as a blind woman who gets an operation and regains her sight, but not completely, and then sees a serial killer - or does she?
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59a. Man with a Camera: Six Faces of Satan (1958)
59b. Man with a Camera: Lady on the Loose (1958)
59c. Man with a Camera: The Last Portrait (1959)
59d. Man with a Camera: Face of Murder (1959)

60a. Man with a Camera: Mute Evidence (1959)
60b. Man with a Camera: The Big Squeeze (1959)
60c. Dragnet: The Big Frame (1954)
60d. Dragnet: The Big False Make (1954)

Spoiler
1. Edge of Doom (1950) #DanaAndrews
2. Marriage of Convenience (1960)
3. The Sleeping City (1950) #RichardConte
4. City of Shadows (1955)
5a. Peter Gunn: Murder on the Midway (1959)
5b. Peter Gunn: Pecos Pete (1959)
5c. Peter Gunn: Scuba (1959)
5d. Peter Gunn: Edie Finds a Corpse (1959)
6. Blackout (1950)
7. Dancing with Crime (1947)
8a. Man with a Camera: Double Negative (1958)
8b. Man with a Camera: Another Barrier (1958)
8c. Man with a Camera: Blind Spot (1958)
8d. Man with a Camera: Two Strings of Pearls (1958)
9. Nightmare (1942) #BrianDonlevy
10. Macadam (1946)
11. The Big Shot (1942) #HumphreyBogart
12. Miami Expose (1956)
13. Revolt in the Big House (1958)
14. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
15. The Boss (1956)
16. Larceny (1948) #DanDuryea
17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
18. Roughshod (1949) #GloriaGrahame
19. Shed No Tears (1948)
20. Love from a Stranger (1937)
21. Ransom! (1956) #GlennFord
22. Blue Steel (1990)
23. A Dangerous Profession (1949)
24. The Malpas Mystery (1960)
25. Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)
26. Body Chemistry (1990)
27. La lumiere d'en face (1955)
28. Dial 999 (1955)
29. Dead Bang (1989)
30. Grand Central Murder (1942) #VanHeflin
31. Unmasked (1950)
32. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) #AlanLadd
33. Saigon (1947) #VeronicaLake (l)
34. Last Embrace (1979)
35. Cosh Boy (1953)
36. Mad at the World (1955)
37. Urge to Kill (1960)
38. Man in the Vault (1956)
39. Strange Intruder (1956) #IdaLupino
40. Rope of Sand (1949) #BurtLancaster
41. Face of a Fugitive (1959) #FredMacMurray
42. Not as a Stranger (1955) #RobertMitchum
43a. Four Star Playhouse: The Hard Way (1953) #DickPowell
43b. Dragnet: The Big Shoplift (1954)
43c. Dragnet: The Big Hit-Run Killer (1954)
43d. Dragnet: The Big Girl (1954)
44. Terror at Midnight (1956)
45. Vice Squad (1953) #EdwardGRobinson
46. Clue of the Twisted Candle (1960)
47. The Secret Fury (1950) #RobertRyan
48a. Peter Gunn: The Dirty Word (1959)
48a. Peter Gunn: The Ugly Frame (1959)
48a. Peter Gunn: The Lederer Story (1959)
48a. Peter Gunn: Keep Smiling (1959)
49. One Way Street (1950)
50. Impulse (1954)
51. The Weapon (1956) #LizabethScott
52. The 13th Letter (1951)
53. The Guilty (1947)
54. Footsteps in the Night (1957)
55. Les eaux troubles (1949)
56. Final Analysis (1992)
57. Nightbeat (1947)
58. Blink (1993)
59a. Man with a Camera: Six Faces of Satan (1958)
59b. Man with a Camera: Lady on the Loose (1958)
59c. Man with a Camera: The Last Portrait (1959)
59d. Man with a Camera: Face of Murder (1959)
60a. Man with a Camera: Mute Evidence (1959)
60b. Man with a Camera: The Big Squeeze (1959)
60c. Dragnet: The Big Frame (1954)
60d. Dragnet: The Big False Make (1954)
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Progress towards becoming a Czar of Noir
1. House of Bamboo (1955) #RobertRyan
2. The Window (1949)
3. Road House (1948) #IdaLupino
4. Railroaded! (1947)
5. Hustle (1975)
6. Impact (1949) #BrianDonlevy
7. La Otra (1946) #Blocho'sNoirBlock
8. Cry Danger (1951) #Blocho'sNoirBlock + #DickPowell
9. China Moon (1994)
10. Night Falls (1952)
11. The Dark Mirror (1946)
12. So Dark The Night (1946)
13. The Mask of Diijon (1946)
14. He Walked by Night (1948)
15. Where Danger Lives (1950) #RobertMitchum
16. The Great Flamarion (1945) #DanDuryea
17. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949) #BarbaraStanwyck
18. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) #EdwardG.Robinson
19. A Cry in the Night (1956) #AlanLadd
20. The Glass Key (1942) #VeronicaLake
21. The Enforcer (1951) #HumphreyBogart

22. Fallen Angel (1945) #DanaAndrews

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After an amazing opening credits scene, shot from a moving bus with street sign credits popping up, this soon settles into a more mundane affair. Andrews talks the talk but has little chemistry with either female lead and Alice Faye is not very good as a heiress. Very suddenly marrying Andrews and then blindly trusting him, Faye feels far too naive for credibility. Linda Darnell is solid as the 'other woman', but she does not have a lot of screen time.
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10. Backfire, by Vincent Sherman (1950) 7,5/10

Quite a classic noir, but the pacing is perfect and the plot is just lovely.

11. Sea of Love, by Harold Becker (1989) 6,5/10

Classic Serial Killer hunt, but the policemen seduce lonely girls in order to fin the killer... Al Pacino and John Goodman make the film entertaining, in spite of a weak plot...

12. Visaaranai, by Vetrimaaran (2015) 7,5/10

Quite a dark portrayal of police corruption and political intrigue in Tamil Nadu, as this thriller is based on actual facts.
Films fatals (09)
01. Hollow Triumph / The Scar, by Steve Sekely (1948) 7,5/10
02. The Dark Mirror, by Robert Siodmak (1946) 8/10
03. Dead Reckoning, by John Cromwell (1947) 10/10 #Humphrey Bogart
04. Road House, by Jean Negulesco (1948) 7/10 #Richard Widmark oops #Ida Lupino
05. The Street with no name, by William Keighley (1948) 7,5/10
06. Scandal Sheet, by Phil Karlson (1952) 8/10
07. Escape in the Fog, by Budd Boetticher (1945) 6/10
08. Address unknown, by William Cameron Menzies (1944) 7,5/10
09. Cry Danger, by Robert Parrish (1951) 7,5/10
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6. Caged (Cromwell, 1950). A WIP movie? Didn't expect that. But it's nonetheless good, if a bit high-strung at times.
7. Where the Sidewalk Ends (Preminger, 1950). I said earlier that Dana Andrews was the protagonist even when he was a cad. Same thing in this one. I liked the central conflict in this one even if the ending felt forced.
8. Detective Story (Wyler, 1951). Kirk Douglas plays prototype robo-cop, only this time the bad guy is his faulty programming. Oh wait...

Spoiler
1. Kansas City Confidential (Karlson, 1952).
2. Stranger on the Third Floor (Ingster, 1940).
3. The Glass Key (Heisler, 1942).
4. Fallen Angel (Preminger, 1945).
5. Blue Dahlia (Marshall, 1946).
6. Caged (Cromwell, 1950).
7. Where the Sidewalk Ends (Preminger, 1950).
8. Detective Story (Wyler, 1951).
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37. The Captive City (1952)
38. I Am Waiting (1957)
39. Experiment Perilous (1944)
40. The Underworld Story (1950)
41. Labyrinth of Dreams (1997)
42. Alias Nick Beal (1949)
43. The Scarf (1951)
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1. The Wages of Fear (1953) 10/10
2. Rebecca (1940) 8/10
3. Cry Danger (1951) 7/10 #DickPowell
4. Gilda (1946) 7/10 #GlennFord
5. Brute Force (1947) 8/10 #BurtLancaster
6. Pushover (1954) 8/10 #FredMacMurray
7. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) 6/10 #DanaAndrews
8. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) 8/10 #HumphreyBogart
9. On Dangerous Ground (1951) 5/10 #RobertRyan
10. Cry of the City (1948) 6/10 #RichardConte
11. Casque d'Or (1952) 8/10
12. Crossfire (1947) 5/10 #RobertMitchum
13. Act of Violence (1949) 7/10 #VanHeflin
14. The Stranger (1946) 8/10 #EdwardG.Robinson
15. Born to Kill (1947) 8/10 #ClaireTrevor
16. The Hitch-Hiker (1953) 6/10
17. Human Desire (1954) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
18. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) 8/10 #BarbaraStanwyck
19. This Gun for Hire (1942) 8/10 #VeronicaLake
20. The Glass Key (1942) 7/10 #Alan Ladd
21. The Big Combo (1955) 7/10 #BrianDonlevy
22. La Otra (1946) 5/10
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Finishing up the Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959) list

106. Serenade (1956) Sure it has opera and is in color, but it also has a man tormented by a dame, and redeemed by the love of a good woman.
107. Strange Intruder (1956) Dying Korean War P.O.W. makes his best friend promise to kill his kids if they are being raised by another man. Strange intruder indeed!
108. The Blonde Bandit (1950) Woman escapes a bigamist's scheme, only to become a pawn in the DA's struggle against the head of the gambling syndicate. A lot of plot crammed into 60 minutes.
109. The Crooked Circle (1957) Brother of a boxer who is in hiding because he didn't throw a fight becomes a boxer caught up in the crooked circle of fixed fights.
110. The Depraved (1957) The G.I. Always Rings Twice. U.S. officer stationed in England has an affair with a local, and teams up to kill her husband.
Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)
1. As You Desire Me (1932) Is alcoholic singer Zara really Bruno's amnesiac wife Maria?
2. Blood Money (1933) The corrupt world of a Los Angeles bail bondsman.
3. I Cover the Waterfront (1933) Reporter covers the waterfront and uncovers illegal immigrant smuggling ring.
4. Midnight Mary (1933) Hoodlum's moll finds salvation in the arms of a blue-blood lawyer.
5. The Racketeer (1929 It was beauty killed the beast as racketeer Robert Armstrong falls in love and lets down his guard.
6. The Sphinx (1933) The old one-twin-provides-an-alibi-for-the-murderous-twin routine.
7. The Man with Two Faces (1934) Actor adopts a second persona to rid his sister, and the world, of his snake of a brother-in-law.
8. The Famous Ferguson Case (1932) Small-town newspaper covers big-league murder, horned in by the major press, proving that Fake News has been around for some time.
9. The Doorway to Hell (1930) Crime boss retires from the rackets but they pull him back in. He exits through the doorway to hell
10. Letty Lynton (1932) Socialite wants to marry, but is blackmailed by former lover. Is there only one way out?
11. Night Nurse (1931) #Barbara Stanwyck Newly minted nurse foils a murder for inheritance scheme.
12. Two Seconds (1932) #Edward G. Robinson In the two seconds between electrocution and death, a man relives the experience that brought him to the death house.
13. The Big Shakedown (1934) Idealistic druggist gets involved with bootleggers to make counterfeit drugs.
14. Paid (1930) Wrongfully imprisoned shop girl seeks revenge upon release, but finds love instead.
15. Pick-up (1933) Girl released from prison is picked up by a cabbie. They live happily ever after until her husband is released from jail.
16. Dark Hazard (1934) Compulsive gambler wins, loses, wins, loses, goes to the dogs - literally.
17. The Widow from Chicago (1930) Sister of slain cop poses as hood's widow to infiltrate the mob and find her brother's killer. Then the hood shows up alive.
18. The Finger Points (1931) Naïve reporter joins forces with the mob to suppress stories, winds up suppressed himself.
19. Vengeance Is Mine (1949) A man who thinks he's dying arranges to be murdered so he can frame the man who had sent him to prison. Then the doctor comes up with a cure, but the hit man can't be found.
20. Cosh Boy (1953) Juvenile delinquent goes from muggings to murder.
21. Assassin for Hire (1951) Hit man poses as rare stamp dealer to support his talented brother, but can he outwit Scotland Yard?
22. Women of Twilight (1952) Unwed mothers fall prey to a baby-farming boarding house proprietor.
23. Lady of Vengeance (1957) Newspaper publisher seeks to stamp out the person responsible for the death of his ward.
24. Beat Girl (1960) Juvenile delinquent makes life tough for new stepmother.
25. The Spy in Black (1939) During WW I a U-boat captain is sent to sink the British fleet, but runs into unexpected opposition.
26. Tiger in the Smoke (1956) No tigers or smoke, but a convoluted chase for wartime treasure.
27. A Gunman Has Escaped (1948) A gunman has escaped, sweetheart.
28. Delayed Action (1954) Suicidal man sells his life to a criminal to use as an alibi before the big sleep.
29. Paranoic (1963) Dead brother comes back to life to claim inheritance, or is the sister a paranoic?
30. Strange Alibi (1941) Undercover cop offers a strange alibi to prove he didn't kill the police chief.
31. The Third Alibi (1961) Composer needs a third alibi when his mistress is found dead, instead of the wife he intended to kill.
32. Dual Alibi (1948) Twin acrobats provide a dual alibi for each other after one of them (but which one) committed a murder.
33. Midnight Alibi (1934) A gambler accused of murder gets a midnight alibi from an old woman whose beau of her youth he resembles
34. Suspended Alibi (1957) A man using a friend as cover for his affair has a suspended alibi until he can prove he didn't kill the friend.
35. Dead Presidents (1995) A Vietnam vet turns to crime and implausibly robs the New York Federal Reserve.
36. Joy Ride (2001) Road tripping college students tangle with a maniacal truck driver they pranked via CB radio
37. Raising Cain (1992) Every DePalma trope rolled into one. I'd be raising Cain if they had asked me to green-light this.
38. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Executive Suite meets The Front Page meets the Coen Brothers.
39. Deux hommes dans Manhattan (1959) A French reporter and photographer track down a missing diplomat in New York City.
40. New Rose Hotel (1998) The 90s condensed into a Neo-Noir.
41. Die Straße (1923)
42. Die freudlose Gasse (1925)
43. Dirnentragödie (1927)
44. The Driller Killer (1979) Artist goes insane, kills people with a power drill.
45. Fear City (1984) Insane stalker slashes strippers; ex-boxer/talent manager tracks him down.
46. The Blackout (1997) Actor tries to recall what happened during a blacked-out night in his past, with ramifications for his present.47. Meet Boston Blackie (1941) Ex-jewel thief gets mixed up with a spy ring, while Inspector Farraday tries to pin a murder and missing pearls on him.
48. Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941) Blackie gets framed for a murder at an auction and has to find the real murderer to clear his name
49. Alias Boston Blackie (1942) Blackie hosts a variety show at a prison, and when a wrongfully convicted prisoner escapes, Blackie is implicated.
50. Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942) In order to help a friend, Blackie has to break into his house and safe, but try convincing Inspector Farraday that it's not a crime.
51. After Midnight With Boston Blackie (1943) Once again Blackie has to steal something to help a friend, and once again Inspector Farraday has his suspicions.
52. Dick Tracy (1945) Comic strip detective comes to life in the first of a series.
53. Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) Dick Tracy meets Gruesome, who is using a gas that freezes people in order to rob banks.
54. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) Dick Tracy's own Lex Luthor, Cueball, steals stolen diamonds and murders people, while Tess Trueheart baits a trap.
55. Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947) Dick Tracy tracks down The Claw, who's involved in fur theft, insurance scams and murder, but I'm not sure what the dilemma is.56. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (1940) Detective Mike Shayne, hired to keep a millionaire's daughter away from gamblers, winds up involved in murder.
57. Sleepers West (1941) Detective Mike Shayne escorts a star witness to San Francisco via train, runs into an old flame and people who want to stop the witness
58. Dressed to Kill (1941) Detective Mike Shayne is dressed to kill for his wedding, but the nuptials are interrupted by a murder
59. Blue, White and Perfect (1942) Detective Mike Shayne plays a game of "button button who's got the button" aboard an ocean liner, tracking down stolen industrial diamonds.
60. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1942) Detective Mike Shayne tracks down a murderer who happens to be the man who wouldn't die.
61. Just Off Broadway (1942) Detective Mike Shayne tracks down the murderer of a key witness in a murder trial; the killer is found just off Broadway
62. Time to Kill (1942) Detective Mike Shayne is hired to find an antique coin that got remade 5 years later as The Brasher Doubloon (1947).
63. Murder is My Business (1946) Detective Mike Shayne tries to find a murderer, before he gets framed for the murder himself.
64. Larceny in Her Heart (1946) Detective Mike Shayne is hired to find a client's missing stepdaughter, but she winds up dead, but then she isn't.
65. Blonde for a Day (1946) Detective Mike Shayne returns to Los Angeles to help his reporter pal Tim who was shot for reporting on murders tied to the gambling syndicate.
66. Three on a Ticket (1947) Detective Mike Shayne stumbles upon a mystery when a mortally wounded P.I. stumbles into his office.
67. Too Many Winners (1947) Detective Mike Shayne has another vacation postponed when he is hired to figure out who is counterfeiting winning tickets at the racetrack.
68. Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) Master detective Nick Carter foils wartime spies at an aircraft factory.
69. Phantom Raiders (1940) Nick Carter investigates an insurance scam that involves blowing up cargo ships near Panama.
70. Sky Murder (1940) Nick Carter stumbles across a murder mid-flight, and solves it while uncovering a nest of spies.
71. A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) Radio detective Greg Sherman solves crimes before the police can, but then he becomes a suspect in two murders
72. The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934) Bulldog Drummond leads a movement against those who want to drag England into another war.
73. Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951) Bulldog Drummond goes undercover to infiltrate a gang that is terrorizing London. Then he gets found out. Will he escape?
74. Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) Documentary on Film Noir, featuring classic clips, genre experts and current filmmakers.
75. Shorts Program 1: 90 minutes
a. Divided Highway: The Story of 'They Drive by Night' (2003) 11 min. The Making of "They Drive By Night (1940)
b. The Damned Don't Cry: The Crawford Formula - Real and Reel(2005) 13 min. The Making of "The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
c. The Petrified Forest: Menace in the Desert (2005) 15 min. The Making of "The Petrified Forest" (1936)
d. Killer Instincts: Richard Widmark and Ida Lupino at Twentieth Century Fox (2008) 16 min. The Making of "Road House" (1948)
e. Rogue Male: The Making of "Man Hunt" (1941) 17 min. The Making of "Man Hunt" (1941)
f. The Roaring Twenties: The World Moves On (2005) 18 min. The Making of "The Roaring Twenties" (1939)
76. Shorts Program 2: 95 minutes
a. Curtains for Roy Earle: The Story of 'High Sierra' (2003) 15 min. The Making of "High Sierra" (1941)
b. Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films (2006) 20 min. An examination of women in gangster and noir films.
c. In a Lonely Place: Revisited (2003) 20 min. In a Lonely Place (1950) Revisited
d. The Lady from Shanghai: A Discussion with Peter Bogdanovich (2000) 20 min. An examination of "The Lady from Shanghai" (1947)
e. Beer and Blood: Enemies of the Public (2005) 20 min. An examination of "The Public Enemy" (1931)
77. Shorts Program 3: 96 minutes
a. Remember to Live (1954) 24 min. A Korean War veteran and artist has problems adjusting to civilian life. Upon his return, he finds he's unable to paint. Being involved with two different women--one sweet and demure, the other a siren--only complicates matters. With Noir stalwarts Dane Clark and Cleo Moore.
b. The Payoff (1956) 24 min. A private investigator is hired by a pretty blonde to collect an envelope at a boxing match and deliver it to her the next day. What's in the envelope causes some inconvenience. With Noir stalwarts Howard Duff and Janet Blair.
c. Welcome to the Big House (2006) 18 min. An examination of classic Warner Brothers prison films.
d. Private Screenings: Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell (1996) 30 min. Mitchum and Russell discuss noirs they were in together or separately: Undercurrent (1946), Out of the Past (1947), His Kind of Woman (1951), Macao (1952) and The Night of the Hunter (1955).
78. Shorts Program 4: 90 minutes
a. 20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (1933) 20 min. Vitaphone parody of "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" (1932)
b. A Crime Does Not Pay Subject: "Women in Hiding' (1940) 20 min. Expectant mothers fall prey to unscrupulous practitioners.
c. Sunset Blvd.': A Look Back (2002) 25 min. An examination of "Sunset Blvd." (1950)
d. Night and the City - Two Scores 25 min. A Criterion extra - a comparison of the scores for the British and American versions of "Night and the City" (1950)
79. Appointment in Honduras (1953) #Glenn Ford hijacks a ship so he can run guns through the jungle to the rebels.
80. Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard (1950) David Harding works with Scotland Yard to protect U.S. missile secrets - but who is the enemy?
81. Killer McCoy (1947) #Brian Donlevy Son of a vaudevillian becomes prize fighter, falls in love with a gambler's daughter. Realistic fight scenes.
82. Motor Patrol (1950) Motorcycle cop goes undercover to catch a gang of homicidal car thieves.
83. Mr. District Attorney (1941) Fledgling D.A. and crusading reporter meet cute, swap hats, track down corruption while Peter Lorre skulks around.
84. Mr. District Attorney (1947) Assistant D.A. falls for a woman involved in the gang that he is investigating.
85. Pay or Die! (1960) Early 20th Century Italian-American cop fights the Black Hand in Little Italy.
86. Radar Secret Service (1950) In the future, which looks remarkably like 1950, a Federal agency uses radar to fight crime.
87. The Young One (1960) Man accused of rape finds refuge on an island where another man commits statutory rape. Plus racism.
88. Roaring City (1951) When not renting boats, Dennis O'Brien solves mysteries in the roaring city of San Francisco - if he can stay ahead of the cops.
89. Sky Liner (1949) Murder and intrigue aboard the Sky Liner, but can FBI agent Blair find the murderer and the spy?
90. Ring of Fear (1954) Former circus worker rejoins circus to exact revenge.
91. Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949) Seaman Dantes doesn't realize he's the heir to the Count of Monte Cristo's fortune, but the crooked lawyer who sets him up for murder does.
92. Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951) #Claire Trevor #Robert Ryan (cameo) Beautiful girl hits tennis balls hard and fast. Manipulative mother is just hard.
93. The Quare Fellow (1962) Rookie jailer er, um, learns the ropes of his job during the events leading up to the hanging of the quare fellow (condemned man).
94. Not Wanted (1949) Unwed mother gave up her baby, tried to kidnap another so we could have a flashback and learn her story.
95. Double Jeopardy (1955) Double whiskey more like it. Drunk blackmailer gets killed by his wife's boyfriend, casting suspicion on the blackmailer's target.
96. Escape Route (1952) FBI agent goes undercover in London to catch kidnapper of nuclear scientists; gets him AND the girl.
97. Heartaches (1947) Up and coming movie crooner lip-synchs to another singer's voice, but is that any reason to try and kill him?
98. Hidden Fear (1957) American cop comes to Denmark to clear sister of murder, stumbles across counterfeiting ring. Not sure which fear is hidden.
99. House of Horrors (1946) Second-rate sculptor saves the life of a first-rate psycho, whom he convinces to kill his critics.
100. Kill Me Tomorrow (1957) Alcoholic reporter agrees to take a murder rap in exchange for the money for his son's operation.
101. Lost, Lonely and Vicious (1958) Troubled actor is lost, kind of lonely, not so vicious.
102. Man in the Shadow (1957) Sherriff faces off against the ranch owner who runs the town, over a murdered ranch hand, while Orson Welles picks up a paycheck.
103. Mystery in Mexico (1948) The only mystery here is how the girl fell for the detective so quickly.
104. Never Trust a Gambler (1951) Never trust a gambler unless you can fall in love with a cop.
105. Outside the Law (1956) Army parolee goes undercover to avenge a friend's death, crack a counterfeiting ring, and show up his father.
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1. My Name is Julia Ross (1945) - 7/10
2. Conflict (1945) - 7/10 #Humphrey Bogart
3. Leave Her to Heaven (1945) - 7/10
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73. Thief (1981, Mann) 7
74. Year of the Dragon (1985, Cimino) 6
75. Femme Fatale (2002, De Palma) 7
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1. Criss Cross (1949, Siodmak) 7 #DanDuryea
2. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950, Preminger) 7 #DanaAndrews
3. The Big Clock (1948, Farrow) 8
4. Caged (1950, Cromwell) 7
5. Detective Story (1951, Wyler) 8
6. Body and Soul (1947, Rossen) 7
7. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946, Garnett) 7
8. This Gun for Hire (1942, Tuttle) 7 #VeronicaLake
9. Raw Deal (1948, Mann) 7 #ClaireTrevor
10. D.O.A. (1949, Maté) 6
11. Phantom Lady (1944, Siodmak) 8
12. T-Men (1947, Mann) 6
13. On Dangerous Ground (1951, Ray/Lupino) 8 #IdaLupino
14. Act of Violence (1949, Zinnemann) 6 #RobertRyan
15. The Glass Key (1942, Heisler) 7 #AlanLadd
16. Niagara (1953, Hathaway) 6
17. The Street with No Name (1948, Keighley) 7
18. Human Desire (1954, Lang) 7 #GlennFord
19. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959, Wise) 8 #GloriaGrahame
20. Kiss of Death (1947, Hathaway) 8 #BrianDonlevy
21. Kansas City Confidential (1952, Karlson) 8
22. Ride the Pink Horse (1947, Montgomery) 7
23. Clash by Night (1952, Lang) 7 #BarbaraStanwyck
24. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940, Ingster) 7
25. Dark Passage (1947, Daves) 8 #HumphreyBogart
26. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946, Milestone) 7 #VanHeflin
27. Desperate (1947, Mann) 7
28. He Walked by Night (1948, Werker/Mann) 7
29. Where Danger Lives (1950, Farrow) 6 #RobertMitchum
30. The Wild Goose Lake (2019, Diao) 6
31. Black Angel (1946, Neill) 7
32. I Wake Up Screaming (1941, Humberstone) 6
33. Hollow Triumph (1948, Sekely/Henreid) 6
34. Side Street (1950, Mann) 6
35. The Dark Mirror (1946, Siodmak) 7
36. Pitfall (1948, De Toth) 7 #DickPowell
37. The Blue Gardenia (1953, Lang) 7 #RichardConte
38. Born to Kill (1947, Wise) 5
39. Cry of the City (1948, Siodmak) 8
40. Road House (1948, Negulesco) 7
41. Border Incident (1949, Mann) 6
42. Fallen Angel (1945, Preminger) 7
43. The Dark Corner (1946, Hathaway) 7
44. Dead Reckoning (1947, Cromwell) 8 #LizabethScott
45. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949, Siodmak) 7
46. Lady in the Lake (1946, Montgomery) 7
47. Call Northside 777 (1948, Hathaway) 7
48. Sudden Fear (1952, Miller) 7
49. Brighton Rock (1948, Boulting) 7
50. The Seventh Victim (1943, Robson) 6
51. The Killers (1964, Siegel) 8
52. Mona Lisa (1986, Jordan) 8
53. One False Move (1992, Franklin) 7
54. Cutter's Way (1981, Passer) 7
55. Quai des Orfevres (1947, Clouzot) 6
56. Body Heat (1981, Kasdan) 8
57. Manhunter (1986, Mann) 8
58. True Romance (1993, Scott) 7
59. Murder by Contract (1958, Lerner) 7
60. The Spiral Staircase (1946, Siodmak) 6
61. The Limey (1999, Soderbergh) 7
62. Pale Flower (1964, Shinoda) 8
63. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947, Hamer) 7
64. The Small Back Room (1949, Powell/Pressburger) 8
65. Pushover (1954, Quine) 7 #FredMacMurray #blocho
66. I Walk Alone (1947, Haskin) 7 #BurtLancaster
67. The Red House (1947,Daves) 5 #EdwardGRobinson #roguescomplete
68. Dark City (1998, Proyas) 6
69. Angel Heart (1987, Parker) 6
70. The American Friend (1977, Wenders) 6
71. Cape Fear (1962, Thompson) 7
72. Cape Fear (1991, Scorsese) 6
73. Thief (1981, Mann) 7
74. Year of the Dragon (1985, Cimino) 6
75. Femme Fatale (2002, De Palma) 7
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Progress towards becoming a Czar of Noir
1. House of Bamboo (1955) #RobertRyan
2. The Window (1949)
3. Road House (1948) #IdaLupino
4. Railroaded! (1947)
5. Hustle (1975)
6. Impact (1949) #BrianDonlevy
7. La Otra (1946) #Blocho'sNoirBlock
8. Cry Danger (1951) #Blocho'sNoirBlock + #DickPowell
9. China Moon (1994)
10. Night Falls (1952)
11. The Dark Mirror (1946)
12. So Dark The Night (1946)
13. The Mask of Diijon (1946)
14. He Walked by Night (1948)
15. Where Danger Lives (1950) #RobertMitchum
16. The Great Flamarion (1945) #DanDuryea
17. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949) #BarbaraStanwyck
18. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) #EdwardG.Robinson
19. A Cry in the Night (1956) #AlanLadd
20. The Glass Key (1942) #VeronicaLake
21. The Enforcer (1951) #HumphreyBogart
22. Fallen Angel (1945) #DanaAndrews

23. The Prowler (1951) #VanHeflin

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Generally cast as 'good guys' throughout his career, it is refreshing to see Heflin cast as someone who always seems creepy from the get-go and he is excellent with much of the film hinging on whether he really loves the female protagonist, whether a pivotal accident was just an accident, and what he will do after discovering a secret she has been holding. Evelyn Keyes is somewhat less effective cast opposite Heflin, but the overall story works.
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20. Whirlpool * 97 min. #Richard Conte

Excellent performance by Gene Tierney.

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1. No Man's Woman (1955) * 70 min.
2. The Big Heat (1953) 89 min.  #Gloria Grahame
3. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) * 121 min.
4. One Girl's Confession (1953) * 74 min.
5. Bait (1954) * 80 min.
6. The Crooked Web (1955) * 77 min.
7. Midnight (1934) * 73 min.  #Humphrey Bogart
8. Lethal Weapon (1987) * 110 min.
9. Oldboy (2003) * 120 min.
10. This Gun for Hire (1942) 81 min.  # Alan Ladd
11. Lady Vengeance (2005) * 115 min.
12. Private Hell 36 (1954) * 80 min.  #Ida Lupino
13. 99 River Street (1953) * 83 min.
14. The Glass Key (1942) 85 min.  #Brian Donlevy
15. Crime Wave (1953) * 74 min.
16. Night Must Fall (1937) * 116 min.
17. Escape in the Fog (1945) * 63 min.
18. Red Pier (1958) * 99 min.
19. Voice Without a Shadow (1958) * 92 min.

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102. Backfire (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #453
Fastest back injury treatment ever.

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103. When Michael Calls (1972) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
I wasn't planning to count this despite it being on the Noir Encyclopedia list but it actually ended up being much more of a neo-noir procedural for a large chunk of its runtime.

Ed Wood Noir Double Feature!
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104. Jail Bait (1954) List: TSPDT Noir #648
105. The Sinister Urge (1960) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Good to know Wood's penchant for static framing, poor composition and wooden acting carries over into the world of crime even when the rubber monsters and zombie vampires aren't around.

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106. The Medium (1951) List: Previous TSPDT Noir
Thanks. I hate it.

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107. The Big Night (1951) List: TSPDT Noir #281
This was one of the better noir I've seen this month. Losey does a great job of mixing a 'long dark night' narrative with some very subtle character work and elements of social consciousness not typically seen in this kind of movie. The scene with our lead and the jazz singer was just heartbreaking.

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108. Playgirl (1954) List: TSPDT Noir #634
Shelley Winters... sexy?

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109. Blood on the Moon (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #543
Mitchum wills this into a noir despite the western setting.

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110. Six Bridges to Cross (1955) List: Noir City: Chicago (2017)
Young strapping Tony Curtis just can't say no to a sure thing.

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Wait a minute...
Wrong Twilight...
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111. Twilight (1998) TSPDT Noir #642
Pretty solid neo-noir. Newman's very good as the world-weary ex-detective who gets pulled into some old mess.
Hang on ‘til he dropped dead
1. Among the Living (1941) List: TSPDT Noir #273
2. Ladies in Retirement (1941) List: TSPDT Noir #609
3. Yao shou du shi a.k.a. Wicked City (1992)
4. The Sleeping City (1950) TSPDT Noir #260
5. Man in the Vault (1956) #646 on Previous TSPDT Noir list
6. Le clan des Siciliens a.k.a. The Sicilian Clan (1969) List: 101 French Noirs
7. The Trap (1959) List: TSPDT Noir #637
8. The Full Treatment (1960) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
9. Pit of Darkness (1961) List: British Film Noir Guide
10. I ragazzi del massacro a.k.a. Naked Violence (1969) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
11. The Lady Gambles (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #809
12. The Hostage (1967) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
13. The Blue Lamp (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #832
14. Série noire (1979) (1979) List: TSPDT Noir #500
15. No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #782
16. The Specialist (1975) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
17. Witch Hunt (1994)
18. Venetian Bird (1952) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
19. One Good Cop (1991) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
20. A Man Betrayed (1941) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
21. Sensitive New Age Killer (2000) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
22. Key Witness (1947) List: TSPDT Noir #503
23. Blues Harp (1998) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
24. Abandoned (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #269
25. Le foto proibite di una signora per bene a.k.a. Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (1970) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
26. Johnny Come Lately (1943) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
27. The Man I Love (1947) List: TSPDT Noir #307
28. H (2002) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
29. The Racket (1928) List: #863 on Previous TSPDT Noir list
30. Hustle (1975) List: TSPDT Noir #657
31. The Marked One (1963) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
32. Murder Can Be Deadly (1962) List: British Film Noir Guide
33. Fallen (1998) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
34. Baby Face (1933) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir, From Berlin to Sin City
35. The Criminal a.k.a. Concrete Jungle (1960) List: TSPDT Noir #454
36. Cold in July (2014) List: Taste of Cinema's The 20 Best Neo-Noir Movies of the Past 5 Years
37. Body of Evidence (1993) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir, From Berlin to Sin City
38. Hell's Five Hours (1958) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
39. Walk East on Beacon! (1952) List: TSPDT Noir #713
40. Shed No Tears (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #625
41. Johnny Handsome (1989) List: TSPDT Noir #764
42. The Man Who Died Twice (1958) List: #650 on Previous TSPDT Noir list
43. Deep Cover (1992) List: TSPDT Noir #678
44. Money Madness (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #785
45. So Dark the Night (1946) ist: TSPDT Noir #180
46. Crime Against Joe (1956) ist: TSPDT Noir #651
47-53. The Big O Ep.1-26 (1999) List: Anime-Planet's Best Noir Anime
54. Così dolce... così perversa a.k.a. So Sweet... So Perverse (1969) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
55. L'enfer a.k.a. Torment (1994) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
56. The Price of Fear (1956) List: TSPDT Noir #548
57. The Big Empty (1997) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
58. House by the River (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #227
59. Es geschah am hellichten Tag a.k.a. It Happened In Broad Daylight (1958) List: Taschen's Top 50 Noir, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
60. Shin Jingi no Hakaba a.k.a. Graveyard of Honor (2002) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
61. The Quiller Memorandum (1966) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
62. Mord und Totschlag a.k.a. Degree of Murder (1967) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
63. The Big Operator (1959) List: Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)
64. Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998) List: Anime-Planet's Best Noir Anime
65. The Bribe (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #258
66. Jagged Edge (1985) List: TSPDT Noir #673
67. Uncle Silas (1947) List: British Film Noir Guide
68. The Argyle Secrets (1948) List: Previous TSPDT Noir List
69. Night Must Fall (1937) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide
70. Waga jinsei saiaku no toki a.k.a. Most Terrible Time In My Life (1993) List: Japanese Film Noir, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
71. Fourteen Hours (1951) List: TSPDT Noir #277
72. Across 110th Street (1972) List: The 20 Best Neo-Noir Films Of The 1970s (Taste of Cinema)
73. The Rain Killer (1990) List: The Blackboard's List of Neo-Noir
74. Hell's House (1932) List: Noirish: The Annex To John Grant's A Comprehensive Encyclopedia To Film Noir
75. Training Day (2001) List: TSPDT Noir #812
76. Midnight Lace (1960) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
77. The Shadow on the Window (1957) List: TSPDT Noir #594
78. Gonin a.k.a. The Five (1995) List: Japanese Film-Noir
79. The Long Haul (1957) List: TSPDT Noir #818
80. Pickup Alley (1957) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
81. Little Fish (2005) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
82. Mary (1931) List: American version Murder (filmed simultaneously) on A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
83. The Crush (1993) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
84. Nora Prentiss (1947) List: TSPDT Noir #196
85. To the Ends of the Earth (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #617
86. The Female Animal (1958) List: Kino's Film Noir: Dark Side of Cinema series
87. Whiteout (2009) List: Noirish - The Annex To John Grant's A Comprehensive Encyclopedia To Film Noir
88. The Tijuana Story (1957) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
89. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
90. Track the Man Down (1955) List: OpenCulture's 50 Free Film Noirs
91. She Played with Fire (1957) List: British Film Noir Guide (369 Films 1937-1964)
92. Catchfire a.k.a. Backtrack (1990) List: Taste of Cinema's The 20 Best Neo-Noir Films Of The 1990s
93. Calcutta (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #370
94. Chandler (1971) List: TSPDT Noir #741
95. Cop Hater (1958) List: TSPDT Noir #754
96. Lady on a Train (1945) List: TSPDT Noir #358
97. Someone to Watch Over Me (1987) List: TSPDT Noir #748
98. Suna no utsuwa a.k.a. Castle of Sand (1974) List: BFI 100 Key Noir Films
99. La otra (1946) List: Film Noir During the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema
100. The Lawless (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #434
101. The Two Jakes (1990) List: TSPDT Noir #559
102. Backfire (1950) List: TSPDT Noir #453
103. When Michael Calls (1972) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
104. Jail Bait (1954) List: TSPDT Noir #648
105. The Sinister Urge (1960) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
106. The Medium (1951) List: Previous TSPDT Noir
107. The Big Night (1951) List: TSPDT Noir #281
108. Playgirl (1954) List: TSPDT Noir #634
109. Blood on the Moon (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #543
110. Six Bridges to Cross (1955) List: Noir City: Chicago (2017)
111. Twilight (1998) TSPDT Noir #642
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61. Dark Country (2009)

This sounds good in theory: a Lynchian nightmare, with all the backgrounds being obviously fake CG. However, most of the film is just two people in a car, bickering, and it just feels cheap and amateurish.


62a. Peter Gunn: Breakout (1959)
62b. Peter Gunn: Pay Now, Kill Later (1959)
62c. Peter Gunn: Skin Deep (1959)
62d. Peter Gunn: February Girl (1959)

63. Deceiver (1997)

64. The Man Who Was Nobody (1960)

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1. Edge of Doom (1950) #DanaAndrews
2. Marriage of Convenience (1960)
3. The Sleeping City (1950) #RichardConte
4. City of Shadows (1955)
5a. Peter Gunn: Murder on the Midway (1959)
5b. Peter Gunn: Pecos Pete (1959)
5c. Peter Gunn: Scuba (1959)
5d. Peter Gunn: Edie Finds a Corpse (1959)
6. Blackout (1950)
7. Dancing with Crime (1947)
8a. Man with a Camera: Double Negative (1958)
8b. Man with a Camera: Another Barrier (1958)
8c. Man with a Camera: Blind Spot (1958)
8d. Man with a Camera: Two Strings of Pearls (1958)
9. Nightmare (1942) #BrianDonlevy
10. Macadam (1946)
11. The Big Shot (1942) #HumphreyBogart
12. Miami Expose (1956)
13. Revolt in the Big House (1958)
14. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
15. The Boss (1956)
16. Larceny (1948) #DanDuryea
17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
18. Roughshod (1949) #GloriaGrahame
19. Shed No Tears (1948)
20. Love from a Stranger (1937)
21. Ransom! (1956) #GlennFord
22. Blue Steel (1990)
23. A Dangerous Profession (1949)
24. The Malpas Mystery (1960)
25. Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)
26. Body Chemistry (1990)
27. La lumiere d'en face (1955)
28. Dial 999 (1955)
29. Dead Bang (1989)
30. Grand Central Murder (1942) #VanHeflin
31. Unmasked (1950)
32. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) #AlanLadd
33. Saigon (1947) #VeronicaLake (l)
34. Last Embrace (1979)
35. Cosh Boy (1953)
36. Mad at the World (1955)
37. Urge to Kill (1960)
38. Man in the Vault (1956)
39. Strange Intruder (1956) #IdaLupino
40. Rope of Sand (1949) #BurtLancaster
41. Face of a Fugitive (1959) #FredMacMurray
42. Not as a Stranger (1955) #RobertMitchum
43a. Four Star Playhouse: The Hard Way (1953) #DickPowell
43b. Dragnet: The Big Shoplift (1954)
43c. Dragnet: The Big Hit-Run Killer (1954)
43d. Dragnet: The Big Girl (1954)
44. Terror at Midnight (1956)
45. Vice Squad (1953) #EdwardGRobinson
46. Clue of the Twisted Candle (1960)
47. The Secret Fury (1950) #RobertRyan
48a. Peter Gunn: The Dirty Word (1959)
48a. Peter Gunn: The Ugly Frame (1959)
48a. Peter Gunn: The Lederer Story (1959)
48a. Peter Gunn: Keep Smiling (1959)
49. One Way Street (1950)
50. Impulse (1954)
51. The Weapon (1956) #LizabethScott
52. The 13th Letter (1951)
53. The Guilty (1947)
54. Footsteps in the Night (1957)
55. Les eaux troubles (1949)
56. Final Analysis (1992)
57. Nightbeat (1947)
58. Blink (1993)
59a. Man with a Camera: Six Faces of Satan (1958)
59b. Man with a Camera: Lady on the Loose (1958)
59c. Man with a Camera: The Last Portrait (1959)
59d. Man with a Camera: Face of Murder (1959)
60a. Man with a Camera: Mute Evidence (1959)
60b. Man with a Camera: The Big Squeeze (1959)
60c. Dragnet: The Big Frame (1954)
60d. Dragnet: The Big False Make (1954)
61. Dark Country (2009)
62a. Peter Gunn: Breakout (1959)
62b. Peter Gunn: Pay Now, Kill Later (1959)
62c. Peter Gunn: Skin Deep (1959)
62d. Peter Gunn: February Girl (1959)
63. Deceiver (1997)
64. The Man Who Was Nobody (1960)
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Once you go noir, you'll never go back
1. Fargo (1996)
2. Gilda (1946) #GlennFord
3. The Blue Dahlia (1946) #VeronicaLake
4. This Gun for Hire (1942) #AlanLadd
5. Memento (2000)
6. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
7. The Spiral Staircase (1946)
8. On Dangerous Ground (1951) #RobertRyan
9. Basic Instinct (1992)
10. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) #BurtLancaster
11. Phantom Lady (1944)
12. Born to Kill (1947) #ClaireTrevor
13. Dead Reckoning (1947) #Lizabeth Scott
14. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
15. Prisoners (2013)
16. Inherent Vice (2014)
17. Double Indemnity (1944) #FredMacMurray
18. Murder, My Sweet (1944) #DickPowell
19. Collateral (2004)
20. The Score (2001)
21. Road to Perdition (2002)
22. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
23. Drive (2011)
24. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
25. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
26. Mulholland Drive (2001)
Yeah, this is still good upon rewatch.
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19. The Green Glove (1952)
★ ★
I’m starting to think among 1950s Noir hacks, Rudolph Mate falls somewhat below the average. The script takes some big swings, with the beginning and end matching up with each other, but much like my previous Mate film (Second Chance), he spends too much time on a romance between two people (Glenn Ford and Geraldine Brooks) with very little chemistry. This needed more of George Macready’s unpredictability.
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1. The Wages of Fear (1953) 10/10
2. Rebecca (1940) 8/10
3. Cry Danger (1951) 7/10 #DickPowell
4. Gilda (1946) 7/10 #GlennFord
5. Brute Force (1947) 8/10 #BurtLancaster
6. Pushover (1954) 8/10 #FredMacMurray
7. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) 6/10 #DanaAndrews
8. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) 8/10 #HumphreyBogart
9. On Dangerous Ground (1951) 5/10 #RobertRyan
10. Cry of the City (1948) 6/10 #RichardConte
11. Casque d'Or (1952) 8/10
12. Crossfire (1947) 5/10 #RobertMitchum
13. Act of Violence (1949) 7/10 #VanHeflin
14. The Stranger (1946) 8/10 #EdwardG.Robinson
15. Born to Kill (1947) 8/10 #ClaireTrevor
16. The Hitch-Hiker (1953) 6/10
17. Human Desire (1954) 6/10 #GloriaGrahame
18. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) 8/10 #BarbaraStanwyck
19. This Gun for Hire (1942) 8/10 #VeronicaLake
20. The Glass Key (1942) 7/10 #Alan Ladd
21. The Big Combo (1955) 7/10 #BrianDonlevy
22. La Otra (1946) 5/10
23. Klute (1971) 7/10
24. The Long Memory (1953) 6/10
25. Criss Cross (1949) 8/10 #DanDuryea
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This finishes up the Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959) list
111. The Family Secret (1951) A lawyer defends the man wrongly accused of killing the lawyer's son's best friend. But what's the family secret?
112. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949) Inspector Maigret investigates a murder and ends up chasing the killer up the Eiffel Tower.
113. The Unwritten Code (1944) German POW, torpedoed by his own side, assumes British survivor's identity to become a spy.
114. The Vicious Circle (1948) A Hungarian baron frames landowners for a murder so he can grab their oil rich land.

And a few odds and ends:
British Film Noir Guide
115. Hunted (1952) Killer on the run pairs up with a young boy running away from an abusive home.
116. The Big Chance (1957) Frustrated travel agent takes a big chance at a new life, runs into a series of unfortunate events.
117. The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre: Candidate for Murder (1962) Man nominates his wife; election blows up in his face.
Death on the Cheap - The Lost B Movies of Film Noir
118. Second Chance (1947) Two jewel thieves meet cute, but one of them is an insurance investigator.
Wikipedia Neo-Noir List
119. The Hoodlum Priest (1961) Priest ministers to cons; creates first half-way house for released criminals.
Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)
1. As You Desire Me (1932) Is alcoholic singer Zara really Bruno's amnesiac wife Maria?
2. Blood Money (1933) The corrupt world of a Los Angeles bail bondsman.
3. I Cover the Waterfront (1933) Reporter covers the waterfront and uncovers illegal immigrant smuggling ring.
4. Midnight Mary (1933) Hoodlum's moll finds salvation in the arms of a blue-blood lawyer.
5. The Racketeer (1929 It was beauty killed the beast as racketeer Robert Armstrong falls in love and lets down his guard.
6. The Sphinx (1933) The old one-twin-provides-an-alibi-for-the-murderous-twin routine.
7. The Man with Two Faces (1934) Actor adopts a second persona to rid his sister, and the world, of his snake of a brother-in-law.
8. The Famous Ferguson Case (1932) Small-town newspaper covers big-league murder, horned in by the major press, proving that Fake News has been around for some time.
9. The Doorway to Hell (1930) Crime boss retires from the rackets but they pull him back in. He exits through the doorway to hell
10. Letty Lynton (1932) Socialite wants to marry, but is blackmailed by former lover. Is there only one way out?
11. Night Nurse (1931) #Barbara Stanwyck Newly minted nurse foils a murder for inheritance scheme.
12. Two Seconds (1932) #Edward G. Robinson In the two seconds between electrocution and death, a man relives the experience that brought him to the death house.
13. The Big Shakedown (1934) Idealistic druggist gets involved with bootleggers to make counterfeit drugs.
14. Paid (1930) Wrongfully imprisoned shop girl seeks revenge upon release, but finds love instead.
15. Pick-up (1933) Girl released from prison is picked up by a cabbie. They live happily ever after until her husband is released from jail.
16. Dark Hazard (1934) Compulsive gambler wins, loses, wins, loses, goes to the dogs - literally.
17. The Widow from Chicago (1930) Sister of slain cop poses as hood's widow to infiltrate the mob and find her brother's killer. Then the hood shows up alive.
18. The Finger Points (1931) Naïve reporter joins forces with the mob to suppress stories, winds up suppressed himself.
19. Vengeance Is Mine (1949) A man who thinks he's dying arranges to be murdered so he can frame the man who had sent him to prison. Then the doctor comes up with a cure, but the hit man can't be found.
20. Cosh Boy (1953) Juvenile delinquent goes from muggings to murder.
21. Assassin for Hire (1951) Hit man poses as rare stamp dealer to support his talented brother, but can he outwit Scotland Yard?
22. Women of Twilight (1952) Unwed mothers fall prey to a baby-farming boarding house proprietor.
23. Lady of Vengeance (1957) Newspaper publisher seeks to stamp out the person responsible for the death of his ward.
24. Beat Girl (1960) Juvenile delinquent makes life tough for new stepmother.
25. The Spy in Black (1939) During WW I a U-boat captain is sent to sink the British fleet, but runs into unexpected opposition.
26. Tiger in the Smoke (1956) No tigers or smoke, but a convoluted chase for wartime treasure.
27. A Gunman Has Escaped (1948) A gunman has escaped, sweetheart.
28. Delayed Action (1954) Suicidal man sells his life to a criminal to use as an alibi before the big sleep.
29. Paranoic (1963) Dead brother comes back to life to claim inheritance, or is the sister a paranoic?
30. Strange Alibi (1941) Undercover cop offers a strange alibi to prove he didn't kill the police chief.
31. The Third Alibi (1961) Composer needs a third alibi when his mistress is found dead, instead of the wife he intended to kill.
32. Dual Alibi (1948) Twin acrobats provide a dual alibi for each other after one of them (but which one) committed a murder.
33. Midnight Alibi (1934) A gambler accused of murder gets a midnight alibi from an old woman whose beau of her youth he resembles
34. Suspended Alibi (1957) A man using a friend as cover for his affair has a suspended alibi until he can prove he didn't kill the friend.
35. Dead Presidents (1995) A Vietnam vet turns to crime and implausibly robs the New York Federal Reserve.
36. Joy Ride (2001) Road tripping college students tangle with a maniacal truck driver they pranked via CB radio
37. Raising Cain (1992) Every DePalma trope rolled into one. I'd be raising Cain if they had asked me to green-light this.
38. The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) Executive Suite meets The Front Page meets the Coen Brothers.
39. Deux hommes dans Manhattan (1959) A French reporter and photographer track down a missing diplomat in New York City.
40. New Rose Hotel (1998) The 90s condensed into a Neo-Noir.
41. Die Straße (1923)
42. Die freudlose Gasse (1925)
43. Dirnentragödie (1927)
44. The Driller Killer (1979) Artist goes insane, kills people with a power drill.
45. Fear City (1984) Insane stalker slashes strippers; ex-boxer/talent manager tracks him down.
46. The Blackout (1997) Actor tries to recall what happened during a blacked-out night in his past, with ramifications for his present.47. Meet Boston Blackie (1941) Ex-jewel thief gets mixed up with a spy ring, while Inspector Farraday tries to pin a murder and missing pearls on him.
48. Confessions of Boston Blackie (1941) Blackie gets framed for a murder at an auction and has to find the real murderer to clear his name
49. Alias Boston Blackie (1942) Blackie hosts a variety show at a prison, and when a wrongfully convicted prisoner escapes, Blackie is implicated.
50. Boston Blackie Goes Hollywood (1942) In order to help a friend, Blackie has to break into his house and safe, but try convincing Inspector Farraday that it's not a crime.
51. After Midnight With Boston Blackie (1943) Once again Blackie has to steal something to help a friend, and once again Inspector Farraday has his suspicions.
52. Dick Tracy (1945) Comic strip detective comes to life in the first of a series.
53. Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947) Dick Tracy meets Gruesome, who is using a gas that freezes people in order to rob banks.
54. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946) Dick Tracy's own Lex Luthor, Cueball, steals stolen diamonds and murders people, while Tess Trueheart baits a trap.
55. Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947) Dick Tracy tracks down The Claw, who's involved in fur theft, insurance scams and murder, but I'm not sure what the dilemma is.56. Michael Shayne: Private Detective (1940) Detective Mike Shayne, hired to keep a millionaire's daughter away from gamblers, winds up involved in murder.
57. Sleepers West (1941) Detective Mike Shayne escorts a star witness to San Francisco via train, runs into an old flame and people who want to stop the witness
58. Dressed to Kill (1941) Detective Mike Shayne is dressed to kill for his wedding, but the nuptials are interrupted by a murder
59. Blue, White and Perfect (1942) Detective Mike Shayne plays a game of "button button who's got the button" aboard an ocean liner, tracking down stolen industrial diamonds.
60. The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1942) Detective Mike Shayne tracks down a murderer who happens to be the man who wouldn't die.
61. Just Off Broadway (1942) Detective Mike Shayne tracks down the murderer of a key witness in a murder trial; the killer is found just off Broadway
62. Time to Kill (1942) Detective Mike Shayne is hired to find an antique coin that got remade 5 years later as The Brasher Doubloon (1947).
63. Murder is My Business (1946) Detective Mike Shayne tries to find a murderer, before he gets framed for the murder himself.
64. Larceny in Her Heart (1946) Detective Mike Shayne is hired to find a client's missing stepdaughter, but she winds up dead, but then she isn't.
65. Blonde for a Day (1946) Detective Mike Shayne returns to Los Angeles to help his reporter pal Tim who was shot for reporting on murders tied to the gambling syndicate.
66. Three on a Ticket (1947) Detective Mike Shayne stumbles upon a mystery when a mortally wounded P.I. stumbles into his office.
67. Too Many Winners (1947) Detective Mike Shayne has another vacation postponed when he is hired to figure out who is counterfeiting winning tickets at the racetrack.
68. Nick Carter, Master Detective (1939) Master detective Nick Carter foils wartime spies at an aircraft factory.
69. Phantom Raiders (1940) Nick Carter investigates an insurance scam that involves blowing up cargo ships near Panama.
70. Sky Murder (1940) Nick Carter stumbles across a murder mid-flight, and solves it while uncovering a nest of spies.
71. A Tragedy at Midnight (1942) Radio detective Greg Sherman solves crimes before the police can, but then he becomes a suspect in two murders
72. The Return of Bulldog Drummond (1934) Bulldog Drummond leads a movement against those who want to drag England into another war.
73. Calling Bulldog Drummond (1951) Bulldog Drummond goes undercover to infiltrate a gang that is terrorizing London. Then he gets found out. Will he escape?
74. Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) Documentary on Film Noir, featuring classic clips, genre experts and current filmmakers.
75. Shorts Program 1: 90 minutes
a. Divided Highway: The Story of 'They Drive by Night' (2003) 11 min. The Making of "They Drive By Night (1940)
b. The Damned Don't Cry: The Crawford Formula - Real and Reel(2005) 13 min. The Making of "The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
c. The Petrified Forest: Menace in the Desert (2005) 15 min. The Making of "The Petrified Forest" (1936)
d. Killer Instincts: Richard Widmark and Ida Lupino at Twentieth Century Fox (2008) 16 min. The Making of "Road House" (1948)
e. Rogue Male: The Making of "Man Hunt" (1941) 17 min. The Making of "Man Hunt" (1941)
f. The Roaring Twenties: The World Moves On (2005) 18 min. The Making of "The Roaring Twenties" (1939)
76. Shorts Program 2: 95 minutes
a. Curtains for Roy Earle: The Story of 'High Sierra' (2003) 15 min. The Making of "High Sierra" (1941)
b. Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films (2006) 20 min. An examination of women in gangster and noir films.
c. In a Lonely Place: Revisited (2003) 20 min. In a Lonely Place (1950) Revisited
d. The Lady from Shanghai: A Discussion with Peter Bogdanovich (2000) 20 min. An examination of "The Lady from Shanghai" (1947)
e. Beer and Blood: Enemies of the Public (2005) 20 min. An examination of "The Public Enemy" (1931)
77. Shorts Program 3: 96 minutes
a. Remember to Live (1954) 24 min. A Korean War veteran and artist has problems adjusting to civilian life. Upon his return, he finds he's unable to paint. Being involved with two different women--one sweet and demure, the other a siren--only complicates matters. With Noir stalwarts Dane Clark and Cleo Moore.
b. The Payoff (1956) 24 min. A private investigator is hired by a pretty blonde to collect an envelope at a boxing match and deliver it to her the next day. What's in the envelope causes some inconvenience. With Noir stalwarts Howard Duff and Janet Blair.
c. Welcome to the Big House (2006) 18 min. An examination of classic Warner Brothers prison films.
d. Private Screenings: Robert Mitchum and Jane Russell (1996) 30 min. Mitchum and Russell discuss noirs they were in together or separately: Undercurrent (1946), Out of the Past (1947), His Kind of Woman (1951), Macao (1952) and The Night of the Hunter (1955).
78. Shorts Program 4: 90 minutes
a. 20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (1933) 20 min. Vitaphone parody of "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang" (1932)
b. A Crime Does Not Pay Subject: "Women in Hiding' (1940) 20 min. Expectant mothers fall prey to unscrupulous practitioners.
c. Sunset Blvd.': A Look Back (2002) 25 min. An examination of "Sunset Blvd." (1950)
d. Night and the City - Two Scores 25 min. A Criterion extra - a comparison of the scores for the British and American versions of "Night and the City" (1950)
79. Appointment in Honduras (1953) #Glenn Ford hijacks a ship so he can run guns through the jungle to the rebels.
80. Counterspy Meets Scotland Yard (1950) David Harding works with Scotland Yard to protect U.S. missile secrets - but who is the enemy?
81. Killer McCoy (1947) #Brian Donlevy Son of a vaudevillian becomes prize fighter, falls in love with a gambler's daughter. Realistic fight scenes.
82. Motor Patrol (1950) Motorcycle cop goes undercover to catch a gang of homicidal car thieves.
83. Mr. District Attorney (1941) Fledgling D.A. and crusading reporter meet cute, swap hats, track down corruption while Peter Lorre skulks around.
84. Mr. District Attorney (1947) Assistant D.A. falls for a woman involved in the gang that he is investigating.
85. Pay or Die! (1960) Early 20th Century Italian-American cop fights the Black Hand in Little Italy.
86. Radar Secret Service (1950) In the future, which looks remarkably like 1950, a Federal agency uses radar to fight crime.
87. The Young One (1960) Man accused of rape finds refuge on an island where another man commits statutory rape. Plus racism.
88. Roaring City (1951) When not renting boats, Dennis O'Brien solves mysteries in the roaring city of San Francisco - if he can stay ahead of the cops.
89. Sky Liner (1949) Murder and intrigue aboard the Sky Liner, but can FBI agent Blair find the murderer and the spy?
90. Ring of Fear (1954) Former circus worker rejoins circus to exact revenge.
91. Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949) Seaman Dantes doesn't realize he's the heir to the Count of Monte Cristo's fortune, but the crooked lawyer who sets him up for murder does.
92. Hard, Fast and Beautiful (1951) #Claire Trevor #Robert Ryan (cameo) Beautiful girl hits tennis balls hard and fast. Manipulative mother is just hard.
93. The Quare Fellow (1962) Rookie jailer er, um, learns the ropes of his job during the events leading up to the hanging of the quare fellow (condemned man).
94. Not Wanted (1949) Unwed mother gave up her baby, tried to kidnap another so we could have a flashback and learn her story.
95. Double Jeopardy (1955) Double whiskey more like it. Drunk blackmailer gets killed by his wife's boyfriend, casting suspicion on the blackmailer's target.
96. Escape Route (1952) FBI agent goes undercover in London to catch kidnapper of nuclear scientists; gets him AND the girl.
97. Heartaches (1947) Up and coming movie crooner lip-synchs to another singer's voice, but is that any reason to try and kill him?
98. Hidden Fear (1957) American cop comes to Denmark to clear sister of murder, stumbles across counterfeiting ring. Not sure which fear is hidden.
99. House of Horrors (1946) Second-rate sculptor saves the life of a first-rate psycho, whom he convinces to kill his critics.
100. Kill Me Tomorrow (1957) Alcoholic reporter agrees to take a murder rap in exchange for the money for his son's operation.
101. Lost, Lonely and Vicious (1958) Troubled actor is lost, kind of lonely, not so vicious.
102. Man in the Shadow (1957) Sherriff faces off against the ranch owner who runs the town, over a murdered ranch hand, while Orson Welles picks up a paycheck.
103. Mystery in Mexico (1948) The only mystery here is how the girl fell for the detective so quickly.
104. Never Trust a Gambler (1951) Never trust a gambler unless you can fall in love with a cop.
105. Outside the Law (1956) Army parolee goes undercover to avenge a friend's death, crack a counterfeiting ring, and show up his father.106. Serenade (1956) Sure it has opera and is in color, but it also has a man tormented by a dame, and redeemed by the love of a good woman.
107. Strange Intruder (1956) Dying Korean War P.O.W. makes his best friend promise to kill his kids if they are being raised by another man. Strange intruder indeed!
108. The Blonde Bandit (1950) Woman escapes a bigamist's scheme, only to become a pawn in the DA's struggle against the head of the gambling syndicate. A lot of plot crammed into 60 minutes.
109. The Crooked Circle (1957) Brother of a boxer who is in hiding because he didn't throw a fight becomes a boxer caught up in the crooked circle of fixed fights.
110. The Depraved (1957) The G.I. Always Rings Twice. U.S. officer stationed in England has an affair with a local, and teams up to kill her husband.
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20. Women’s Prison (1955) #IdaLupino
★ ½
I was drawn to the triple whammy of Ida Lupino, Audrey Totter and Jan Sterling, but they couldn’t save the unbelievable and familiar material. Totter wins the acting deathmatch thanks to having the more original character and less screen time. I’m most disappointed by Lupino, whose directing career shows she has a strong B.S. meter, but then holds her nose and plays the heck out of a terrible part.
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1. My Name is Julia Ross (1945) - 7/10
2. Conflict (1945) - 7/10 #Humphrey Bogart
3. Leave Her to Heaven (1945) - 7/10
4. Night and the City (1950) - 6/10
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21. The Chaser (2008) * 125 min.
22. The Rambling Guitarist (1959) * 77 min.

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1. No Man's Woman (1955) * 70 min.
2. The Big Heat (1953) 89 min.  #Gloria Grahame
3. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) * 121 min.
4. One Girl's Confession (1953) * 74 min.
5. Bait (1954) * 80 min.
6. The Crooked Web (1955) * 77 min.
7. Midnight (1934) * 73 min.  #Humphrey Bogart
8. Lethal Weapon (1987) * 110 min.
9. Oldboy (2003) * 120 min.
10. This Gun for Hire (1942) 81 min.  # Alan Ladd
11. Lady Vengeance (2005) * 115 min.
12. Private Hell 36 (1954) * 80 min.  #Ida Lupino
13. 99 River Street (1953) * 83 min.
14. The Glass Key (1942) 85 min.  #Brian Donlevy
15. Crime Wave (1953) * 74 min.
16. Night Must Fall (1937) * 116 min.
17.Escape in the Fog (1945) * 63 min.
18. Red Pier (1958) * 99 min.
19. Voice Without a Shadow (1958) * 92 min.
20. Whirlpool * 97 min.  #Richard Conte

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112. A Strange Adventure (1956)
Yet another super obscure noir that got a blu-ray release before much more well-known ones. It's ok, playing out kinda like Key Largo in the snow.

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113. An Act of Murder (1948) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Euthenasia noir... Way too stilted and preachy

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114. I, the Jury (1982) List: TSPDT Noir #834
Extremely sleazy Mike Hammer flick... Not bad but it was really hard for me to take Armand Assante as Hammer seriously given I've already seen him playing a parody of this kind of role in Fatal Instinct.

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115. Butt Boy (2019)
Chief Lazarra: So you're asking me to go off this theory you got about a white married male, who happens to be a father, living in the suburbs of critica county, who also happens to be your AA sponsor, which I might add, has been secretly running around, cramming objects, animals, and children up his asshole. Then he somehow digest them and he does this in sprees almost in a serial killer fashion. Is that about it?

Detective Russel Fox: Uh huh. Well I'm not entirely sure about the whole uh, digestive system part, but yeah. And it seems the more objects this guy is putting up his ass, uhh... the stronger he's getting. That's my theory, anyway.


Well, hm. I ended up actually liking this one quite a bit. Butt Boy is a neon-drenched Nicolas Winding Refn-style neo-noir by way of Tim & Eric gross out humor. The fact that it almost completely plays it's ridiculous premise straight is probably the only reason it succeeds as much as it does. It felt a little padded in places, and I think it would've played better with more ambiguity as to what's going on, but it was still much better than a movie with this premise has any right to be with solid acting and some very good cinematography despite what I assume is an incredibly low budget.


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116. Van God los a.k.a. Godforsaken (2003) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
Decent Dutch crime thriller that has some good performances but feels a little overly familiar.
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5. Man in the Vault (1956) #646 on Previous TSPDT Noir list
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27. The Man I Love (1947) List: TSPDT Noir #307
28. H (2002) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
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30. Hustle (1975) List: TSPDT Noir #657
31. The Marked One (1963) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
32. Murder Can Be Deadly (1962) List: British Film Noir Guide
33. Fallen (1998) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
34. Baby Face (1933) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir, From Berlin to Sin City
35. The Criminal a.k.a. Concrete Jungle (1960) List: TSPDT Noir #454
36. Cold in July (2014) List: Taste of Cinema's The 20 Best Neo-Noir Movies of the Past 5 Years
37. Body of Evidence (1993) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir, From Berlin to Sin City
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39. Walk East on Beacon! (1952) List: TSPDT Noir #713
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41. Johnny Handsome (1989) List: TSPDT Noir #764
42. The Man Who Died Twice (1958) List: #650 on Previous TSPDT Noir list
43. Deep Cover (1992) List: TSPDT Noir #678
44. Money Madness (1948) List: TSPDT Noir #785
45. So Dark the Night (1946) ist: TSPDT Noir #180
46. Crime Against Joe (1956) ist: TSPDT Noir #651
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59. Es geschah am hellichten Tag a.k.a. It Happened In Broad Daylight (1958) List: Taschen's Top 50 Noir, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
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61. The Quiller Memorandum (1966) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
62. Mord und Totschlag a.k.a. Degree of Murder (1967) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
63. The Big Operator (1959) List: Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)
64. Golgo 13: Queen Bee (1998) List: Anime-Planet's Best Noir Anime
65. The Bribe (1949) List: TSPDT Noir #258
66. Jagged Edge (1985) List: TSPDT Noir #673
67. Uncle Silas (1947) List: British Film Noir Guide
68. The Argyle Secrets (1948) List: Previous TSPDT Noir List
69. Night Must Fall (1937) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide
70. Waga jinsei saiaku no toki a.k.a. Most Terrible Time In My Life (1993) List: Japanese Film Noir, A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
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72. Across 110th Street (1972) List: The 20 Best Neo-Noir Films Of The 1970s (Taste of Cinema)
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74. Hell's House (1932) List: Noirish: The Annex To John Grant's A Comprehensive Encyclopedia To Film Noir
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65. The Ship That Died of Shame (1955)

66a. Dragnet: The Big Show (1953)
66b. Dragnet: The Big Crime (1954)
66c. Dragnet: The Big Pair (1954)
66d. Dragnet: The Big Bar (1954)

67a. Dragnet: The Big Bird (1955)
67b. Dragnet: The Big War (1958)
67c. General Electric Theater: Into the Night (1955)
67d. General Electric Theater: Strange Witness (1958)

68. Deception (2008)

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1. Edge of Doom (1950) #DanaAndrews
2. Marriage of Convenience (1960)
3. The Sleeping City (1950) #RichardConte
4. City of Shadows (1955)
5a. Peter Gunn: Murder on the Midway (1959)
5b. Peter Gunn: Pecos Pete (1959)
5c. Peter Gunn: Scuba (1959)
5d. Peter Gunn: Edie Finds a Corpse (1959)
6. Blackout (1950)
7. Dancing with Crime (1947)
8a. Man with a Camera: Double Negative (1958)
8b. Man with a Camera: Another Barrier (1958)
8c. Man with a Camera: Blind Spot (1958)
8d. Man with a Camera: Two Strings of Pearls (1958)
9. Nightmare (1942) #BrianDonlevy
10. Macadam (1946)
11. The Big Shot (1942) #HumphreyBogart
12. Miami Expose (1956)
13. Revolt in the Big House (1958)
14. 8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
15. The Boss (1956)
16. Larceny (1948) #DanDuryea
17. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
18. Roughshod (1949) #GloriaGrahame
19. Shed No Tears (1948)
20. Love from a Stranger (1937)
21. Ransom! (1956) #GlennFord
22. Blue Steel (1990)
23. A Dangerous Profession (1949)
24. The Malpas Mystery (1960)
25. Stakeout on Dope Street (1958)
26. Body Chemistry (1990)
27. La lumiere d'en face (1955)
28. Dial 999 (1955)
29. Dead Bang (1989)
30. Grand Central Murder (1942) #VanHeflin
31. Unmasked (1950)
32. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) #AlanLadd
33. Saigon (1947) #VeronicaLake (l)
34. Last Embrace (1979)
35. Cosh Boy (1953)
36. Mad at the World (1955)
37. Urge to Kill (1960)
38. Man in the Vault (1956)
39. Strange Intruder (1956) #IdaLupino
40. Rope of Sand (1949) #BurtLancaster
41. Face of a Fugitive (1959) #FredMacMurray
42. Not as a Stranger (1955) #RobertMitchum
43a. Four Star Playhouse: The Hard Way (1953) #DickPowell
43b. Dragnet: The Big Shoplift (1954)
43c. Dragnet: The Big Hit-Run Killer (1954)
43d. Dragnet: The Big Girl (1954)
44. Terror at Midnight (1956)
45. Vice Squad (1953) #EdwardGRobinson
46. Clue of the Twisted Candle (1960)
47. The Secret Fury (1950) #RobertRyan
48a. Peter Gunn: The Dirty Word (1959)
48a. Peter Gunn: The Ugly Frame (1959)
48a. Peter Gunn: The Lederer Story (1959)
48a. Peter Gunn: Keep Smiling (1959)
49. One Way Street (1950)
50. Impulse (1954)
51. The Weapon (1956) #LizabethScott
52. The 13th Letter (1951)
53. The Guilty (1947)
54. Footsteps in the Night (1957)
55. Les eaux troubles (1949)
56. Final Analysis (1992)
57. Nightbeat (1947)
58. Blink (1993)
59a. Man with a Camera: Six Faces of Satan (1958)
59b. Man with a Camera: Lady on the Loose (1958)
59c. Man with a Camera: The Last Portrait (1959)
59d. Man with a Camera: Face of Murder (1959)
60a. Man with a Camera: Mute Evidence (1959)
60b. Man with a Camera: The Big Squeeze (1959)
60c. Dragnet: The Big Frame (1954)
60d. Dragnet: The Big False Make (1954)
61. Dark Country (2009)
62a. Peter Gunn: Breakout (1959)
62b. Peter Gunn: Pay Now, Kill Later (1959)
62c. Peter Gunn: Skin Deep (1959)
62d. Peter Gunn: February Girl (1959)
63. Deceiver (1997)
64. The Man Who Was Nobody (1960)
65. The Ship That Died of Shame (1955)
66a. Dragnet: The Big Show (1953)
66b. Dragnet: The Big Crime (1954)
66c. Dragnet: The Big Pair (1954)
66d. Dragnet: The Big Bar (1954)
67a. Dragnet: The Big Bird (1955)
67b. Dragnet: The Big War (1958)
67c. General Electric Theater: Into the Night (1955)
67d. General Electric Theater: Strange Witness (1958)
68. Deception (2008)
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Progress towards becoming a Czar of Noir
1. House of Bamboo (1955) #RobertRyan
2. The Window (1949)
3. Road House (1948) #IdaLupino
4. Railroaded! (1947)
5. Hustle (1975)
6. Impact (1949) #BrianDonlevy
7. La Otra (1946) #Blocho'sNoirBlock
8. Cry Danger (1951) #Blocho'sNoirBlock + #DickPowell
9. China Moon (1994)
10. Night Falls (1952)
11. The Dark Mirror (1946)
12. So Dark The Night (1946)
13. The Mask of Diijon (1946)
14. He Walked by Night (1948)
15. Where Danger Lives (1950) #RobertMitchum
16. The Great Flamarion (1945) #DanDuryea
17. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949) #BarbaraStanwyck
18. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948) #EdwardG.Robinson
19. A Cry in the Night (1956) #AlanLadd
20. The Glass Key (1942) #VeronicaLake
21. The Enforcer (1951) #HumphreyBogart
22. Fallen Angel (1945) #DanaAndrews
23. The Prowler (1951) #VanHeflin

24. Naked Alibi (1954) #GloriaGrahame

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This is a film with two distinct halves (before and after a murder suspect flees to the border) and solid as second-billed Gloria Grahame is when she finally emerges in the second half, it is the paranoia-fuelled first half that works best here with memorable scenes as Sterling Hayden and his associate trail the suspect in the dark at night. Hayden is also really detestable - something that makes the path this takes in its second half more interesting.
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44. Fourteen Hours (1951) <---- I really really really liked this movie. Not very "film noir" to me, but still really good.
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9. The Dark Corner (Hathaway, 1946). The lead, played by Mark Stevens, seems miscast. Everyone else is good, though it's hard not to expect something funny coming from Lucille Ball.
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1. Kansas City Confidential (Karlson, 1952).
2. Stranger on the Third Floor (Ingster, 1940).
3. The Glass Key (Heisler, 1942).
4. Fallen Angel (Preminger, 1945).
5. Blue Dahlia (Marshall, 1946).
6. Caged (Cromwell, 1950).
7. Where the Sidewalk Ends (Preminger, 1950).
8. Detective Story (Wyler, 1951).
9. The Dark Corner (Hathaway, 1946).
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8. Flamingo Road-1949: 7/10
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1. U Turn-1997: 8/10
2. The Whip Hand-1951: 8/10
3. While the Patient Slept-1935: 7/10
4. Reign of Terror-1949: 8/10
5. Fear-1946: 6/10
6. Racket Busters-1938: 6/10
7. San Quentin-1937: 7/10
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Once you go noir, you'll never go back
1. Fargo (1996)
2. Gilda (1946) #GlennFord
3. The Blue Dahlia (1946) #VeronicaLake
4. This Gun for Hire (1942) #AlanLadd
5. Memento (2000)
6. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
7. The Spiral Staircase (1946)
8. On Dangerous Ground (1951) #RobertRyan
9. Basic Instinct (1992)
10. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) #BurtLancaster
11. Phantom Lady (1944)
12. Born to Kill (1947) #ClaireTrevor
13. Dead Reckoning (1947) #Lizabeth Scott
14. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
15. Prisoners (2013)
16. Inherent Vice (2014)
17. Double Indemnity (1944) #FredMacMurray
18. Murder, My Sweet (1944) #DickPowell
19. Collateral (2004)
20. The Score (2001)
21. Road to Perdition (2002)
22. The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
23. Drive (2011)
24. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
25. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)
26. Mulholland Drive (2001)
27. Fallen Angel (1945) #DanaAndrews
This was just awful. The characters were lifeless, the plot was random, and some of the scenes were just idiotic - like he talks his soon-to-be wife to sleep on the beach, but she falls asleep sitting up and is rendered comatose, so that no matter the noise or being picked up or anything wakes her. Not to mention that this has the pacing of paint drying.
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22. Decoy (1946)
23. For You I Die (1947)
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1. Calling Homicide (1956)
2. Inherent Vice (2014)
3. Without Honor (1949)
4. Døden er et kjærtegn (1949) (l)
5. Accused of Murder (1956)
6. Bullitt (1968)
7. The Big Night (1951)
8. The Late Show (1977)
9. Incident (1948)
10. ‘C'-Man (1949)
11. The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950)
12. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
13. Chicago Confidential (1957)
14. The Shadow on the Window (1957)
15. Terror at Midnight (1956)
16. Cop Hater (1958)
17. A Cry in the Night (1956)
18. Dial 1119 (1950)
19. Five Days (1954)
20. Kill Her Gently (1957)
21. Two of a Kind (1951)
22. Decoy (1946)
23. For You I Die (1947)
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2. Basic Instinct (1992)
I saved Latin, what did you ever do ?
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