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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
 
Total votes: 97

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We've all watched a lot of "cynical guys and dames" on screen this month. I've added a poll for people to choose their favorite rogue from the Rogues' Gallery. You can make up to four choices. Please make your choices based solely on their performances in films noir.
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45. A Woman's Secret (1949, N. Ray) - 6/10
46. Boomerang! (1947, Kazan) - 6/10
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
45. A Woman's Secret (1949, N. Ray) - 6/10
46. Boomerang! (1947, Kazan) - 6/10
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21. The October Man (1955) Blocho's Recommendations
★ ★ ½
I liked the wrinkle of Jim’s head injury installing doubt in him over his innocence, and I wish the film constructed around that bought into the possibility that poor, sweet Jim might’ve done it. We’re left watching Jim doubt himself from a distance to where we’re trying to figure out who’s setting him up, though this isn’t really a mystery. More of a moody psychological study that opens with a nice bit of suspense and never returns to that excitement.
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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

25. All My Sons (1948) #BurtLancaster

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Heavy on dialogue and with its stage play roots very visible, this generally feels like more of a melodrama than the noir entry that it is often credited as being, but it is a film that grows increasingly compelling as it progresses and certain revelations come to light. Some of the dialogue gets a bit heavy-handed near the end, but this ultimately works well as a look at the diverse ways that human beings deal with guilt and doubt. Fine performances too.
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117. The Case Against Brooklyn (1958) List: Noirish: The Annex To John Grant's A Comprehensive Encyclopedia To Film Noir

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118. The Equalizer (2014) List: Wikipedia's American neo-noir films

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119. Foreign Intrigue (1956) List: Taschen's Film Noir: 100 All-Time Favorites

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120. Kaosu a.k.a. Chaos (2000) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

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121. Cosh Boy a.k.a. The Slasher (1953) List: British Film Noir Guide
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
112. A Strange Adventure (1956)
113. An Act of Murder (1948) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
114. I, the Jury (1982) List: TSPDT Noir #834
115. Butt Boy (2019)
116. Van God los a.k.a. Godforsaken (2003) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
117. The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)
118. The Equalizer (2014)
119. Foreign Intrigue (1956)
120. Kaosu a.k.a. Chaos (2000)
121. Cosh Boy a.k.a. The Slasher (1953)
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69a. Peter Gunn: Love Me to Death (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: The Family Affair (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Lady Windbell's Fan (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Bullet for a Badge (1959)


70. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)

Mediocre gangster movie, with a strong ending at the Boulder Dam

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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)
69a. Peter Gunn: Love Me to Death (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: The Family Affair (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Lady Windbell's Fan (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Bullet for a Badge (1959)
70. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)
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Wednesday's posting:
A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
120. 88 Minutes (2007) A serial killer engages a proxy to play cat and mouse with the forensic psychiatrist who sent him to prison. Couldn't be made after cell phones.
121. Blackmail (1939) He was a prisoner on a chain gang. He escaped and started a new life. Now he's being blackmailed.
122. Cash on Demand (1961) Bank manager's family held hostage in seemingly foolproof bank heist.
123. Crime Doctor (1943) Amnesia victim becomes criminal psychologist and then head of the prison system, only to regain his memory and learn that he is a criminal mastermind.
124. Dangerous Mission (1954) NY cop goes west to protect a witness to a killing. Mundane plot saved by beautiful Montana scenery in 3-D.
125. Der Richter und sein Henker (1975) Convoluted murder mystery, ostensibly about the death of a Swiss cop.
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./spoiler]
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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
26. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) 5/10
27. The October Man (1947) 6/10
28. Murder by Contract (1958) 5/10
29. Detour (1945) 8/10
30. Suspicion (1941) 6/10
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6. The Lost Weekend (1945): 8/10

Billy Wilder is such a great director. This film never gets boring, you just want to keep watching. Also, I got my silver award back. ^_^

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2. The Glass Wall (1953) #GloriaGrahame
3. The Narrow Margin (1952) (rewatch)
4. The Big Clock (1948)
5. The Glass Key (1942) #VeronicaLake
6. The Lost Weekend (1945)
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23. One False Move (1992) 105 min.
24. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) * 100 min.

One False Move is a favorite. I liked the story of This World, Then the Fireworks, but the technical limits of the sound, presumably largely a product of its low budget, made it harder to watch than it should have been. The blu ray really could have used subtitles.

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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
21. The Chaser (2008) * 125 min.
22. The Rambling Guitarist (1959) * 77 min.

*First time viewing.
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22. Harry Brown (Daniel Barber, 2009) 7/10
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9. Freedomland-2006: 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
8. Flamingo Road-1949: 7/10
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25. Border Incident (1949) * 95 min.

Interesting to watch this in our present political environment.

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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
21. The Chaser (2008) * 125 min.
22. The Rambling Guitarist (1959) * 77 min.
23. One False Move (1992) 105 min.
24. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) * 100 min.

*First time viewing.
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39. Ace in the Hole (1951 / Billy Wilder) 7/10
40. Strangers on a Train (1951 / Alfred Hitchcock) 7/10
41. Don't Bother to Knock (1952 / Roy Ward Baker) 5/10
42. The Glass Cell (1978 / Hans W. Geißendörfer) 3/10
43. The Desperate Hours (1955 / William Wyler) 8/10 #HumphreyBogart
44. El Niño y la niebla (1953 / Roberto Gavaldón) 5/10
45. Desperate Hours (1990 / Michael Cimino) 4/10
46. Black Widow (1954 / Nunnally Johnson) 6/10
47. The Blue Gardenia (1953 / Fritz Lang) 6/10 #RichardConte
48. Human Desire (1954 / Fritz Lang) 8/10 #Gloria Grahame
49. Under Suspicion (1991 / Simon Moore) 4/10
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
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
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71. Partners in Crime (1961)

That's all the Edgar Wallace I have for now. They are all solid, but never great.


72. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

Melodrama that somehow made it onto the noir list

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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)
69a. Peter Gunn: Love Me to Death (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: The Family Affair (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Lady Windbell's Fan (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Bullet for a Badge (1959)
70. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)
71. Partners in Crime (1961)
72. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
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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
25. All My Sons (1948) #BurtLancaster

26. Borderline. (1950) #FredMacMurray

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The first act of here is pretty humdrum and, to be honest, feels a little dated with all the hoo-ha over letting a woman do a dangerous job usually done by men. The second act gets somewhat more interesting as she is partnered with a hard-nosed Fred MacMurray and has to make up stories of being a career criminal since kindergarten (!), but it is still not a lot for a feature length film. The film also never really works as a comedy or a romance.
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A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
126. Fingerprints Don't Lie (1951) Or do they? Fingerprint expert's testimony first convicts, then clears, a man accused of murder.
127. Just Cause (1995) Seemingly innocent death row inmate hatches a devious plot to seek revenge
128. Mask of the Dragon (1951) The creative team from Fingerprints Don't Lie wasn't very creative in this tale of smuggling and murder.
129. Personal Affair (1953) A girl with a crush on her teacher disappears, and suspicion falls on the teacher.
130. Shadowed (1946) While playing golf, a businessman stumbles across the murder victim of some counterfeiters, who want to make sure he isn't a witness.
131. Signpost to Murder (1964) All the signposts point to the escaped lunatic as a fresh murderer. But are they correct?
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.120. 88 Minutes (2007) A serial killer engages a proxy to play cat and mouse with the forensic psychiatrist who sent him to prison. Couldn't be made after cell phones.
121. Blackmail (1939) He was a prisoner on a chain gang. He escaped and started a new life. Now he's being blackmailed.
122. Cash on Demand (1961) Bank manager's family held hostage in seemingly foolproof bank heist.
123. Crime Doctor (1943) Amnesia victim becomes criminal psychologist and then head of the prison system, only to regain his memory and learn that he is a criminal mastermind.
124. Dangerous Mission (1954) NY cop goes west to protect a witness to a killing. Mundane plot saved by beautiful Montana scenery in 3-D.
125. Der Richter und sein Henker (1975) Convoluted murder mystery, ostensibly about the death of a Swiss cop./spoiler]
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10. Cry of the City (Siodmak, 1948). This was a bit unusual, the main character is a wounded baddie (cop killer) on the run. It ends as such things have to end, but the movie as a whole comes across more as social commentary of sorts, rather than just a straight up crime movie or gangster movie. Yes, I know, those "straight up" gangster movies can have social commentary in them as well, but they're rarely the main point of them.

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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).
10. Cry of the City (Siodmak, 1948).
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7. Pushover (1954): 6/10 #FredMacMurray #BlochoRec

I don't think Fred MacMurray was a great rogue in this one. I suppose the age difference between Fred and Kim didn't help. I liked Kim's performance though, but a little more depth to her character would have been nice.
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1. It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
2. The Glass Wall (1953) #GloriaGrahame
3. The Narrow Margin (1952) (rewatch)
4. The Big Clock (1948)
5. The Glass Key (1942) #VeronicaLake
6. The Lost Weekend (1945)
7. Pushover (1954) #FredMacMurray #BlochoRec
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47. The Woman on the Beach (1947, Renoir) - 5/10
48. I Shot Jesse James (1949, Fuller) - 7/10
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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
45. A Woman's Secret (1949, N. Ray) - 6/10
46. Boomerang! (1947, Kazan) - 6/10
47. The Woman on the Beach (1947, Renoir) - 5/10
48. I Shot Jesse James (1949, Fuller) - 7/10
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A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

132. Slaves in Bondage (1937) White-slavers use manicure shop as front; crusading reporter exposes them. More exploitation than noir.
133. Suspected Person (1942) The suspected person is chased by both American gangsters and Scotland Yard
134. Taxi! (1932) Jimmy Cagney speaks Yiddish as taxi companies go to war over territory.
135. Woman in the Dark (1934) More like parolee in the dark - paroled prisoner helps woman on the lam, but may wind up back in jail because of it.
136. Young and Innocent (1937) Try to figure out who is young and/or innocent in this late British period Hitchcock classic "wrong man" thriller.
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.120. 88 Minutes (2007) A serial killer engages a proxy to play cat and mouse with the forensic psychiatrist who sent him to prison. Couldn't be made after cell phones.
121. Blackmail (1939) He was a prisoner on a chain gang. He escaped and started a new life. Now he's being blackmailed.
122. Cash on Demand (1961) Bank manager's family held hostage in seemingly foolproof bank heist.
123. Crime Doctor (1943) Amnesia victim becomes criminal psychologist and then head of the prison system, only to regain his memory and learn that he is a criminal mastermind.
124. Dangerous Mission (1954) NY cop goes west to protect a witness to a killing. Mundane plot saved by beautiful Montana scenery in 3-D.
125. Der Richter und sein Henker (1975) Convoluted murder mystery, ostensibly about the death of a Swiss cop.126. Fingerprints Don't Lie (1951) Or do they? Fingerprint expert's testimony first convicts, then clears, a man accused of murder.
127. Just Cause (1995) Seemingly innocent death row inmate hatches a devious plot to seek revenge
128. Mask of the Dragon (1951) The creative team from Fingerprints Don't Lie wasn't very creative in this tale of smuggling and murder.
129. Personal Affair (1953) A girl with a crush on her teacher disappears, and suspicion falls on the teacher.
130. Shadowed (1946) While playing golf, a businessman stumbles across the murder victim of some counterfeiters, who want to make sure he isn't a witness.
131. Signpost to Murder (1964) All the signposts point to the escaped lunatic as a fresh murderer. But are they correct?
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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
25. All My Sons (1948) #BurtLancaster
26. Borderline. (1950) #FredMacMurray

27. Whirlpool (1950) #RichardConte

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This burdened by much psychobabble and things get farfetched towards the end regarding the possibilities of hypnotism, but it is all pretty interesting to watch. José Ferrer is excellent as the smooth-talking hypnotist who manages to seduce and misguide the protagonist, and his eventually revealed plot to commit a perfect murder is fascinating if somewhat ludicrous. The film looks pretty good too - expectedly so with Otto Preminger at the helm.
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Sorry for the long list blocho--I got a little distracted this week. :$

87. I Wake Up Screaming (1941) 6/10
Solid but not extremely memorable.

88. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) 7/10
This was a very early noir from what I understand and I enjoyed the feel of it, the dream sequences, the mood.

89. Vertigo (1958) 5/10
I love Hitchcock and was totally looking forward to watching this but everything felt wrong for me, from the storyline to the casting. The staircase shot was amazing though, probably made the whole mess worth watching.

90. Mulholland Drive (2001) 8/10
A bit confusing but enthralling and surprising.

91. Femme Fatale (2002) 4/10
Terrible. Terrible acting, terrible writing, it's lazy screenwriting to hide a large portion of plot in dream sequences--if you can't figure out how to end a story, you probably need to imagine a better story.

92. Mildred Pierce (1945) 7/10
It definitely had something to say about the dangers of spoiling children, and I feel like I understand my grandparents a little more now, but despite that heavy-handed message it was still an intriguing noir.

93. Fallen Angel (1945) 4/10
I don't think there was one likable character in this film. Definitely not the woman who was supposedly the object of every man's affection, and certainly also not the main protagonist. Not great, don't waste your time.

94. The Killing (1956) 6/10
It was ok but it was over-narrated. It was just one of those stories where someone says "and this happened, then this happened, and then..." and that doesn't leave a lot of room for suspense or intrigue.

95. Girl with a Dragon Tattoo (2009) 9/10
If it weren't for this forum and Max, I might not have appreciated this film so much because I'd be constantly comparing it to the novel in my mind. (I consider the novel about as perfect as a novel comes.) But, having developed more understanding of noir and film over the past year, I will say this film is just as brilliant and brought a very dark, troubling story to life in a way that wasn't exploitive either.

96. Bonnie & Clyde (1967) 7/10
I found this story fascinating. I'm not sure how historically accurate it was but I felt like I was right there with them and knew who they were, and what was driving them. Well, it was a little light on Bonnie's motivation but it was still there.

97. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) 9/10
Comedic noir? Is that a thing? It must be. But seriously, this film was made by someone who loves this subgenre. It paid homage to classic noir features and then added something new and humorous. I thought it was awesome.

98. The Lady From Shanghai (1948) 6/10
I didn't love the first half and was sure I was going to rate it fairly low, but it got a little better as it went on and I ended up feeling like it was an ok story, with so-so characterization. They did have some great footage of the ocean and yacht.

99. The Lie (2018) 7/10
Nice and short, kept me interested, even made me so frustrated I yelled at the screen a couple of times so I suppose I was into it. I have seen a lot of stupid people making stupid decisions this month and sometimes you just need to yell at them.

100-103. The Killing (Season 4, Episodes 1-6) (346 min total, add 14 of previous remainder, remainder now 24 min)
Not sure why the show ended early but I'm glad. I did not like where they took the lives of the two main detectives. The first three seasons were great. So my suggestion is, if you watch this show, skip season 4.
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Spoiler
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
5. The Big Combo (1955) - 6/10
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26. Cornered (1945) * 102 min. #Dick Powell

Demobilized RCAF pilot hunts Vichy official who ordered his wife's execution, through devastated France and into decadent Argentina.

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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
21. The Chaser (2008) * 125 min.
22. The Rambling Guitarist (1959) * 77 min.
23. One False Move (1992) 105 min.
24. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) * 100 min.
25. Border Incident (1949) * 95 min.

*First time viewing.
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122. Five Miles to Midnight (1962) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

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123. The Bloody Brood (1959) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

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124. The House on Carroll Street (1988)

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125. Bewitched (1945) List: TSPDT Noir #430

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126. L'assassino (1961) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir

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127. The Door with Seven Locks a.k.a. Chamber of Horrors (1940) List: British Film Noir Guide (369 Films 1937-1964)
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
112. A Strange Adventure (1956)
113. An Act of Murder (1948) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
114. I, the Jury (1982) List: TSPDT Noir #834
115. Butt Boy (2019)
116. Van God los a.k.a. Godforsaken (2003) List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
117. The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)
118. The Equalizer (2014)
119. Foreign Intrigue (1956)
120. Kaosu a.k.a. Chaos (2000)
121. Cosh Boy a.k.a. The Slasher (1953)
122. Five Miles to Midnight (1962)
123. The Bloody Brood (1959)
124. The House on Carroll Street (1988)
125. Bewitched (1945)
126. L'assassino (1961)
127. The Door with Seven Locks a.k.a. Chamber of Horrors (1940)
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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
25. All My Sons (1948) #BurtLancaster
26. Borderline. (1950) #FredMacMurray
27. Whirlpool (1950) #RichardConte

28. Crack-Up (1946) #ClaireTrevor

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This gets off to a terrific start with much ambiguity as to what exactly is going on - and the central mystery is fascinating. Pat O'Brien is hardly the most charismatic leading man though and the movie loses momentum whenever it focuses on his snooping about as opposed to his self-doubts and fears. What works really well though are the train scenes with lots of tension in the air thanks to nifty editing as he stares out the windows in terror.
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73. Dixie Ray: Hollywood Star (1983)

Porn noir :$

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)
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)
69a. Peter Gunn: Love Me to Death (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: The Family Affair (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Lady Windbell's Fan (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Bullet for a Badge (1959)
70. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)
71. Partners in Crime (1961)
72. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
73. Dixie Ray: Hollywood Star (1983)
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27. Sha chu xi ying pan/ Coolie Killer (1982) 91 min.

Stylish gangster movie, plenty of action.

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.
19. Voice Without a Shadow (1958) * 92 min.
20. Whirlpool * 97 min.  #Richard Conte
21. The Chaser (2008) * 125 min.
22. The Rambling Guitarist (1959) * 77 min.
23. One False Move (1992) 105 min.
24. This World, Then the Fireworks (1997) * 100 min.
25. Border Incident (1949) * 95 min.
26. Cornered (1945) * 102 min. #Dick Powell

*First time viewing.
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frbrown wrote: November 28th, 2020, 4:30 pm 73. Dixie Ray: Hollywood Star (1983)

Porn noir :$
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Rogues' Gallery completed


74. The Lady Gambles (1949) #BarbaraStanwyck

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75. The Velvet Touch (1948) #ClaireTrevor

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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)
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)
69a. Peter Gunn: Love Me to Death (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: The Family Affair (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Lady Windbell's Fan (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Bullet for a Badge (1959)
70. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)
71. Partners in Crime (1961)
72. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
73. Dixie Ray: Hollywood Star (1983)
74. The Lady Gambles (1949) #BarbaraStanwyck
75. The Velvet Touch (1948) #ClaireTrevor
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(Screenshots from 'The Man Between' and 'Ardh Satya')

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23. Dangerous Ground (1934, Norman Walker) - 6/10
24. El deseo / The Desire (1944, Carlos Schlieper) - 7.5 or 8/10
25. I See a Dark Stranger (1946, Frank Launder) - 7.5/10
26. Uneasy Terms (1948, Vernon Sewell) - 5.5 or 6/10
27. Circumstantial Evidence (1952, Daniel Birt) - 6/10
28. The Man Between (1953, Carol Reed) - 7.5/10
29. Cast a Dark Shadow (1955, Lewis Gilbert) - 7.5 or 8/10
30. Ardh Satya / Half Truth (1983, Govind Nihalani) - 8.5/10

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Honestly the non-porn version of this with additional dialogue scenes is a decent noir pastiche.

If you want to see a really nuts porn noir, check out Blue Ice.
frbrown wrote: November 28th, 2020, 4:30 pm 73. Dixie Ray: Hollywood Star (1983)

Porn noir :$

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)
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)
69a. Peter Gunn: Love Me to Death (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: The Family Affair (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Lady Windbell's Fan (1959)
69a. Peter Gunn: Bullet for a Badge (1959)
70. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)
71. Partners in Crime (1961)
72. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)
73. Dixie Ray: Hollywood Star (1983)
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And as this challenge slowly sets in the West, we finish off with three days of Western Film Noir.

137. A Lawless Street (1955) Town marshal faces the faction that wants to take over the town by killing him, as well as his long estranged wife who wants him alive.
138. A Man Alone (1955) Gunslinger stumbles across a stage coach massacre, stumbles into a town that thinks he's responsible, stumbles into love.
139. Backlash (1956) Man seeks survivor of an Apache ambush that his father died in, but it turn out his father was the survivor, and now is the bad guy.
140. Face of a Fugitive (1959) #Fred MacMurray Robber on the run starts a new life in a small town, but will his past catch up with him?
141. Hangman's Knot (1952) Confederates rob Union gold, but they don't know the war's over. Can they escape the hangman's knot?
142. Jack Slade (1953) He killed a man by accident when he was a boy. He killed them on purpose when he was a man.
143. Last of the Comanches (1953) Decimated cavalry troop and stagecoach passengers hold off a Comanche attack in the desert in this loose remake of Sahara (1943)
A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir
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.
111. The Family Secret (1951) A lawyer defends the man wrongly accused of killing the lawyer's son's best friend. What do you think the family secret is?
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.
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.
118. Second Chance (1947) Two jewel thieves meet cute, but one of them is an insurance investigator.
119. The Hoodlum Priest (1961) Priest ministers to cons; creates first half-way house for released criminals.
120. 88 Minutes (2007) A serial killer engages a proxy to play cat and mouse with the forensic psychiatrist who sent him to prison. Couldn't be made after cell phones.
121. Blackmail (1939) He was a prisoner on a chain gang. He escaped and started a new life. Now he's being blackmailed.
122. Cash on Demand (1961) Bank manager's family held hostage in seemingly foolproof bank heist.
123. Crime Doctor (1943) Amnesia victim becomes criminal psychologist and then head of the prison system, only to regain his memory and learn that he is a criminal mastermind.
124. Dangerous Mission (1954) NY cop goes west to protect a witness to a killing. Mundane plot saved by beautiful Montana scenery in 3-D.
125. Der Richter und sein Henker (1975) Convoluted murder mystery, ostensibly about the death of a Swiss cop.126. Fingerprints Don't Lie (1951) Or do they? Fingerprint expert's testimony first convicts, then clears, a man accused of murder.
127. Just Cause (1995) Seemingly innocent death row inmate hatches a devious plot to seek revenge
128. Mask of the Dragon (1951) The creative team from Fingerprints Don't Lie wasn't very creative in this tale of smuggling and murder.
129. Personal Affair (1953) A girl with a crush on her teacher disappears, and suspicion falls on the teacher.
130. Shadowed (1946) While playing golf, a businessman stumbles across the murder victim of some counterfeiters, who want to make sure he isn't a witness.
131. Signpost to Murder (1964) All the signposts point to the escaped lunatic as a fresh murderer. But are they correct?
132. Slaves in Bondage (1937) White-slavers use manicure shop as front; crusading reporter exposes them. More exploitation than noir.
133. Suspected Person (1942) The suspected person is chased by both American gangsters and Scotland Yard
134. Taxi! (1932) Jimmy Cagney speaks Yiddish as taxi companies go to war over territory.
135. Woman in the Dark (1934) More like parolee in the dark - paroled prisoner helps woman on the lam, but may wind up back in jail because of it.
136. Young and Innocent (1937) Try to figure out who is young and/or innocent in this late British period Hitchcock classic "wrong man" thriller.
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23. Le Corbeau (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1943) 7.5/10
24. L'armée des ombres - Army of Shadows (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969) 9/10 ... nice to get in films from my two favourite French directors on the same day
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8. 52 Pick-Up (1986) 5/10

9. One False Move (1992) 5/10

10. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) 3/10
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1. Red Rock West (1993) 7/10
2. Le cercle rouge (1970) 7/10
3. Obsession (1949) 5/10
4. Clash by Night (1952) 4/10
5. The Reckless Moment (1949) 7/10
6. The Tall Target (1951) 7/10
7. Where Danger Lives (1950) 5/10
8. 52 Pick-Up (1986) 5/10
9. One False Move (1992) 5/10
10. The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) 3/10
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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
25. All My Sons (1948) #BurtLancaster
26. Borderline. (1950) #FredMacMurray
27. Whirlpool (1950) #RichardConte
28. Crack-Up (1946) #ClaireTrevor

29. Framed (1947) #GlennFord

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This is very intriguing to begin with, full of mystery and ambiguity as to why the femme fatale has paid Glenn Ford's bail and what sort of nefarious activities she has in mind. Once things become clear though, it actually gets less interesting with much of the film spent waiting for Ford to cotton on and realise that he is being strung along. The film looks great though and the opening is especially well filmed as Ford narrowly misses crashing.
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50. The Grifters (1990 / Stephen Frears) 7/10
51. Palmetto (1998 / Volker Schlondorff) 6/10
52. Bound (1996 / Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski) 5/10
53. Mulholland Falls (1996 / Lee Tamahori) 5/10
54. A Window in London (1940 / Herbert Mason) 5/10
55. Suture (1993 / Scott McGehee, David Siegel) 7/10
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
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
39. Ace in the Hole (1951 / Billy Wilder) 7/10
40. Strangers on a Train (1951 / Alfred Hitchcock) 7/10
41. Don't Bother to Knock (1952 / Roy Ward Baker) 5/10
42. The Glass Cell (1978 / Hans W. Geißendörfer) 3/10
43. The Desperate Hours (1955 / William Wyler) 8/10 #HumphreyBogart
44. El Niño y la niebla (1953 / Roberto Gavaldón) 5/10
45. Desperate Hours (1990 / Michael Cimino) 4/10
46. Black Widow (1954 / Nunnally Johnson) 6/10
47. The Blue Gardenia (1953 / Fritz Lang) 6/10 #RichardConte
48. Human Desire (1954 / Fritz Lang) 8/10 #Gloria Grahame
49. Under Suspicion (1991 / Simon Moore) 4/10
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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
25. All My Sons (1948) #BurtLancaster
26. Borderline. (1950) #FredMacMurray
27. Whirlpool (1950) #RichardConte
28. Crack-Up (1946) #ClaireTrevor
29. Framed (1947) #GlennFord

30. Dark City (1950) #LizabethScott

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The set-up is excellent here with crooked cardsharps who are taunted not only by their own misgivings over what they did but also a physical presence who we seldom see since what he represents is scarier than who he is. Alas, the film is paced as more of a meditative movie than an urgent thriller with lots of time dedicated to Lizabeth Scott singing nightclub songs - in their entirety - plus a secondary romance, all of which feels like mere padding.

Oh, and that's ROGUES GALLERY COMPLETE. :sweat:
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9-10. 2x90mins TV series
The Wire S42Ep4: Refugees (Jim McKay, 2006) 7+
The Wire S42Ep5: Alliances (David Platt, 2006) 8-
The Wire S42Ep6: Margin of error (Daniel Attias , 2006) 8-
11. Raw Deal (Anthony Mann, 1948) 7+

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1. They Won't Forget (1937) (Mervyn LeRoy, 1937) 6
2. Spellbound (Alfred Hitchcock, 1945) [Rewatch] 7+ (=)
3. Story of a Love Affair / Cronaca di un amore (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1950) 7-
4. Beyond the Forest (King Vidor, 1949) 6
5. Cry Terror! (Andrew L. Stone, 1958) 6-
6. Phantom Lady (Robert Siodmak, 1944) 6+
7-8. 180mins TV series
The Wire S42Ep1: Boys of Summer (Joe Chappelle, 2006) 7-
The Wire S42Ep2: Soft Eyes (Christine Moore, 2006) 7
The Wire S42Ep3: Home Rooms (Seith Mann, 2006) 7-
#JeSuisCharlie Liberté, Liberté chérie !

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