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60. Talk About a Stranger (1952) - 5/10
61. The Brothers Rico (1957) - 6/10
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(Screenshots from 'Assassin' & 'The Pettifogger')

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13. Delitto quasi perfetto (The Almost Perfect Crime, Mario Camerini, 1966) 7.5/10
14. Robbery (Peter Yates, 1967) 8/10
15. Tutto sul rosso (All on the Red, Aldo Florio, 1968) 8/10
16. Assassin (Peter Crane, 1973) 8/10
17. The Pettifogger (Lewis Klahr, 2011) 8/10
18. Slučajna raskoš prozirnog vodenog rebusa (Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus, Dalibor Baric, 2020) 8/10

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1. Razzia (Police Raid, Werner Klingler, 1947) 8/10
2. Epilog: Das Geheimnis der Orplid (Epilogue, Helmut Käutner, 1950) 9/10
3. Das Bekenntnis der Ina Kahr (The Confession of Ina Kahr, Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1954) 8/10
4. Wartezimmer zum Jenseits (Mark of the Tortoise, Alfred Vohrer, 1964) 8.5/10
5. Kurzschluß (Short Circuit, Wolfgang Petersen, 1975) 8.5/10
6. Reifezeugnis (For Your Love Only, Wolfgang Petersen, 1977) 8/10
7. Martin Roumagnac (The Room Upstairs, Georges Lacombe, 1946) 8/10
8. Coïncidences (Serge Debecque, 1947) 8/10
9. J'irai cracher sur vos tombes (I Spit on Your Grave, Michel Gast, 1959) 7/10
10. Kataskopoi ston Saroniko (Assignment Skybolt, Gregg G. Tallas, 1968) 7/10
11. Listeia stin Athina (Robbery in Athens, Vangelis Serdaris, 1969) 8/10
12. Coeur de hareng (Heart of Herring, Paul Vecchiali, 1984) 9.5/10
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6. Cast a Deadly Spell (1991, Martin Campbell): 7.2 - Enjoyable mashup of neo-noir and Lovecraftian horror/fantasy. Set in a 1948 world where everyone use magic PI H.P. Lovecraft, the only person not to, is hired to find a stolen book, the Necronomicon.

7. City of Fear (1959, Irving Lerner): 7.8
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1. Johnny O'Clock (1947, Robert Rossen): 8.0
2. The Dark Past (1948, Rudolph Maté): 7.2
3. Convicted (1950, Henry Levin): 7.8
4. Between Midnight and Dawn (1950, Gordon Douglas): 7.5
5. The Sniper (1952, Edward Dmytryk): 7.8
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74. Internal Affairs (Mike Figgis, 1990)
List: TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films #755

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75. Violated (Walter Strate, 1953)
List: "Death on the Cheap - The Lost B Movies of Film Noir" by Arthur Lyons

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76. La polizia chiede aiuto a.k.a. What Have They Done To Your Daughters? (Massimo Dallamano, 1974)
List: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir: The Essential Reference Guide
It's always a dame...
1. Railroaded! (Anthony Mann, 1947)
2. Shade (Damian Nieman, 2003)
3. The Midnight Story (Joseph Pevney, 1957)
4. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Francis D. Lyon, 1969)
5. The Racketeer (Howard Higgin, 1929)
6. Unknown (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2011)
7. They Met in the Dark (Karel Lamac, 1943)
8. Edge of Darkness (Martin Campbell, 2010)
9. I Died a Thousand Times (Stuart Heisler, 1955)
10. Crime in the Streets (Don Siegel, 1956) #DonSiegel
11. The First Deadly Sin (Brian G. Hutton, 1980)
12. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (Anatole Litvak, 1938)
13. Messenger of Death (J. Lee Thompson, 1988)
14. Knock on Any Door (Nicholas Ray, 1949) #NicholasRay
15-22. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig E1-26 (2005)
23. Heat Wave (Ken Hughes, 1954) #KenHughes
24. Voice of the Whistler (William Castle, 1945) #WilliamCastle
25. Penny Gold (Jack Cardiff, 1974)
26. Larceny, Inc (Lloyd Bacon, 1942)
27. Albino Alligator (Kevin Spacey, 1996)
28. You and Me (Fritz Lang, 1938) #FritzLang
29. The Little Giant (Roy Del Ruth, 1933)
30. Golden Salamander (Ronald Neame, 1950)
31. Landru a.k.a. Bluebeard (Claude Chabrol, 1963) #ClaudeChabrol
32-34. Dick Tracy E1-15 (Ray Taylor, Alan James, 1937)
35. Suspect (Peter Yates, 1987)
36. Without Honor (Irving Pichel, 1949)
37. Lisa (Gary Sherman, 1989)
38. The Undercover Man (Joseph H. Lewis, 1949) #JosephHLewis
39. Snowbound (David MacDonald, 1948)
40. Un flic (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972) #JeanPierreMelville
41. Because of You (Joseph Pevney, 1952)
42. Nachts wenn der Teufel kam a.k.a. The Devil Strikes at Night (Robert Siodmak, 1957) #RobertSiodmak
43. Freeway (Francis Delia, 1988)
44. Outside the Law (Jack Arnold, 1956)
45. Good Neighbours (Jacob Tierney, 2010)
46. The Unseen (Lewis Allen, 1945) #LewisAllen
47. The Mad Bomber a.k.a. The Police Connection (Bert I. Gordon, 1973)
48. Tight Spot (Phil Karlson, 1955) #PhilKarlson
49. Reign of Terror (Anthony Mann, 1949) #AnthonyMann
50. Shake Hands with the Devil (Michael Anderson, 1959)
51. Wild Card (Simno West, 2015)
52. Nobody Lives Forever (Jean Negulesco, 1946) #JeanNegulesco
53. Criminal Law (Martin Campbell, 1988)
54. Lost, Lonely and Vicious (Frank Myers, 1958)
55. The Night Listener (Patrick Stettner, 2006)
56. Benefit of the Doubt (Jonathan Heap, 1993)
57. Number Seventeen (Alfred Hitchcock, 1932) #AlfredHitchcock
58. Mystery in Mexico (Robert Wise, 1948) #RobertWise
59. The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson, 2008)
60. Johnny Cool (William Asher, 1963)
61, The Last Run (John Huston, Richard Fleischer, 1971) #RichardFleischer
62. Eva (Joseph Losey, 1962) #JosephLosey
63. Lemming (Dominik Moll, 2005)
64. East Side, West Side (Mervyn LeRoy, 1949)
65. Ijung gancheob a.k.a. Double Agent (Hyeon-jeong Kim, 2003)
66. Man-Trap (Edmond O'Brien, 1961)
67. Pool of London (Basil Dearden, 1951)
68. Goku Midnight Eye (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1989)
69. Stolen Face (Terence Fisher, 1952) #TerenceFisher
70. The Rosary Murders (Fred Walton, 1987)
71. The Unholy Wife (John Farrow 1957) #JohnFarrow
72. Armitage: Dual Matrix (Katsuhito Akiyama, 2002)
73. Disorganized Crime (Jim Kouf, 1989)
74. Internal Affairs (Mike Figgis, 1990)
75. Violated (Walter Strate, 1953)
76. La polizia chiede aiuto a.k.a. What Have They Done To Your Daughters? (Massimo Dallamano, 1974)
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10. Brute Force (1947) - Prison film with Burt Lancaster and and Hume Cronyn as two opposing forces in the battle of good and evil. Performances were strong and it's a very bleak movie that doesn't pull a lot of punches. Still, I was never able to be quite as invested in this film as I wanted to be.

11. Gilda (1946) - Loved this one. The entire first act was mesmerizing, and the 2nd act was even better. Rita Hayworth is smoldering the entire film. Unfortunately, the 3rd act really didn't pay anything off for me and it lost a bit of oomph by the end. Still very enjoyable, but I a film that was feeling like a 9/10 dropped to more like an 8/10 by the time it was over.
Films, of a Noir variety
1. Panic in the Streets (1950)
2. Kiss of Death (1947)
3. The Glass Key (1942)
4. This Gun for Hire (1942)
5. Kansas City Confidential (1952) #PhilKarlson
6. Call Northside 777 (1948)
7. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) (rewatch)
8. The Big Combo (1955) #JosephHLewis
9. Little Caesar (1931)
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10. The Red House (1947, Delmer Daves) / 8/10 / Familial secrets and horrors in the woods
11. The Last Load (1948, John Baxter) - 8/10 / Children investigate lorry saboteurs and robberies
12. Thieves' Highway (1949, Jules Dassin) - 9 or 9.5/10 / Trucking noir
13. I Believe in You (1952, Basil Dearden, Michael Relph) - 6.5 or 7/10 / Social noir of probation officers and the young charges they seek to rehabilitate
14. Footsteps in the Fog (1955, Arthur Lubin) - 9.5/10 / Blackmail and macabre romance in London
15. Kill Me Tomorrow (1957, Terence Fisher) - 6.5/10 / Journalist looks to raise money for sick son's operation
16. Johnny Nobody (1961, Nigel Patrick) - 7/10 / Religious noir in Ireland
17. The Marked One (1963, Francis Searle) - 5.5 or 6/10 / British kidnap noir
18. Posledniy vizit / Last Visit (1984, Ada Neretniece) - 5.5/10 / A Soviet take on American murkiness; a journalist investigates her husband's killing

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32. Ivy (1947)

Victorian Edwardian melo-noir, for those who like that sort of thing


33. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)

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1. Backfire (1950)
2. Born to Be Bad (1950) #NicholasRay
3. Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)
4. Shakedown (1950)
5. Homicide (1991)
6. Le dernier tournant (1939)
7. Lonelyhearts (1958)
8. Wanted for Murder (1946)
9. Cry of the Hunted (1953) #JosephH.Lewis
10. Guncrazy (1992)
11. Black Hand (1950)
12. City Across the River (1949)
13. New Jack City (1991)
14. This Woman Is Dangerous (1952)
15-16a. Spicy City (1997)
16b. The Detectives: The Bodyguards (1960)
17. The Human Jungle (1954)
18. Storm Fear (1955)
19. The Beat Generation (1959)
20. The Blue Lamp (1950) #BasilDearden
21. White Sands (1992)
22. Hoodlum Empire (1952)
23. The Long Wait (1954)
24. Tight Spot (1955) #PhilKarlson
25. Queen Bee (1955)
26. Twilight (1998)
27. The Sleeping Tiger (1954) #JosephLosey
28. The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950)
29-30a. Fish Police (1992)
30b. Man Against Crime: Algiers Caper (1956)
31. A Cry in the Night (1956)
32. Ivy (1947)
33. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
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26. Murder by Proxy [Blackout] (1954 UK #TerenceFisher) - TSPDT Extended - It hits all the right noir elements except the mood. I quite liked this one, though, and I don't know if the comedic touches were intentional or just me, but they're probably the best part of the film. Thematically an amnesia noir (though it's because he was drunk - hence the "Blackout" alternate title - and not because he was in an accident), it's got plenty of twists and turns and duplicitous dames. I still don't fully understand who one person was (I mixed him up with someone else; maybe I'll find a summary or review that goes into more detail than wikipedia), and a few of the plot points felt rushed or glossed over, but it was good overall.

Bold will be on my noir ballot next month, italics may be.
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1. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940 USA Boris Ingster) - TSPDT #1
2. Afsporet [Derailed] (1942 Denmark Ipsen & Lauritzen) - Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Noir
3. High Sierra (1941 USA Raoul Walsh) - TSPDT #2
4. The Blue Lamp (1950 UK #BasilDearden) - TSPDT Extended
5. The Glass Key (1942 USA Stuart Heisler) - TSPDT #5
6. Brighton Rock (1948 UK John Boulting) - TSPDT Extended
7. This Gun for Hire (1942 USA Frank Tuttle) - TSPDT #6
8. Slučajna raskoš prozirnog vodenog rebusa [Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus] (2020 Croatia Dalibor Barić)
9. Murder, My Sweet (1944 USA Edward Dmytryk) - TSPDT #10
10. Yoidore tenshi [Drunken Angel] (1948 Japan Akira Kurosawa) - TSPDT Extended
11. Phantom Lady (1944 USA #RobertSiodmak) - TSPDT #11
12. Sabita naifu [Rusty Knife] (1958 Japan Toshio Masuda - TSPDT Extended
13. The Woman in the Window (1944 USA #FritzLang) - TSPDT #12 & IMDb
14. Jiokhwa [The Flower in Hell] (1958 Korea Shin Sang-ok) - CrimeReads' Korean Noir
15. The Big Clock (1948 USA #JohnFarrow) - TSPDT #43 & IMDb
16. The Set-up (1949 USA #RobertWise) - TSPDT #61 & IMDb
17. The Narrow Margin (1952 USA #RichardFleischer) - TSPDT #82 & IMDb
18. Desert Fury (1947 USA #LewisAllen) - TSPDT Extended
19. Railroaded! (1947 USA #AnthonyMann) - TSPDT Extended
20. Road House (1948 USA #JeanNegulesco) - TSPDT #53
21. The Big Steal (1949 USA #DonSiegel) - TSPDT Extended
22. Born to Be Bad (1950 USA #NicholasRay) - TSPDT Extended
23. Undertow (1949 USA #WilliamCastle) - TSPDT Extended
24. The Prowler (1951 USA #JosephLosey) - TSPDT #78
25. The House Across the Lake (Heat Wave) (1954 UK #KenHughes) - TSPDT Extended
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The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre - British Film Noir Guide

90. Crossroads to Crime (1960) Policeman thinks a truck stop is the crossroads to crime, and conducts an unauthorized undercover investigation.
91. Urge to Kill (1960) One of the boarders living at the boarding house has the urge to kill, but who is it?
92. The Malpas Mystery (1960) Jewel thief impersonates eccentric to steal more jewels.
93. Marriage of Convenience (1960) Instead of waiting for her bank robbing boyfriend's parole, she married the police inspector who put him in jail - quite the marriage of convenience.
94. The Man Who Was Nobody (1960) The man who was nobody was really somebody tracking down the murderer of the man who stole his identity.
It's a Bitter Little World
1. L'horloger de Saint-Paul (1974) A watchmaker's son becomes a murderer, so he wants to understand what makes him tick.
2. Le septième juré (1962) After a crime of passion, a murderer becomes the seventh juror judging an innocent man for the crime he committed.
3. L'oeil du malin (1962) Journalist tries to seduce the wife of a successful author, but it doesn't go quite as expected.
4. Police (1985) Un flic falls for a small time drug dealer's girl, but she has other plans
5. The Visit (1964) Driven out of town as a pregnant teen, a woman, now a millionaire, returns for a visit…and revenge.
6. Assalto ao Trem Pagador (1962) The Great (1960 Rio de Janeiro) Train Robbery and its aftermath.
7. Obaltan (1961) Two brothers, both war veterans, struggle in post-war Korea.
8. Susana (1951) A beautiful escapee from the state reformatory wreaks havoc among the men of the ranch where she takes refuge.
9. Garde à vue (1981) After an all night grilling, a lawyer confesses to a grisly crime that he did not commit.
10. Nachts wenn der Teufel kam (1957) You've seen it before - the wrong man is arrested for being a serial killer, and a detective searches for the real killer, but this time it's in Nazi Germany.
11. Another Thin Man (1939) Nick and Nora solve a murder that was predicted in some dreams, but not committed by who it seems.
12. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) Nick and Nora happen to be at the track where a jockey has been murdered, and help the police solve the case.
13. The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) Nick and Nora travel to Nick's hometown, and land in the middle of a murder mystery.
14. Song of the Thin Man (1947) Nick and Nora are at a charity event on a gambling boat when, can you believe it, a murder occurs.
15. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) Doctor turns criminal to understand the criminal mind, but underestimates the former head his new gang.
16. The Big Shot (1942) Three-time loser gets framed for a robbery, winds up on death row.
17. Tokyo Joe (1940) Casablanca, but if Casablanca were made in Japan, with a third-rate cast, and These Foolish Things instead of As Time Goes By.
18. All Through the Night (1942) Gangster "Gloves" Donahue battles Nazi saboteurs all through the night.
19. King of the Underworld (1939) Doctor husband got killed helping gangster. Now doctor wife must track him down to prove she wasn't part of the gang.
20. Racket Busters (1938) Special prosecutor breaks the hold that the rackets "czar" has on the city but not without the help of the city's truckers.
21. The Bad Sister (1931) The bad sister falls for a con-man, almost ruins the town, but it all turns out ok in the end. (Noirish)
22. Two Against the World (1936) Radio network broadcasts a play based on a 20 year old murder, dramatically affecting the acquitted murderer and her family. (Encyclopédie du Film Noir Vol I)
23. The Great O'Malley (1937) A by-the-book cop's intransigence sends a man to jail, but he soon learns the error of his ways.(Encyclopédie du Film Noir Vol I)
24. Once a Sinner (1950) After a bank clerk marries a party girl he learns too late that once a sinner always a sinner. (British Film Noir Guide)
25. Once a Thief (1965) Ex-con tries to go straight, but once a thief, his brother wants to pull him back in, while cop wants to settle a grudge. (A Comprehensive Encyclopedia...)
26. Once You Kiss a Stranger... (1969) Once you kiss a stranger you'll stick with Strangers on a Train. (A Comprehensive Encyclopedia...)
27. A Shriek in the Night (1933) A shriek in the night proceeded a fall from the penthouse. Was it an accident, suicide or murder?
28. Before Dawn (1933) Gangster hid loot in the old family house 15 years ago. Now that he's dead, who will be first to find it - the bad guys, the cops or the beautiful psychic?
29. Juggernaut (1936) Disillusioned doctor and scheming woman team up to poison her husband for his money. Some things never change.
30. Phantom of Chinatown (1940) Somebody's killing people in Chinatown because of a missing ancient scroll that might lead to a fortune..
31. The Black Raven (1943) A group of strangers, a dark hotel in a storm, murder and missing money. Enough plot elements for 10 movies at least.
32. The Shadow Strikes (1937) After foiling a robbery at an attorney's office, The Shadow gets mistaken for that attorney, and caught up in murder. You'd think The Shadow would know better.
33. Arsène Lupin (1932) Gentleman thief matches wits with the Paris police while committing daring robberies.
34. Buy Me That Town (1941) Gangsters buy a small town and turn it into a haven for mobsters on the lam.
35. Counsellor-at-Law (1933) An up-from-the-streets lawyer finds that his upper class wife has been unfaithful.
36. I Love a Mystery (1945) I love a mystery too, but this tale of eastern mysticism, prophecies of death and decapitation misses the mark.
37. Special Agent (1935) Newspaper reporter is really an undercover Treasury Agent, after the big boss
38. The Unholy Three (1930) When their circus is shut down, three sideshow performers embark on a life of crime.
39. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) Can Sherlock Holmes track down the voice of terror and stop the wartime sabotage in time?
40. Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) Sherlock Holmes is in Washington to retrieve top secret plans before they fall into enemy hands.
41. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) Sherlock Holmes faces death, but a chess board uncovers the murderer.
42. The Spider Woman (1943) Can Sherlock Holmes escape the web of death spun by the Spider Woman?
43. The House of Fear (1945) The house of fear sees one murder after another, until Sherlock Holmes uncovers a sinister plot.
44. Pursuit to Algiers (1945) Sherlock Holmes is entrusted with the safety of a royal heir, during a pursuit to Algiers.
45. Terror by Night (1946) Terror by night with murder on the Scotland Express and a stolen diamond. Can Holmes solve the murder and recover the diamond?
46. Dressed to Kill (1946) What is it about those music boxes that prompts someone to be dressed to kill?
47. Bedelia (1946) Detective posing as an artist tries to paint a guilty portrait of a serial husband killer.
48. Blanche Fury (1948) Woman marries into money, but falls for the servant who is the rightful heir to the estate. Tragedy ensues.
49. Madeleine (1950) Woman delays marriage due to a forbidden affair. Is poison the only way out?
50. Fortune Is a Woman (1957) Art+Insurance+Arson+Love=Blackmail+Murder.
51. I See a Dark Stranger (1946) Irish lass grows up so bitter against the English that she becomes a Nazi spy.
52. Women Without Men (1956) Amercan singer jailed in England is freed by the U.S. State Department to track down her former lover, who was a wartime traitor. I think.
53. The Black Widow (1951) Car theft amnesia victim thought dead finally returns home, only for his wife to plan his death for certain.
54. Cat Girl (1957) Isn't being possessed by a leopard a small price to pay for a hefty inheritance?
55. A Circle of Deception (1960) Soldier is chosen for a mission during WW II based on his likelihood of cracking under torture, thus revealing misleading plans to the Nazis.
56. Circle of Danger (1951) Man comes to England to uncover the circumstances of his brother's death during the war; finds out more than he wants to, but also finds love.
57. The Narrowing Circle (1956) A journalist is framed for the murder of his colleague who got the job he thought he should get.
58. Whirlpool (1959) Woman on the run from her criminal boyfriend and a murder charge finds temporary refuge on the Rhine but will she be able to navigate the Lorelei?
59. Wheel of Fate (1953) Two brothers tempt the wheel of fate over a woman.
60. The Man in the Back Seat (1961) The man in the back seat is unconscious and has a moneybag handcuffed to him, but the hoods who abducted him don't have the key.
61. The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952) The man who watched trains go by stumbles across his boss's embezzlement scheme and finally takes a train of his own, with stolen money and a murder rap chasing after him.
62. Man in Black (1949) After a woman's father apparently dies in a yoga accident (!) her stepmother tries to gaslight her out of her inheritance. Told in flashback by the man in black.
63. Man on the Run (1949) The man on the run is an army deserter trying to clear his name for a murder he didn't commit.
64. The Dark Man (1951) The dark man is a hired killer who is tracking down the only witness to his last job.
65. A Place to Go (1963) Working class stiff joins warehouse robbing gang to get out of a rut, but has no place to go.
66. A Window in London (1940) Thinking he witnessed a murder through a window in London, Peter is plunged into the middle of domestic upheaval.
67. Cottage to Let (1941) Nazi spies are after a new bombsight, while undercover agents are after the spies, and they all meet in a cottage to let.
68. Waterfront (1950) Sailor walks out on his family leaving them to fend for themselves in the Liverpool waterfront slums. Returns years later and tragedy ensues.
69. West 11 (1963) When Notting Hill was still a slum, an underachiever gets recruited to commit murder.
70. And Soon the Darkness (1970) Two young women are cycling through the French countryside. One disappears. Will her friend be next?
71. Hot Summer Night (1957) Honeymooning journalist runs across bank robber, tries to get his story, gets more than he bargained for.
72. Night Watch (1973) A woman witnesses a murder - or did she?
73. Ten 'til Noon (2006) A lot can happen in ten minutes, and it sure did.
74. Tomorrow at Ten (1963) Kidnapped boy hidden in a house with a time bomb that will explode tomorrow at ten. Will Scotland Yard be able to save him?
75. Razzia sur la chnouf (1955) Henri returns from the States to improve the French drug trade, but not all is as it seems.
76. Le dossier 51 (1978) Who is spying on a French diplomat and what are they compiling in dossier 51?
77. Le signe du lion (1962) Pierre lives off his friends in anticipation of an inheritance, but when it doesn't come through he devolves into a homeless bum.
78. Le lieu du crime (1986) The scene of the crime is the Macguffin - the story is about the choices made in its aftermath.
79. L'assassin habite... au 21 (1942) After receiving a tip where a serial killer lives, an inspector moves in to try to catch the killer.
80. A Dandy in Aspic (1968) Cold war era double agent intrigue between the British and Soviet spy agencies.
81. Kid Glove Killer (1942) State of the art forensics (for 1942) help track down a killer in a corrupt city
82. Madame X (1966) After the death of her lover, a married woman fakes her own death to avoid a scandal, giving up her son in the process, but then fate intervenes.
83. Mr. Soft Touch (1949) Club owner steals his share from the mob that took over his club while he was in the army, hides out in a settlement house where he falls in love.
84. Smart Woman (1948) The criminal defense lawyer is a smart woman, but then she falls for the special prosecutor.
85. Algiers (1938) Come with me to the Casbah for this remake of Pepe Le Moko.
86. Fuzz (1972) Come with me to the 87th Precinct as they deal with a mad bomber extorting the city.
87. The Frightened City (1961) Come with me to London as mobs join forces, but are no match for Scotland Yard.
88. The Conspirators (1944) Come with me to Lisbon in this wannabe Casablanca
89. Gumshoe (1971) Come with me to Liverpool where a comedian decides he wants to be Sam Spade.
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34. Lupin III: Goemon's Blood Spray (2017)

Anime noir

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1. Backfire (1950)
2. Born to Be Bad (1950) #NicholasRay
3. Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)
4. Shakedown (1950)
5. Homicide (1991)
6. Le dernier tournant (1939)
7. Lonelyhearts (1958)
8. Wanted for Murder (1946)
9. Cry of the Hunted (1953) #JosephH.Lewis
10. Guncrazy (1992)
11. Black Hand (1950)
12. City Across the River (1949)
13. New Jack City (1991)
14. This Woman Is Dangerous (1952)
15-16a. Spicy City (1997)
16b. The Detectives: The Bodyguards (1960)
17. The Human Jungle (1954)
18. Storm Fear (1955)
19. The Beat Generation (1959)
20. The Blue Lamp (1950) #BasilDearden
21. White Sands (1992)
22. Hoodlum Empire (1952)
23. The Long Wait (1954)
24. Tight Spot (1955) #PhilKarlson
25. Queen Bee (1955)
26. Twilight (1998)
27. The Sleeping Tiger (1954) #JosephLosey
28. The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950)
29-30a. Fish Police (1992)
30b. Man Against Crime: Algiers Caper (1956)
31. A Cry in the Night (1956)
32. Ivy (1947)
33. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
34. Lupin III: Goemon's Blood Spray (2017)
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55. Confidential Report (Mr. Arkadin) (1955)

I had forgotten pretty much everything about it and I didn't know which version I had previously watched either. This was the Confidential Report cut, and after watching a few bits from the others, I don't think that there's a huge difference and my experience would probably have been more or less the same regardless of the version. I wasn't as fascinated by it as the first time, but I still think it's a good film and I'm still in love with the masquerade and every peculiar character we meet along the journey.

56. The Truth | La vérité (1960)

Dominique, played by Brigitte Bardot, is on trial for murder and all the events that led to the crime are presented in several flashbacks. I really liked Bardot's character and overall it was an enjoyable courtroom drama, but the film gets its point across early on and that made me feel like it was becoming a bit tedious or repetitive at some points.

57. The Murderer Lives at Number 21 | L'assassin habit... au 21 (1942)

Reminded me a lot of The Thin Man. The first murder is absolutely fantastic but I couldn't keep myself invested for very long after that; the characters ranged from uninteresting to slightly annoying for me. Luckily Clouzot just kept getting better and better!

58. Murder by Contract (1958)

Is this the funniest film I've watched for this challenge? I think so. Vince Edwards' Claude is hilarious and ridiculous. But at the same time, he's portrayed with enough seriousness to make for an interesting character with a need to reassure himself and his values in front of others constantly. The soundtrack makes it feel instantly unique and the plot always has a new surprise to stay exciting.


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La vérité.
Dark Pictures
1. Beauty and the Dogs | Aala Kaf Ifrit (2017)
2. The Bitter Stems | Los tallos amargos (1956)
3. The Beast Must Die | La bestia debe morir (1952)
4. Rosaura at 10 O'clock | Rosaura a las 10 (1958)
5. Atlantic City (1980)
6. Killer's Kiss (1955)
7. The Set-Up (1949) #RobertWise
8. Force of Evil (1948)
9. 'G' Men (1935)
10. The Petrified Forest (1936)
11. Deadline - U.S.A (1952)
12. The Narrow Margin (1952) #RichardFleischer
13. Night Train | Pociag (1959)
14. If I Should Die Before I Wake | Si muero antes de despertar (1952)
15. Don't Ever Open That Door | No abras nunca esa puerta (1952)
16. The Black Vampire | El vampiro negro (1953)
17. Kill and Be Killed | A hierro muere (1962)
18. Woman on the Run (1950)
19. Brighton Rock (1948)
20. Another Dawn | Distinto Amanecer (1943)
21. Victims of Sin | Víctimas del pecado (1951)
22. The Big Clock (1948) #JohnFarrow
23. The Ogre of Athens | O drakos (1956)
24. Caged (1950)
25. Hands Off the Loot | Touchez pas au grisbi (1954)
26. The Kneeling Goddess | La diosa arrodillada (1947)
27. In the Palm of Your Hand | En la palma de tu mano (1951)
28. The Absentee | La ausente (1952)
29. Twilight | Crepúsculo (1945)
30. Red Fish | Los peces rojos (1955)
31. Express Train from Andalucía | El expreso de Andalucía (1956)
32. Such a Pretty Little Beach | Une si jolie petite plage (1949)
33. The Adultress | Thérèse Raquin (1953)
34. The Wild Wild Rose | Ye mei gui zhi lian (1960)
35. Take Aim at the Police Van | 'Jûsangô taihisen' yori: Sono gosôsha o nerae (1960)
36. I Am Waiting | Ore wa matteru ze (1957)
37. Rusty Knife | Sabita naifu (1958)
38. Phantom Lady (1944) #RobertSiodmak
39. Cry of the City (1948) #RobertSiodmak
40. The Devil Strikes at Night | Nachts wenn der Teufel kam (1957) #RobertSiodmak
41. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) #RobertWise
42. Body and Soul (1947)
43. Raw Deal (1948) #AnthonyMann
44. Zero Focus | Zero no shôten (1961)
45. Casque d'Or (1952)
46. The Adventuress | Aventurera (1950)
47. Sensualidad (1951)
48. Niagara (1953)
49. Clash by Night (1952) #FritzLang
50. While the City Sleeps (1956) #FritzLang
51. On Dangerous Ground (1951) #NicholasRay
52. Outrage (1950)
53. Black Test Car | Kuro no tesuto kâ (1962)
54. Tiger Bay (1959)
55. Confidential Report (Mr. Arkadin) (1955)
56. The Truth | La vérité (1960)
57. The Murderer Lives at Number 21 | L'assassin habit... au 21 (1942)
58. Murder by Contract (1958)
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38. Dead End (1937)

Repeat viewing.
Pinot Noir
1. Crime Doctor (1943)
2. Swamp Water (1941)
3. The 39 Steps (1935)
4. The Stranger (1946)
5. Nazi Agent (1942)
6. Caged (1950)
7. Call Northside 777 (1948)
8. Cry of the City (1948)
9. Kansas City (1996)
10. Another Man's Poison (1951)
11. Lucky Jordan (1942)
12. Sleep, My Love (1948)
13. Impact (1949)
14. The Enforcer (1951)
15. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
16. 5 Fingers (1952)
17. Diplomatic Courier (1952)
18. Scandal Sheet (1952)
19. Stray Dog (1949)
20. Ensayo de un crimen(1955)
21. Minority Report (2002)
22. The Set-Up (1949)
23. Tight Spot (1955)
24. The Scarlet Hour (1956)
25. Dick Tracy (1990)
26. Take One False Step (1949)
27. Nightmare Alley (2021)
28. Christmas Holiday (1944)
29. Scarlet Street (1945)
30. The Turning Point (1952)
31. Lured (1947)
32. The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
33. Niagara (1953)
34. Schwarzer Kies (1961)
35. Human Desire (1954)
36. Yoidore tenshi (1948)
37. Pickup on South Street (1953)
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30. The Big Clock (1948) 95 min.  #John Farrow
Strong performances, especially George Macready as a loyal and repressed executive, effective suspense created by the sense that the clock is running and Ray Milland has a limited time to prove his innocence, and effective use of the modernist sets of the office building.

31. Nazi Agent (1942) * 83 min.
Good World War II propaganda.

32. The Phantom of Crestwood (1932) * 76 min.
Gangsters trapped in a remote mansion investigate the murder of a blackmailer by one of a group of "respectable" people. This has more of a noir feel than most 1930s mysteries, in part because of old dark house elements in the story and in part because of Ricardo Cortez' performance.

33. Alias Nick Beal (1949) 92 min.
This movie may been the most true to the elements of classic noir that I've seen this month, but the supernatural plot and the noir corruption plot mixed like oil and water for me. Each was fine on its own, but film noir is grounded in the natural world, and while the supernatural aspect could have worked as a metaphor, that wasn't the intention. I saw this long ago, but hadn't checked it because my only recollection of it was the central conceit.
Spoiler
1. The Big Easy (1986) 100 min.
2. Brighton Rock  (1947) * 92 min.
3. Fingers at the Window (1942) * 80 min.
4. Stormy Monday (1988) * 93 min.
5. The Argyle Secrets (1948) * 64 min.
6. Criminal Court (1946) * 60 min.  #Robert Wise
7. Black Hand (1950) * 92 min.
8. The Long Night (1947) * 97 min.
9. The Crime of Doctor Crespi (1935) * 63 min.
10. The Thirteenth Chair (1929) * 72 min.
11. Woman in the Dark (1934) * 69 min.
12. Time Without Pity (1957) * 85 min.  #Joseph Losey
13. Back Page (1933) * 65 min.
14. Jeopardy (1953) * 69 min.
15. Murder Is My Beat (1955) * 77 min.
16. Still of the Night (1982) * 91 min.
17. The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) * 81 min.
18. A Woman's Secret (1949) * 85 min.  #Nicholas Ray
19. Manhattan Melodrama (1934) * 90 min.
20. Across 110th Street (1972) * 101 min.
21. The Dark Mirror (1946) * 85 min.  #Robert Siodmak
22. The Conspirators (1944) * 101 min.  #Jean Negulesco
23. Murder by an Aristocrat (1936) * 60 min.
24. I Was Framed (1942) * 61 min.
25. Dark Waters (1944) * 90 min.
26. Experiment Perilous (1944) * 91 min.
27. Two O'Clock Courage (1945) * 66 min.  #Anthony Mann
28. The Killers (1946) 103 min.
29. London by Night (1937) *  69 min.
*First time viewing
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39. Ruthless (1948)

Extremely compelling. The whole rags-to-riches/rise-and-fall morality play could be a bit obvious, but the plotting and characterizations/performances all help to add plenty of spice and energy to this. One of the better discoveries of the month for me.
Pinot Noir
1. Crime Doctor (1943)
2. Swamp Water (1941)
3. The 39 Steps (1935)
4. The Stranger (1946)
5. Nazi Agent (1942)
6. Caged (1950)
7. Call Northside 777 (1948)
8. Cry of the City (1948)
9. Kansas City (1996)
10. Another Man's Poison (1951)
11. Lucky Jordan (1942)
12. Sleep, My Love (1948)
13. Impact (1949)
14. The Enforcer (1951)
15. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
16. 5 Fingers (1952)
17. Diplomatic Courier (1952)
18. Scandal Sheet (1952)
19. Stray Dog (1949)
20. Ensayo de un crimen(1955)
21. Minority Report (2002)
22. The Set-Up (1949)
23. Tight Spot (1955)
24. The Scarlet Hour (1956)
25. Dick Tracy (1990)
26. Take One False Step (1949)
27. Nightmare Alley (2021)
28. Christmas Holiday (1944)
29. Scarlet Street (1945)
30. The Turning Point (1952)
31. Lured (1947)
32. The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
33. Niagara (1953)
34. Schwarzer Kies (1961)
35. Human Desire (1954)
36. Yoidore tenshi (1948)
37. Pickup on South Street (1953)
38. Dead End (1937)
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77. Shadow on the Wall (Pat Jackson, 1950)
List: TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films #494

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78. The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (Harold French, 1952)
List: British Film Noir Guide (369 Films 1937-1964)

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79. Experiment Perilous (Jacques Tourneur, 1944)
List: TSPDT's 1,000 Noir Films #389
It's always a dame...
1. Railroaded! (Anthony Mann, 1947)
2. Shade (Damian Nieman, 2003)
3. The Midnight Story (Joseph Pevney, 1957)
4. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Francis D. Lyon, 1969)
5. The Racketeer (Howard Higgin, 1929)
6. Unknown (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2011)
7. They Met in the Dark (Karel Lamac, 1943)
8. Edge of Darkness (Martin Campbell, 2010)
9. I Died a Thousand Times (Stuart Heisler, 1955)
10. Crime in the Streets (Don Siegel, 1956) #DonSiegel
11. The First Deadly Sin (Brian G. Hutton, 1980)
12. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (Anatole Litvak, 1938)
13. Messenger of Death (J. Lee Thompson, 1988)
14. Knock on Any Door (Nicholas Ray, 1949) #NicholasRay
15-22. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig E1-26 (2005)
23. Heat Wave (Ken Hughes, 1954) #KenHughes
24. Voice of the Whistler (William Castle, 1945) #WilliamCastle
25. Penny Gold (Jack Cardiff, 1974)
26. Larceny, Inc (Lloyd Bacon, 1942)
27. Albino Alligator (Kevin Spacey, 1996)
28. You and Me (Fritz Lang, 1938) #FritzLang
29. The Little Giant (Roy Del Ruth, 1933)
30. Golden Salamander (Ronald Neame, 1950)
31. Landru a.k.a. Bluebeard (Claude Chabrol, 1963) #ClaudeChabrol
32-34. Dick Tracy E1-15 (Ray Taylor, Alan James, 1937)
35. Suspect (Peter Yates, 1987)
36. Without Honor (Irving Pichel, 1949)
37. Lisa (Gary Sherman, 1989)
38. The Undercover Man (Joseph H. Lewis, 1949) #JosephHLewis
39. Snowbound (David MacDonald, 1948)
40. Un flic (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972) #JeanPierreMelville
41. Because of You (Joseph Pevney, 1952)
42. Nachts wenn der Teufel kam a.k.a. The Devil Strikes at Night (Robert Siodmak, 1957) #RobertSiodmak
43. Freeway (Francis Delia, 1988)
44. Outside the Law (Jack Arnold, 1956)
45. Good Neighbours (Jacob Tierney, 2010)
46. The Unseen (Lewis Allen, 1945) #LewisAllen
47. The Mad Bomber a.k.a. The Police Connection (Bert I. Gordon, 1973)
48. Tight Spot (Phil Karlson, 1955) #PhilKarlson
49. Reign of Terror (Anthony Mann, 1949) #AnthonyMann
50. Shake Hands with the Devil (Michael Anderson, 1959)
51. Wild Card (Simno West, 2015)
52. Nobody Lives Forever (Jean Negulesco, 1946) #JeanNegulesco
53. Criminal Law (Martin Campbell, 1988)
54. Lost, Lonely and Vicious (Frank Myers, 1958)
55. The Night Listener (Patrick Stettner, 2006)
56. Benefit of the Doubt (Jonathan Heap, 1993)
57. Number Seventeen (Alfred Hitchcock, 1932) #AlfredHitchcock
58. Mystery in Mexico (Robert Wise, 1948) #RobertWise
59. The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson, 2008)
60. Johnny Cool (William Asher, 1963)
61, The Last Run (John Huston, Richard Fleischer, 1971) #RichardFleischer
62. Eva (Joseph Losey, 1962) #JosephLosey
63. Lemming (Dominik Moll, 2005)
64. East Side, West Side (Mervyn LeRoy, 1949)
65. Ijung gancheob a.k.a. Double Agent (Hyeon-jeong Kim, 2003)
66. Man-Trap (Edmond O'Brien, 1961)
67. Pool of London (Basil Dearden, 1951)
68. Goku Midnight Eye (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1989)
69. Stolen Face (Terence Fisher, 1952) #TerenceFisher
70. The Rosary Murders (Fred Walton, 1987)
71. The Unholy Wife (John Farrow 1957) #JohnFarrow
72. Armitage: Dual Matrix (Katsuhito Akiyama, 2002)
73. Disorganized Crime (Jim Kouf, 1989)
74. Internal Affairs (Mike Figgis, 1990)
75. Violated (Walter Strate, 1953)
76. La polizia chiede aiuto a.k.a. What Have They Done To Your Daughters? (Massimo Dallamano, 1974)
77. Shadow on the Wall (Pat Jackson, 1950)
78. The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (Harold French, 1952)
79. Experiment Perilous (Jacques Tourneur, 1944)
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62. The Good Die Young (1954) - 6/10
63. The Argyle Secrets (1948) - 5/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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I'm in a white room and I want to paint it noir
"1. He Walked by Night (1948) #AnthonyMann
2. Hollow Triumph (1948)
3. The Set-Up (1949) #RobertWise
4. Black Angel (1946)
5. The Dark Corner (1946)
6. The Wrong Man (1956) #AlfredHitchcock
7. The Dark Mirror (1946) #RobertSiodmak
8. Fury (1936) #FritzLang
9. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
10. The Blue Lamp (1950) #BasilDearden"
"11. Cry of the City (1948)
12. D.O.A. (1949)
13. Body and Soul (1947)
14. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
15. Caged (1950)
16. My Name is Julia Ross (1945) #JosephHLewis
17. The House Across the Lake (1954) #KenHughes
18. The Letter (1940)
19. Sudden Fear (1952)
20. The Big Steal (1949) #DonSiegel"
"21. Desert Fury (1947) #LewisAllen
22. Nightmare Alley (1947)
23. The Last Page (1952) #TerenceFisher
24. Hell's Island (1955) #PhilKarlson
25. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
26. Desperate (1947)
27. Where Danger Lives (1950) #JohnFarrow
28. The Big Clock (1948)
29. Criss Cross (1949)
30. Knock on Any Door (1949) #NicholasRay"
31. The Narrow Margin (1952) #RichardFleischer
32. The Prowler (1951) #JosephLosey
33. Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
34. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949) #WilliamCastle
35. Road House (1948) #JeanNegulesco
36. Le Cercle Rouge (1970) #JeanPierreMelville
37. Raw Deal (1948)
38. The Blue Gardenia (1953)
39. This Man Must Die (1969) #ClaudeChabrol
40. The File on Thelma Jordan (1949)
41. Stray Dog (1949)
42. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
43. The Fallen Idol (1948)
44. Dark Passage (1947)
45. Kiss of Death (1947)
46. Act of Violence (1948)
47. The Reckless Moment (1949)
48. Call Northside 777 (1948)
49. Lady in the Lake (1946)
50. The Street with No Name (1948)
51. Clash by Night (1952)
52. Border Incident (1949)
53. Human Desire (1954)
I actually quite liked this one - all about control in relationships. Nice amount of tension build.

54. Angel Face (1952)
Solid enough, though the IMDB trivia was a bit more of a thrill ride than the movie itself.
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35. City of Industry (1997)

Spoiler
1. Backfire (1950)
2. Born to Be Bad (1950) #NicholasRay
3. Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)
4. Shakedown (1950)
5. Homicide (1991)
6. Le dernier tournant (1939)
7. Lonelyhearts (1958)
8. Wanted for Murder (1946)
9. Cry of the Hunted (1953) #JosephH.Lewis
10. Guncrazy (1992)
11. Black Hand (1950)
12. City Across the River (1949)
13. New Jack City (1991)
14. This Woman Is Dangerous (1952)
15-16a. Spicy City (1997)
16b. The Detectives: The Bodyguards (1960)
17. The Human Jungle (1954)
18. Storm Fear (1955)
19. The Beat Generation (1959)
20. The Blue Lamp (1950) #BasilDearden
21. White Sands (1992)
22. Hoodlum Empire (1952)
23. The Long Wait (1954)
24. Tight Spot (1955) #PhilKarlson
25. Queen Bee (1955)
26. Twilight (1998)
27. The Sleeping Tiger (1954) #JosephLosey
28. The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950)
29-30a. Fish Police (1992)
30b. Man Against Crime: Algiers Caper (1956)
31. A Cry in the Night (1956)
32. Ivy (1947)
33. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
34. Lupin III: Goemon's Blood Spray (2017)
35. City of Industry (1997)
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30. Single White Female (Barbet Schroeder, 1992) 3/10
31. Light Sleeper (Paul Schrader, 1992) 9/10
Noirvember
1. The Face Behind the Mask (Robert Florey, 1941) 8/10
2. Among the Living (Stuart Heisler, 1941) 7/10
3. Flight from Destiny (Vincent Sherman, 1941) 7/10
4. Dressed to Kill (Eugene Forde, 1941) 8/10
5. I Wake Up Screaming (H. Bruce Humberstone, 1941) 6/10
6. A Woman's Face (George Cukor, 1941) 7/10
7. Blues in the Night (Anatole Litvak, 1941) 10/10
8. Out of the Fog (Anatole Litvak, 1941) 6/10
9. The Shanghai Gesture (Josef von Sternberg, 1941) 8/10
10. Dangerously They Live (Robert Florey, 1941) 6/10
11. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick, 1956) 9/10 (rewatch)
12. Strange Alibi (D. Ross Lederman, 1941) 5/10
13. Sleepers West (Eugene Forde, 1941) 5/10
14. I'll Wait for You (Robert B. Sinclair, 1941) 6/10
15. The Wagons Roll at Night (Ray Enright, 1941) 7/10
16. Ladies in Retirement (Charles Vidor, 1941) 6/10
17. Rage in Heaven (W.S. Van Dyke, 1941) 7/10
18. Swamp Water (Jean Renoir, 1941) 4/10
19. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese, 2010) 9/10 (rewatch)
20. Unholy Partners (Mervyn LeRoy, 1941) 7/10
21. The Penalty (Harold S. Bucquet, 1941) 4/10
22. Man Hunt (Fritz Lang, 1941) 8/10 #FritzLang
23. Johnny Eager (Mervyn LeRoy, 1941) 9/10
24. Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven, 1992) 9/10 (rewatch)
25. Basic Instinct 2 (Michael Caton-Jones, 2006) 2/10
26. The Public Eye (Howard Franklin, 1992) 5/10
27. Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941) 7/10 #AlfredHitchcock
28. Manpower (Raoul Walsh, 1941) 6/10
29. High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) 8/10
30. Single White Female (Barbet Schroeder, 1992) 3/10
31. Light Sleeper (Paul Schrader, 1992) 9/10
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32. The Flame -- Auer, 1947 -- 5.5/10

#628 on TSPDT Noir 1000.

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01. Strange Fascination -- Haas, 1952 -- 6.5/10
02. L'accident a.k.a. The Accident -- Gréville, 1963 -- 6.5/10
03. Undercurrent -- Kerr, 1998 -- 3/10
04. Kill Me Again -- Dahl, 1989 -- 6/10
05. Symphonie pour un massacre a.k.a. The Corrupt -- Deray, 1963 -- 7/10
06. The Sun Sets at Dawn -- Sloane, 1950 -- 4.5/10
07. Cell 2455, Death Row -- Sears, 1955 -- 6.5/10
08. Dick Barton: Special Agent -- A.J. Goulding, 1948 -- 4/10
09. The Mark of the Whistler -- Castle, 1944 -- 6/10\
10. Hickey & Boggs -- Culp, 1972 -- 6.5/10
11. Temptation -- Pichel, 1946 -- 5/10
12. Disorganized Crime -- Kouf, 1989 -- 6/10
13. Face Down -- Eberhardt, 1997 -- 4.5/10
14. The System -- Seiler, 1953 -- 6/10
15. La mort d'un tueur a.k.a. Death of a Killer -- Hossein, 1964 -- 7/10
16. Les yeux cernés a.k.a. Marked Eyes -- Hossein, 1964 -- 7/10
17. Joy Ride a.k.a. Roadkill -- Dahl, 2001 -- 6/10
18. Date with Death -- Daniels, 1959 -- 5/10
19. Par un beau matin d'été a.k.a. Crime on a Summer Morning -- Deray, 1965 -- 6.5/10
20. Corridor of Mirrors -- Young, 1948 -- 5/10
21. Chicago Syndicate -- Sears, 1955 -- 5/10
22. Fly-By-Night -- Siodmak, 1942 -- 6/10
23. Wanted for Murder -- Huntington, 1946 -- 5.5/10
24. The Great Gatsby -- Nugent, 1949 -- 6/10
25. Six Bridges to Cross -- Pevney, 1955 -- 6/10
26. To the Ends of the Earth -- Stevenson, 1948 -- 6/10
27. Slattery's Hurricane -- De Toth, 1949 -- 6/10
28. Wilder Urlaub -- Schnyder, 1943 -- 6.5/10
29. The Scarlet Hour -- Curtiz, 1956 -- 6.5/10
30. Take One False Step -- Erskine, 1949 -- 6/10
31. Shed No Tears -- Yarbrough, 1948 -- 5.5/10
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The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre - British Film Noir Guide

95. Clue of the New Pin (1961) The clue of the new pin solves two locked door murders before a third one is committed.
96. Man Detained (1961) A man detained gets a crime explained.
97. Candidate for Murder (1962) A man's wife is a candidate for murder, but the hitman he hires declines to elect her.
98. Time to Remember (1962) Jewel thieves hide jewels in house they just robbed, then try to buy the house to recover the loot.
99. The Share Out (1962) Professional blackmailers turn on each other when it comes to the share out of their ill-gotten gains.
It's a Bitter Little World
1. L'horloger de Saint-Paul (1974) A watchmaker's son becomes a murderer, so he wants to understand what makes him tick.
2. Le septième juré (1962) After a crime of passion, a murderer becomes the seventh juror judging an innocent man for the crime he committed.
3. L'oeil du malin (1962) Journalist tries to seduce the wife of a successful author, but it doesn't go quite as expected.
4. Police (1985) Un flic falls for a small time drug dealer's girl, but she has other plans
5. The Visit (1964) Driven out of town as a pregnant teen, a woman, now a millionaire, returns for a visit…and revenge.
6. Assalto ao Trem Pagador (1962) The Great (1960 Rio de Janeiro) Train Robbery and its aftermath.
7. Obaltan (1961) Two brothers, both war veterans, struggle in post-war Korea.
8. Susana (1951) A beautiful escapee from the state reformatory wreaks havoc among the men of the ranch where she takes refuge.
9. Garde à vue (1981) After an all night grilling, a lawyer confesses to a grisly crime that he did not commit.
10. Nachts wenn der Teufel kam (1957) You've seen it before - the wrong man is arrested for being a serial killer, and a detective searches for the real killer, but this time it's in Nazi Germany.
11. Another Thin Man (1939) Nick and Nora solve a murder that was predicted in some dreams, but not committed by who it seems.
12. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) Nick and Nora happen to be at the track where a jockey has been murdered, and help the police solve the case.
13. The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) Nick and Nora travel to Nick's hometown, and land in the middle of a murder mystery.
14. Song of the Thin Man (1947) Nick and Nora are at a charity event on a gambling boat when, can you believe it, a murder occurs.
15. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) Doctor turns criminal to understand the criminal mind, but underestimates the former head his new gang.
16. The Big Shot (1942) Three-time loser gets framed for a robbery, winds up on death row.
17. Tokyo Joe (1940) Casablanca, but if Casablanca were made in Japan, with a third-rate cast, and These Foolish Things instead of As Time Goes By.
18. All Through the Night (1942) Gangster "Gloves" Donahue battles Nazi saboteurs all through the night.
19. King of the Underworld (1939) Doctor husband got killed helping gangster. Now doctor wife must track him down to prove she wasn't part of the gang.
20. Racket Busters (1938) Special prosecutor breaks the hold that the rackets "czar" has on the city but not without the help of the city's truckers.
21. The Bad Sister (1931) The bad sister falls for a con-man, almost ruins the town, but it all turns out ok in the end. (Noirish)
22. Two Against the World (1936) Radio network broadcasts a play based on a 20 year old murder, dramatically affecting the acquitted murderer and her family. (Encyclopédie du Film Noir Vol I)
23. The Great O'Malley (1937) A by-the-book cop's intransigence sends a man to jail, but he soon learns the error of his ways.(Encyclopédie du Film Noir Vol I)
24. Once a Sinner (1950) After a bank clerk marries a party girl he learns too late that once a sinner always a sinner. (British Film Noir Guide)
25. Once a Thief (1965) Ex-con tries to go straight, but once a thief, his brother wants to pull him back in, while cop wants to settle a grudge. (A Comprehensive Encyclopedia...)
26. Once You Kiss a Stranger... (1969) Once you kiss a stranger you'll stick with Strangers on a Train. (A Comprehensive Encyclopedia...)
27. A Shriek in the Night (1933) A shriek in the night proceeded a fall from the penthouse. Was it an accident, suicide or murder?
28. Before Dawn (1933) Gangster hid loot in the old family house 15 years ago. Now that he's dead, who will be first to find it - the bad guys, the cops or the beautiful psychic?
29. Juggernaut (1936) Disillusioned doctor and scheming woman team up to poison her husband for his money. Some things never change.
30. Phantom of Chinatown (1940) Somebody's killing people in Chinatown because of a missing ancient scroll that might lead to a fortune..
31. The Black Raven (1943) A group of strangers, a dark hotel in a storm, murder and missing money. Enough plot elements for 10 movies at least.
32. The Shadow Strikes (1937) After foiling a robbery at an attorney's office, The Shadow gets mistaken for that attorney, and caught up in murder. You'd think The Shadow would know better.
33. Arsène Lupin (1932) Gentleman thief matches wits with the Paris police while committing daring robberies.
34. Buy Me That Town (1941) Gangsters buy a small town and turn it into a haven for mobsters on the lam.
35. Counsellor-at-Law (1933) An up-from-the-streets lawyer finds that his upper class wife has been unfaithful.
36. I Love a Mystery (1945) I love a mystery too, but this tale of eastern mysticism, prophecies of death and decapitation misses the mark.
37. Special Agent (1935) Newspaper reporter is really an undercover Treasury Agent, after the big boss
38. The Unholy Three (1930) When their circus is shut down, three sideshow performers embark on a life of crime.
39. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) Can Sherlock Holmes track down the voice of terror and stop the wartime sabotage in time?
40. Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) Sherlock Holmes is in Washington to retrieve top secret plans before they fall into enemy hands.
41. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) Sherlock Holmes faces death, but a chess board uncovers the murderer.
42. The Spider Woman (1943) Can Sherlock Holmes escape the web of death spun by the Spider Woman?
43. The House of Fear (1945) The house of fear sees one murder after another, until Sherlock Holmes uncovers a sinister plot.
44. Pursuit to Algiers (1945) Sherlock Holmes is entrusted with the safety of a royal heir, during a pursuit to Algiers.
45. Terror by Night (1946) Terror by night with murder on the Scotland Express and a stolen diamond. Can Holmes solve the murder and recover the diamond?
46. Dressed to Kill (1946) What is it about those music boxes that prompts someone to be dressed to kill?
47. Bedelia (1946) Detective posing as an artist tries to paint a guilty portrait of a serial husband killer.
48. Blanche Fury (1948) Woman marries into money, but falls for the servant who is the rightful heir to the estate. Tragedy ensues.
49. Madeleine (1950) Woman delays marriage due to a forbidden affair. Is poison the only way out?
50. Fortune Is a Woman (1957) Art+Insurance+Arson+Love=Blackmail+Murder.
51. I See a Dark Stranger (1946) Irish lass grows up so bitter against the English that she becomes a Nazi spy.
52. Women Without Men (1956) Amercan singer jailed in England is freed by the U.S. State Department to track down her former lover, who was a wartime traitor. I think.
53. The Black Widow (1951) Car theft amnesia victim thought dead finally returns home, only for his wife to plan his death for certain.
54. Cat Girl (1957) Isn't being possessed by a leopard a small price to pay for a hefty inheritance?
55. A Circle of Deception (1960) Soldier is chosen for a mission during WW II based on his likelihood of cracking under torture, thus revealing misleading plans to the Nazis.
56. Circle of Danger (1951) Man comes to England to uncover the circumstances of his brother's death during the war; finds out more than he wants to, but also finds love.
57. The Narrowing Circle (1956) A journalist is framed for the murder of his colleague who got the job he thought he should get.
58. Whirlpool (1959) Woman on the run from her criminal boyfriend and a murder charge finds temporary refuge on the Rhine but will she be able to navigate the Lorelei?
59. Wheel of Fate (1953) Two brothers tempt the wheel of fate over a woman.
60. The Man in the Back Seat (1961) The man in the back seat is unconscious and has a moneybag handcuffed to him, but the hoods who abducted him don't have the key.
61. The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952) The man who watched trains go by stumbles across his boss's embezzlement scheme and finally takes a train of his own, with stolen money and a murder rap chasing after him.
62. Man in Black (1949) After a woman's father apparently dies in a yoga accident (!) her stepmother tries to gaslight her out of her inheritance. Told in flashback by the man in black.
63. Man on the Run (1949) The man on the run is an army deserter trying to clear his name for a murder he didn't commit.
64. The Dark Man (1951) The dark man is a hired killer who is tracking down the only witness to his last job.
65. A Place to Go (1963) Working class stiff joins warehouse robbing gang to get out of a rut, but has no place to go.
66. A Window in London (1940) Thinking he witnessed a murder through a window in London, Peter is plunged into the middle of domestic upheaval.
67. Cottage to Let (1941) Nazi spies are after a new bombsight, while undercover agents are after the spies, and they all meet in a cottage to let.
68. Waterfront (1950) Sailor walks out on his family leaving them to fend for themselves in the Liverpool waterfront slums. Returns years later and tragedy ensues.
69. West 11 (1963) When Notting Hill was still a slum, an underachiever gets recruited to commit murder.
70. And Soon the Darkness (1970) Two young women are cycling through the French countryside. One disappears. Will her friend be next?
71. Hot Summer Night (1957) Honeymooning journalist runs across bank robber, tries to get his story, gets more than he bargained for.
72. Night Watch (1973) A woman witnesses a murder - or did she?
73. Ten 'til Noon (2006) A lot can happen in ten minutes, and it sure did.
74. Tomorrow at Ten (1963) Kidnapped boy hidden in a house with a time bomb that will explode tomorrow at ten. Will Scotland Yard be able to save him?
75. Razzia sur la chnouf (1955) Henri returns from the States to improve the French drug trade, but not all is as it seems.
76. Le dossier 51 (1978) Who is spying on a French diplomat and what are they compiling in dossier 51?
77. Le signe du lion (1962) Pierre lives off his friends in anticipation of an inheritance, but when it doesn't come through he devolves into a homeless bum.
78. Le lieu du crime (1986) The scene of the crime is the Macguffin - the story is about the choices made in its aftermath.
79. L'assassin habite... au 21 (1942) After receiving a tip where a serial killer lives, an inspector moves in to try to catch the killer.
80. A Dandy in Aspic (1968) Cold war era double agent intrigue between the British and Soviet spy agencies.
81. Kid Glove Killer (1942) State of the art forensics (for 1942) help track down a killer in a corrupt city
82. Madame X (1966) After the death of her lover, a married woman fakes her own death to avoid a scandal, giving up her son in the process, but then fate intervenes.
83. Mr. Soft Touch (1949) Club owner steals his share from the mob that took over his club while he was in the army, hides out in a settlement house where he falls in love.
84. Smart Woman (1948) The criminal defense lawyer is a smart woman, but then she falls for the special prosecutor.
85. Algiers (1938) Come with me to the Casbah for this remake of Pepe Le Moko.
86. Fuzz (1972) Come with me to the 87th Precinct as they deal with a mad bomber extorting the city.
87. The Frightened City (1961) Come with me to London as mobs join forces, but are no match for Scotland Yard.
88. The Conspirators (1944) Come with me to Lisbon in this wannabe Casablanca
89. Gumshoe (1971) Come with me to Liverpool where a comedian decides he wants to be Sam Spade.
90. Crossroads to Crime (1960) Policeman thinks a truck stop is the crossroads to crime, and conducts an unauthorized undercover investigation.
91. Urge to Kill (1960) One of the boarders living at the boarding house has the urge to kill, but who is it?
92. The Malpas Mystery (1960) Jewel thief impersonates eccentric to steal more jewels.
93. Marriage of Convenience (1960) Instead of waiting for her bank robbing boyfriend's parole, she married the police inspector who put him in jail - quite the marriage of convenience.
94. The Man Who Was Nobody (1960) The man who was nobody was really somebody tracking down the murderer of the man who stole his identity.
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30 - Black Angel (1946) - 7.5/10 - A woman is murdered and an innocent man is convicted and sentenced to death. The man's wife and the husband of the dead woman team up to try and find the real killer. Nice performances from Dan Duryea and June Vincent and a good film, too.

31 - Call Northside 777 (1948) - 7/10 - James Stewart stars as a newspaper reporter who does a human interest story on a cleaning woman who saved up $5000 to offer as a reward for information that could clear her son who was convicted of killing a cop 11 years earlier. Stewart looks into the case, but doesn't believe the man is innocent, though he gradually comes around. This is based on a true story and is a nice film.

32 - Dead Reckoning (1947) - 7.5/10 - Humphrey Bogart stars as a paratrooper who goes in search of his fellow paratrooper who deserted while on the way to a medal ceremony in Washington, D.C. He tracks his friend down and tries to unravel his secret past. A pretty decent film that costars Lizabeth Scott.
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1 - D.O.A. (1949) - 7.5/10
2 - He Walked by Night (1948) - 6.5/10
3 - Niagara (1953) - 8/10
4 - Raw Deal (1948) - 7/10 - #AnthonyMann
5 - Side Street (1950) - 7.5/10
6 - The Big Combo (1955) - 5.5/10 - #JosephH.Lewis
7 - Night and the City (1950) - 8.5/10
8 - The Dark Corner (1946) - 7/10
9 - Hollow Triumph (1948) - 5.5/10
10 - The Reckless Moment (1949) - 7.5/10
11 - This Gun for Hire (1942) - 8/10
12 - Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) - 8/10
13 - Born to Kill (1947) - 5.5/10 - #RobertWise
14 - Kansas City Confidential (1952) - 8/10 - #PhilKarlson
15 - Phantom Lady (1944) - 7.5/10 - #RobertSiodmak
16 - Road House (1948) - 7/10 - #JeanNegulesco
17 - The Blue Gardenia (1953) - 7/10 - #FritzLang
18 - The Prowler (1951) - 6/10 - #JosephLosey
19 - Where Danger Lives (1950) - 5.5/10 - #JohnFarrow
20 - Gilda (1946) - 8/10
21 - Stray Dog (1949) - 9/10
22 - Nightmare Alley (1947) - 7.5/10
23 - Border Incident (1949) - 7.5/10
24 - High Sierra (1941) - 8/10
25 - While the City Sleeps (1956) - 7.5/10
26 - Act of Violence (1948) - 7.5/10
27 - Angel Face (1953) - 5.5/10
28 - On Dangerous Ground (1951) - 7.5/10 - #NicholasRay
29 - I Wake Up Screaming (1941) - 8/10

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9. House by the River (1950)
A wealthy but unsuccessful writer makes a pass at his maid. When she resists, he forces himself on her. When she screams, he strangles her into silence … and then into death. With his wife due home soon and a party to attend, he now has a dead boy to deal with. And right at that moment, a knock comes on the door.

It’s a great set-up, and the turn-of-the-century noir that follows is pretty good but ultimately a bit unsatisfying, not because there’s any glaring deficiency (apart from a ludicrous ending), but merely because the movie never fulfills its early potential.
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27. The Phenix City Story (1955 USA #PhilKarlson) - TSPDT Extended - I feel like this film gets recognition more for the story behind it than any merit of the filmmaking. The tacked on real-life prologue is awkward and destroys the mood of the film; the film came out right after the events depicted, which feels too soon for me, and too much of it rings hollow. Aside from some basic details like Patterson being murdered (gosh that death scene was drawn out and corny), a lot of it feels made up, which to me dishonours the real life victims the film is purportedly supporting. It barely feels like a noir - it's just a true crime drama with plenty of creative licensing. The background story on wikipedia was interesting, though.

Bold will be on my noir ballot next month, italics may be.
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1. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940 USA Boris Ingster) - TSPDT #1
2. Afsporet [Derailed] (1942 Denmark Ipsen & Lauritzen) - Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Noir
3. High Sierra (1941 USA Raoul Walsh) - TSPDT #2
4. The Blue Lamp (1950 UK #BasilDearden) - TSPDT Extended
5. The Glass Key (1942 USA Stuart Heisler) - TSPDT #5
6. Brighton Rock (1948 UK John Boulting) - TSPDT Extended
7. This Gun for Hire (1942 USA Frank Tuttle) - TSPDT #6
8. Slučajna raskoš prozirnog vodenog rebusa [Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus] (2020 Croatia Dalibor Barić)
9. Murder, My Sweet (1944 USA Edward Dmytryk) - TSPDT #10
10. Yoidore tenshi [Drunken Angel] (1948 Japan Akira Kurosawa) - TSPDT Extended
11. Phantom Lady (1944 USA #RobertSiodmak) - TSPDT #11
12. Sabita naifu [Rusty Knife] (1958 Japan Toshio Masuda - TSPDT Extended
13. The Woman in the Window (1944 USA #FritzLang) - TSPDT #12 & IMDb
14. Jiokhwa [The Flower in Hell] (1958 Korea Shin Sang-ok) - CrimeReads' Korean Noir
15. The Big Clock (1948 USA #JohnFarrow) - TSPDT #43 & IMDb
16. The Set-up (1949 USA #RobertWise) - TSPDT #61 & IMDb
17. The Narrow Margin (1952 USA #RichardFleischer) - TSPDT #82 & IMDb
18. Desert Fury (1947 USA #LewisAllen) - TSPDT Extended
19. Railroaded! (1947 USA #AnthonyMann) - TSPDT Extended
20. Road House (1948 USA #JeanNegulesco) - TSPDT #53
21. The Big Steal (1949 USA #DonSiegel) - TSPDT Extended
22. Born to Be Bad (1950 USA #NicholasRay) - TSPDT Extended
23. Undertow (1949 USA #WilliamCastle) - TSPDT Extended
24. The Prowler (1951 USA #JosephLosey) - TSPDT #78
25. The House Across the Lake (Heat Wave) (1954 UK #KenHughes) - TSPDT Extended
26. Murder by Proxy [Blackout] (1954 UK #TerenceFisher) - TSPDT Extended
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6. Tengoku to jigoku (1963) [High and Low]
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1. Betrayed (1988)
2. Pouvoir intime (1986) [Blind Trust]
3. Zootopia (2016)
4. Varg Veum - De døde har det godt (2012)
5. Brighton Rock (1948)
6. Tengoku to jigoku (1963) [High and Low]
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64. The Lady Confesses (1945) - 3/10
65. The Long Haul (1957) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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36. The Raging Tide (1951)

This is almost two different films (of unequal length and importance) - a brief crime movie in the scenes on land, and a family drama about fishermen (!) when it takes place at sea.

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1. Backfire (1950)
2. Born to Be Bad (1950) #NicholasRay
3. Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)
4. Shakedown (1950)
5. Homicide (1991)
6. Le dernier tournant (1939)
7. Lonelyhearts (1958)
8. Wanted for Murder (1946)
9. Cry of the Hunted (1953) #JosephH.Lewis
10. Guncrazy (1992)
11. Black Hand (1950)
12. City Across the River (1949)
13. New Jack City (1991)
14. This Woman Is Dangerous (1952)
15-16a. Spicy City (1997)
16b. The Detectives: The Bodyguards (1960)
17. The Human Jungle (1954)
18. Storm Fear (1955)
19. The Beat Generation (1959)
20. The Blue Lamp (1950) #BasilDearden
21. White Sands (1992)
22. Hoodlum Empire (1952)
23. The Long Wait (1954)
24. Tight Spot (1955) #PhilKarlson
25. Queen Bee (1955)
26. Twilight (1998)
27. The Sleeping Tiger (1954) #JosephLosey
28. The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950)
29-30a. Fish Police (1992)
30b. Man Against Crime: Algiers Caper (1956)
31. A Cry in the Night (1956)
32. Ivy (1947)
33. A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
34. Lupin III: Goemon's Blood Spray (2017)
35. City of Industry (1997)
36. The Raging Tide (1951)
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The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre - British Film Noir Guide

100. Playback (1962) If only he could play back his mistakes, a cop wouldn't be charged with murder.
101. Locker 69 (1962) Crooked businessman fakes his death to get hold of the evidence his partner has on him, evidence stored in Locker 69.
102. The Set Up (1963) A chance encounter leads a released convict to stage a robbery for insurance purposes, but the robbery turns to murder - or was it just a set up?
103. Incident at Midnight (1963) Intrigue swirls around a drug deal rendezvous at an all night drugstore.
104. The £20,000 Kiss (1963) Blackmail turns an indiscreet encounter into the £20,000 kiss.
105. On the Run (1963) Frank escapes prison and is on the run to get to his stolen bonds before his double crossing boss can get to them.
It's a Bitter Little World
1. L'horloger de Saint-Paul (1974) A watchmaker's son becomes a murderer, so he wants to understand what makes him tick.
2. Le septième juré (1962) After a crime of passion, a murderer becomes the seventh juror judging an innocent man for the crime he committed.
3. L'oeil du malin (1962) Journalist tries to seduce the wife of a successful author, but it doesn't go quite as expected.
4. Police (1985) Un flic falls for a small time drug dealer's girl, but she has other plans
5. The Visit (1964) Driven out of town as a pregnant teen, a woman, now a millionaire, returns for a visit…and revenge.
6. Assalto ao Trem Pagador (1962) The Great (1960 Rio de Janeiro) Train Robbery and its aftermath.
7. Obaltan (1961) Two brothers, both war veterans, struggle in post-war Korea.
8. Susana (1951) A beautiful escapee from the state reformatory wreaks havoc among the men of the ranch where she takes refuge.
9. Garde à vue (1981) After an all night grilling, a lawyer confesses to a grisly crime that he did not commit.
10. Nachts wenn der Teufel kam (1957) You've seen it before - the wrong man is arrested for being a serial killer, and a detective searches for the real killer, but this time it's in Nazi Germany.
11. Another Thin Man (1939) Nick and Nora solve a murder that was predicted in some dreams, but not committed by who it seems.
12. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) Nick and Nora happen to be at the track where a jockey has been murdered, and help the police solve the case.
13. The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) Nick and Nora travel to Nick's hometown, and land in the middle of a murder mystery.
14. Song of the Thin Man (1947) Nick and Nora are at a charity event on a gambling boat when, can you believe it, a murder occurs.
15. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) Doctor turns criminal to understand the criminal mind, but underestimates the former head his new gang.
16. The Big Shot (1942) Three-time loser gets framed for a robbery, winds up on death row.
17. Tokyo Joe (1940) Casablanca, but if Casablanca were made in Japan, with a third-rate cast, and These Foolish Things instead of As Time Goes By.
18. All Through the Night (1942) Gangster "Gloves" Donahue battles Nazi saboteurs all through the night.
19. King of the Underworld (1939) Doctor husband got killed helping gangster. Now doctor wife must track him down to prove she wasn't part of the gang.
20. Racket Busters (1938) Special prosecutor breaks the hold that the rackets "czar" has on the city but not without the help of the city's truckers.
21. The Bad Sister (1931) The bad sister falls for a con-man, almost ruins the town, but it all turns out ok in the end. (Noirish)
22. Two Against the World (1936) Radio network broadcasts a play based on a 20 year old murder, dramatically affecting the acquitted murderer and her family. (Encyclopédie du Film Noir Vol I)
23. The Great O'Malley (1937) A by-the-book cop's intransigence sends a man to jail, but he soon learns the error of his ways.(Encyclopédie du Film Noir Vol I)
24. Once a Sinner (1950) After a bank clerk marries a party girl he learns too late that once a sinner always a sinner. (British Film Noir Guide)
25. Once a Thief (1965) Ex-con tries to go straight, but once a thief, his brother wants to pull him back in, while cop wants to settle a grudge. (A Comprehensive Encyclopedia...)
26. Once You Kiss a Stranger... (1969) Once you kiss a stranger you'll stick with Strangers on a Train. (A Comprehensive Encyclopedia...)
27. A Shriek in the Night (1933) A shriek in the night proceeded a fall from the penthouse. Was it an accident, suicide or murder?
28. Before Dawn (1933) Gangster hid loot in the old family house 15 years ago. Now that he's dead, who will be first to find it - the bad guys, the cops or the beautiful psychic?
29. Juggernaut (1936) Disillusioned doctor and scheming woman team up to poison her husband for his money. Some things never change.
30. Phantom of Chinatown (1940) Somebody's killing people in Chinatown because of a missing ancient scroll that might lead to a fortune..
31. The Black Raven (1943) A group of strangers, a dark hotel in a storm, murder and missing money. Enough plot elements for 10 movies at least.
32. The Shadow Strikes (1937) After foiling a robbery at an attorney's office, The Shadow gets mistaken for that attorney, and caught up in murder. You'd think The Shadow would know better.
33. Arsène Lupin (1932) Gentleman thief matches wits with the Paris police while committing daring robberies.
34. Buy Me That Town (1941) Gangsters buy a small town and turn it into a haven for mobsters on the lam.
35. Counsellor-at-Law (1933) An up-from-the-streets lawyer finds that his upper class wife has been unfaithful.
36. I Love a Mystery (1945) I love a mystery too, but this tale of eastern mysticism, prophecies of death and decapitation misses the mark.
37. Special Agent (1935) Newspaper reporter is really an undercover Treasury Agent, after the big boss
38. The Unholy Three (1930) When their circus is shut down, three sideshow performers embark on a life of crime.
39. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) Can Sherlock Holmes track down the voice of terror and stop the wartime sabotage in time?
40. Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) Sherlock Holmes is in Washington to retrieve top secret plans before they fall into enemy hands.
41. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) Sherlock Holmes faces death, but a chess board uncovers the murderer.
42. The Spider Woman (1943) Can Sherlock Holmes escape the web of death spun by the Spider Woman?
43. The House of Fear (1945) The house of fear sees one murder after another, until Sherlock Holmes uncovers a sinister plot.
44. Pursuit to Algiers (1945) Sherlock Holmes is entrusted with the safety of a royal heir, during a pursuit to Algiers.
45. Terror by Night (1946) Terror by night with murder on the Scotland Express and a stolen diamond. Can Holmes solve the murder and recover the diamond?
46. Dressed to Kill (1946) What is it about those music boxes that prompts someone to be dressed to kill?
47. Bedelia (1946) Detective posing as an artist tries to paint a guilty portrait of a serial husband killer.
48. Blanche Fury (1948) Woman marries into money, but falls for the servant who is the rightful heir to the estate. Tragedy ensues.
49. Madeleine (1950) Woman delays marriage due to a forbidden affair. Is poison the only way out?
50. Fortune Is a Woman (1957) Art+Insurance+Arson+Love=Blackmail+Murder.
51. I See a Dark Stranger (1946) Irish lass grows up so bitter against the English that she becomes a Nazi spy.
52. Women Without Men (1956) Amercan singer jailed in England is freed by the U.S. State Department to track down her former lover, who was a wartime traitor. I think.
53. The Black Widow (1951) Car theft amnesia victim thought dead finally returns home, only for his wife to plan his death for certain.
54. Cat Girl (1957) Isn't being possessed by a leopard a small price to pay for a hefty inheritance?
55. A Circle of Deception (1960) Soldier is chosen for a mission during WW II based on his likelihood of cracking under torture, thus revealing misleading plans to the Nazis.
56. Circle of Danger (1951) Man comes to England to uncover the circumstances of his brother's death during the war; finds out more than he wants to, but also finds love.
57. The Narrowing Circle (1956) A journalist is framed for the murder of his colleague who got the job he thought he should get.
58. Whirlpool (1959) Woman on the run from her criminal boyfriend and a murder charge finds temporary refuge on the Rhine but will she be able to navigate the Lorelei?
59. Wheel of Fate (1953) Two brothers tempt the wheel of fate over a woman.
60. The Man in the Back Seat (1961) The man in the back seat is unconscious and has a moneybag handcuffed to him, but the hoods who abducted him don't have the key.
61. The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952) The man who watched trains go by stumbles across his boss's embezzlement scheme and finally takes a train of his own, with stolen money and a murder rap chasing after him.
62. Man in Black (1949) After a woman's father apparently dies in a yoga accident (!) her stepmother tries to gaslight her out of her inheritance. Told in flashback by the man in black.
63. Man on the Run (1949) The man on the run is an army deserter trying to clear his name for a murder he didn't commit.
64. The Dark Man (1951) The dark man is a hired killer who is tracking down the only witness to his last job.
65. A Place to Go (1963) Working class stiff joins warehouse robbing gang to get out of a rut, but has no place to go.
66. A Window in London (1940) Thinking he witnessed a murder through a window in London, Peter is plunged into the middle of domestic upheaval.
67. Cottage to Let (1941) Nazi spies are after a new bombsight, while undercover agents are after the spies, and they all meet in a cottage to let.
68. Waterfront (1950) Sailor walks out on his family leaving them to fend for themselves in the Liverpool waterfront slums. Returns years later and tragedy ensues.
69. West 11 (1963) When Notting Hill was still a slum, an underachiever gets recruited to commit murder.
70. And Soon the Darkness (1970) Two young women are cycling through the French countryside. One disappears. Will her friend be next?
71. Hot Summer Night (1957) Honeymooning journalist runs across bank robber, tries to get his story, gets more than he bargained for.
72. Night Watch (1973) A woman witnesses a murder - or did she?
73. Ten 'til Noon (2006) A lot can happen in ten minutes, and it sure did.
74. Tomorrow at Ten (1963) Kidnapped boy hidden in a house with a time bomb that will explode tomorrow at ten. Will Scotland Yard be able to save him?
75. Razzia sur la chnouf (1955) Henri returns from the States to improve the French drug trade, but not all is as it seems.
76. Le dossier 51 (1978) Who is spying on a French diplomat and what are they compiling in dossier 51?
77. Le signe du lion (1962) Pierre lives off his friends in anticipation of an inheritance, but when it doesn't come through he devolves into a homeless bum.
78. Le lieu du crime (1986) The scene of the crime is the Macguffin - the story is about the choices made in its aftermath.
79. L'assassin habite... au 21 (1942) After receiving a tip where a serial killer lives, an inspector moves in to try to catch the killer.
80. A Dandy in Aspic (1968) Cold war era double agent intrigue between the British and Soviet spy agencies.
81. Kid Glove Killer (1942) State of the art forensics (for 1942) help track down a killer in a corrupt city
82. Madame X (1966) After the death of her lover, a married woman fakes her own death to avoid a scandal, giving up her son in the process, but then fate intervenes.
83. Mr. Soft Touch (1949) Club owner steals his share from the mob that took over his club while he was in the army, hides out in a settlement house where he falls in love.
84. Smart Woman (1948) The criminal defense lawyer is a smart woman, but then she falls for the special prosecutor.
85. Algiers (1938) Come with me to the Casbah for this remake of Pepe Le Moko.
86. Fuzz (1972) Come with me to the 87th Precinct as they deal with a mad bomber extorting the city.
87. The Frightened City (1961) Come with me to London as mobs join forces, but are no match for Scotland Yard.
88. The Conspirators (1944) Come with me to Lisbon in this wannabe Casablanca
89. Gumshoe (1971) Come with me to Liverpool where a comedian decides he wants to be Sam Spade.
90. Crossroads to Crime (1960) Policeman thinks a truck stop is the crossroads to crime, and conducts an unauthorized undercover investigation.
91. Urge to Kill (1960) One of the boarders living at the boarding house has the urge to kill, but who is it?
92. The Malpas Mystery (1960) Jewel thief impersonates eccentric to steal more jewels.
93. Marriage of Convenience (1960) Instead of waiting for her bank robbing boyfriend's parole, she married the police inspector who put him in jail - quite the marriage of convenience.
94. The Man Who Was Nobody (1960) The man who was nobody was really somebody tracking down the murderer of the man who stole his identity.
95. Clue of the New Pin (1961) The clue of the new pin solves two locked door murders before a third one is committed.
96. Man Detained (1961) A man detained gets a crime explained.
97. Candidate for Murder (1962) A man's wife is a candidate for murder, but the hitman he hires declines to elect her.
98. Time to Remember (1962) Jewel thieves hide jewels in house they just robbed, then try to buy the house to recover the loot.
99. The Share Out (1962) Professional blackmailers turn on each other when it comes to the share out of their ill-gotten gains.
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Hi, I should be at 20 (Completed) on the directors list unless I'm miscounting.
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flavo5000 wrote: November 25th, 2022, 3:16 am Hi, I should be at 20 (Completed) on the directors list unless I'm miscounting.
I only count 18 # in your list. I had to count three times since it's hard to find them (and then I used the CTRL+F function and found 19). I think your Basil Dearden (67) entry was not included because the # was not added, so blocho probably didn't even notice the names. Incidentally, you added Anthony Mann at 49 even though your first watch was a Mann film.
flavo5000 wrote: November 22nd, 2022, 10:32 pm
Spoiler
1. Railroaded! (Anthony Mann, 1947)
2. Shade (Damian Nieman, 2003)
3. The Midnight Story (Joseph Pevney, 1957)
4. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Francis D. Lyon, 1969)
5. The Racketeer (Howard Higgin, 1929)
6. Unknown (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2011)
7. They Met in the Dark (Karel Lamac, 1943)
8. Edge of Darkness (Martin Campbell, 2010)
9. I Died a Thousand Times (Stuart Heisler, 1955)
10. Crime in the Streets (Don Siegel, 1956) #DonSiegel
11. The First Deadly Sin (Brian G. Hutton, 1980)
12. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (Anatole Litvak, 1938)
13. Messenger of Death (J. Lee Thompson, 1988)
14. Knock on Any Door (Nicholas Ray, 1949) #NicholasRay
15-22. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig E1-26 (2005)
23. Heat Wave (Ken Hughes, 1954) #KenHughes
24. Voice of the Whistler (William Castle, 1945) #WilliamCastle
25. Penny Gold (Jack Cardiff, 1974)
26. Larceny, Inc (Lloyd Bacon, 1942)
27. Albino Alligator (Kevin Spacey, 1996)
28. You and Me (Fritz Lang, 1938) #FritzLang
29. The Little Giant (Roy Del Ruth, 1933)
30. Golden Salamander (Ronald Neame, 1950)
31. Landru a.k.a. Bluebeard (Claude Chabrol, 1963) #ClaudeChabrol
32-34. Dick Tracy E1-15 (Ray Taylor, Alan James, 1937)
35. Suspect (Peter Yates, 1987)
36. Without Honor (Irving Pichel, 1949)
37. Lisa (Gary Sherman, 1989)
38. The Undercover Man (Joseph H. Lewis, 1949) #JosephHLewis
39. Snowbound (David MacDonald, 1948)
40. Un flic (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972) #JeanPierreMelville
41. Because of You (Joseph Pevney, 1952)
42. Nachts wenn der Teufel kam a.k.a. The Devil Strikes at Night (Robert Siodmak, 1957) #RobertSiodmak
43. Freeway (Francis Delia, 1988)
44. Outside the Law (Jack Arnold, 1956)
45. Good Neighbours (Jacob Tierney, 2010)
46. The Unseen (Lewis Allen, 1945) #LewisAllen
47. The Mad Bomber a.k.a. The Police Connection (Bert I. Gordon, 1973)
48. Tight Spot (Phil Karlson, 1955) #PhilKarlson
49. Reign of Terror (Anthony Mann, 1949) #AnthonyMann
50. Shake Hands with the Devil (Michael Anderson, 1959)
51. Wild Card (Simno West, 2015)
52. Nobody Lives Forever (Jean Negulesco, 1946) #JeanNegulesco
53. Criminal Law (Martin Campbell, 1988)
54. Lost, Lonely and Vicious (Frank Myers, 1958)
55. The Night Listener (Patrick Stettner, 2006)
56. Benefit of the Doubt (Jonathan Heap, 1993)
57. Number Seventeen (Alfred Hitchcock, 1932) #AlfredHitchcock
58. Mystery in Mexico (Robert Wise, 1948) #RobertWise
59. The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson, 2008)
60. Johnny Cool (William Asher, 1963)
61, The Last Run (John Huston, Richard Fleischer, 1971) #RichardFleischer
62. Eva (Joseph Losey, 1962) #JosephLosey
63. Lemming (Dominik Moll, 2005)
64. East Side, West Side (Mervyn LeRoy, 1949)
65. Ijung gancheob a.k.a. Double Agent (Hyeon-jeong Kim, 2003)
66. Man-Trap (Edmond O'Brien, 1961)
67. Pool of London (Basil Dearden, 1951)
68. Goku Midnight Eye (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1989)
69. Stolen Face (Terence Fisher, 1952) #TerenceFisher
70. The Rosary Murders (Fred Walton, 1987)
71. The Unholy Wife (John Farrow 1957) #JohnFarrow
72. Armitage: Dual Matrix (Katsuhito Akiyama, 2002)
73. Disorganized Crime (Jim Kouf, 1989)
74. Internal Affairs (Mike Figgis, 1990)
75. Violated (Walter Strate, 1953)
76. La polizia chiede aiuto a.k.a. What Have They Done To Your Daughters? (Massimo Dallamano, 1974)
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28. The Big Combo (1955 USA #JosephHLewis) - TSPDT #91 - Now this is what I've been waiting for! Great noir that gets the mood just right, with a good plot and not too many twists or turns. The villain is as cool as they come, the henchmen are a coded gay couple (to me it was even more obvious than in Desert Fury), and there's a hearing aid that might have just been a gimmick, but then it's used in two key scenes to great effect. Brian Donlevy was such a commanding presence in The Glass Key earlier this month that it was odd to see him as a henchman 13 years later, but he does great in this role too. Cornel Wilde is good as the lead, but this is villain Richard Conte's picture. Plus, it was cool to see a younger Lee Van Cleef a full decade before his star-making turns in Leone's spaghetti westerns.

Bold will be on my noir ballot next month, italics may be.
Seen
1. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940 USA Boris Ingster) - TSPDT #1
2. Afsporet [Derailed] (1942 Denmark Ipsen & Lauritzen) - Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Noir
3. High Sierra (1941 USA Raoul Walsh) - TSPDT #2
4. The Blue Lamp (1950 UK #BasilDearden) - TSPDT Extended
5. The Glass Key (1942 USA Stuart Heisler) - TSPDT #5
6. Brighton Rock (1948 UK John Boulting) - TSPDT Extended
7. This Gun for Hire (1942 USA Frank Tuttle) - TSPDT #6
8. Slučajna raskoš prozirnog vodenog rebusa [Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus] (2020 Croatia Dalibor Barić)
9. Murder, My Sweet (1944 USA Edward Dmytryk) - TSPDT #10
10. Yoidore tenshi [Drunken Angel] (1948 Japan Akira Kurosawa) - TSPDT Extended
11. Phantom Lady (1944 USA #RobertSiodmak) - TSPDT #11
12. Sabita naifu [Rusty Knife] (1958 Japan Toshio Masuda - TSPDT Extended
13. The Woman in the Window (1944 USA #FritzLang) - TSPDT #12 & IMDb
14. Jiokhwa [The Flower in Hell] (1958 Korea Shin Sang-ok) - CrimeReads' Korean Noir
15. The Big Clock (1948 USA #JohnFarrow) - TSPDT #43 & IMDb
16. The Set-up (1949 USA #RobertWise) - TSPDT #61 & IMDb
17. The Narrow Margin (1952 USA #RichardFleischer) - TSPDT #82 & IMDb
18. Desert Fury (1947 USA #LewisAllen) - TSPDT Extended
19. Railroaded! (1947 USA #AnthonyMann) - TSPDT Extended
20. Road House (1948 USA #JeanNegulesco) - TSPDT #53
21. The Big Steal (1949 USA #DonSiegel) - TSPDT Extended
22. Born to Be Bad (1950 USA #NicholasRay) - TSPDT Extended
23. Undertow (1949 USA #WilliamCastle) - TSPDT Extended
24. The Prowler (1951 USA #JosephLosey) - TSPDT #78
25. The House Across the Lake (Heat Wave) (1954 UK #KenHughes) - TSPDT Extended
26. Murder by Proxy [Blackout] (1954 UK #TerenceFisher) - TSPDT Extended
27. The Phenix City Story (1955 USA #PhilKarlson) - TSPDT Extended
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Fergenaprido wrote: November 25th, 2022, 8:28 am
flavo5000 wrote: November 25th, 2022, 3:16 am Hi, I should be at 20 (Completed) on the directors list unless I'm miscounting.
I only count 18 # in your list. I had to count three times since it's hard to find them (and then I used the CTRL+F function and found 19). I think your Basil Dearden (67) entry was not included because the # was not added, so blocho probably didn't even notice the names. Incidentally, you added Anthony Mann at 49 even though your first watch was a Mann film.
flavo5000 wrote: November 22nd, 2022, 10:32 pm
Spoiler
1. Railroaded! (Anthony Mann, 1947)
2. Shade (Damian Nieman, 2003)
3. The Midnight Story (Joseph Pevney, 1957)
4. The Girl Who Knew Too Much (Francis D. Lyon, 1969)
5. The Racketeer (Howard Higgin, 1929)
6. Unknown (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2011)
7. They Met in the Dark (Karel Lamac, 1943)
8. Edge of Darkness (Martin Campbell, 2010)
9. I Died a Thousand Times (Stuart Heisler, 1955)
10. Crime in the Streets (Don Siegel, 1956) #DonSiegel
11. The First Deadly Sin (Brian G. Hutton, 1980)
12. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (Anatole Litvak, 1938)
13. Messenger of Death (J. Lee Thompson, 1988)
14. Knock on Any Door (Nicholas Ray, 1949) #NicholasRay
15-22. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex - 2nd Gig E1-26 (2005)
23. Heat Wave (Ken Hughes, 1954) #KenHughes
24. Voice of the Whistler (William Castle, 1945) #WilliamCastle
25. Penny Gold (Jack Cardiff, 1974)
26. Larceny, Inc (Lloyd Bacon, 1942)
27. Albino Alligator (Kevin Spacey, 1996)
28. You and Me (Fritz Lang, 1938) #FritzLang
29. The Little Giant (Roy Del Ruth, 1933)
30. Golden Salamander (Ronald Neame, 1950)
31. Landru a.k.a. Bluebeard (Claude Chabrol, 1963) #ClaudeChabrol
32-34. Dick Tracy E1-15 (Ray Taylor, Alan James, 1937)
35. Suspect (Peter Yates, 1987)
36. Without Honor (Irving Pichel, 1949)
37. Lisa (Gary Sherman, 1989)
38. The Undercover Man (Joseph H. Lewis, 1949) #JosephHLewis
39. Snowbound (David MacDonald, 1948)
40. Un flic (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972) #JeanPierreMelville
41. Because of You (Joseph Pevney, 1952)
42. Nachts wenn der Teufel kam a.k.a. The Devil Strikes at Night (Robert Siodmak, 1957) #RobertSiodmak
43. Freeway (Francis Delia, 1988)
44. Outside the Law (Jack Arnold, 1956)
45. Good Neighbours (Jacob Tierney, 2010)
46. The Unseen (Lewis Allen, 1945) #LewisAllen
47. The Mad Bomber a.k.a. The Police Connection (Bert I. Gordon, 1973)
48. Tight Spot (Phil Karlson, 1955) #PhilKarlson
49. Reign of Terror (Anthony Mann, 1949) #AnthonyMann
50. Shake Hands with the Devil (Michael Anderson, 1959)
51. Wild Card (Simno West, 2015)
52. Nobody Lives Forever (Jean Negulesco, 1946) #JeanNegulesco
53. Criminal Law (Martin Campbell, 1988)
54. Lost, Lonely and Vicious (Frank Myers, 1958)
55. The Night Listener (Patrick Stettner, 2006)
56. Benefit of the Doubt (Jonathan Heap, 1993)
57. Number Seventeen (Alfred Hitchcock, 1932) #AlfredHitchcock
58. Mystery in Mexico (Robert Wise, 1948) #RobertWise
59. The Bank Job (Roger Donaldson, 2008)
60. Johnny Cool (William Asher, 1963)
61, The Last Run (John Huston, Richard Fleischer, 1971) #RichardFleischer
62. Eva (Joseph Losey, 1962) #JosephLosey
63. Lemming (Dominik Moll, 2005)
64. East Side, West Side (Mervyn LeRoy, 1949)
65. Ijung gancheob a.k.a. Double Agent (Hyeon-jeong Kim, 2003)
66. Man-Trap (Edmond O'Brien, 1961)
67. Pool of London (Basil Dearden, 1951)
68. Goku Midnight Eye (Yoshiaki Kawajiri, 1989)
69. Stolen Face (Terence Fisher, 1952) #TerenceFisher
70. The Rosary Murders (Fred Walton, 1987)
71. The Unholy Wife (John Farrow 1957) #JohnFarrow
72. Armitage: Dual Matrix (Katsuhito Akiyama, 2002)
73. Disorganized Crime (Jim Kouf, 1989)
74. Internal Affairs (Mike Figgis, 1990)
75. Violated (Walter Strate, 1953)
76. La polizia chiede aiuto a.k.a. What Have They Done To Your Daughters? (Massimo Dallamano, 1974)
This should be all of them:
Spoiler
10. Crime in the Streets (Don Siegel, 1956) #DonSiegel
14. Knock on Any Door (Nicholas Ray, 1949) #NicholasRay
23. Heat Wave (Ken Hughes, 1954) #KenHughes
24. Voice of the Whistler (William Castle, 1945) #WilliamCastle
28. You and Me (Fritz Lang, 1938) #FritzLang
31. Landru a.k.a. Bluebeard (Claude Chabrol, 1963) #ClaudeChabrol
38. The Undercover Man (Joseph H. Lewis, 1949) #JosephHLewis
40. Un flic (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1972) #JeanPierreMelville
42. Nachts wenn der Teufel kam a.k.a. The Devil Strikes at Night (Robert Siodmak, 1957) #RobertSiodmak
46. The Unseen (Lewis Allen, 1945) #LewisAllen
48. Tight Spot (Phil Karlson, 1955) #PhilKarlson
49. Reign of Terror (Anthony Mann, 1949) #AnthonyMann
52. Nobody Lives Forever (Jean Negulesco, 1946) #JeanNegulesco
57. Number Seventeen (Alfred Hitchcock, 1932) #AlfredHitchcock
58. Mystery in Mexico (Robert Wise, 1948) #RobertWise
61, The Last Run (John Huston, Richard Fleischer, 1971) #RichardFleischer
62. Eva (Joseph Losey, 1962) #JosephLosey
67. Pool of London (Basil Dearden, 1951)
69. Stolen Face (Terence Fisher, 1952) #TerenceFisher
71. The Unholy Wife (John Farrow 1957) #JohnFarrow
The Basil Dearden didn't have a tag in my spoiler, but it did in the actual post I made for it.
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66. They Made Me a Killer (1946) - 3/10
67. The Shadow on the Window (1957) - 5/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!
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40. The Long Haul (1957)

Fairly engaging. The woodsy, rural setting was a nice change of pace for me, since most of my viewings this month have been largely set in interiors or a cityscape.
Pinot Noir
1. Crime Doctor (1943)
2. Swamp Water (1941)
3. The 39 Steps (1935)
4. The Stranger (1946)
5. Nazi Agent (1942)
6. Caged (1950)
7. Call Northside 777 (1948)
8. Cry of the City (1948)
9. Kansas City (1996)
10. Another Man's Poison (1951)
11. Lucky Jordan (1942)
12. Sleep, My Love (1948)
13. Impact (1949)
14. The Enforcer (1951)
15. Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
16. 5 Fingers (1952)
17. Diplomatic Courier (1952)
18. Scandal Sheet (1952)
19. Stray Dog (1949)
20. Ensayo de un crimen(1955)
21. Minority Report (2002)
22. The Set-Up (1949)
23. Tight Spot (1955)
24. The Scarlet Hour (1956)
25. Dick Tracy (1990)
26. Take One False Step (1949)
27. Nightmare Alley (2021)
28. Christmas Holiday (1944)
29. Scarlet Street (1945)
30. The Turning Point (1952)
31. Lured (1947)
32. The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
33. Niagara (1953)
34. Schwarzer Kies (1961)
35. Human Desire (1954)
36. Yoidore tenshi (1948)
37. Pickup on South Street (1953)
38. Dead End (1937)
39. Ruthless (1948)
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33 - Clash By Night (1952) - 6.5/10 - Barbara Stanwyck stars as Mae, a woman who left town 10 years ago with big dreams, but now returns home disillusioned and moves in with her brother. She gets married as an escape, not because of love, but later falls for her husband's friend.

34 - Cry of the City (1948) - 8/10 - Richard Conte stars as Marty, a criminal who is in a secure hospital room after killing a cop. He escapes after a crooked lawyer threatens his girlfriend and he sets out to protect his girl and get out of town. Pursuing him is a police detective (Victor Mature) who was also a childhood friend. Conte did a very nice job and the film moved at a nice pace.

35 - Fallen Angel (1945) - 5/10 - A drifter ends up in a small town after not having enough money to make it all the way to San Francisco. He falls for a waitress and also gets involved with another woman for her money. This film didn't really click for me and I couldn't really get into the story at all.

36 - Human Desire (1954) - 7/10 - Jeff Warren (Glenn Ford) returns home from the Korean War and gets his old job back as an engineer on a train. He gets involved with Vicky (Gloria Grahame) whose jealous and alcoholic husband beats her and is capable of sudden violence. Ford and Grahame give nice performances and it is a solid film.

37 - Pitfall (1948) - 7.5/10 - An insurance investigator (Dick Powell) is happily married with a young son, but a brief fling with the girlfriend (Lizabeth Scott) of a criminal in jail due to one of his cases threatens that happy life. Raymond Burr makes a good bad guy in this as a private investigator with his own eye on the girlfriend.

I have 6 films left for platinum on the TSPDT 100 Essential Noirs list so I'll try to get that finished up this weekend.

Spoiler
1 - D.O.A. (1949) - 7.5/10
2 - He Walked by Night (1948) - 6.5/10
3 - Niagara (1953) - 8/10
4 - Raw Deal (1948) - 7/10 - #AnthonyMann
5 - Side Street (1950) - 7.5/10
6 - The Big Combo (1955) - 5.5/10 - #JosephH.Lewis
7 - Night and the City (1950) - 8.5/10
8 - The Dark Corner (1946) - 7/10
9 - Hollow Triumph (1948) - 5.5/10
10 - The Reckless Moment (1949) - 7.5/10
11 - This Gun for Hire (1942) - 8/10
12 - Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) - 8/10
13 - Born to Kill (1947) - 5.5/10 - #RobertWise
14 - Kansas City Confidential (1952) - 8/10 - #PhilKarlson
15 - Phantom Lady (1944) - 7.5/10 - #RobertSiodmak
16 - Road House (1948) - 7/10 - #JeanNegulesco
17 - The Blue Gardenia (1953) - 7/10 - #FritzLang
18 - The Prowler (1951) - 6/10 - #JosephLosey
19 - Where Danger Lives (1950) - 5.5/10 - #JohnFarrow
20 - Gilda (1946) - 8/10
21 - Stray Dog (1949) - 9/10
22 - Nightmare Alley (1947) - 7.5/10
23 - Border Incident (1949) - 7.5/10
24 - High Sierra (1941) - 8/10
25 - While the City Sleeps (1956) - 7.5/10
26 - Act of Violence (1948) - 7.5/10
27 - Angel Face (1953) - 5.5/10
28 - On Dangerous Ground (1951) - 7.5/10 - #NicholasRay
29 - I Wake Up Screaming (1941) - 8/10
30 - Black Angel (1946) - 7.5/10
31 - Call Northside 777 (1948) - 7/10
32 - Dead Reckoning (1947) - 7.5/10

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32. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991) 10/10 (rewatch)
33. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992) 8/10

Both films might be debatable for their noir status. However, I certainly see them as valid neo-noir entries. Both films got neo-noir tag on IMDb and both are featured on various comprehensive neo-noir lists that I referred to during Noirvember challenge.
Noirvember
1. The Face Behind the Mask (Robert Florey, 1941) 8/10
2. Among the Living (Stuart Heisler, 1941) 7/10
3. Flight from Destiny (Vincent Sherman, 1941) 7/10
4. Dressed to Kill (Eugene Forde, 1941) 8/10
5. I Wake Up Screaming (H. Bruce Humberstone, 1941) 6/10
6. A Woman's Face (George Cukor, 1941) 7/10
7. Blues in the Night (Anatole Litvak, 1941) 10/10
8. Out of the Fog (Anatole Litvak, 1941) 6/10
9. The Shanghai Gesture (Josef von Sternberg, 1941) 8/10
10. Dangerously They Live (Robert Florey, 1941) 6/10
11. The Killing (Stanley Kubrick, 1956) 9/10 (rewatch)
12. Strange Alibi (D. Ross Lederman, 1941) 5/10
13. Sleepers West (Eugene Forde, 1941) 5/10
14. I'll Wait for You (Robert B. Sinclair, 1941) 6/10
15. The Wagons Roll at Night (Ray Enright, 1941) 7/10
16. Ladies in Retirement (Charles Vidor, 1941) 6/10
17. Rage in Heaven (W.S. Van Dyke, 1941) 7/10
18. Swamp Water (Jean Renoir, 1941) 4/10
19. Shutter Island (Martin Scorsese, 2010) 9/10 (rewatch)
20. Unholy Partners (Mervyn LeRoy, 1941) 7/10
21. The Penalty (Harold S. Bucquet, 1941) 4/10
22. Man Hunt (Fritz Lang, 1941) 8/10 #FritzLang
23. Johnny Eager (Mervyn LeRoy, 1941) 9/10
24. Basic Instinct (Paul Verhoeven, 1992) 9/10 (rewatch)
25. Basic Instinct 2 (Michael Caton-Jones, 2006) 2/10
26. The Public Eye (Howard Franklin, 1992) 5/10
27. Suspicion (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941) 7/10 #AlfredHitchcock
28. Manpower (Raoul Walsh, 1941) 6/10
29. High Sierra (Raoul Walsh, 1941) 8/10
30. Single White Female (Barbet Schroeder, 1992) 3/10
31. Light Sleeper (Paul Schrader, 1992) 9/10
32. The Silence of the Lambs (Jonathan Demme, 1991) 10/10 (rewatch)
33. The Crying Game (Neil Jordan, 1992) 8/10
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I'm in a white room and I want to paint it noir
"1. He Walked by Night (1948) #AnthonyMann
2. Hollow Triumph (1948)
3. The Set-Up (1949) #RobertWise
4. Black Angel (1946)
5. The Dark Corner (1946)
6. The Wrong Man (1956) #AlfredHitchcock
7. The Dark Mirror (1946) #RobertSiodmak
8. Fury (1936) #FritzLang
9. Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
10. The Blue Lamp (1950) #BasilDearden"
"11. Cry of the City (1948)
12. D.O.A. (1949)
13. Body and Soul (1947)
14. The Roaring Twenties (1939)
15. Caged (1950)
16. My Name is Julia Ross (1945) #JosephHLewis
17. The House Across the Lake (1954) #KenHughes
18. The Letter (1940)
19. Sudden Fear (1952)
20. The Big Steal (1949) #DonSiegel"
"21. Desert Fury (1947) #LewisAllen
22. Nightmare Alley (1947)
23. The Last Page (1952) #TerenceFisher
24. Hell's Island (1955) #PhilKarlson
25. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
26. Desperate (1947)
27. Where Danger Lives (1950) #JohnFarrow
28. The Big Clock (1948)
29. Criss Cross (1949)
30. Knock on Any Door (1949) #NicholasRay"
31. The Narrow Margin (1952) #RichardFleischer
32. The Prowler (1951) #JosephLosey
33. Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
34. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949) #WilliamCastle
35. Road House (1948) #JeanNegulesco
36. Le Cercle Rouge (1970) #JeanPierreMelville
37. Raw Deal (1948)
38. The Blue Gardenia (1953)
39. This Man Must Die (1969) #ClaudeChabrol
40. The File on Thelma Jordan (1949)
41. Stray Dog (1949)
42. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
43. The Fallen Idol (1948)
44. Dark Passage (1947)
45. Kiss of Death (1947)
46. Act of Violence (1948)
47. The Reckless Moment (1949)
48. Call Northside 777 (1948)
49. Lady in the Lake (1946)
50. The Street with No Name (1948)
51. Clash by Night (1952)
52. Border Incident (1949)
53. Human Desire (1954)
54. Angel Face (1952)
55. Thieves' Highway (1949)
56. Panic in the Streets (1950)
57. Niagara (1953)

I'm too tired from post-Thanksgiving festivities to write much, but Panic in the Streets and Niagara were both solid 7/10 films for me, and were a great way to end the 100 Essential Noirs list, giving me a platinum there. Now to broaden up the noir-iness of my noir watches this month.
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The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre - British Film Noir Guide

106. Ricochet (1963) Lawyer dupes unfaithful wife into thinking her lover is blackmailing her so that she will kill him, but of course the plan ricochets.
107. The Rivals (1963) Car thieves steal the wrong car - the one that kidnappers were going to use to deliver the ransom note.
108. To Have and to Hold (1963) Police inspector falls for a woman he is protecting, only for it to turn into a double cross double indemnity situation.
109. Five to One (1963) A bookmaker/fence makes a deal with crooks to launder their loot at a rate of five to one, not realizing he is the intended robbery target.
110. Return to Sender (1963) On trial for swindling his partners a conman seeks to destroy the prosecutor's credibility.
111. Downfall (1964) Defense attorney's downfall begins when he hires an acquitted client who he plans to frame into killing his wife.
It's a Bitter Little World
1. L'horloger de Saint-Paul (1974) A watchmaker's son becomes a murderer, so he wants to understand what makes him tick.
2. Le septième juré (1962) After a crime of passion, a murderer becomes the seventh juror judging an innocent man for the crime he committed.
3. L'oeil du malin (1962) Journalist tries to seduce the wife of a successful author, but it doesn't go quite as expected.
4. Police (1985) Un flic falls for a small time drug dealer's girl, but she has other plans
5. The Visit (1964) Driven out of town as a pregnant teen, a woman, now a millionaire, returns for a visit…and revenge.
6. Assalto ao Trem Pagador (1962) The Great (1960 Rio de Janeiro) Train Robbery and its aftermath.
7. Obaltan (1961) Two brothers, both war veterans, struggle in post-war Korea.
8. Susana (1951) A beautiful escapee from the state reformatory wreaks havoc among the men of the ranch where she takes refuge.
9. Garde à vue (1981) After an all night grilling, a lawyer confesses to a grisly crime that he did not commit.
10. Nachts wenn der Teufel kam (1957) You've seen it before - the wrong man is arrested for being a serial killer, and a detective searches for the real killer, but this time it's in Nazi Germany.
11. Another Thin Man (1939) Nick and Nora solve a murder that was predicted in some dreams, but not committed by who it seems.
12. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) Nick and Nora happen to be at the track where a jockey has been murdered, and help the police solve the case.
13. The Thin Man Goes Home (1944) Nick and Nora travel to Nick's hometown, and land in the middle of a murder mystery.
14. Song of the Thin Man (1947) Nick and Nora are at a charity event on a gambling boat when, can you believe it, a murder occurs.
15. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938) Doctor turns criminal to understand the criminal mind, but underestimates the former head his new gang.
16. The Big Shot (1942) Three-time loser gets framed for a robbery, winds up on death row.
17. Tokyo Joe (1940) Casablanca, but if Casablanca were made in Japan, with a third-rate cast, and These Foolish Things instead of As Time Goes By.
18. All Through the Night (1942) Gangster "Gloves" Donahue battles Nazi saboteurs all through the night.
19. King of the Underworld (1939) Doctor husband got killed helping gangster. Now doctor wife must track him down to prove she wasn't part of the gang.
20. Racket Busters (1938) Special prosecutor breaks the hold that the rackets "czar" has on the city but not without the help of the city's truckers.
21. The Bad Sister (1931) The bad sister falls for a con-man, almost ruins the town, but it all turns out ok in the end. (Noirish)
22. Two Against the World (1936) Radio network broadcasts a play based on a 20 year old murder, dramatically affecting the acquitted murderer and her family. (Encyclopédie du Film Noir Vol I)
23. The Great O'Malley (1937) A by-the-book cop's intransigence sends a man to jail, but he soon learns the error of his ways.(Encyclopédie du Film Noir Vol I)
24. Once a Sinner (1950) After a bank clerk marries a party girl he learns too late that once a sinner always a sinner. (British Film Noir Guide)
25. Once a Thief (1965) Ex-con tries to go straight, but once a thief, his brother wants to pull him back in, while cop wants to settle a grudge. (A Comprehensive Encyclopedia...)
26. Once You Kiss a Stranger... (1969) Once you kiss a stranger you'll stick with Strangers on a Train. (A Comprehensive Encyclopedia...)
27. A Shriek in the Night (1933) A shriek in the night proceeded a fall from the penthouse. Was it an accident, suicide or murder?
28. Before Dawn (1933) Gangster hid loot in the old family house 15 years ago. Now that he's dead, who will be first to find it - the bad guys, the cops or the beautiful psychic?
29. Juggernaut (1936) Disillusioned doctor and scheming woman team up to poison her husband for his money. Some things never change.
30. Phantom of Chinatown (1940) Somebody's killing people in Chinatown because of a missing ancient scroll that might lead to a fortune..
31. The Black Raven (1943) A group of strangers, a dark hotel in a storm, murder and missing money. Enough plot elements for 10 movies at least.
32. The Shadow Strikes (1937) After foiling a robbery at an attorney's office, The Shadow gets mistaken for that attorney, and caught up in murder. You'd think The Shadow would know better.
33. Arsène Lupin (1932) Gentleman thief matches wits with the Paris police while committing daring robberies.
34. Buy Me That Town (1941) Gangsters buy a small town and turn it into a haven for mobsters on the lam.
35. Counsellor-at-Law (1933) An up-from-the-streets lawyer finds that his upper class wife has been unfaithful.
36. I Love a Mystery (1945) I love a mystery too, but this tale of eastern mysticism, prophecies of death and decapitation misses the mark.
37. Special Agent (1935) Newspaper reporter is really an undercover Treasury Agent, after the big boss
38. The Unholy Three (1930) When their circus is shut down, three sideshow performers embark on a life of crime.
39. Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942) Can Sherlock Holmes track down the voice of terror and stop the wartime sabotage in time?
40. Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943) Sherlock Holmes is in Washington to retrieve top secret plans before they fall into enemy hands.
41. Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943) Sherlock Holmes faces death, but a chess board uncovers the murderer.
42. The Spider Woman (1943) Can Sherlock Holmes escape the web of death spun by the Spider Woman?
43. The House of Fear (1945) The house of fear sees one murder after another, until Sherlock Holmes uncovers a sinister plot.
44. Pursuit to Algiers (1945) Sherlock Holmes is entrusted with the safety of a royal heir, during a pursuit to Algiers.
45. Terror by Night (1946) Terror by night with murder on the Scotland Express and a stolen diamond. Can Holmes solve the murder and recover the diamond?
46. Dressed to Kill (1946) What is it about those music boxes that prompts someone to be dressed to kill?
47. Bedelia (1946) Detective posing as an artist tries to paint a guilty portrait of a serial husband killer.
48. Blanche Fury (1948) Woman marries into money, but falls for the servant who is the rightful heir to the estate. Tragedy ensues.
49. Madeleine (1950) Woman delays marriage due to a forbidden affair. Is poison the only way out?
50. Fortune Is a Woman (1957) Art+Insurance+Arson+Love=Blackmail+Murder.
51. I See a Dark Stranger (1946) Irish lass grows up so bitter against the English that she becomes a Nazi spy.
52. Women Without Men (1956) Amercan singer jailed in England is freed by the U.S. State Department to track down her former lover, who was a wartime traitor. I think.
53. The Black Widow (1951) Car theft amnesia victim thought dead finally returns home, only for his wife to plan his death for certain.
54. Cat Girl (1957) Isn't being possessed by a leopard a small price to pay for a hefty inheritance?
55. A Circle of Deception (1960) Soldier is chosen for a mission during WW II based on his likelihood of cracking under torture, thus revealing misleading plans to the Nazis.
56. Circle of Danger (1951) Man comes to England to uncover the circumstances of his brother's death during the war; finds out more than he wants to, but also finds love.
57. The Narrowing Circle (1956) A journalist is framed for the murder of his colleague who got the job he thought he should get.
58. Whirlpool (1959) Woman on the run from her criminal boyfriend and a murder charge finds temporary refuge on the Rhine but will she be able to navigate the Lorelei?
59. Wheel of Fate (1953) Two brothers tempt the wheel of fate over a woman.
60. The Man in the Back Seat (1961) The man in the back seat is unconscious and has a moneybag handcuffed to him, but the hoods who abducted him don't have the key.
61. The Man Who Watched Trains Go By (1952) The man who watched trains go by stumbles across his boss's embezzlement scheme and finally takes a train of his own, with stolen money and a murder rap chasing after him.
62. Man in Black (1949) After a woman's father apparently dies in a yoga accident (!) her stepmother tries to gaslight her out of her inheritance. Told in flashback by the man in black.
63. Man on the Run (1949) The man on the run is an army deserter trying to clear his name for a murder he didn't commit.
64. The Dark Man (1951) The dark man is a hired killer who is tracking down the only witness to his last job.
65. A Place to Go (1963) Working class stiff joins warehouse robbing gang to get out of a rut, but has no place to go.
66. A Window in London (1940) Thinking he witnessed a murder through a window in London, Peter is plunged into the middle of domestic upheaval.
67. Cottage to Let (1941) Nazi spies are after a new bombsight, while undercover agents are after the spies, and they all meet in a cottage to let.
68. Waterfront (1950) Sailor walks out on his family leaving them to fend for themselves in the Liverpool waterfront slums. Returns years later and tragedy ensues.
69. West 11 (1963) When Notting Hill was still a slum, an underachiever gets recruited to commit murder.
70. And Soon the Darkness (1970) Two young women are cycling through the French countryside. One disappears. Will her friend be next?
71. Hot Summer Night (1957) Honeymooning journalist runs across bank robber, tries to get his story, gets more than he bargained for.
72. Night Watch (1973) A woman witnesses a murder - or did she?
73. Ten 'til Noon (2006) A lot can happen in ten minutes, and it sure did.
74. Tomorrow at Ten (1963) Kidnapped boy hidden in a house with a time bomb that will explode tomorrow at ten. Will Scotland Yard be able to save him?
75. Razzia sur la chnouf (1955) Henri returns from the States to improve the French drug trade, but not all is as it seems.
76. Le dossier 51 (1978) Who is spying on a French diplomat and what are they compiling in dossier 51?
77. Le signe du lion (1962) Pierre lives off his friends in anticipation of an inheritance, but when it doesn't come through he devolves into a homeless bum.
78. Le lieu du crime (1986) The scene of the crime is the Macguffin - the story is about the choices made in its aftermath.
79. L'assassin habite... au 21 (1942) After receiving a tip where a serial killer lives, an inspector moves in to try to catch the killer.
80. A Dandy in Aspic (1968) Cold war era double agent intrigue between the British and Soviet spy agencies.
81. Kid Glove Killer (1942) State of the art forensics (for 1942) help track down a killer in a corrupt city
82. Madame X (1966) After the death of her lover, a married woman fakes her own death to avoid a scandal, giving up her son in the process, but then fate intervenes.
83. Mr. Soft Touch (1949) Club owner steals his share from the mob that took over his club while he was in the army, hides out in a settlement house where he falls in love.
84. Smart Woman (1948) The criminal defense lawyer is a smart woman, but then she falls for the special prosecutor.
85. Algiers (1938) Come with me to the Casbah for this remake of Pepe Le Moko.
86. Fuzz (1972) Come with me to the 87th Precinct as they deal with a mad bomber extorting the city.
87. The Frightened City (1961) Come with me to London as mobs join forces, but are no match for Scotland Yard.
88. The Conspirators (1944) Come with me to Lisbon in this wannabe Casablanca
89. Gumshoe (1971) Come with me to Liverpool where a comedian decides he wants to be Sam Spade.
90. Crossroads to Crime (1960) Policeman thinks a truck stop is the crossroads to crime, and conducts an unauthorized undercover investigation.
91. Urge to Kill (1960) One of the boarders living at the boarding house has the urge to kill, but who is it?
92. The Malpas Mystery (1960) Jewel thief impersonates eccentric to steal more jewels.
93. Marriage of Convenience (1960) Instead of waiting for her bank robbing boyfriend's parole, she married the police inspector who put him in jail - quite the marriage of convenience.
94. The Man Who Was Nobody (1960) The man who was nobody was really somebody tracking down the murderer of the man who stole his identity.
95. Clue of the New Pin (1961) The clue of the new pin solves two locked door murders before a third one is committed.
96. Man Detained (1961) A man detained gets a crime explained.
97. Candidate for Murder (1962) A man's wife is a candidate for murder, but the hitman he hires declines to elect her.
98. Time to Remember (1962) Jewel thieves hide jewels in house they just robbed, then try to buy the house to recover the loot.
99. The Share Out (1962) Professional blackmailers turn on each other when it comes to the share out of their ill-gotten gains.
100. Playback (1962) If only he could play back his mistakes, a cop wouldn't be charged with murder.
101. Locker 69 (1962) Crooked businessman fakes his death to get hold of the evidence his partner has on him, evidence stored in Locker 69.
102. The Set Up (1963) A chance encounter leads a released convict to stage a robbery for insurance purposes, but the robbery turns to murder - or was it just a set up?
103. Incident at Midnight (1963) Intrigue swirls around a drug deal rendezvous at an all night drugstore.
104. The £20,000 Kiss (1963) Blackmail turns an indiscreet encounter into the £20,000 kiss.
105. On the Run (1963) Frank escapes prison and is on the run to get to his stolen bonds before his double crossing boss can get to them.
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flavo5000 wrote: November 25th, 2022, 3:16 am Hi, I should be at 20 (Completed) on the directors list unless I'm miscounting.
I missed Fisher and Farrow in your post on Monday. It's been corrected now.
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29. The Wrong Man (1956 USA #AlfredHitchcock) - TSDPT #96 - This left me underwhelmed. Looking beyond the fact that it's an atypical Hitchcock film, this didn't feel like a noir, didn't feel like a thriller or suspenseful... it was just off for me. The actual story is interesting, but the film makes it feel dull and glossed over with a Hollywood lens. Fonda & Miles feel mismatched as the leads - He was 51, she was 27, they were playing a couple that were 44 & 43 at the time (but he's 38 in the film and she's not given an age, so maybe they made him younger to try and make the relationship feel more real?) - and unfortunately that really took me out of the film. About the only things that works for me are the cinematography, the score, and the fact that it portrays the cops as assholes (obviously it's just a film based on real events, so I can't conclude that that's how the police actually operated... but it made my blood boil watching them behave so reprehensibly, and if that part was factual it does little to improve my poor impression of the institution of the police).

Bold will be on my noir ballot next month, italics may be.
Seen
1. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940 USA Boris Ingster) - TSPDT #1
2. Afsporet [Derailed] (1942 Denmark Ipsen & Lauritzen) - Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Noir
3. High Sierra (1941 USA Raoul Walsh) - TSPDT #2
4. The Blue Lamp (1950 UK #BasilDearden) - TSPDT Extended
5. The Glass Key (1942 USA Stuart Heisler) - TSPDT #5
6. Brighton Rock (1948 UK John Boulting) - TSPDT Extended
7. This Gun for Hire (1942 USA Frank Tuttle) - TSPDT #6
8. Slučajna raskoš prozirnog vodenog rebusa [Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus] (2020 Croatia Dalibor Barić)
9. Murder, My Sweet (1944 USA Edward Dmytryk) - TSPDT #10
10. Yoidore tenshi [Drunken Angel] (1948 Japan Akira Kurosawa) - TSPDT Extended
11. Phantom Lady (1944 USA #RobertSiodmak) - TSPDT #11
12. Sabita naifu [Rusty Knife] (1958 Japan Toshio Masuda - TSPDT Extended
13. The Woman in the Window (1944 USA #FritzLang) - TSPDT #12 & IMDb
14. Jiokhwa [The Flower in Hell] (1958 Korea Shin Sang-ok) - CrimeReads' Korean Noir
15. The Big Clock (1948 USA #JohnFarrow) - TSPDT #43 & IMDb
16. The Set-up (1949 USA #RobertWise) - TSPDT #61 & IMDb
17. The Narrow Margin (1952 USA #RichardFleischer) - TSPDT #82 & IMDb
18. Desert Fury (1947 USA #LewisAllen) - TSPDT Extended
19. Railroaded! (1947 USA #AnthonyMann) - TSPDT Extended
20. Road House (1948 USA #JeanNegulesco) - TSPDT #53
21. The Big Steal (1949 USA #DonSiegel) - TSPDT Extended
22. Born to Be Bad (1950 USA #NicholasRay) - TSPDT Extended
23. Undertow (1949 USA #WilliamCastle) - TSPDT Extended
24. The Prowler (1951 USA #JosephLosey) - TSPDT #78
25. The House Across the Lake (Heat Wave) (1954 UK #KenHughes) - TSPDT Extended
26. Murder by Proxy [Blackout] (1954 UK #TerenceFisher) - TSPDT Extended
27. The Phenix City Story (1955 USA #PhilKarlson) - TSPDT Extended
28. The Big Combo (1955 USA #JosephHLewis) - TSPDT #91
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