31 Days of Film Noir - 07/12

31 Film Noir movies for July 2012
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1.
Roadblock (1951)
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Honest LA insurance detective Joe Peters becomes corrupt after falling in love with sensual gold-digger model Diane. (73 mins.)
Director: Harold Daniels
 
2.
Edge of the City (1957)
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Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk. (85 mins.)
Director: Martin Ritt
 
3.
Cry of the City (1948)
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Police Lieut. Candella, longtime friend of the Rome family, walks a tightrope in the case of cop-killer Martin Rome. (95 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
4.
The Prowler (1951)
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When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way. (92 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
5.
Another Man's Poison (1951)
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In an isolated house, mystery writer Janet Frobisher is involved in potentially murderous relationships. (90 mins.)
Director: Irving Rapper
 
6.
A Kiss Before Dying (1956)
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A ruthless college student resorts to murder in a futile attempt to marry an heiress. (94 mins.)
Director: Gerd Oswald
 
7.
The Brasher Doubloon (1947)
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Detective Philip Marlowe encounters a variety of characters while checking on why Leslie Murdock stole a rare doubloon from his mother. (72 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
8.
The Big Knife (1955)
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Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
9.
Somewhere in the Night (1946)
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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million. (110 mins.)
 
10.
Tension (1949)
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A meek pharmacist creates an alternate identity under which he plans to murder the bullying liquor salesman who has become his wife's lover. (95 mins.)
Director: John Berry
 
11.
The Sniper (1952)
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A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant. (88 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
12.
Highway Dragnet (1954)
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Wrongly accused of killing a bar-girl he was seen with earlier, a Korean War vet flees from the police in the company of a woman photographer and her young female model. (70 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
13.
Border Incident (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Mexican and American federal agents tackle a vicious gang exploiting illegal farm workers in southern California. (94 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
14.
Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)
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A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past... (90 mins.)
Director: Felix Feist
 
15.
Mystery Street (1950)
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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when the skeletal remains of a pregnant prostitute turn up on a Massachusetts beach. (93 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
16.
The Dark Corner (1946)
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Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
17.
The Racket (1951)
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The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon... (88 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
18.
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Assistant district attorney Cleve Marshall falls for the mysterious Thelma Jordon when she seeks help solving robberies of her aunt's estate. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
19.
The Dark Mirror (1946)
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A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible. (85 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
20.
Berlin Express (1948)
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A multinational group of train passengers become involved in a post-World War II Nazi assassination plot. (87 mins.)
 
21.
The Locket (1946)
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Just before a wedding, the bridegroom hears a complex tale painting his lovely bride as devilish and unbalanced. (85 mins.)
Director: John Brahm
 
22.
Hollow Triumph (1948)
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Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a new identity, with ironic results. (83 mins.)
Director: Steve Sekely
 
23.
Where Danger Lives (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman, becomes involved in the death of her husband, and has to flee with her to the Mexican border. (82 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
24.
Too Late for Tears (1949)
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Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder. (99 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
25.
Crime Against Joe (1956)
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A disreputable Korean War veteran is suspected of murder. (70 mins.)
Director: Lee Sholem
 
26.
Two of a Kind (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lawyer for a rich elderly industrialist works out a complex inheritance scam to pass off a con as the industrialist's long-lost son and claim the huge inheritance. (75 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
 
27.
Dillinger (1945)
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John Dillinger begins his life of crime as a petty thief, meets his future gang in prison and eventually masterminds a series of daring robberies. (70 mins.)
Director: Max Nosseck
 
28.
The Big Steal (1949)
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An army lieutenant accused of robbery pursues the real thief on a frantic chase through Mexico aided by the thief's fiancee. (71 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
29.
Desperate (1947)
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A young married couple flee both police and a gangster out for revenge. (73 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
30.
Blast of Silence (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way. (77 mins.)
Director: Allen Baron
 
31.
The Element of Crime (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor. (104 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier