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1.
Down Three Dark Streets (1954)
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When FBI Agent Zack Stewart is killed, Agent John Ripley takes over the three cases he was working on... (85 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
 
2.
Crossroads (1942)
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Diplomat is blackmailed for crimes he committed before he had amnesia. (83 mins.)
Director: Jack Conway
 
3.
High Pressure (1932)
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Gar Evans is a "high pressure" promoter who tends to be unrealistically optimistic about his projects and exaggerates the chance of success... (73 mins.)
Director: Mervyn Le Roy
 
4.
The Hidden Room (1949)
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Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover. (96 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
5.
Grand Central Murder (1942)
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Classic whodunit mystery film about a gold-digging variety show actress who has many enemies and is found dead in her private railroad car at Grand Central Station in New York. (73 mins.)
Director: S. Sylvan Simon
 
6.
Blondie of the Follies (1932)
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Blondie, a New York tenement dweller, and Lurlene are best friends. When Lurlene makes the cast of a big Broadway show... (91 mins.)
Director: Edmund Goulding
 
7.
One More River (1934)
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A young lady leaves her brutal husband and meets another man aboard a ship. (88 mins.)
Director: James Whale
 
8.
The Reckless Moment (1949)
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After discovering the dead body of her teenage daughter's lover, a housewife takes desperate measures to protect her family from scandal. (82 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls
 
9.
The Sellout (1952)
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Haven D. Allridge is the editor-in-chief of the News-Intelligencer newspaper in St. Howard, a town where he and his family have lived all their lives... (83 mins.)
Director: Gerald Mayer
 
10.
Muss 'em Up (1936)
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A private detective is enlisted to find out who shot a dog and threatened its owner, but before long he's also involved in a kidnapping and murder plot. (70 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
 
11.
Murder in the Fleet (1935)
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Taylor is cast as Lt. Tom Randolph, one of several naval officers confined to his ship when a murder occurs... (69 mins.)
Director: Edward Sedgwick
 
12.
High and Low (1963)
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An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom. (143 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
13.
A Man Escaped (1956)
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A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from prison. (101 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
14.
Forbidden Games (1952)
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A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death. (86 mins.)
Director: René Clément
 
15.
Another Language (1933)
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Stella and Victor meet in Europe, fall deeply in love, and marry soon thereafter. Then they sail back to the States to meet Victor's family... (77 mins.)
 
16.
The Rules of the Game (1939)
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A bourgeois life in France at the onset of World War II, as the rich and their poor servants meet up at a French chateau. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
17.
Diabolique (1955)
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The wife and mistress of a cruel headmaster conspire to kill him; after the murder is committed, his corpse disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. (117 mins.)
Director: H.G. Clouzot
 
18.
Inside the Mafia (1959)
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Mafia gunmen sent by their boss to kill a rival gang leader take over a small airfield where their target is scheduled to land... (72 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
19.
Black Legion (1937)
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When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence. (83 mins.)
Director: Archie L. Mayo
 
20.
Crime Wave (1953)
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Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter. (73 mins.)
Director: André De Toth
 
21.
Stormy Weather (1943)
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The relationship between an aspiring dancer and a popular songstress provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the early 1900s. (78 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stone
 
22.
Cell 2455, Death Row (1955)
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Whit, condemned and awaiting execution, reviews the events of his life that has brought him to Cell 2455 on San Quentin's Death Row... (77 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
 
23.
Criminal Court (1946)
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A lawyer who is planning to run for District Attorney accidentally kills a gangster who owns the nightclub where the attorney's girlfriend is a singer... (60 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
24.
Upper World (1934)
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A rich railroad tycoon, bored with his marriage (his wife has no time for him -- she's too busy giving... (73 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
25.
Susan Lenox <Her Fall and Rise> (1931)
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Fleeing her cruel uncle and an arranged marriage Susan Lenox falls in love with a kind stranger but circumstances force her to become a woman of easy virtue. (76 mins.)
 
26.
The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
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A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her. (70 mins.)
Director: Stephen Roberts
 
27.
Fog Over Frisco (1934)
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The lifestyles of Arlene and Valkyr Bradford, half-sisters from a respected San Francisco family, diverge markedly as Arlene takes up with criminals. (68 mins.)
 
28.
Big Deal on Madonna Street (1958)
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A motley quintet of inept small-time thieves bungle the burglary of a local pawnshop in this Italian farce. (106 mins.)
Director: Mario Monicelli
 
29.
The Two of Us (1967)
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Claude is a Jew. Because of the risks of an arrest (France is occupied by the Nazis), his parents send him away to an elderly couple in the country... (90 mins.)
Director: Claude Berri
 
30.
Good Times, Wonderful Times (1966 Documentary)
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(70 mins.)
Director: Lionel Rogosin
 
31.
Framed (1947)
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Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes. (82 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
32.
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter. (95 mins.)
 
33.
Storm Fear (1955)
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After being wounded by a bullet, bank robber Charlie Blake seeks shelter with his gang at his brother's mountain retreat. There he rekindles his romance with his brother's wife and reconnects with the boy he believes is his son. (88 mins.)
Director: Cornel Wilde
 
34.
Once a Thief (1965)
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Eddie Pedak, a convicted criminal, has a steady job, a wife and daughter and he puts a down payment on a boat... (107 mins.)
Director: Ralph Nelson
 
35.
Things to Come (1936)
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The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel. (100 mins.)
 
36.
Lifeboat (1944)
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Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. (97 mins.)
 
37.
Twentieth Century (1934)
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A flamboyant Broadway impresario who has fallen on hard times tries to get his former lover, now a Hollywood diva, to return and resurrect his failing career. (91 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
38.
Zanjeer (1973)
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A tough and honest police officer clashes with a crime boss who, unbeknownst to him, happens to be his parents' murderer. (145 mins.)
Director: Prakash Mehra
 
39.
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)
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Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes... (65 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
 
40.
Blackmail (1929)
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After killing a man in self-defence, a young woman is blackmailed by a witness to the killing. (85 mins.)
 
41.
To Be and to Have (2002 Documentary)
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A documentary portrait of a one-room school in rural France, where the students (ranging in age from 4 to 11) are educated by a single dedicated teacher. (104 mins.)
 
42.
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
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Slovakia during WW2. Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him to take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material... (128 mins.)
 
43.
Ruggles of Red Gap (1935)
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An English valet brought to the American west assimilates into the American way of life. (90 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
44.
Without Pity (1948)
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(90 mins.)
 
45.
Spies (1928)
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The mastermind behind a ubiquitous spy operation learns of a dangerous romance between a Russian lady in his employ and a dashing agent from the government's secret service. (178 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
46.
Twenty-Four Eyes (1954)
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Schoolteacher Hisako Oishi forms an emotional bond with her pupils and teaches them various virtues, while at the same time worrying about their future. (156 mins.)
 
47.
Man Bait (1952)
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The married owner of a bookstore is attracted to his sexy blonde clerk. He finally gives in to temptation and makes a pass at her, but that only results in him getting enmeshed in blackmail and murder. (84 mins.)
Director: Terence Fisher
 
48.
Elevator to the Gallows (1958)
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A self-assured business man murders his employer, the husband of his mistress, which unintentionally provokes an ill-fated chain of events. (91 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
49.
The Trial (1962)
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An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges. (119 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
50.
Le joli mai (1963 Documentary)
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Chris Marker and Pierre Lhomme's LE JOLI MAI (The Lovely Month of May) is a portrait of Paris and Parisians... (165 mins.)
 
51.
Counsellor-at-Law (1933)
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Successful attorney has his Jewish heritage and poverty-stricken background brought home to him when he learns his wife has been unfaithful. (82 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
52.
Penthouse (1933)
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Racketeer Tony Gazotti is thankful that lawyer Jackson Durant helps him beat a murder rap, but Durant... (90 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
53.
Man Is Not a Bird (1965)
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A love romance between older, respectable engineer that came in the industrial town to do some expert... (81 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
54.
The Idiot (1951)
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A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman. (166 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
55.
99 River Street (1953)
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A former boxer turned cab driver has to hide from the police when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with. (83 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
56.
Nocturne (1946)
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In 1940s Los Angeles, when womanizing composer Keith Vincent is found dead, the inquest concludes it was a suicide but police detective Joe Warne isn't so sure. (87 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
 
57.
Downstairs (1932)
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An amoral chauffeur seeks to seduce a young bride. (77 mins.)
 
58.
Over the Edge (1979)
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A group of bored teenagers rebel against authority in the community of New Granada after the death of one of their own. (95 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
59.
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (1980 Documentary)
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Documentary about women working in factories during WWII and resultant loss of jobs after the war. Five women tell their stories. Fascinating clips of racist, sexist propaganda of the era. (65 mins.)
Director: Connie Field
 
60.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (1975)
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A lonely widowed housewife does her daily chores, takes care of her apartment where she lives with her teenage son, and turns the occasional trick to make ends meet. However, something happens that changes her safe routine. (201 mins.)
 
61.
Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler (1922)
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Arch-criminal Dr. Mabuse sets out to make a fortune and run Berlin. Detective Wenk sets out to stop him. (242 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
62.
The Bad Sleep Well (1960)
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A vengeful young man marries the daughter of a corrupt industrialist in order to seek justice for his father's suicide. (151 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
63.
Westfront 1918 (1930)
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A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France... (97 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
64.
The Earrings of Madame de... (1953)
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The diamond earrings of a French aristocrat, a wedding gift from her husband, cause a series of conflicts as they change hands repeatedly. (105 mins.)
Director: Max Ophüls
 
65.
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
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Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime. (88 mins.)
 
66.
Lola (1981)
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In post-war West Germany, the charming Von Bohm is appointed a city's new Building Commissioner. His morality is tested when he unknowingly falls in love with a brothel worker, Lola, the paid mistress of a corrupt property developer. (113 mins.)
 
67.
Samurai Rebellion (1967)
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The mother of a feudal lord's only heir is kidnapped away from her husband by the lord. The husband and his samurai father must decide whether to accept the unjust decision, or risk death to get her back. (128 mins.)
 
68.
God's Country (1985 Documentary)
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Original footage of the prosperous farming community of Glencoe Minnesota, 60 miles west of Minneapolis... (95 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
69.
Possessed (1947)
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After being found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, a severely catatonic woman tells a doctor the complex story of how she wound up there. (108 mins.)
 
70.
The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond (1960)
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Jack Diamond and his sickly brother arrive in prohibition New York as jewellery thieves. After a spell... (101 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
71.
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
 
72.
I Love a Mystery (1945)
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Opening with a car crash and a decapitation, the story is told in flashback as Jack and Doc become involved... (69 mins.)
Director: Henry Levin
 
73.
Private Detective 62 (1933)
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A down and out private eye falls for a woman he has been hired to frame. (66 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
74.
Boy (1969)
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A young boy reluctantly aids his swindling father in a threatening scam. (105 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
75.
Gentleman's Fate (1931)
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Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning... (90 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
76.
Ladybug Ladybug (1963)
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Staff and students at a rural school react to a warning of an imminent nuclear attack, not knowing whether it is real or a mistake. (82 mins.)
Director: Frank Perry