Femme Fatale --- Film-Noir Movies

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1.
I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
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Why is Inspector Ed Cornell trying to railroad Frankie Christopher for the murder of model Vicky Lynn? (82 mins.)
“ I Wake Up Screaming --- Vicky Lynn ” - richake-278-100883
 
2.
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
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A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. (100 mins.)
Director: John Huston
“ Brigid O'Shaughnessy aka Miss Ruth Wonderly, Miss Leblanc ” - richake-278-100883
 
3.
Double Indemnity (1944)
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An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (107 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Phyllis Dietrichson ” - richake-278-100883
 
4.
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
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After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit. (95 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
“ Murder, My Sweet --- Velma/Helen Grayle ” - richake-278-100883
 
5.
Laura (1944)
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A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating. (88 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ Laura Hunt ” - richake-278-100883
 
6.
The Woman in the Window (1944)
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When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder. (107 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Alice Reed ” - richake-278-100883
 
7.
Detour (1945)
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Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble. (68 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
“ Vera ” - richake-278-100883
 
8.
Fallen Angel (1945)
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A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for. (98 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ Stella ” - richake-278-100883
 
9.
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
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A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they are married soon after, but her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of both them and everyone else around them. (110 mins.)
Director: John M. Stahl
“ Ellen Berent Harland ” - richake-278-100883
 
10.
Mildred Pierce (1945)
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A hard-working mother inches towards disaster as she divorces her husband and starts a successful restaurant business to support her spoiled daughter. (111 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ Veda Pierce Forrester ” - richake-278-100883
 
11.
Scarlet Street (1945)
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When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of the fortune they mistakenly assume he possesses. (102 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Katharine "Kitty" March ” - richake-278-100883
 
12.
The Big Sleep (1946)
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Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love. (114 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
“ A double header Vivian Sternwood Rutledge and Carmen Sternwood ” - richake-278-100883
 
13.
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
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An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife. (96 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
“ Helen Morrison ” - richake-278-100883
 
14.
Gilda (1946)
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A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer. (110 mins.)
Director: Charles Vidor
“ Gilda Mundson Farrell ” - richake-278-100883
 
15.
The Killers (1946)
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Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
“ Kitty Collins --- not bad for a short story ” - richake-278-100883
 
16.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
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A married woman and a drifter fall in love, then plot to murder her husband. Once the deed is done, they must live with the consequences of their actions. (113 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
“ Cora Smith ” - richake-278-100883
 
17.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
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A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion and the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier. (116 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
“ Martha Ivers ” - richake-278-100883
 
18.
Born to Kill (1947)
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A calculating divorcée risks her chances at wealth and security with a man she doesn't love by getting involved with the hotheaded murderer romancing her foster sister. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
“ Born to Kill --- Helen Trent ” - richake-278-100883
 
19.
Dead Reckoning (1947)
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A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow. (100 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
“ Coral 'Dusty' Chandler ” - richake-278-100883
 
20.
Lady in the Lake (1947)
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The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder. (105 mins.)
“ Adrienne Fromsett ” - richake-278-100883
 
21.
Out of the Past (1947)
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A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames. (97 mins.)
“ Build My Gallows High --- Kathie Moffat ” - richake-278-100883
 
22.
The Paradine Case (1947)
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A happily married London barrister falls in love with the accused poisoner he is defending. (125 mins.)
“ Mrs. Maddalena Anna Paradine ” - richake-278-100883
 
23.
The Woman on the Beach (1947)
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A Coast Guardsman suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress becomes involved with a beautiful and enigmatic seductress married to a blind painter. (71 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
“ La Femme Sur La Plage, Fr., or Desirable Woman --- Peggy Butler ” - richake-278-100883
 
24.
Force of Evil (1948)
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An unethical lawyer, with an older brother he wants to help, becomes a partner with a client in the numbers racket. (78 mins.)
“ Edna Tucker ” - richake-278-100883
 
25.
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
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Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot. (87 mins.)
“ Elsa Bannister ” - richake-278-100883
 
26.
Pitfall (1948)
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Insurance executive John Forbes falls for femme fatale Mona Stevens while her boyfriend is in jail and he suffers serious consequences as a result. (86 mins.)
Director: Andre de Toth
“ Mona Stevens ” - richake-278-100883
 
27.
Criss Cross (1949)
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An armored truck driver and his lovely ex-wife conspire with a gang to have his own truck robbed on the route. (84 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
“ Anna Dundee ” - richake-278-100883
 
28.
Gun Crazy (1950)
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A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
“ Deadly is the Female --- Annie Laurie Starr ” - richake-278-100883
 
29.
The Third Man (1949)
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Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime. (104 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
“ Anna Schmidt ” - richake-278-100883
 
30.
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
“ Killer Bait --- Jane Palmer ” - richake-278-100883
 
31.
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
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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
“ Thelma Jordon ” - richake-278-100883
 
32.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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A screenwriter is hired to rework a faded silent film star's script only to find himself developing a dangerous relationship. (110 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
“ Norma Desmond ” - richake-278-100883
 
33.
Angel Face (1953)
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Ambulance driver Frank Jessup is ensnared in the schemes of the sensuous but dangerous Diane Tremayne. (91 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ Diane Tremayne ” - richake-278-100883
 
34.
Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
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After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous. (76 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
“ Nell Forbes ” - richake-278-100883
 
35.
The Big Heat (1953)
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Tough cop Dave Bannion takes on a politically powerful crime syndicate. (90 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ Debby Marsh ” - richake-278-100883
 
36.
Niagara (1953)
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As two couples are visiting Niagara Falls, tensions between one wife and her husband reach the level of murder. (92 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
“ Rose Loomis ” - richake-278-100883
 
37.
One Girl's Confession (1953)
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Another of the "Fate and Irony" films from director-writer-producer-actor Hugo Haas but this one has... (74 mins.)
Director: Hugo Haas
“ Mary Adams ” - richake-278-100883
 
38.
Pickup on South Street (1953)
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A pickpocket unwittingly lifts a message destined for enemy agents and becomes a target for a Communist spy ring. (80 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
“ Candy ” - richake-278-100883
 
39.
Human Desire (1954)
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A Korean War vet returns to his job as a railroad engineer and becomes involved in an affair with a co-worker's wife following a murder on a train where they meet. (91 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
“ The Human Beast --- Vicki Buckley ” - richake-278-100883
 
40.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
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A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit." (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Gabrielle/Lily Carver ” - richake-278-100883
 
41.
The Killing (1956)
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Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (85 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
“ Sherry Peatty ” - richake-278-100883
 
42.
The Revolt of Mamie Stover (1956)
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Set in the early '40s, a San Francisco prostitute is run out of town just as the second World War has begun to intensify... (92 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
“ Mamie Stover ” - richake-278-100883
 
43.
High School Confidential! (1958)
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A tough kid comes to a new high school and begins muscling his way into the drug scene. As he moves his way up the ladder... (85 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
“ Gwen Dulaine ” - richake-278-100883
 
44.
Vertigo (1958)
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A San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her. (128 mins.)
“ Madeleine/Judy ” - richake-278-100883
 
45.
Kiss of Death (1947)
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With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise. (99 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
46.
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
 
47.
The Naked City (1948)
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New York City film noir about two detectives investigating the death of an attractive young woman. The apparent suicide turns out to be murder. (96 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
48.
Raw Deal (1948)
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Joe Sullivan has taken the rap for Rick who double-crosses him with a flawed escape plan and other means intended to get rid of him. (79 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
49.
They Live by Night (1948)
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An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning. (95 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
“ They Live By Night ” - richake-278-100883
 
50.
In a Lonely Place (1950)
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A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts... (94 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
51.
Night and the City (1950)
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A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter. (101 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
52.
On Dangerous Ground (1951)
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Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case. (82 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
53.
Touch of Evil (1958)
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A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
54.
The Big Combo (1955)
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A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Lewis
 
55.
A Fool There Was (1915)
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A married diplomat falls hopelessly under the spell of a predatory woman. (67 mins.)
“ The Vampire Theda Bara I think she was the first Femme Fatale ” - richake-278-100883
 
56.
Pandora's Box (1929)
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The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her. (109 mins.)
 
57.
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
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The idyllic life of Tarzan and Jane is challenged by men on safari who come seeking ivory, and come seeking Jane as well. (104 mins.)
Director: Cedric Gibbons
“ Jane Parker ” - richake-278-100883
 
58.
Having Wonderful Crime (1945)
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A lawyer and two newlyweds get mixed up in mock mystery at a resort. (70 mins.)
 
59.
The Thief of Bagdad (1940)
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After being tricked and cast out of Bagdad by the evil Jaffar, King Ahmad joins forces with a thief named Abu to reclaim his throne, the city, and the Princess he loves. (106 mins.)
 
60.
And Then There Were None (1945)
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Ten people are invited to an isolated island, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer? (97 mins.)
Director: Rene Clair
 
61.
The Four Feathers (1939)
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Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer... (129 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
62.
The Brighton Strangler (1945)
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After suffering a head injury during the Blitz, an actor comes to believe himself to be the Brighton Strangler, the murderer he was playing onstage. (67 mins.)
Director: Max Nosseck
 
63.
Desperate (1947)
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A young married couple flee both police and a gangster out for revenge. (73 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
64.
Game of Danger (1954)
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When a local bully is found shot to death, the police suspect a young man who had recently been seen arguing with him... (88 mins.)
Director: Lance Comfort
“ Game of Death ” - richake-278-100883
 
65.
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)
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An insane hunter arranges for a ship to be wrecked on an island where he can indulge in some sort of hunting and killing of the passengers. (63 mins.)
“ The Most Dangerous Game ” - richake-278-100883
 
66.
Perilous Holiday (1946)
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Based on a "serial" story by Robert Carson that ran in the Saturday Evening Post, this tale of an international... (89 mins.)
 
67.
Perilous Waters (1948)
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(66 mins.)
Director: Jack Bernhard
 
68.
Espionage Agent (1939)
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When Barry Corvall discovers that his new bride is a possible enemy agent, he resigns from the diplomatic... (83 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
 
69.
Background to Danger (1943)
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A German spy ring plans to publicize a false rumor that Russia, who is fighting Germany, plans to invade neutral Turkey in order to ally them with the Nazis. (80 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
70.
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
 
71.
They Won't Believe Me (1947)
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During courtroom drama, philandering California stockbroker Larry Ballentine, on trial for murdering his wife and girlfriend, takes the stand to explain those deaths as simply being accidents. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
72.
Run for the Sun (1956)
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In Central America, an action-adventure novelist and a journalist for a magazine find themselves at the mercy of Nazi war criminals. (99 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
 
73.
Station West (1948)
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When two US cavalrymen transporting a gold shipment get killed, US Army Intelligence investigator John Haven goes undercover to a mining and logging town to find the killers. (87 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lanfield
 
74.
Man in the Dark (1953)
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Many interested parties are after the loot from a factory payroll heist but the mobster who hid it has amnesia after undergoing experimental brain surgery in the prison hospital. (70 mins.)
Director: Lew Landers
 
75.
The Set-Up (1949)
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Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match. (73 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
76.
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
 
77.
He Walked by Night (1948)
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This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop. (79 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
 
78.
White Heat (1949)
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A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn. (114 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
79.
The Lady Vanishes (1938)
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While traveling in continental Europe, a rich young playgirl realizes that an elderly lady seems to have disappeared from the train. (96 mins.)
 
80.
Night Train to Munich (1940)
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When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Axel Bomasch, inventor of a new type of armor-plating. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
81.
Detour (1945)
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Chance events trap hitch-hiker Al Roberts in a tightening net of film noir trouble. (68 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
 
82.
Apology for Murder (1945)
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Reporter Kenny Blake (Hugh Beaumont) falls in love with scheming Toni Kirkland ('Ann Savage') not... (67 mins.)
Director: Sam Newfield