31 Days of Film Noir 2 - 08/13

31 Film Noir Movies for August 2013.
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1.
The Damned Don't Cry (1950)
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A New York socialite climbs the ladder of success man by man until a life among rich gangsters gives her what she thought she always wanted. (103 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
2.
Lured (1947)
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A serial killer in London is murdering young women he meets through the personal columns of newspapers... (102 mins.)
Director: Douglas Sirk
 
3.
Portrait in Black (1960)
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After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime. (112 mins.)
Director: Michael Gordon
 
4.
Armored Car Robbery (1950)
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A well-planned robbery goes awry, with tough cop Cordell in pursuit. (67 mins.)
 
5.
The Accused (1949)
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A beautiful psychology professor tries to hide a self-defense killing. (101 mins.)
 
6.
Quicksand (1950)
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After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control. (79 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
7.
Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)
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Dick Tracy goes up against a villain who robs banks using a nerve gas. (65 mins.)
Director: John Rawlins
 
8.
Daisy Kenyon (1947)
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Commercial artist Daisy Kenyon is involved with married lawyer Dan O'Mara, and hopes someday to marry him... (99 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
9.
Edge of Doom (1950)
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A mentally unbalanced young man kills a priest. One of the priest's colleagues sets out to find the killer. (99 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
10.
I Walk Alone (1947)
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Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business. (97 mins.)
Director: Byron Haskin
 
11.
They Won't Believe Me (1947)
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On trial for murdering his girlfriend, philandering stockbroker Larry Ballentine takes the stand to claim his innocence and describe the actual, but improbable sounding, sequence of events that led to her death. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
12.
The Chase (1946)
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Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare. (86 mins.)
 
13.
Moontide (1942)
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After a drunken binge on the San Pablo waterfront, longshoreman Bobo fears he may have killed a man... (94 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
 
14.
Moonrise (1948)
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Danny is being despised by his schoolmates because his father was accused to have killed another man and is condemned to the death penalty. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Borzage
 
15.
Black Tuesday (1954)
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Gangster Vincent Canelli and bank robber Peter Manning escape from Death Row minutes before their execution by electric chair. (80 mins.)
Director: Hugo Fregonese
 
16.
Experiment in Terror (1962)
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A man with an asthmatic voice telephones bank clerk Kelly Sherwood at home and coerces her into helping him steal a large sum from her bank. (123 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
17.
The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
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Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
18.
Flamingo Road (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A small town corrupt sheriff manipulates local candidates to the state legislature but he eventually comes into conflict with an out-of-town carnival dancer. (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
19.
The Captive City (1952)
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A small town newspaperman's investigation into a local bookie operation turns up a web of organized crime. (91 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
20.
Behind Locked Doors (1948)
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A well-known judge has become a fugitive from the police, with a large reward on his head. A reporter... (62 mins.)
 
21.
The Burglar (1957)
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Dan Duryea and his cronies rob a fake spiritualist and then take it on the lam to Atlantic City. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
22.
Vicki (1953)
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The untimely murder of a New York glamor-girl sparks an investigation with an emotionally driven detective at the helm. (85 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
 
23.
Crime of Passion (1957)
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Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path. (86 mins.)
Director: Gerd Oswald
 
24.
Witness to Murder (1954)
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A woman's sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window. (83 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
25.
Deadline at Dawn (1946)
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When a woman he meets is murdered, a soon-to-ship-out sailor has until dawn to find the killer, aided by a weary dance hall girl. (83 mins.)
Director: Harold Clurman
 
26.
Framed (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes. (82 mins.)
Director: Richard Wallace
 
27.
Beware, My Lovely (1952)
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A psychopath takes a job as a handyman at the house of a lonely widow. (77 mins.)
Director: Harry Horner
 
28.
Cause for Alarm! (1951)
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An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway. (74 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
29.
The Woman on Pier 13 (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Successful, newly married Brad Collins once belonged to the Communist Party of the USA, and now the Party will stop at nothing to use him. (73 mins.)
 
30.
Destination Murder (1950)
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Laura Mansfield's father is killed, apparently by a telegraphic messenger. She spots Jackie Wales in a police lineup... (72 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
31.
Shock (1946)
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A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man she witnessed commit a murder. (70 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker