Brit Noir

British Film Noir
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1.
The Green Cockatoo (1937)
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A young girl is traveling to London to find work. Arriving at the station, she meets a man who has been... (65 mins.)
 
2.
They Drive by Night (1938)
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A convict, just out of prison, is implicated in a murder and goes on the run, hitching a ride with a truck driver. (84 mins.)
Director: Arthur B. Woods
 
3.
The Spy in Black (1939)
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A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet. (82 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
4.
I Met a Murderer (1939)
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Farmer Mark Warrow lives an unhappy existence with his shrewish wife Martha. His only happiness comes from his dog... (79 mins.)
Director: Roy Kellino
 
5.
The Fugitive (1939)
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A barber commits a petty theft, which leads to his becoming involved in blackmail and murder. (94 mins.)
 
6.
Gaslight (1940)
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Twenty years after the murder of Alice Barlow, her house is finally occupied again. However, the husband of the couple who have moved in has a secret which he will do anything to keep hidden. (84 mins.)
 
7.
Blackout (1940)
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Early in World War II, Danish sea captain Andersen, delayed in a British port, tangles with German spies. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
8.
A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle (1942)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Lance Comfort
 
9.
The Seventh Veil (1945)
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One dark summer night, Francesca Cunningham, a once world famed pianist, escapes from her hospital room... (94 mins.)
Director: Compton Bennett
 
10.
Appointment with Crime (1946)
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An ex-con, released after imprisonment for a jewel theft, swears vengeance on his former accomplices and devises an intricate plan to steal their fortune. (90 mins.)
Director: John Harlow
 
11.
Wanted for Murder (1946)
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The son of a Victorian hangman is driven insane by thoughts of his father's profession. The young man emulates his father by strangling young women... (101 mins.)
 
12.
Odd Man Out (1947)
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A wounded Irish nationalist leader attempts to evade police following a failed robbery. Action takes place in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (116 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
13.
The Brothers (1947)
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The MacFarishes and the Macraes are lifelong enemies living on a remote island in the Western Isles of Scotland... (98 mins.)
Director: David MacDonald
 
14.
The October Man (1947)
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Jim Ackland, who suffers from a head injury sustained in a bus crash, is the chief suspect in a murder hunt... (110 mins.)
Director: Roy Baker
 
15.
Brighton Rock (1947)
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Pinkie Brown is a small-town hoodlum whose gang runs a protection racket based at Brighton race course... (92 mins.)
Director: John Boulting
 
16.
The Upturned Glass (1947)
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A British brain surgeon punishes the murderess of his lover. (90 mins.)
 
17.
I Became a Criminal (1947)
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In this gritty film noir, cynical ex-RAF flyer Morgan, bored with civilian life, joins a break-in gang led by Narcy... (101 mins.)
Director: Cavalcanti
 
18.
Take My Life (1947)
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A woman races against time to clear Nicholas Talbot of a murder he did not commit. While she works on getting proof, the prosecution is doing all it can to force a conviction. (79 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
19.
Dear Murderer (1947)
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When successful business man Lee Warren suspects his wife is having an affair, he sets out find her lover... (90 mins.)
Director: Arthur Crabtree
 
20.
It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
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An escaped convict tries to hide out at his former lover's house but she has since married and is far from keen on the idea. (92 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
21.
No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1948)
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John Blandish is worth $100 million. His heiress daughter is soon to be wed to Foster Harvey, who believes she's a cold... (102 mins.)
 
22.
The Fallen Idol (1948)
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A butler working in a foreign embassy in London falls under suspicion when his wife accidentally falls to her death, the only witness being an impressionable young boy. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
23.
Blanche Fury (1948)
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The childless widow of Allan Fury bequeaths the Fury estate to her Fuller relatives but Allan's illegitimate son who masquerades as a servant hopes to grab the estate for himself. (90 mins.)
Director: Marc Allégret
 
24.
Corridor of Mirrors (1948)
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A man falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begins to suspect that he may have also loved her in a previous life. (105 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
 
25.
The Silk Noose (1948)
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Sugiani, a black-market racketeer in London, following World War II, is amassing a vast fortune until Linda Medbury... (76 mins.)
 
26.
Good-Time Girl (1948)
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A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman... (81 mins.)
Director: David MacDonald
 
27.
Daybreak (1948)
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A hangman conceals his true identity when he falls in love, and sets up home with his girl on a barge in the river Thames... (81 mins.)
Director: Compton Bennett
 
28.
So Evil My Love (1948)
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Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London... (112 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
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
 
30.
The Hidden Room (1949)
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Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover. (96 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
31.
Hour of Glory (1949)
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As the Germans drop explosive booby-traps on Britain in 1943, the embittered expert who'll have to disarm them fights a private battle with alcohol. (106 mins.)
 
32.
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
 
33.
The Clouded Yellow (1950)
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When Secret Service agent David Somers is fired, he takes a quiet job with the Fentons at their country estate - cataloging butterflies... (95 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas
 
34.
Golden Salamander (1950)
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A man is torn between tackling a sinister crime syndicate or turning a blind eye to the suffering it creates. (87 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
35.
The Blue Lamp (1950)
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The daily routine of two London policemen is interrupted by a killer. (84 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
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36.
So Long at the Fair (1950)
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A young woman visits Paris with her brother only to discover the following morning he has gone missing and the hotel staff have no recollection of his presence. (86 mins.)
 
37.
Seven Days to Noon (1950)
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An English scientist runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British... (94 mins.)
 
38.
High Treason (1951)
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Communist saboteurs plot peace-time attack on Britain. (93 mins.)
Director: Roy Boulting
 
39.
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
 
40.
Outcast of the Islands (1951)
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A man occupies a position of trust with a merchant in an East Asian port. He's sacked when he's caught stealing, but he pretends to commit suicide and a captain he befriended agrees to take him to a secret trading post. (102 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
41.
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
 
42.
The Man Between (1953)
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In the Post-World War II, the British Susanne Mallison travels to Berlin to visit her older brother Martin Mallison... (100 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
43.
Bad Blonde (1953)
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A scheming blonde seduces a fighter and convinces him to murder her husband, a fight manager. (81 mins.)
 
44.
The Long Memory (1953)
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A man seeks revenge but will he destroy himself in the process? After a long jail term for a crime he did not commit... (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Hamer
 
45.
The Good Die Young (1954)
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Three good men - a broken boxer, an American veteran trying to win back his mother-dominated wife, and... (100 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
46.
The Sleeping Tiger (1954)
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A psychotherapist attempts to rehabilitate a convict in his home after he breaks in. The criminal cooperates... (89 mins.)
Director: Victor Hanbury
 
47.
Cast a Dark Shadow (1955)
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A clever fortune-hunter with a penchant for murder does in his elderly, supposedly rich, wife and manages to get away with it... (82 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
48.
Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
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In early 1900s England, a maid tries to blackmail her master into romancing her when she discovers he murdered his wife. (90 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
49.
Blonde Sinner (1956)
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A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her... (99 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
50.
She Played with Fire (1957)
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An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail and murder. (95 mins.)
Director: Sidney Gilliat
 
51.
Time Without Pity (1957)
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Alec Graham is sentenced to death for the murder of his girlfriend Jennie, with whom he spent a weekend... (85 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
52.
Hell Drivers (1957)
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Ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss's rackets. (108 mins.)
 
53.
The Long Haul (1957)
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Desperate to earn money, Harry hooks back up with Joe Easy. The best scene is when they make the final... (100 mins.)
Director: Ken Hughes
 
54.
The Snorkel (1958)
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Although the police have termed her mother's death a suicide, a teenage girl believes her step-father murdered her. (90 mins.)
Director: Guy Green
 
55.
Four Desperate Men (1959)
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An escaped prisoner is trying to clear his name. (100 mins.)
Director: Harry Watt
 
56.
Tiger Bay (1959)
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A 12 year old tomboy witnesses the murder of a woman by her Polish merchant marine boyfriend but bonds with him and thwarts the police in their investigation. (105 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
57.
Chance Meeting (1959)
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In 1950s London, Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer has an affair with a rich married Frenchwoman who is murdered, causing Van Rooyer to become prime-suspect for the Scotland Yard. (95 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
58.
Peeping Tom (1960)
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A young man murders women, using a movie camera to film their dying expressions of terror. (101 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
59.
Concrete Jungle (1960)
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In UK, after pulling a racetrack robbery, repeat offender Johnny Bannion hides the loot in a farmer's field but the police and the local mob come looking for Johnny and for the money. (97 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
60.
Hell Is a City (1960)
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In Britain, a Manchester police inspector becomes obsessed with capturing a criminal who escapes from prison. (93 mins.)
Director: Val Guest
 
61.
Never Let Go (1960)
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A cosmetic salesman sets out to prove to himself and his wife that he is not a failure. (90 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
62.
Victim (1961)
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A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure (homosexual acts still being illegal). But he's gay himself... (90 mins.)
Director: Basil Dearden
 
63.
Robbery (1967)
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A dramatization of the Great Train Robbery. While not a 'how to', it is very detail dependent, showing... (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Yates
 
64.
Get Carter (1971)
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When his brother dies under mysterious circumstances in a car accident, London gangster Jack Carter travels to Newcastle to investigate. (112 mins.)
Director: Mike Hodges
 
65.
The Stranger in Between (1952)
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Violent fugitive and mistreated small boy team up to flee from authority. (84 mins.)
 
66.
The Assassin (1952)
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Private detective Edward Mercer goes to Venice at the request of a French insurance company to locate... (95 mins.)
Director: Ralph Thomas