Film-Noir

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1.
The Letter (1940)
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The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing. (95 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
2.
High Sierra (1941)
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After being released from prison, notorious thief Roy Earle is hired by his old boss to help a group of inexperienced criminals plan and carry out the robbery of a California resort. (100 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
3.
The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
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A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling... (95 mins.)
 
4.
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be. (108 mins.)
 
5.
Bluebeard (1944)
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In Paris, an artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them. (72 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
 
6.
The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
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Mystery writer Cornelius Leyden becomes intrigued when the murdered body of a vicious career criminal washes up in the Bosphorus. (95 mins.)
Director: Jean Negulesco
 
7.
Phantom Lady (1944)
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A beautiful secretary risks her life to try to find the elusive woman who may prove her boss didn't murder his selfish wife. (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
The House on 92nd Street (1945)
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
11.
Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
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A writer meets a young socialite on board a train. The two fall in love and 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
 
12.
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 some of the fortune she thinks he has. (103 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
13.
Spellbound (1945)
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A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory. (111 mins.)
 
14.
The Blue Dahlia (1946)
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An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife. (96 mins.)
Director: George Marshall
 
15.
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
 
16.
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
 
17.
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
 
18.
So Dark the Night (1946)
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A renowned and relentless Paris detective takes his first vacation in eleven years at a small inn in the French countryside... (71 mins.)
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
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 who is the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier. (116 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
21.
Suspense (1946)
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The proprietor of an ice-skating revue promotes a peanut-vendor at the show to a management position... (101 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
22.
The Verdict (1946)
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After an innocent man is executed in a case he was responsible for, a Scotland Yard superintendent finds himself investigating the murder of his key witness. (86 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
23.
A Double Life (1947)
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Anthony John is an actor whose life is strongly influenced by the characters he plays. When he's playing comedy... (104 mins.)
Director: George Cukor
 
24.
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
 
25.
Brute Force (1947)
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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard. (98 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
26.
Dark Passage (1947)
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A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence. (106 mins.)
Director: Delmer Daves
 
27.
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.)
 
28.
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.)
 
29.
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
 
30.
Repeat Performance (1947)
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Sheila kills her husband at the start of the film with a smoking gun. We don't know how or why. All... (91 mins.)
Director: Alfred Werker
 
31.
Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
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In the bordertown of San Pablo, preparing for an annual 'Mexican Fiesta,' arrives Gagin: tough, mysterious and laconic... (101 mins.)
 
32.
Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)
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When a lovely wife and her new husband, settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers he may want to kill her. (99 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
33.
They Won't Believe Me (1947)
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During courtroom drama, philandering California stockbroker Larry Balantine, on trial for murdering his wife and girlfriend, takes the stand to explain those deaths as simply being accidents. (95 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
34.
The Unsuspected (1947)
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The secretary of an affably suave radio mystery host mysteriously commits suicide after his wealthy young niece disappears. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
35.
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.)
 
36.
The Big Clock (1948)
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A career-oriented magazine editor finds himself on the run when he discovers his boss is framing him for murder. (95 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
37.
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
 
38.
Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)
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When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity. (81 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
39.
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
 
40.
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
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Whilst on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it. (89 mins.)
Director: Anatole Litvak
 
41.
The Street with No Name (1948)
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A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums. (91 mins.)
 
42.
Chicago Deadline (1949)
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On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so. (86 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
43.
The Crooked Way (1949)
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War hero recovers from amnesia & is confronted by his criminal past. (90 mins.)
Director: Robert Florey
 
44.
House of Strangers (1949)
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After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective. (101 mins.)
 
45.
Impact (1949)
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A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy. (111 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
 
46.
The Hidden Room (1949)
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Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover. (96 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk