Wikipedia's List of Film Noir: Classic American noir, 1957-1959

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1.
Affair in Havana (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Songwriter falls in love with a crippled man's wife. (77 mins.)
Director: Laslo Benedek
 
2.
Baby Face Nelson (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
George "Babyface" Nelson becomes one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone he allies himself with John Dillinger... (85 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
3.
The Brothers Rico (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A retired mob accountant is drawn back in when his brothers, who have recently made a hit for the organization, decide to go to the authorities. (92 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
4.
The Burglar (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Dan Duryea and his cronies rob a fake spiritualist and then take it on the lam to Atlantic City. (90 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
5.
Chicago Confidential (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
An honest union official named Blane is framed for the murder of another union official. Thus off the hook... (75 mins.)
Director: Sidney Salkow
 
6.
Crime of Passion (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (84 mins.)
Director: Gerd Oswald
 
7.
The Garment Jungle (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The struggle of a lady's garment workers' organization to unionize a New York clothing sweat shop; the owner of which is determined to keep the union out of his business at any cost. (88 mins.)
Director: Vincent Sherman
 
8.
Hit and Run (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A mechanic wants his boss's younger wife for himself, and plans on using a junkyard car to run him over, then dismantling it. (87 mins.)
Director: Hugo Haas
 
9.
House of Numbers (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Arnie Judlow, an inmate at San Quentin prison serving a life sentence for murder, devises a daring plan... (90 mins.)
Director: Russell Rouse
 
10.
My Gun Is Quick (1957)
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A private detective helps a prostitute being assaulted, and notices that she is wearing a very unique ring... (90 mins.)
 
11.
The Night Runner (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A mental patient with a violent past is released from the institution, against the advice of his doctors... (79 mins.)
Director: Abner Biberman
 
12.
Nightfall (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Through a series of bizarre coincidences artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers. (78 mins.)
 
13.
Plunder Road (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
On a dark night of pelting rain, five men stage a well-planned train robbery and get away with a $10 millionr... (72 mins.)
 
14.
The Shadow on the Window (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Three teenagers, led by psychopathic Jess Reber, break into an isolated farmhouse and murder its prosperous owner whose secretary... (76 mins.)
Director: William Asher
 
15.
Short Cut to Hell (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money... (89 mins.)
Director: James Cagney
 
16.
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A brave longshoreman lingers on after being gunned down by 3 racketeers, as a determined assistant D.A. searches hard for fearful witnesses against the men. (103 mins.)
Director: Arnold Laven
 
17.
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician. (96 mins.)
 
18.
The Tattered Dress (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When top lawyer James Blane gets an acquittal for a man who killed another man for sexually roughing up his trophy wife, the murderous town sheriff frames him for bribing a juror in the case. (93 mins.)
Director: Jack Arnold
 
19.
Teenage Doll (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A delinquent girls' gang pursues a nice ingenue linked romantically to the male leader of a rival gang, and apparently to the murder of one of their members. (71 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
20.
Appointment with a Shadow (1957)
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(72 mins.)
Director: Richard Carlson
 
21.
The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When a reporter claims that New York police are on the take letting the mob run its horse parlors at will... (82 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
22.
Cry Terror! (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Yesterday Jim Molner was an ordinary guy. Today he's a desperate man, frantically trying to save himself and his family... (96 mins.)
Director: Andrew L. Stone
 
23.
I Want to Live! (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence. (120 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
24.
The Lineup (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In San Francisco, a psychopathic gangster and his mentor retrieve heroin packages carried by unsuspecting travelers. (86 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
25.
Murder by Contract (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer - until he finds his next target is a woman. (81 mins.)
Director: Irving Lerner
 
26.
Screaming Mimi (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Exotic dancer Virginia Wilson sees a man get shot moments after he tries to knife her in a shower, so she goes to Dr... (79 mins.)
Director: Gerd Oswald
 
27.
Step Down to Terror (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Pursued by detectives, Johnny Walters leaves the city to visit his family in a small California town... (76 mins.)
Director: Harry Keller
 
28.
Thunder Road (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison. (92 mins.)
Director: Arthur Ripley
 
29.
Touch of Evil (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town. (95 mins.)
Director: Orson Welles
 
30.
The Beat Generation (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A detective is assigned to track down and capture a crazed serial rapist. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles F. Haas
 
31.
City of Fear (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A vicious killer escapes from San Quentin with a cannister of what he believes to be heroin but is actually a radioactive substance that threatens all Los Angeles. (81 mins.)
Director: Irving Lerner
 
32.
The Crimson Kimono (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Two detectives seek a stripper's killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship. (82 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
33.
The Last Mile (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A prison break is attempted the same night an execution occurs on death row. (81 mins.)
Director: Howard W. Koch
 
34.
The Man in the Net (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
John Hamilton leaves a comfortable New York job to take up as an artist in a quiet Connecticut town... (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
35.
Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise