Wikipedia's List of Film Noir: Classic American noir, 1954-1956

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1.
Black Tuesday (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Gangster Vincent Canelli and bank robber Peter Manning escape from Death Row minutes before their execution by electric chair. (80 mins.)
Director: Hugo Fregonese
 
2.
Crime Wave (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter. (73 mins.)
Director: André De Toth
 
3.
Cry Vengeance (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Violent ex-cop Vic Barron comes to Ketchikan, Alaska seeking revenge on an old enemy. (82 mins.)
Director: Mark Stevens
 
4.
Drive a Crooked Road (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An upright car mechanic falls in love with the girlfriend of a gangster. This forces him to participate in the criminal underworld. (83 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
5.
Hell's Half Acre (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A woman who believes her missing husband is in prison in Hawaii on a murder charge travels there to see if it actually is him... (90 mins.)
Director: John H. Auer
 
6.
Highway Dragnet (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Wrongly accused of killing a bar-girl he was seen with earlier, a Korean War vet flees from the police in the company of a woman photographer and her young female model. (70 mins.)
Director: Nathan Juran
 
7.
Human Desire (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Korean War vet returns to his job as a railroad engineer and becomes involved in a sordid affair with a co-worker's wife and murder. (91 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
8.
Jail Bait (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
Vic Brady draws young Don Gregor into a life of crime. He then blackmails Gregor's plastic surgeon father into fixing up his face so he can evade the cops. (71 mins.)
 
9.
The Long Wait (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An amnesiac finally learns his true identity...as a murder suspect. And he doesn't even know whether he is guilty... (94 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
10.
Loophole (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A bank teller attempts to clear his name and rebuild his career after he is wrongly accused of theft. (80 mins.)
Director: Harold Schuster
 
11.
Make Haste to Live (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Crystal 'Chris' Benson, a single mother in a small New Mexico town, senses a shadowy menace stalking her in the night... (90 mins.)
 
12.
Naked Alibi (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A police chief fired for brutality, tries to get evidence on a man suspected of killing 3 police detectives. (86 mins.)
Director: Jerry Hopper
 
13.
The Other Woman (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A woman plots revenge on her former boss. (81 mins.)
Director: Hugo Haas
 
14.
Playgirl (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Nightclub singer Fran Davis is out to educate her out-of-town friend Phyllis Matthews on the ins-and-outs of life in the Big City... (85 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
15.
Private Hell 36 (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
When 2 detectives steal $80,000 from a dead robber, one of them suffers from a guilty conscience which could lead to murder. (81 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
16.
Pushover (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A larcenous undercover cop falls for the beautiful moll of a bank robber on the run and together they double-cross the hood nd the cops. (88 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
17.
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Producer Walter Wanger, who had just been released from a prison term after shooting a man he believed was having an affair with his wife... (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
18.
Rogue Cop (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Detective Chris Kelvaney has a brother, Eddie, who also is a policeman. He witnessed a murderer running away from the scene of the crime... (92 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
19.
Shield for Murder (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
When a brutal police detective Lt. murders a bookmaker's runner for $25,000 in cash, a deaf mute sees him do it, and now he finds he must kill again to cover his tracks. (82 mins.)
 
20.
Suddenly (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA. (75 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
21.
Twist of Fate (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Ginger Rogers, an actress living with Stanley Baker on the Riveria, becomes involved with Jacques Bergerac and learns he is a dangerous criminal. (89 mins.)
Director: David Miller
 
22.
Witness to Murder (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A woman's sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window. (83 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
 
23.
World for Ransom (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Made by the same production set-up on the same lot that was producing the 1953-54 "China Smith/Captain... (82 mins.)
 
24.
The Big Bluff (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
When a scheming fortune hunter finds his rich wife is not going to die as expected, he and his lover make other plans to get her millions. (70 mins.)
Director: W. Lee Wilder
 
25.
The Big Combo (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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. (84 mins.)
Director: Joseph Lewis
 
26.
The Big Knife (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Hollywood actor Charles Castle is pressured by his studio boss into a criminal cover-up to protect his valuable career. (111 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
27.
A Bullet for Joey (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In Montreal, a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress, are all involved. (85 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
28.
Crashout (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The survivors of a prison break set out on an arduous journey to retrieve some loot. (89 mins.)
Director: Lewis R. Foster
 
29.
The Crooked Web (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Government agent tries to trick a suspect into returning to Germany, the scene of his crimes. (77 mins.)
 
30.
The Desperate Hours (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Glen, Hal and Sam are three escaped convicts who move in on and terrorize a suburban household. (112 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
31.
Female Jungle (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Several persons, including an off duty policeman and a weird rich guy, are suspects in the murder of a beautiful actress. (73 mins.)
Director: Bruno Ve Sota
 
32.
Female on the Beach (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Moving into a beach house involves Lynn Markham in mystery, danger, and romance with a beach boy of dubious motives. (97 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pevney
 
33.
Finger Man (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An ex-con goes undercover for the government to "finger" the crime boss who made his sister a drug addict. (82 mins.)
Director: Harold Schuster
 
34.
5 Against the House (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Four vets attending college on the GI Bill and a cabaret singer try to rob a Reno Casino and pull off the perfect crime. (84 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
35.
Illegal (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle. (88 mins.)
Director: Lewis Allen
 
36.
Killer's Kiss (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days. (67 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
37.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit." (106 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
38.
Murder Is My Beat (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A police detective helps a singer heading to prison for the murder of a man she claims is still alive. (77 mins.)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
 
39.
The Naked Street (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A mobster (Quinn) springs a condemmed murderer (Grainger) because he got his sister (Bancroft) pregnant. (84 mins.)
Director: Maxwell Shane
 
40.
New York Confidential (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A top syndicate crime boss and his corrupt politicians, make multi-million deals and order murders , until the vicious pattern finally catches up to him. (88 mins.)
Director: Russell Rouse
 
41.
The Night Holds Terror (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A group of escaped convicts take over a suburban home to evade the ongoing police manhunt, making the lives of the family living there a nightmare... (86 mins.)
Director: Andrew Stone
 
42.
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. (92 mins.)
 
43.
The Phenix City Story (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town. (100 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
44.
Queen Bee (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young woman arrives at the home of her socialite cousin, and soon finds herself sucked into the woman's complex web of deceit. (95 mins.)
 
45.
Sudden Danger (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A woman who heads a sportswear manufacturing company is found dead. Although it is ruled a suicide,... (65 mins.)
 
46.
Tight Spot (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Sherry Conley, a street tough and cynical woman with an unhappy family background, is taken from prison to a hotel... (97 mins.)
Director: Phil Karlson
 
47.
Women's Prison (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Life at a 1950s women's maximum security prison where the warden and the guards are as brutal as the inmates. (80 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
48.
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A novelist aided by his future father-in-law conspires to frame himself in the murder of a stripper as part of an effort to ban capital punishment. (80 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
49.
The Come On (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Unscrupulous con woman gets involved in murder. (83 mins.)
 
50.
Crime in the Streets (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Social worker tries to befriend local slum gang. (91 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
51.
A Cry in the Night (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A deranged man kidnaps the nubile daughter of a police captain. (75 mins.)
Director: Frank Tuttle
 
52.
Death of a Scoundrel (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
When Clementi Suborin is found murdered, his secretary recounts to the police the story of his rise from Czech refugee to ultra-rich New Yorker... (119 mins.)
Director: Charles Martin
 
53.
The Harder They Fall (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina. (109 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
54.
Julie (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A terrified wife tries to escape from her insanely jealous husband who is bent on killing her. (99 mins.)
Director: Andrew L. Stone
 
55.
The Killer Is Loose (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle. (73 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
 
56.
The Killing (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery. (85 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
57.
Man in the Vault (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A locksmith gets caught up in a bank robbery. (73 mins.)
 
58.
Nightmare (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A New Orleans musician has a nightmare about killing a man in a strange house but he suspects that it really happened. (89 mins.)
Director: Maxwell Shane
 
59.
Please Murder Me! (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A lawyer suffers a guilt complex after getting a murder acquittal for his client, and then finding out she did commit the crime. (78 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
 
60.
The Price of Fear (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The co-owner of a dog track is framed for two crimes: the shotgun killing of his ex-partner and the hit-and-run death of an elderly man. (79 mins.)
Director: Abner Biberman
 
61.
The Scarlet Hour (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
62.
The Steel Jungle (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A power struggle emerges among convicts condemned to prison life. (86 mins.)
Director: Walter Doniger
 
63.
Storm Fear (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After being wounded by a bullet, bank robber Charlie Blake seeks shelter with his gang at his brother's mountain retreat. There he rekindles his romance with his brother's wife and reconnects with the boy he believes is his son. (88 mins.)
Director: Cornel Wilde
 
64.
Time Table (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
As a train speeds through the Arizona night, a man posing as a physician holds up the baggage-car crew and escapes with a $500,000 payroll... (79 mins.)
Director: Mark Stevens
 
65.
While the City Sleeps (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A serial killer has been killing beautiful women in New York, and the new owner of a media company offers a high ranking job to the 1st administrator who can get the earliest scoops on the case. (100 mins.)
Director: Fritz Lang
 
66.
The Wrong Man (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal. (105 mins.)