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1. The Big Combo (1955)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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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.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Jean Wallace, Brian Donlevy

Votes: 5,490

2. Raw Deal (1948)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.3
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Joe Sullivan has taken the rap for Rick who double-crosses him with a flawed escape plan and other means intended to get rid of him.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland

Votes: 3,484

3. He Walked by Night (1948)

Approved | 79 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.2
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This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.

Directors: Alfred L. Werker, Anthony Mann | Stars: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell

Votes: 4,014

4. Mystery Street (1950)

Passed | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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A small town policeman is assisted by a Harvard professor when a human skeleton is found on a Massachusetts beach.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 2,358

5. Border Incident (1949)

Passed | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.1
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Mexican and American federal agents tackle a vicious gang exploiting illegal farm workers in southern California.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva, James Mitchell

Votes: 1,768

6. T-Men (1947)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

7.0
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Two US Treasury agents hunt a successful counterfeiting ring.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Wallace Ford, Alfred Ryder, Mary Meade

Votes: 2,558

7. The Crooked Way (1949)

Passed | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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War hero recovers from amnesia & is confronted by his criminal past.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: John Payne, Sonny Tufts, Ellen Drew, Rhys Williams

Votes: 810

8. Slightly Scarlet (1956)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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An urban wheeler-dealer gets involved in organized crime, corrupt city politics and graft while falling in-love with the fiancée of the newly elected mayor.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Payne, Rhonda Fleming, Arlene Dahl, Kent Taylor

Votes: 727

9. Hollow Triumph (1948)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Pursued by the big-time gambler he robbed, John Muller takes a new identity, with ironic results.

Director: Steve Sekely | Stars: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks

Votes: 1,846

10. The People Against O'Hara (1951)

Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Jim Curtayne, formerly a successful defense attorney who is now a recovering alcoholic, attempts a comeback when he defends a neighbor's son facing a homicide charge.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien, Diana Lynn, John Hodiak

Votes: 849

11. Witness to Murder (1954)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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A woman's sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window.

Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Sanders, Gary Merrill, Jesse White

Votes: 2,078

12. Canon City (1948)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Twelve inmates plan a prison break from the Colorado State Penitentiary but one of them reluctantly joins the group.

Director: Crane Wilbur | Stars: Scott Brady, Jeff Corey, Whit Bissell, Stanley Clements

Votes: 305

13. The Pretender (1947)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.6
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Kenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker, steals funds from an estate and decides to marry the heiress, Claire Worthington (Catherine Craig), to safeguard his position. He arranges for her ... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Albert Dekker, Catherine Craig, Charles Drake, Alan Carney

Votes: 202

14. The Amazing Mr. X (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Thriller

6.4
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On the beach one night, Christine Faber, two years a widow, thinks she hears her late husband Paul calling out of the surf...then meets a tall dark man, Alexis, who seems to know all about ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson

Votes: 1,210

15. The Madonna's Secret (1946)

Not Rated | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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The sister of a murdered model poses for the same artist to try to catch her killer.

Director: Wilhelm Thiele | Stars: Francis Lederer, Gail Patrick, Ann Rutherford, Edward Ashley

Votes: 112

16. Talk About a Stranger (1952)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.2
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In an idyllic setting, a likable but dangerously volatile twelve-year-old boy tries to settle a score with his disagreeable, mysterious neighbor.

Director: David Bradley | Stars: George Murphy, Nancy Reagan, Billy Gray, Lewis Stone

Votes: 409

17. Count the Hours! (1953)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.2
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Lawyer defends migrant worker falsely accused of two murders.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey, Dolores Moran, Adele Mara

Votes: 391

18. I, the Jury (1953)

Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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Dectective Mike Hammer is determined to catch and kill the person who shot his close friend dead, so he follows clues that lead to a beautiful, seductive woman.

Director: Harry Essex | Stars: Biff Elliot, Preston Foster, Peggie Castle, Margaret Sheridan

Votes: 272

19. Bury Me Dead (1947)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.0
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Barbara Carlin attends her own funeral and returns home suspecting that her husband, Rod Carlin, had tried to do away with her, and is also (rightfully) curious as to just who was the woman... See full summary »

Director: Bernard Vorhaus | Stars: Cathy O'Donnell, June Lockhart, Hugh Beaumont, Mark Daniels

Votes: 190



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