Round The World With Film Noir

by karljhickey14 | created - 30 Jul 2017 | updated - 30 Jul 2017 | Public

Classic American Films Noir not set in the naked city , or even the U.S.A . ( Not counting Mexico , or London and Britain - too many , will do separate lists )

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1. Affair in Trinidad (1952)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Nightclub singer and her brother-in-law try to find her husband's killer.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, Alexander Scourby, Valerie Bettis

Votes: 1,584

Trinidad

2. Gilda (1946)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer.

Director: Charles Vidor | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 24,853

Buenos Aires , Argentina

3. Affair in Havana (1957)

Not Rated | 77 min | Crime, Film-Noir

Songwriter falls in love with a crippled man's wife.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: John Cassavetes, Raymond Burr, Sara Shane, Lilia Lazo

Votes: 130

Cuba

4. Macao (1952)

Passed | 81 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the handsome singer/petty crook, Julie Benson?

Directors: Josef von Sternberg, Nicholas Ray | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, William Bendix, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 2,493

Macao

5. Saigon (1948)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After WW2, two army buddies, one of them terminally-ill, embark on a series of adventures in South-East Asia and run across a dangerous criminal and his pretty secretary.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Douglas Dick, Wally Cassell

Votes: 201

Vietnam

6. Singapore (1947)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

After WW2, an American skipper returns to Singapore to recuperate his hidden stash of pearls and to search for his sweetheart who disappeared during a Japanese attack in 1942.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver, Richard Haydn

Votes: 400

Singapore

7. Calcutta (1947)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix, June Duprez

Votes: 294

Calcutta

8. The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

In Shanghai, dragon-lady 'Mother' Gin Sling operates a gambling house for wealthy patrons but she clashes with influential land developer Sir Guy Charteris who wants to put her out-of-business.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Victor Mature, Ona Munson

Votes: 2,324

Shanghai

9. Hong Kong Confidential (1958)

Not Rated | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Secret agent Casey Reed is assigned to locate a missing Arab prince kidnapped by Communists who hope to force the prince's father, king of the small Arab nation of Thamen, to cancel the ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Gene Barry, Beverly Tyler, Allison Hayes, Ed Kemmer

Votes: 117

Hong Kong

10. Journey Into Fear (1943)

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

An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.

Directors: Norman Foster, Orson Welles | Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio, Ruth Warrick

Votes: 3,490

Turkey , Greece

11. The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Mystery writer Cornelius Leyden becomes intrigued when the murdered body of a vicious career criminal washes up in the Bosphorus.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Peter Lorre, Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson

Votes: 2,751

Turkey , Greece , Bulgaria

12. Tokyo Joe (1949)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre-WW2 life there, but finds himself squeezed between criminals and the authorities.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Alexander Knox, Florence Marly, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,524

Tokyo

13. The Gun Runners (1958)

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

The Cuban misadventures of a Florida smuggler, at the time of the Cuban Revolution.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert, Patricia Owens, Everett Sloane

Votes: 475

Cuba

14. To Have and Have Not (1944)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance

During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Walter Brennan, Dolores Moran

Votes: 27,923

Martinique

15. The Chase (1946)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Lloyd Corrigan

Votes: 1,291

Cuba

16. Miami Exposé (1956)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Miami cop Bart Scott tracks down, in Cuba, a fugitive witness who can shed light in a double homicide and about the activities of a Miami mob lawyer who uses murder and blackmail in order to force the legalization of gambling in Florida.

Director: Fred F. Sears | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Patricia Medina, Edward Arnold, Michael Granger

Votes: 124

Cuba

17. The Breaking Point (1950)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An otherwise moral captain of a charter boat becomes financially strapped and is drawn into illegal activities in order to keep up payments on his boat.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 2,158

Cuba

18. Cornered (1945)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Dick Powell, Walter Slezak, Micheline Cheirel, Nina Vale

Votes: 1,715

France , then Buenos Aires

19. We Were Strangers (1949)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

1932. The tyrannical and despotic government of President Machado has headed Cuba for seven years. The latest measure of that tyranny is the outlawing of public gatherings of more than four... See full summary »

Director: John Huston | Stars: Jennifer Jones, John Garfield, Pedro Armendáriz, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 887

Cuba

20. The Man with My Face (1951)

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

A man arrives home one night to find that a look- alike has taken over his life completely.

Director: Edward Montagne | Stars: Barry Nelson, Carole Mathews, Lynn Ainley, John Harvey

Votes: 249

Puerto Rico

21. Lisbon (1956)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

High stakes battle of wits and morals between gentlemen crooks, set in beautiful Portugal. A smuggler is hired to kidnap the rich husband of an American woman who's just arrived in Lisbon, Portugal.

Director: Ray Milland | Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Hara, Claude Rains, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 287

Lisbon

22. Jamaica Run (1953)

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

In Jamaica, amid murder and deceit, a schooner skipper and a land developer search for the sunken ship containing proof regarding the identity of the true heirs of a legendary Jamaican estate.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Ray Milland, Arlene Dahl, Wendell Corey, Patric Knowles

Votes: 89

Jamaica

23. Tokyo File 212 (1951)

Not Rated | 84 min | Crime, Drama

A Communist spy ring in Japan is hard at work trying to sabotage the American war effort during the Korean War, using kidnapping, murder and a disturbed former kamikaze pilot. A U.S. secret... See full summary »

Directors: Dorrell McGowan, Stuart E. McGowan | Stars: Florence Marly, Lee Frederick, Katsuhiko Haida, Reiko Otani

Votes: 84

Tokyo , Japan

24. House of Bamboo (1955)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Planted in a Tokyo crime syndicate, a U.S. Army Investigator attempts to probe the coinciding death of a fellow Army official.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 2,544

Japan

25. Rogues' Regiment (1948)

Passed | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A post World War 2, US Army agent is assigned to join the Foreign Legion in search of high ranking Nazi war criminal who may have also enlisted.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Dick Powell, Märta Torén, Vincent Price, Stephen McNally

Votes: 104

Vietnam

26. China Gate (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

In 1954, during the French Indochina War, an Eurasian female smuggler and a group of French Foreign Legion mercenaries, infiltrate the enemy territory in order to destroy an arms depot.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Barry, Angie Dickinson, Nat 'King' Cole, Paul Dubov

Votes: 590

Vietnam

27. Istanbul (1957)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A suspected diamond smuggler returns to Istanbul and finds the lady love he thought was dead...or does he?

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Errol Flynn, Cornell Borchers, John Bentley, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 395

Istanbul

28. Diplomatic Courier (1952)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Cold War yarn about a US State Department courier who tangles with Soviet agents and seductive women in post WW2 Europe.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Patricia Neal, Stephen McNally, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 769

Trieste

29. A Woman's Face (1941)

Passed | 106 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas, Conrad Veidt, Osa Massen

Votes: 2,309

Stockholm , Sweden

30. Algiers (1938)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Charles Boyer, Hedy Lamarr, Sigrid Gurie, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 2,179

Algiers

31. Casbah (1948)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Musical

The life, Loves and Adventures of a classic Casbah thief.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Tony Martin, Peter Lorre, Märta Torén

Votes: 330

Algiers

32. Flight to Tangier (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

During the Cold War, a mysterious plane, carrying $3 million, arrives at Tangier airport and various interested parties try to grab the cash.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Jack Palance, Corinne Calvet, Robert Douglas

Votes: 227

Tangiers , Morocco

33. Kill or Be Killed (1950)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

Man accused of a murder he didn't commit hides out in the South American jungle.

Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, George Coulouris, Marissa O'Brien, Rudolph Anders

Votes: 49

Brazil

34. The Crooked Web (1955)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Government agent tries to trick a suspect into returning to Germany, the scene of his crimes.

Director: Nathan Juran | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Mari Blanchard, Richard Denning, John Mylong

Votes: 140

Germany

35. Three Steps North (1951)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

After a prison sentence an American GI stationed in Italy discovers that his hidden loot has disappeared and goes searching for it.

Director: W. Lee Wilder | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Lea Padovani, Aldo Fabrizi, William Tubbs

Votes: 78

Amalfi , Naples , Italy

36. Deported (1950)

Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An American gangster sent back to his home country falls in love with a widowed countess.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Märta Torén, Jeff Chandler, Claude Dauphin, Marina Berti

Votes: 89

Italy

37. They Were So Young (1954)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

A model agency in Rio de Janeiro is actually a front for a white-slavery ring that kidnaps European women and sells them on the South American sex market.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Scott Brady, Johanna Matz, Raymond Burr, Ingrid Stenn

Votes: 131

Brazil

38. Address Unknown (1944)

Approved | 75 min | Drama

US art dealer returns to his native Germany for a visit and is attracted by Nazi propaganda.

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Paul Lukas, Mady Christians, Morris Carnovsky, Carl Esmond

Votes: 379

Nazi Germany

39. Berlin Express (1948)

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

A multinational group of train passengers become involved in a post-World War II Nazi assassination plot.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Merle Oberon, Robert Ryan, Charles Korvin, Paul Lukas

Votes: 2,533

Berlin , Germany

40. The Devil Makes Three (1952)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

In 1947, an American pilot returns to Germany to find a family that saved his life during WW2 but he stumbles upon a secret Neo-Nazi group.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Gene Kelly, Pier Angeli, Richard Rober, Richard Egan

Votes: 386

Germany , Austria

41. To the Ends of the Earth (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

After witnessing an incident on a foreign ship off California coast, a U.S. Treasury agent aboard a Coast Guard vessel decides to further investigate the matter by following a crime trail leading to China, Egypt, Lebanon and Cuba.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dick Powell, Signe Hasso, Maylia, Ludwig Donath

Votes: 547

Everywhere !

42. The Man on the Eiffel Tower (1949)

Unrated | 97 min | Mystery, Thriller

French police inspector Maigret investigates the murder of a rich Paris widow and ends up chasing the killer up the Eiffel Tower's girders.

Directors: Burgess Meredith, Irving Allen, Charles Laughton | Stars: Charles Laughton, Franchot Tone, Burgess Meredith, Robert Hutton

Votes: 692

Paris

43. Whispering City (1947)

98 min | Crime, Drama

When a nagging wife commits suicide, her husband is threatened with a murder frame by his lawyer, unless he kills a certain female reporter for him.

Director: Fyodor Otsep | Stars: Helmut Dantine, Mary Anderson, Paul Lukas, John Pratt

Votes: 231

Montreal , Canada

44. I Confess (1953)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A priest, who comes under suspicion for murder, cannot clear his name without breaking the seal of the confessional.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Anne Baxter, Karl Malden, Brian Aherne

Votes: 17,173

Montreal , Canada

45. Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

US Treasury agent George Morton persuades convicted criminal Johnny Evans to help him destroy a drug smuggling ring in exchange for early parole.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Howard Duff, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Tony Curtis

Votes: 304

Vancouver

46. Voice in the Wind (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A concert pianist has lost his memory, the result of his being arrested and tortured by the Nazis during the war for playing a banned song. He journeys to the island of Guadelupe to try to ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Francis Lederer, Sigrid Gurie, J. Edward Bromberg, J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 166

Guadelupe

47. The Shanghai Story (1954)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In post-WW2 Shanghai, expatriate Westerners are detained in the Waldorf Hotel until the Communists can identify a suspected spy among them but some prisoners try to outwit the interrogators and the armed guards and flee.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Ruth Roman, Edmond O'Brien, Richard Jaeckel, Barry Kelley

Votes: 96

Shanghai

48. The Woman from Tangier (1948)

Passed | 66 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

This one has Nylon, an American dancer fleeing Morocco after her employer gets into trouble with the police, and she stops off at Tangiers on her way to Gibraltar. $50,000, in gold, is ... See full summary »

Director: Harold Daniels | Stars: Adele Jergens, Stephen Dunne, Ian MacDonald, Donna Martell

Votes: 23

Tangier , Morocco

49. Malaga (1954)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Joanna Dane, a former O.S.S. operator (forerunner of the CIA), is sent to Tangier by the American authorities to find out who is behind a powerful ring of smugglers that does a booming ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Sale | Stars: Maureen O'Hara, Macdonald Carey, Binnie Barnes, Harry Lane

Votes: 196

Malaga , Tangiers , Morocco