Round The World With Film Noirby 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Stockholm , Sweden
30. Algiers (1938)
Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Beautiful Gaby meets a romantic jewel thief in the mysterious Casbah.
31. Casbah (1948)
Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Musical
The life, Loves and Adventures of a classic Casbah thief.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
Malaga , Tangiers , Morocco