Film Noir Down In Mexicoby karljhickey14 | created - 30 Jul 2017 | updated - 30 Jul 2017 | Public
Classic American Films Noir set in Mexico , wholly or in part . Everyone's favourite getaway destination , a symbol for corruption and sleaze as well as a symbol for a more innocent community .
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1. Out of the Past (1947)
Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.
3. Kitten with a Whip (1964)
Approved | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A rising political star faces scandal and blackmail when the young woman he tries to help turns out to be a juvenile delinquent.
4. The Tijuana Story (1957)
Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Tijuana is a city ridden with crime, vice and corruption, with the local Mexican mob stopping anyone who attempts to clean up the city. However, the mob meets its match when it is ... See full summary »
5. Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
WW2 veteran Lucky Gagin arrives in a New Mexico border-town intent on revenging against mobster Frank Hugo but FBI agent Bill Retz, who also wants Hugo, tries to keep Gagin out of trouble.
6. Bordertown (1935)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama
Embittered when prejudice cuts short his nascent law career, once-idealistic Johnny Ramirez leaves his home in Los Angeles and ends up in Mexico. He quickly becomes the invaluable ... See full summary »
8. A Life in the Balance (1955)
Approved | 74 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
In Mexico City, a working-poor single-father is mistaken for a serial killer by the local cops but the man's son stumbles upon the real killer and tries to warn the police after being abducted.
10. 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.
11. The Great Flamarion (1945)
Approved | 78 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Part of an entertainment act, a beautiful but unscrupulous female performer manipulates all the men in her life in order to achieve her aims.
12. 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.
13. Mystery in Mexico (1948)
Approved | 66 min | Crime, Mystery
Insurance detective Steve Hastings is sent by his company to investigate the disappearance of a fellow agent. His first lead is the agent's fetching sister, Victoria, whom he trails to ... See full summary »
14. Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)
Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
When a lovely woman and her new husband settle in an ancient mansion on the East coast, she discovers that he may want to kill her.
16. Where Danger Lives (1950)
Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A young doctor falls in love with a disturbed young woman, becomes involved in the death of her husband, and has to flee with her to the Mexican border.
17. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
Fred Dobbs and Bob Curtin, two Americans searching for work in Mexico, convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.
Votes: 104,626 | Gross: $5.01M
19. Serenade (1956)
Approved | 121 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Damon Vincenti, a young vineyard worker, has a beautiful tenor voice and dreams of becoming a great opera singer. He debuts at Lardelli's Italian restaurant in San Francisco, where he is ... See full summary »
21. Second Chance (1953)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Mobster Vic Spalato's girlfriend Claire is in hiding in Mexico and she's willing to testify for a US Senate investigation committee, if she can make it back to the US alive.
24. The River's Edge (1957)
Approved | 87 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A murderous thief on the run with stolen loot forces a poor rancher to guide him across the desert into Mexico. Accompanying them is the rancher's wife, who happens to be the killer's former girlfriend.
25. Wetbacks (1956)
Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama
About to lose his sole possession, his boat, for lack of payments, ex- Coast Guardsman Jim Benson takes a gamble on a fishing charter and removes the boat from the dock despite a sheriff's ... See full summary »
26. A Woman's Devotion (1956)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A newly married American couple vacationing in Mexico is prevented by the police from leaving Acapulco when the husband becomes prime suspect in a local girl's homicide.