Nicholas Musaraca Films Noir

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1. Two in the Dark (1936)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Ford Adams regains consciousness in Boston, bloody and suffering from amnesia. Information he eventually uncovers (with the help of Marie Smith) connects him to a well-known producer--who's... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Walter Abel, Margot Grahame, Wallace Ford, Gail Patrick

Votes: 123

2. Condemned Women (1938)

Approved | 77 min | Drama, Romance

Shoplifter Linda Wilson doesn't care much for life inside or outside jail until she starts a relationship with prison psychiatrist Philip Duncan. When the Warden asks her to break off the ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Sally Eilers, Louis Hayward, Anne Shirley, Esther Dale

Votes: 203

3. Hatred (1938)

67 min | Drama

Justin Mollenard is a sailor and arms smuggler who does not support the hypocrisy of society. He has a wife in Dunkirk who reproaches him the fact of having neglected the family for many years.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Harry Baur, Albert Préjean, Gabrielle Dorziat, Gina Manès

Votes: 180

4. Law of the Underworld (1938)

Passed | 61 min | Crime, Drama

A respected citizen with secret ties to the local mob is faced with revealing his criminal connections to save two innocent people from execution.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Anne Shirley, Eduardo Ciannelli, Walter Abel

Votes: 143

5. Blind Alibi (1938)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Paul Dover lives in Paris and works as an artist. He is visited by Julia Fraser an art buyer and critic who irritates Dover with her opinionated attitude. When she finally finds a piece of ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Dix, Whitney Bourne, Eduardo Ciannelli, Frances Mercer

Votes: 91

6. Smashing the Rackets (1938)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Drama

Jim 'Socker' Conway, former boxer and FBI hero, is maneuvered for political reasons into a do-nothing job in the district attorney's office. Meanwhile, he meets wild debutante Letty Lane, ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Frances Mercer, Rita Johnson, Bruce Cabot

Votes: 101

7. Twelve Crowded Hours (1939)

Approved | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

One night of twelve crowded hours in the life of a newspaper investigative reporter out to get the goods on the master-minds who operate the profitable Numbers Racket in a big city. His ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Dix, Lucille Ball, Allan Lane, Donald MacBride

Votes: 175

8. Golden Boy (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,623

9. Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An aspiring reporter is the key witness at the murder trial of a young man accused of cutting a café owner's throat and is soon accused of a similar crime himself.

Director: Boris Ingster | Stars: Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet, Charles Waldron

Votes: 3,311

10. Lady Scarface (1941)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Lieutenant Bill Mason pursues a Chicago gang to New York unaware that its scar-cheeked leader Slade is a woman.

Director: Frank Woodruff | Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Judith Anderson, Frances E. Neal, Mildred Coles

Votes: 211

11. The Gay Falcon (1941)

Passed | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Falcon investigates jewel thieves who are working with hard up socialites to defraud insurance companies. First of the Falcon series.

Director: Irving Reis | Stars: George Sanders, Wendy Barrie, Allen Jenkins, Nina Vale

Votes: 926

12. Cat People (1942)

Not Rated | 73 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland's fables if they are intimate together.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Simone Simon, Tom Conway, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph

Votes: 18,247 | Gross: $4.00M

13. The Fallen Sparrow (1943)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

In 1940, a former prisoner is determined to find the killer of the New York Police Lt. who helped him escape from a Nazi torture camp in Spain.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: John Garfield, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Patricia Morison

Votes: 1,123

14. The Seventh Victim (1943)

Approved | 71 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A woman in search of her missing sister uncovers a Satanic cult in New York's Greenwich Village, and finds that they may have something to do with her sibling's random disappearance.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell

Votes: 5,283

15. The Ghost Ship (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Tom Merriam signs on the ship Altair as third officer under Captain Stone. At first things look good, Stone sees Merriam as a younger version of himself and Merriam sees Stone as the first ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett, Ben Bard

Votes: 2,807

16. The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

The young, friendless daughter of Oliver and Alice Reed befriends her father's dead first wife and an aging, reclusive actress.

Directors: Gunther von Fritsch, Robert Wise | Stars: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph, Ann Carter

Votes: 5,365

17. The Falcon in Hollywood (1944)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

The Falcon investigates the murder of an actor on a Hollywood backlot.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Tom Conway, Barbara Hale, Veda Ann Borg, John Abbott

Votes: 605

18. The Spiral Staircase (1946)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

In 1916, a shadowy serial killer is targeting women with "afflictions"; one night during a thunderstorm, the mute Helen feels menaced.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Kent Smith

Votes: 8,336

19. Deadline at Dawn (1946)

Approved | 83 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

When a woman he meets is murdered, a soon-to-ship-out sailor has until dawn to find the killer, aided by a weary dance hall girl.

Directors: Harold Clurman, William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Susan Hayward, Paul Lukas, Bill Williams, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 1,527

20. Bedlam (1946)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Nell Bowen, the spirited protege of rich Lord Mortimer, becomes interested in the conditions of notorious St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum (Bedlam). Encouraged by the Quaker Hannay, she tries... See full summary »

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser

Votes: 3,352

21. The Locket (1946)

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

Just before a wedding, the bridegroom hears a complex tale painting his lovely bride as devilish and unbalanced.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Laraine Day, Robert Mitchum, Brian Aherne, Gene Raymond

Votes: 2,182

22. 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.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 29,963

23. Blood on the Moon (1948)

Passed | 88 min | Action, Drama, Romance

Unemployed cowhand Jim Garry is hired by his dishonest friend Tate Riling as muscle in a dispute between homesteaders and cattleman John Lufton.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Barbara Bel Geddes, Robert Preston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 1,862

24. The Woman on Pier 13 (1949)

Not Rated | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Successful, newly married Brad Collins once belonged to the Communist Party of the USA, and now the Party will stop at nothing to use him.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Robert Ryan, Laraine Day, John Agar, Thomas Gomez

Votes: 853

25. 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.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Claude Rains, Faith Domergue, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 2,300

26. Born to Be Bad (1950)

Approved | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir

A woman's attempt to appear innocent and sweet clashes with her lover who sees through her act and the wealthy man she tries to trick into marrying her.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Mel Ferrer, Joan Fontaine, Robert Ryan, Zachary Scott

Votes: 1,812

27. Hunt the Man Down (1950)

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

The suspect in a 12-year-old murder case is finally caught and tried, but the witnesses are a bit hard to track down...

Director: George Archainbaud | Stars: Gig Young, Lynne Roberts, Mary Anderson, Willard Parker

Votes: 437

28. The Company She Keeps (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Drama

Follows the progress of a female ex-convict as she tries to rebuild her life after being released from prison.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Lizabeth Scott, Jane Greer, Dennis O'Keefe, Fay Baker

Votes: 430

29. Roadblock (1951)

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

Honest LA insurance detective Joe Peters becomes corrupt after falling in love with sensual gold-digger model Diane.

Director: Harold Daniels | Stars: Charles McGraw, Joan Dixon, Lowell Gilmore, Louis Jean Heydt

Votes: 966

30. The Whip Hand (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Matt Corbin, a vacationing magazine writer, takes a fishing trip to Minnesota, and stumbles across a lake in which all the fish have mysteriously died. The locals are tight-lipped about it,... See full summary »

Director: William Cameron Menzies | Stars: Carla Balenda, Elliott Reid, Edgar Barrier, Raymond Burr

Votes: 475

31. Clash by Night (1952)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

Mae Doyle comes back to her hometown a cynical woman. Her brother Joe fears that his love, fish cannery worker Peggy, may wind up like Mae. Mae marries Jerry and has a baby; she is happy but restless, drawn to Jerry's friend Earl.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Paul Douglas, Marilyn Monroe

Votes: 5,196

32. The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two fishermen pick up a psychotic escaped convict who tells them that he intends to murder them when the ride is over.

Director: Ida Lupino | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman, José Torvay

Votes: 6,335

33. The Blue Gardenia (1953)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A telephone operator ends up drunk and at the mercy of a cad in his apartment. The next morning she wakes up with a hangover and the terrible fear she may be a murderess.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr

Votes: 4,244

34. Split Second (1953)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Two escaped killers take hostages and hide in a Nevada mining ghost town knowing that an atom bomb is scheduled to be tested there the next morning.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Stephen McNally, Alexis Smith, Jan Sterling, Keith Andes

Votes: 1,293

35. Devil's Canyon (1953)

Approved | 92 min | Western

In 1897 Arizona, an ex-marshal is sent to the territorial prison where many of his enemies, among guards and inmates alike, are eager for a chance at payback.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Virginia Mayo, Dale Robertson, Stephen McNally, Arthur Hunnicutt

Votes: 303

36. The Lone Wolf (1954– )

30 min | Adventure

Michael Lanyard is a debonair gentleman who travels the world solving crimes and getting lawbreakers arrested. He operates on the edge of what is legal and occasionally finds time to romance the beautiful women he encounters.

Stars: Louis Hayward, John Doucette, Burt Mustin, James Anderson

Votes: 81

37. Man on the Prowl (1957)

86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Psycho/slasher/sex maniac stalks a young woman.

Director: Art Napoleon | Stars: Mala Powers, James Best, Ted de Corsia, Jerry Paris

Votes: 19

38. The Lineup (1954–1960)

60 min | Drama

Based on actual cases from the San Francisco Police files, Lt. Guthrie and Inspector Grebb work as a team to track down criminals. In the last season Inspectors Delaney and Summers are ... See full summary »

Stars: Warner Anderson, Tom Tully, Marshall Reed, Ruta Lee

Votes: 69

39. The Asphalt Jungle (1961– )

60 min | Crime, Drama

Captain Gus Hornochek and Sergeant Danny Keller are members of a special force dedicated to eliminating criminal elements. Taking place in an unnamed Midwestern city, the two officers report to Commissioner Matt Gower.

Stars: Jack Warden, Arch Johnson, William Smith, Dallas Mitchell

Votes: 52



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