Wikipedia's List of Film Noir: Classic American noir, 1951-1953by joey-hopper | created - 28 Jan 2014 | updated - 28 Jan 2014 | Public
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1. Ace in the Hole (1951)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir
A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.
Votes: 22,569 | Gross: $3.97M
2. Appointment with Danger (1950)
Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.
4. Cause for Alarm! (1951)
Passed | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An invalid husband wrongly believes his wife and doctor are conspiring to kill him and outlines that suspicion in a letter, which causes a serious concern when he ends up dying anyway.
5. Cry Danger (1951)
Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime he was framed for, in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.
6. Detective Story (1951)
Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.
8. F.B.I. Girl (1951)
Approved | 74 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A governor planning to run for U.S. Senate has a secret past that could prove damaging to his political aspirations: he's a convicted murderer, and that will come to light if the FBI does ... See full summary »
10. Gambling House (1950)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In New York, a small-time hood, who took the rap for a murder committed by his crime-boss in exchange for 50 G's, faces deportation because he doesn't hold American citizenship.
11. He Ran All the Way (1951)
Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.
12. His Kind of Woman (1951)
Approved | 120 min | Action, Crime, Film-Noir
A deported gangster's plan to re-enter the USA involves skulduggery at a Mexican resort, and gambler Dan Milner is caught in the middle.
13. Hollywood Story (1951)
Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
During the 1950s Hollywood, an independent producer unwisely opens an old can of worms when he decides to make a movie about the 1930s unsolved murder of a famous silent-film director.
15. The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.
17. I Was a Communist for the F.B.I. (1951)
Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In Pittsburgh, PA, an F.B.I. agent works to undermine the Communist party, but his brothers and his teenage boy thinks he's a real Red.
18. Lightning Strikes Twice (1951)
Passed | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Sent to a dude ranch in the west to recover her health, a New York actress falls in love with a ranch owner recently acquitted of the murder of his wife.
19. M (1951)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.
21. The Mob (1951)
Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Johnny Damico botches a murder case and is suspended from the force. In reality, he is put undercover to identify the mysterious boss of the NY waterfront who has murdered everyone in his way. Will Johnny be next in line?
22. No Questions Asked (1951)
Approved | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir
An insurance lawyer unhappy with his rate of company advancement becomes a middleman in deals to recover stolen property from the Mob, thus earning a nice living. But his actions attract police attention and set him up for a double-cross.
23. The People Against O'Hara (1951)
Not Rated | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
24. Pickup (1951)
Approved | 78 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Low-budget, tabloid-lurid story with high camp value of older man falling for much younger beauty who's busy figuring out how she can kill him now that they're married. Nasty verbal ... See full summary »
26. The Prowler (1951)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
When Susan Gilvray reports a prowler outside her house police officer Webb Garwood investigates and sparks fly. If only her husband wasn't in the way.
27. The Racket (1951)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In New York, two honest cops try to hinder a crime syndicate from moving into the precinct and also to prevent the mob's plan of electing a corrupt prosecutor to a judgeship.
28. The Raging Tide (1951)
Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A San Francisco hood is rubbed out by rival Bruno Felkin, who himself reports the crime to Homicide Lieut. Kelsey in an alibi scheme which fails. To escape, he stows away on a fishing boat.... See full summary »
30. The Scarf (1951)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
A man believe to have murdered a woman, escapes from the insane asylum to find if he was the one to actually kill her using the scarf she was wearing.
31. Sirocco (1951)
Approved | 98 min | Action, Drama, Film-Noir
A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation.
32. Storm Warning (1951)
Approved | 93 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Marsha Mitchell, a traveling dress model, stops in a southern town to see her sister who has married a Ku Klux Klansman. Marsha sees the KKK commit a murder and helps District Attorney Burt Rainey in bringing the criminals to justice.
33. Strangers on a Train (1951)
PG | 101 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement.
Votes: 109,134 | Gross: $7.63M
34. The Strip (1951)
Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Drummer Stanley Maxton moves to Los Angeles with dreams of opening his own club, but falls in with a gangster and a nightclub dancer and ends up accused of murder.
35. The Sun Sets at Dawn (1950)
Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A young man is wrongly convicted and sentenced to be executed. Reporters covering the execution relate the story, each from his own perspective.
38. Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951)
90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, ... See full summary »
39. Two of a Kind (1951)
Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A lawyer for a rich elderly industrialist works out a complex inheritance scam to pass off a con as the industrialist's long-lost son and claim the huge inheritance.
41. The Unknown Man (1951)
Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Prominent attorney Brad Mason takes on the defense of Rudi Walchek, a young hit-man hoodlum accused of murder. Convinced of the youthful thug's innocence, Mason get him acquitted. Later, he... See full summary »
42. The Well (1951)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
A small, racially-mixed American town succumbs to violence and utter mayhem after a white man suspected of kidnapping a missing black girl is released by the white authority.
46. Breakdown (1952)
Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Framed for murder, heavyweight boxer Terry Williams is sent to prison, but is released after a few years on good behavior. He becomes a championship contender and then, on the eve of the ... See full summary »
48. 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.
49. Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Approved | 76 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous.
50. The Green Glove (1952)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery