Wikipedia's List of Film Noir: Classic American noir, 1957-1959

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1. 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: 131

2. Baby Face Nelson (1957)

Approved | 85 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

George "Babyface" Nelson became one of the most important gangsters of 1930's Chicago by making brutal robberies. In order to compete with Al Capone, he allied himself with John Dillinger.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Carolyn Jones, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo Gordon

Votes: 503

3. The Brothers Rico (1957)

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

A retired mob accountant is drawn back in when his brothers, who have recently made a hit for the organization, decide to go to the authorities.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates

Votes: 698

4. The Burglar (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

Dan Duryea and his cronies rob a fake spiritualist and then take it on the lam to Atlantic City.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers, Peter Capell

Votes: 1,027

5. Chicago Confidential (1957)

Passed | 75 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

An honest union official named Blane is framed for the murder of another union official. Thus off the hook, the crime syndicate actually responsible for the crime is free to continue its ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Brian Keith, Beverly Garland, Dick Foran, Douglas Kennedy

Votes: 283

6. Crime of Passion (1956)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray

Votes: 1,752

7. The Garment Jungle (1957)

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

The struggle of a lady's garment workers' organization to unionize a New York clothing sweat shop; the owner of which is determined to keep the union out of his business at any cost.

Directors: Vincent Sherman, Robert Aldrich | Stars: Lee J. Cobb, Kerwin Mathews, Gia Scala, Richard Boone

Votes: 481

8. Hit and Run (1957)

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

A mechanic wants his boss's younger wife for himself, and plans on using a junkyard car to run him over, then dismantling it.

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, Vince Edwards, Dolores Reed

Votes: 123

9. House of Numbers (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

San Quentin prison inmate Arnie Judlow asks his twin brother Bill and his wife Ruth to assist him in a daring escape plan.

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Jack Palance, Harold J. Stone, Edward Platt, Barbara Lang

Votes: 426

10. My Gun Is Quick (1957)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A private detective helps a prostitute being assaulted, and notices that she is wearing a very unique ring. She is later found murdered and there is no trace of the ring, which turns out to... See full summary »

Directors: Victor Saville, George White | Stars: Robert Bray, Whitney Blake, Patricia Donahue, Donald Randolph

Votes: 430

11. The Night Runner (1957)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

A mental patient with a violent past is released from the institution, against the advice of his doctors, and sent back to his old neighborhood. Realizing that he can't handle the pressures... See full summary »

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Ray Danton, Colleen Miller, Merry Anders, Willis Bouchey

Votes: 57

12. Nightfall (1956)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Through a series of bizarre coincidences, an artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Aldo Ray, Anne Bancroft, Brian Keith, Jocelyn Brando

Votes: 2,746

13. Plunder Road (1957)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Five men rob a train in Utah of 10 million dollars in gold and head to Los Angeles in 3 trucks hoping to meet up with their beautiful accomplice, and leave the country.

Director: Hubert Cornfield | Stars: Gene Raymond, Jeanne Cooper, Wayne Morris, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 830

14. The Shadow on the Window (1957)

76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Three teenagers, led by psychopathic Jess Reber, break into an isolated farmhouse and murder its prosperous owner whose secretary, Linda Atlas, witnesses the crime. The three thugs decide ... See full summary »

Director: William Asher | Stars: Philip Carey, Betty Garrett, John Drew Barrymore, Corey Allen

Votes: 227

15. Short Cut to Hell (1957)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money, and the police soon trace the money to him. On the run, he ... See full summary »

Director: James Cagney | Stars: William Bishop, Robert Ivers, Georgann Johnson, Yvette Vickers

Votes: 204

16. Slaughter on 10th Avenue (1957)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A brave longshoreman lingers on after being gunned down by 3 racketeers, as a determined assistant D.A. searches hard for fearful witnesses against the men.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Richard Egan, Jan Sterling, Dan Duryea, Julie Adams

Votes: 294

17. Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir

100 Metascore

Powerful but unethical Broadway columnist J.J. Hunsecker coerces unscrupulous press agent Sidney Falco into breaking up his sister's romance with a jazz musician.

Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Susan Harrison, Martin Milner

Votes: 24,680

18. The Tattered Dress (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When top lawyer James Blane gets an acquittal for a man who killed another man for sexually roughing up his trophy wife, the murderous town sheriff frames him for bribing a juror in the case.

Director: Jack Arnold | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Jeanne Crain, Jack Carson, Gail Russell

Votes: 352

19. Teenage Doll (1957)

71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A delinquent girls' gang pursues a nice ingenue linked romantically to the male leader of a rival gang, and apparently to the murder of one of their members.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: June Kenney, Fay Spain, John Brinkley, Colette Jackson

Votes: 202

20. Appointment with a Shadow (1957)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

George Nader plays a reporter whose career is ruined by liquor. A comeback opportunity presents itself when Nader is a bystander at the arrest of a well-known criminal.

Director: Richard Carlson | Stars: George Nader, Joanna Moore, Brian Keith, Virginia Field

Votes: 96

21. The Case Against Brooklyn (1958)

Unrated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

When a reporter claims that New York police are on the take letting the mob run its horse parlors at will, a shocked District Attorney Michael Norris decide to do something about it. Not ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: Darren McGavin, Margaret Hayes, Warren Stevens, Peggy McCay

Votes: 165

22. Cry Terror! (1958)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

Duped by former army pal Paul Hoplin into building a time-bomb, New York shop owner Jim Molner and his family become hostages of Hoplin who uses bomb-threats to extort money from airlines.

Director: Andrew L. Stone | Stars: James Mason, Rod Steiger, Inger Stevens, Neville Brand

Votes: 805

23. I Want to Live! (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 5,282

24. The Lineup (1958)

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

In San Francisco, a psychopathic gangster and his mentor retrieve heroin packages carried by unsuspecting travelers.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Eli Wallach, Robert Keith, Richard Jaeckel, Mary LaRoche

Votes: 2,354

25. Murder by Contract (1958)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Claude is a ruthless and efficient contract killer - until he finds his next target is a woman.

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Vince Edwards, Phillip Pine, Herschel Bernardi, Caprice Toriel

Votes: 2,122

26. Screaming Mimi (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

Exotic dancer Virginia Wilson sees a man get shot moments after he tries to knife her in a shower, so she goes to Dr. Greenwood a psychiatrist for therapy. He falls in love with her and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Philip Carey, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harry Townes

Votes: 452

27. Step Down to Terror (1958)

Approved | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Pursued by detectives, Johnny Walters leaves the city to visit his family in a small California town. Among the household: his dead brother's luscious widow Helen, who soon is attracted to ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Colleen Miller, Charles Drake, Rod Taylor, Josephine Hutchinson

Votes: 50

28. Thunder Road (1958)

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

A veteran comes home from the Korean War to the mountains and takes over the family moonshining business. He has to battle big-city gangsters who are trying to take over the business and the police who are trying to put him in prison.

Director: Arthur Ripley | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith

Votes: 2,850

29. Touch of Evil (1958)

PG-13 | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

99 Metascore

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

Director: Orson Welles | Stars: Charlton Heston, Orson Welles, Janet Leigh, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 93,243 | Gross: $2.24M

30. The Beat Generation (1959)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A detective is assigned to track down and capture a crazed serial rapist.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Steve Cochran, Mamie Van Doren, Ray Danton, Fay Spain

Votes: 271

31. City of Fear (1959)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A vicious killer escapes from San Quentin with a cannister of what he believes to be heroin but is actually a radioactive substance that threatens all Los Angeles.

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Vince Edwards, Lyle Talbot, John Archer, Steven Ritch

Votes: 750

32. The Crimson Kimono (1959)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two detectives seek a stripper's killer in the Japanese quarter of Los Angeles, but a love triangle threatens their friendship.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta, Anna Lee

Votes: 1,741

33. The Last Mile (1959)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Thriller

A prison break is attempted the same night an execution occurs on death row.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Overton, Michael Constantine, John Vari

Votes: 251

34. The Man in the Net (1959)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Mystery

A struggling artist in a small town becomes the prime suspect when his wife mysteriously disappears.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Alan Ladd, Carolyn Jones, Diane Brewster, John Lupton

Votes: 485

35. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Votes: 3,220



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