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255

Detour 1945

67
Talky
USA

In flashback, New York nightclub pianist Al Roberts hitchhikes to Hollywood to join his girl Sue. On a rainy night, the sleazy gambler he's riding with mysteriously dies; afraid of the police, Roberts takes the man's identity. But thanks to a blackmailing dame, Roberts' every move plunges him deeper into trouble...

256

Fear in the Night 1947

72
Talky
USA

An intriguing low-budget film noir about a nightmare that turns out, or becomes true. A man dreams he committed murder with an unknown woman in a strange, mirrored room. Probably only a dream... but he finds real bruises and physical objects from his so called dream. The movie is based on the story "And So to Death" by Cornell Woolrich.

257

He Walked by Night 1948

79
Talky
USA

He Walked By Night is a turning point in the film-noir detective movie genre, offering a more realistic look at police procedures. Shot in an innovative semidocumentary style by the acclaimed cinematographer John Alton. The film follows police on the hunt for an extremely clever criminal who kills a cup and commits a series of robberies. The realistic technique used in this movie influenced Jack Webb's 1940s radio show Dragnet.

258

Jamaica Inn 1939

108
Talky
UK

Mostly known as the last British film Hitchcock made before leaving to Hollywood, Jamaica Inn is an adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's 1936 novel of the same name. Although considered to be one of Hitchcock's worst films, it is still certainly worth watching. Hitchcock captures quite vividly the dark atmosphere of the novel, and Charles Laughton acting as Squire Pengallon, the vicious head of a gang of smugglers is superb.

259

Parole, Inc. 1948

Talky
USA

Parole Inc. is a B film noir produced by the Eagle-Lion studios. A group of gangsters tries to manipulate the parole system, and a government secret agent goes undercover to infiltrate the gang.

260

Shed No Tears 1948

70
Talky
USA

June Vincent as Edna, a devious femme fatale who convinces her husband to fake his own death in order to get $50,000 from his insurance company and live a life of luxury. Unfortunately for her husband, her real plan is to live a life of luxury with her lover. A classic B noir with great acting and a well-written story.

261

The Big Bluff 1955

70
Talky
USA

This little-known film noir was directed and produced by W. Lee Wilder, Billy Wilder's probably less-talented brother. A scheming fortune hunter seduces a sick, wealthy widow to marry him, knowing that she has only a year to live. When his newlywed wife starts to recover, he decides to alter his plans.

262

The Green Glove 1951

88
Talky
USA

The Green Glove is a priceless medieval relic, stolen from a French church during World War II. Michael Blake (Glenn Ford) has to find it and bring it back. A worth watching crime movie with a great cast.

263

The Man Who Cheated Himself 1950

81
Talky
USA

The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) is a crime film noir about Ed, a homicide detective who witnessed his girlfriend kill her husband. The good news is that Ed himself is assigned to investigate the case. The bad news is that his hotshot younger brother is assigned to the case with him.

264

The St. Louis Bank Robbery 1959

89
Talky
USA

Classic 1959 crime film that focuses on the planning of a bank robbery in St. Louis. Steve McQueen stars as a college dropout, hoping that the stolen money would help him go back to college. Unfortunately, the robbery doesn't go off as planned. The movie is based on a real 1953 bank robbery attempt in St. Louis.

265

Time Table 1956

79
Talky
USA

This forgotten crime film-noir directed and starring by Mark Stevens is a well-plotted and acted movie about an almost-perfect crime. An insurance investigator finds his daily life unbearably boring and decides to become a criminal. He plans a flawless train robbery. However, he soon discovers that there is no such thing as the perfect crime.

266

A Bucket of Blood 1959

66
Talky
USA

Walter Paisley, nerdy busboy at a Bohemian café, is jealous of the talent (and popularity) of its various artistic regulars. But after accidentally killing his landlady's cat and covering the body in plaster to hide the evidence, he is acclaimed as a brilliant sculptor - but his new-found friends want to see more of his work. Lacking any artistic talent whatsoever, Walter has to resort to similar methods to produce new work, and soon people start mysteriously disappearing...

267

Cause for Alarm! 1951

74
Talky
USA

This 1951 Film-Noir suspense movie is based on a short story by Larry Marcus. Mr. Jones is an invalid husband who wrongfully believes his wife Ellen and his doctor are having an affair and also conspiring to kill him. He describes that suspicion in a letter, which creates a serious concern when he suffers a fatal collapse and die.

268

Dick Tracy 1945

61
Talky
USA

The first in Dick Tracy's film series, based on the comic strip created by Chester Gould. Dick Tracy must identify Splitface, a serial killer viciously slashing his victims to pieces. The victims come from completely different social and economic background, and Dick has to find the common thread between the murders before it will be too late.

269

Dick Tracy meets Gruesome 1947

65
Talky
USA

The last movie in Dick Tracy's film series, based on the comic strip character created by Chester Gould. It is another great 1940s crime B-film, while not extraordinary, still more remarkable than other low budget B-film noirs of its time. In this movie, probably the best of the four, Dick Tracy has to confront a villain using a nerve gas to rob banks. Boris Karloff is extremely creepy and charismatic as the main villain.

270

Dick Tracy vs. Cueball 1946

62
Talky
USA

The second in Dick Tracy's film series, based on the comic strip created by Chester Gould. Another dark, moody film noir and a classic example of a Hollywood B film. In this movie, Dick Tracy has to confront Cueball, another psychopath murderer. When Cueball captures Tracy's girlfriend, things get more and more dangerous.

271

Dick Tracy's Dilemma 1947

60
Talky
USA

Based on the 1930s comic strip character of Dick Tracy created by Chester Gould, this movie is the third in the film series. One of the most stylish films in the series, blends a noirish atmosphere with the classic detective story. Dick Tracy (Ralph Byrd in a great performance) investigates fur coats theft, also connected to several brutal murders.

272

Gangster Story 1959

65
Talky
USA

Jack Martin is a gangster who hides from the law. Low in funds, he decides to rob a small bank. However, now not only the FBI and the police are after him, but also the outrageous local mob boss.

273

Histoire d'un crime 1901

5
Silent
France

The cell of a man condemned to death. He's sleeping and dreaming about the past that brought him to prison: a frantic pace of living, bad friendships, alcoholism, the murder of a bank-employer. At the end he dreams of climbing up scaffolding, and he suddenly wakes up...

274

Impact 1949

101
Talky
USA

An unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.

275

Kansas City Confidential 1952

99
Talky
USA

A down-on-his-luck ex-GI finds himself framed for an armored car robbery. When he's finally released for lack of evidence--after having been beaten up and tortured by the police--he sets out to discover who set him up, and why. The trail leads him into Mexico and a web of hired killers and corrupt cops.

276

M 1931

117
Talky
Germany

A psychotic child murderer stalks a city, and despite an exhaustive investigation fueled by public hysteria and outcry, the police have been unable to find him. But the police crackdown does have one side-affect, it makes it nearly impossible for the organized criminal underground to operate. So they decide that the only way to get the police off their backs is to catch the murderer themselves.

277

Pandora’s Box 1929

133
Silent
Germany

G.W. Pabst's film that catapulted Louise Brooks to international acclaim and made her 'the' icon of the Jazz Age tells the tragic story of Lulu, the hedonistic dancer and prostitute. Based on the plays of F. Wedekind.

278

Port of New York 1949

82
Talky
USA

A violent little Noir directed by László Benedek, one of the first movies to be shot in a semidocumentary style, on location in New York City. Two narcotics agents go after a vicious gang of drug dealers, headed by Paul Vicola (Yul Brynner in his first film role), a ruthless psychopath who listens to avant-garde music and murders anyone who stands in his way.

279

Regeneration 1915

72
Silent
USA

Owen Conway, the leader of a Bowery gang and the bouncer at a low-dive. rescues Marie Rose Deering, a pretty school teacher and a social worker, from insult and assault at the hands of one his his gang. This chance meeting arouses what good is left in him and, under her tutelage, and who he calls "my little Mamie Rose," he becomes as a little child among the angels. But death robs him of the influence that has raised him from the dregs.

280

Seven Sinners 1936

67
Talky
UK

British thriller film directed by Albert de Courville. American detective and his sidekick are invited to Britain in order to take on a group of international criminals.

281

So's Your Aunt Emma! 1942

62
Talky
USA

Aunt Emma is an old spinster, falsely accused of being the infamous murderer "Ma Parker". The movie is also known as "Meet the Mob".

282

Suddenly 1954

75
Talky
USA

Suddenly is one of the least known thrillers from the 50s and still extremely tense and brisk. The tranquility of the small town of "Suddenly" is interrupted when three gangsters trap the U.S. president when passing through the town. An overwhelming performance of Frank Sinatra as a cold-blooded assassin.

283

The Big Combo 1955

84
Talky
USA

Filmed by Legendary cinematographer John Alton, This film-noir detective classic is considered to be one of the most innovative movies of the genre. police Lt. Diamond is ordered to close his investigation of deadly mob boss Mr. Brown because he hasn't been able to collect any firm evidence against him. Diamond makes one last effort to reveal Brown's crimes by going to Brown's girlfriend.

284

The Docks of New York 1928

76
Silent
USA

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

285

The Fast and the Furious 1955

73
Talky
USA

A man wrongly imprisoned for murder breaks out of jail. He wants to clear his name, but with the police pursuing him, he's forced to take a beautiful young woman, driving a fast sports car, hostage and slip into a cross-border sports car race to try to make it to Mexico before the police get him.

286

The Great Train Robbery 1903

11
Silent
USA

Among the earliest existing films in American cinema - notable as the first film that presented a narrative story to tell - it depicts a group of cowboy outlaws who hold up a train and rob the passengers. They are then pursued by a Sheriff's posse. Several scenes have color included - all hand tinted.

287

The Hitch-Hiker 1953

71
Talky
USA

While traveling in a fishing trip to San Felipe, the draftsman Gilbert Bowen and his friend, the garage owner Roy Collins give a ride to a stranger. Sooner they learn that the man is the psychopath serial-killer Emmett Myers, who has escaped from prison and wants to reach Santa Rosalia in Mexico. The sadistic criminal also tells them that he will kill them in the end of the line.

288

The Last Alarm 1940

61
Talky
USA

The Last Alarm offers a cheesy combination of melodrama, crime and comedy. J. Farrell McDonald plays A veteran fireman who is forced to retire by the Fire Department but still yearns for action. Luckily, he is soon hired by a young insurance investigator to look into series of arsons.

289

The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog 1927

Silent
UK

A serial killer known as "The Avenger" is on the loose in London, murdering blonde women. A mysterious man arrives at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Bunting looking for a room to rent. The Bunting's daughter is a blonde model and is seeing one of the detectives assigned to the case. The detective becomes jealous of the lodger and begins to suspect he may be the avenger.

290

The Penalty 1920

90
Silent
USA

Blizzard, deranged from a childhood operation in which both his legs were perhaps needlessly amputated after an accident, becomes a vicious criminal, and eventually mob leader of the San Francisco underworld. Out for revenge against the surgeon who performed his operation, he undergoes brain surgery which has a chance of altering his anti-social behavior.

291

The Scar 1948

83
Talky
USA

John Muller, a brilliant crook just released from prison, finds out that he is pursued by the big-time gambler he once robbed. Muller decides to take a new identity as a psychiatrist. However, soon Muller find himself in a hopeless situation.

292

The Stranger 1946

95
Talky
USA

Wilson of the War Crimes Commission is seeking Franz Kindler, an infamous Nazi who has erased his identity. Wilson releases Kindler's former comrade Meinike and follows him to Connecticut, where he is killed before he can identify Kindler. Now Wilson's only clue is Kindler's fascination with antique clocks; but, though Kindler seems secure in his new identity, he feels his past closing in.

293

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse 1933

122
Talky
Germany

A new crime wave grips the city and all clues seem to lead to the nefarious Dr. Mabuse, even though he has been imprisoned in a mental asylum for nearly a decade.

294

Too Late for Tears 1949

99
Talky
USA

Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder.

295

Underworld 1927

80
Silent
USA

Boisterous gangster kingpin Bull Weed rehabilitates his former lawyer from his alcoholic haze, but complications arise when he falls for Weed's girlfriend.