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334

Behind Green Lights 1946

64
Talky
USA

This B crime drama takes place during a single night in a midwestern city. Police lieutenant investigates the murder of a local detective after the victim is found in an abandoned car.

335

D.O.A. 1950

83
Talky
USA

Small-town accountant Frank Bigelow goes to San Francisco for a week's fun prior to settling down with fiancée Paula. After a night on the town, he wakes up with more than just a hangover; doctors tell him he's been given a "luminous toxin" with no antidote and has, at most, a week to live! Not knowing who did it or why, Bigelow embarks on a frantic odyssey to find his own murderer.

336

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...

337

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.

338

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.

339

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.

340

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.

341

Shock 1946

70
Talky
USA

Vincent Price in an excellent performance, one of the first major parts in his career, as psychiatrist Dr. Cross. Dr. Cross murders his wife and hopes to keep it a secret. However, the murder was observed by Janet Stewart, his next-door neighbor. Janet falls into a state of shock and "treated" by Dr. Cross himself. Will she wake up from the coma and recognize the killer?

342

The Amazing Mr. X 1948

78
Talky
USA

Also known as The Spiritualist, this great thriller B-movie tells the story of a grieving widow that starts hearing her husband's voice calling her through the wind. The stunning cinematography by John Alton makes the gothic, dark atmosphere in this movie unforgettable.

343

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.

344

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.

345

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.

346

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.

347

A Life at Stake 1954

78
Talky
USA

Also known as Key Man, this film-noir tells the story of an unemployed out-of-luck architect that encounters a married woman who has an unexpected business proposal for him. Soon the architect begins to suspect the woman's motives.

348

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.

349

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.

350

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.

351

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.

352

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.

353

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.

354

Scarlet Street 1945

103
Talky
USA

When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has.

355

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.

356

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.

357

The Chase 1946

86
Talky
USA

Chuck Scott (stars Robert Cummings) is enchanted by his bose's wife, a true femme-fatale. His involvement with her soon becomes a real-life nightmare. This dark cult-classic film-noir is based on the novel The Black Path of Fear, written by Cornell Woolrich.

358

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.

359

The Red House 1947

100
Talky
USA

Somehow overlooked today, The Red House is a well written and photographed psychological film. An old farmer and his sister conceal from their adopted teenage daughter a horrifying secret regarding a hidden red farmhouse.

360

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.

361

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.

362

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.

363

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.