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Film Noir
favoritefavoritefavorite Apr 13, 2021
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...you will know why at the end. A good murder mystery? YES. Film Noir...NO Cimematoghraphy and...

Richard Basehart becomes the target of an intense manhunt. You'll find that this copy is sharper than the version that was already here at the Archive.
Topics: Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Whit Bissell, Jack Webb, Byron Foulger, John Dehner, Frank Cady,...

...you will know why at the end. A good murder mystery? YES. Film Noir...NO Cimematoghraphy and...

Feature Films
favoritefavorite Feb 10, 2021
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Not quite a "B" movie. Predictable. Acting not so vary good.

Charles Bronson, Liv Ullman, James Mason, and the gorgeous Jill Ireland star in this action packed movie about a ruthless drug runner who holds a man's family hostage. A great film for Charles Bronson fans.
Topics: Charles Bronson, action adventure, drug runner, Jill Ireland, Liv Ullman

Not quite a "B" movie. Predictable. Acting not so vary good.

Film Noir
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Jan 29, 2021
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The supporting cast made the film! Familiar faces:Earl Holliman, Lee Van Cleef, and Brian Donlevy...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047878/ Police captain Peterson (Robert Middleton) storms into the office of police Lt. Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde) critical of Diamond's spending exorbitant amounts of the city budget and his own personal money in an attempt to arrest a crime boss Mr. Brown (Richard Conte). Peterson says it is a waste of time trying to find something incriminating to bring Mr. Brown to justice because his crime combo does business without accounting books, and furthermore...
Topic: syndicate, crime, Cornel Wilde, Brian Donlevy, film noir, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Robert...

The supporting cast made the film! Familiar faces:Earl Holliman, Lee Van Cleef, and Brian Donlevy...

Film Noir
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Dec 18, 2020
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TOP NOTCH

[2016-09-17 An upgraded version has been uploaded. The "MPEG4" file is the smallest file, and it's the source file. Download it if your player can handle h.265 (HEVC).] Lizabeth Scott and Arthur Kennedy are a couple who receive a satchel full of money that was intended for someone else (Dan Duryea). He wants to turn the cash over to the authorities; she wants to keep it---no matter what the consequenses: "Jane, Jane, what's happening to us---what's happening. The money sits down...
Topics: noir, suspense, murder, crime

TOP NOTCH

Film Noir
favorite Jun 16, 2020
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I am not sure how this weas classified as film noir, but I can not see it. At best, this is a "B"...

German director Fritz Lang is best known for the highly influential films from relatively early in his career, especially Metropolis (1927) and M (1931). But he also had a brief Hollywood heyday during the mid 1940s, when he made some of his best films. Scarlet Street has been claimed by film noir. This attribution is understandable. The lighting is dark, with heavy use of shadows. The characters are all shady as well. Kitty is certainly a femme fatale, although hints are dropped that she is an...
Topics: Film-Noir, Drama, Black Comedy, Fritz Lang

I am not sure how this weas classified as film noir, but I can not see it. At best, this is a "B"...

Film Noir
favoritefavoritefavorite Mar 2, 2020
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A spineless man taken in by a real bitch. A good "B" noir film. You really hate Ann Savage's...

In a classic poverty-row noir, the protagonist struggles helplessly in the grip of inexorable fate. Currently rated 7.4 at the IMDB . This was the first poverty-row film chosen by the Library of Congress for its National Film Registry, in 1992. Don't miss it. The copy you find here is sharper than the two that have already been uploaded. And the mpeg2 file contains nav packets, so you can load it into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly create a DVD to watch on your television.
Topics: noir, Tom Neal, Ann Savage, poverty row, suspense, P.R.C.

A spineless man taken in by a real bitch. A good "B" noir film. You really hate Ann Savage's...

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Jan 15, 2020
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It seemed to take two hours to view this one hour film. Thought the acting was barely up to par,...

Also known as "Sensation Hunters". You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page . How To Make A DVD of this film: 1) Download these files: club_paradise.mpeg VIDEO_TS.BUP VIDEO_TS.IFO VTS_01_0.BUP VTS_01_0.IFO 2) Create folder named "VIDEO_TS" and move the files that you downloaded to that folder. 3) Rename "club_paradise.mpeg" to "VTS_01_0.VOB" 4) Burn the folder "VIDEO_TS" to a DVD-R (or DVD+R) disk with a DVD burning...
Topic: Drama

It seemed to take two hours to view this one hour film. Thought the acting was barely up to par,...

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Jul 6, 2019
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Bad acting and poor directing make this non-noir film a bad bet. Dialog, screenplya and...

Check out the IMDb page for this film for more details. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049932/
Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Chuck Connors
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Bad acting and poor directing make this non-noir film a bad bet. Dialog, screenplya and...

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Mar 23, 2019
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Edward G. was his usually excellent self. The film...not so much. I do not believe that this is...

"Middle-aged farmer goes to extreme lengths to protect the dark secret associated with a deserted house on his property. Murky psychological thriller with resonant settings and an emotive Miklos Rozsa score." - noir expert Spencer Selby
Topics: Thriller, Film-Noir, Mystery

Edward G. was his usually excellent self. The film...not so much. I do not believe that this is...

Film Noir
favorite Mar 18, 2019
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Bad acting mixed with a poorly written screenpley, this non-noir film was difficult to watch. I...

SOBAKA is the thrilling story of a lonely Russian immigrant trying to find the "American dream" in present day Los Angeles. To provide care for his dying sister he works as an assistant to a mysterious and dangerous man, but his desire to achieve something more takes him down a dark and risky path. When a seductive call girl enters his life his world is thrown upside down and the choices he makes may have deadly consequences.
Topics: film noir, thiller, drama, Los Angeles, Murat Han, Boris Kievsky

Bad acting mixed with a poorly written screenpley, this non-noir film was difficult to watch. I...

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Jan 28, 2019
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Paul Lucas is as charming as ever. But... A very slow start to this would be thriller and a plot...

A reporter hears that a famous actress is dying in a hospital after being hit by a car. She goes to the hospital to interview the actress, who tells the reporter that her wealthy fiance, who was killed in an accident several years before, was actually murdered. Before long the reporter finds herself in a web of corruption, mental illness and murder.
Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Crime Drama

Paul Lucas is as charming as ever. But... A very slow start to this would be thriller and a plot...

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Nov 26, 2018
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About the only facets that have any merit are the story and some of the acting. Johnny Cash does...

A gang of bank robbers (Johnny Cash) terrorize a small town by knocking on doors and then killing whoever answers.
Topics: Crime, Music, Drama, Thriller

About the only facets that have any merit are the story and some of the acting. Johnny Cash does...

Film Noir
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Apr 8, 2018
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Predictable but worth the price if admission!

Lawrence Tierney plays an unreformed, hardened criminal who has just been released from prison. While working at his brother's gas station, he becomes very interested in the armored car that makes regular stops at the bank across the street. If you enjoy heist films, watch this. Tierney was perfect for this type of role. The IMDB entry is here.
Topics: crime, robbery, armored car, noir

Predictable but worth the price if admission!

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Apr 6, 2018
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I did enjoy the play. Most acting was good. Not a must see but somewhat entertaining

World War II vet Frank Pryor (Lloyd Bridges) returns to London from America after six years to look up an old flame, Pauline French (Moira Lister), now a successful actress. As he and the other passengers deplane and walk across to the terminal, Frank pauses for a moment and asks the man beside him for a light. There's a gunshot and the man crumples to the ground, shot by a marksman with a high-powered rifle, an assassin with a limp. It's not long before Frank Pryor is up to his neck in...
Topics: Crime, Drama, Lloyd Bridges

I did enjoy the play. Most acting was good. Not a must see but somewhat entertaining

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Apr 4, 2018
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Then throw it at the boat? That typifies the film. Yul Brynner is pretty good. The remaining...

Port of New York is a 1949 film shot in semidocumentary style. The film is notable for being Yul Brynner's first movie. The film tells the story of a customs and treasury agent out to stop the distribution of opium, that came in on a ship in the Port of New York but was smuggled off by drug dealers. The leader of the drug dealers is the suave Vicola (Brynner).
Topics: Semidocumentary, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Yul Brynner

Then throw it at the boat? That typifies the film. Yul Brynner is pretty good. The remaining...

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Mar 27, 2018
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A well worn storyline. Fair acting and a fair svcreenplay makes this a ho-hum flim. Not really...

New to betting on the horses, a middle-aged man has good fortune at first and thinks that gambling is a good source of income. Then his luck turns. Finding himself in dire financial straits, he is tempted to take money from the vault of the bank where he works. Currently rated 7.1 at the IMDB ( here ). (The video is interlaced in the MPEG2 file. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) You can load the mpeg2 file into DVDAuthorGUI (a free program) and quickly...
Topics: betting, racing, bookie

A well worn storyline. Fair acting and a fair svcreenplay makes this a ho-hum flim. Not really...

Film Noir
favoritefavoritefavorite Mar 3, 2018
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Franchot Tone reminded me somewhat of William Powell(though noit as debonair) in the Thin Man...

A noirish detective yarn. The script is by Roy Huggins. Please be aware that the video quality is poor.
Topics: Roy Huggins, detective

Franchot Tone reminded me somewhat of William Powell(though noit as debonair) in the Thin Man...

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Feb 26, 2018
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The script is somewhat lacking in depth with no real .catchy dialog The story, with its twists and...

An engrossing suspense film with Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, and Jeanne Cagney. Needing money for a date, Rooney borrows $20 from the cash register, starting a chain of events that includes car theft, burglary, and possibly murder. (Yes, that is Jack Elam in the bar scene.) Read more at the IMDB . (The video is interlaced in both the MPEG2 file and the Cinepack. If viewing with VLC, deinterlace with menu-path Video/Deinterlace/Blend.) This is a better copy than the previous versions that were...
Topics: suspense, noir, crime, Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre, Jack Elam

The script is somewhat lacking in depth with no real .catchy dialog The story, with its twists and...

Film Noir
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Feb 21, 2018
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I saw this one many years ago. Loved it then and love it still. This film has a well developed...

"Harsh tale of an alienated criminal's attempt to impersonate his psychiatrist-double. Important fatalistic noir, with classy visuals and a very fine script that features a creative doppelganger theme." - noir expert Spencer Selby Also titled "Hollow Triumph". Cast: Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz, Leslie Brooks, John Qualen. 82 min.
Topic: film noir, Joan Bennett, The Scar

I saw this one many years ago. Loved it then and love it still. This film has a well developed...

Film Noir
favoritefavoritefavorite Feb 11, 2017
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As stated in previous, this has no real indications of being a real Film Noir, but an enjoyable...

"Low budget exposé thriller of corruption being uncovered in the parole system." - Spencer Selby, Dark City: The Film Noir | You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .

As stated in previous, this has no real indications of being a real Film Noir, but an enjoyable...

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Mar 22, 2016
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Good story...bad screenplay. This film is a crime drama but not noir. cimematography ok but no...

An ex-con is employed by the man who framed him for bank robbery. You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
Topic: drama

Good story...bad screenplay. This film is a crime drama but not noir. cimematography ok but no...

Film Noir
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Mar 16, 2016
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This film was well written and produced. Welles, Robinson and Yound give wonderful performances. ...

Set Connecticut after World War II, The Stranger is a cat and mouse game between Wilson (Edward G. Robinson), a member of the Allied War Crimes Commission and Franz Kindler (Orson Welles), a Nazi who has assumed the false identity of Dr. Charles Rankin. To complete his new intelligentsia disguise, Kindler marries Mary Longstreet, daughter of a Supreme Court justice. Originally uploaded by k-otic.com
Topics: WWII, Suspense, Drama, Mystery

This film was well written and produced. Welles, Robinson and Yound give wonderful performances. ...

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Mar 14, 2016
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This one is tough to sit through. You can easily determine what comes next. The acting is...

This post-World War II suspense thriller sets off an emotional roller coaster after the psychologically fragile wife of a POW (Anabel Shaw) witnesses a brutal murder from a hotel window while waiting to be reunited with her husband (Frank Latimer). By the time he arrives, she's nearly comatose with shock. The hotel's psychiatrist (Vincent Price) is called in to help Film noir classic, noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting.
Topics: Horror, Thriller, Film-Noir

This one is tough to sit through. You can easily determine what comes next. The acting is...

Film Noir
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite Mar 9, 2016
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The best part of this noir film is the acting. All parts were palyed well. Ann Baxter was a very...

Story of a young woman's obsessive love. Evelyn (Anne Baxter), an emotionally unstable woman, stays at the home of her doctor Dan Proctor (Scott McKay). She meets and falls in love with the doctors brother Douglas, but he is already happily married. Evelyn decides she will break up the marriage. Mystic Nights Videos
Topics: Anne Baxter, Ralph Bellamy, Aline MacMahon, Ruth Warrick, Scott McKay, Marie McDonald, Jerome...

The best part of this noir film is the acting. All parts were palyed well. Ann Baxter was a very...

Movies
favoritefavorite Mar 7, 2016
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I will be brief. I did enjoy the story but it could have been produced much better. Kelley was...

DeForest Kelley in a Cornell Woolrich story. This is a better copy than what is already on this site.
Topics: suspense, thriller, murder, mystery, noir

I will be brief. I did enjoy the story but it could have been produced much better. Kelley was...

Film Noir
favoritefavorite Feb 20, 2016
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Tough to rate. Slow 1st half. Good story. Good screenplay. A good bit of overacting. Easy to...

Steve McQueen stars in a gritty, downbeat, and sometimes savage heist movie that features a gang of very psychologically warped men and a story that's based on an actual crime. Warning: this film is devoid of humor, wit, cheerfulness, glamor, and mercy. It's grim to the brim. Some will find that viewing it is an unpleasant experience. This movie is in the public domain. Video-Cellar wrote: The film was originally published without a notice, but most prints currently in circulation are later...
Topics: Steve McQueen, Crahan Denton, David Clarke, bank robbery, heist, Saint Louis, St. Louis, pdmovies

Tough to rate. Slow 1st half. Good story. Good screenplay. A good bit of overacting. Easy to...