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Film Noir

Expressionistic crime dramas of the 40s and 50s: tough cops and private eyes, femme fatales, mean city streets and deserted backroads, bags of loot and dirty double-crossers.

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"Three gunmen, who have been hired to assassinate the President, hold a family hostage while waiting for their target. Interesting B film which focuses on psychopathic killer well-portrayed against type by Frank Sinatra." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates. 77 min.
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Topics: crime, drama, Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney
Film Noir
by Sam Spiegel
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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.
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Topics: Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller, pdmovies
Film Noir
by Fritz Lang, Walter Wanger
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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...
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Topics: Film-Noir, Drama, Black Comedy, Fritz Lang
Film Noir
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"Man is involved in two freakish accidents that make him look like a murderer. Poverty row masterwork that is the most precise elucidation of the noir theme of explicit fatalism." - noir expert Spencer Selby | Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald. | A B-movie, it was shot in six days. The film, budgeted for $89,000 and ended up costing $117,000 to make.
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Film Noir
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The action begins when a car occupied by the corpse of a sleazy private detective glides down a hill and winds up in front of a police station. (The title of the film stems from the fact that police stations used to have green lights at the entrance.) Currently (2010-02-23) the movie is rated 7.2 at the IMDB ! Some of the stars are William Gargan, Carole Landis, John Ireland, Charles Russell, and Don Beddoe. Althought this film was already on this site, those who didn't want to download 4...
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Topics: William Gargan, crime, drama, noir, murder, mystery, police, reporters, John Ireland, Charles...
Film Noir
by Bryan Foy
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Gripping film noir crime drama about a manhunt for a ruthless killer who plays a deadly cat and mouse game with the police. Starring Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Whit Bissell, and Jack Webb, this movie was the basis for "Dragnet". Watch for Whit Bissell, the unsung but solid bit player who has appeared in hundreds of films and TV shows
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Topics: crime drama, manhunt, film noir
Film Noir
by Edward Small
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Four robbers hold up an armored truck getting away with over a million dollars in cash. Joe Rolfe (John Payne), a down-on-his-luck flower delivery truck driver is accused of being involved and is beaten up by the local police. Released due to lack of evidence, Joe, following the clues to a Mexican resort, decides to look for the men who set him up and get revenge.
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, pdmovies
Film Noir
by Mort Briskin, Robert Smith
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Robert Young plays Jeff Cohalan, a young man whose wife was murdered while they were on their honeymoon, and who is plagued by strange accidents and visions of her death. He meets a beautiful young woman on a train, Ellen (Betsy Drake), and it becomes apparent that the two are very attracted to one another. Ellen soon learns about Jeff's past and is quickly drawn into his strange dark world, even when she begins to realize that Jeff may be much more dangerous than he seems.
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Topics: Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Film Noir
by Seymour Nebenzal , Philip Yordan
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When beautiful Mary (Ava Gardner) returns home to her "whistle stop" home town, long-standing feelings of animosity between two of her old boyfriends leads to robbery and murder.
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Topics: Drama, Crime, Film-Noir, Ava Gardner
Film Noir
by Aubrey Schenck, James T. Vaughn
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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).
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Topics: Semidocumentary, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Yul Brynner
Film Noir
by Edward J. and Harry Lee Danziger
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The plot is about a shadowy group called the Crusaders, which has been organizing itself into a power center. Its poster shows a handsome Aryan lad against the waving American flag. Their slogan, "Join The Crusaders -- Fight for America!". The implication is clear...the Crusaders will be against anyone who doesn't look, sound or believe the way that Aryan poster boy does. When a columnist is killed while looking into the Crusaders, Howard Malloy finds himself appointed a special...
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Film Noir
by James Ellsworth
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A gang of bank robbers (Johnny Cash) terrorize a small town by knocking on doors and then killing whoever answers.
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Topics: Crime, Music, Drama, Thriller
Film Noir
by Clearly Ambiguous Productions
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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.
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Topics: film noir, thiller, drama, Los Angeles, Murat Han, Boris Kievsky
Film Noir
by Donald Ginsberg
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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...
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Lloyd Bridges
Film Noir
by Tom Lewis
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
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Topic: drama
Film Noir
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
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Topics: crime, drama, noir
Film Noir
by Fritz Lang
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"Sultry woman's boyfriend has her hook middle-aged clerk for his money, leading first to ironic and then tragic complications. Second of a pair of closely related middle class nightmares directed by Fritz Lang. (Remake of Jean Renoir's 1931 French film, La Chienne.)" - noir expert Spencer Selby
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Topics: Drama, Noir, Mystery
Film Noir
by Sam Spiegel
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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
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Topics: WWII, Suspense, Drama, Mystery
Film Noir
by Joe Kaufmann
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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...
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Topic: Drama
Film Noir
by Jack J. Gross
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A lawyer wins an a acquittal for his client, a woman accused of murder. After the verdict, he finds out that she indeed did commit the murder and manipulated him to win her acquittal.
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Film Noir
by Bryan Foy
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The film tells the story of the U.S. Treasury Department who, with the aid of a counterfeiter, try to track down and stop of counterfeiting ring. The counterfeiter, Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges) serving time in prison, is released under the agreement that he will assist in the capture of the phoney money printers.
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Topics: Semidocumentary, Drama, Crime, Film-Noir, Lloyd Bridges
Film Noir
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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.
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Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Crime Drama
Film Noir
by Leon Fromkess
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"Man is involved in two freakish accidents that make him look like a murderer. Poverty row masterwork that is the most precise elucidation of the noir theme of explicit fatalism." - noir expert Spencer Selby A B-movie, it was shot in six days. The film, budgeted for $89,000, but cost $117,000 to make. Cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald, Tim Ryan, Roger Clark, Pat Gleason, Esther Howard. Originally uploaded by: www.k-otic.com
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
Film Noir
by Jack M. Warner
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Shot on location in San Francisco and starring Lee J. Cobb, John Dall and Jane Wyatt, The man who cheated himself tells the story of a policeman who pushes the boundaries of the law by covering up a crime committed by his lover. He then finds himself assigned to investigate that very same crime, along with a new rookie partner who is determined to track down the culprit. The film is also available elsewhere on the archive , as a 2.2GB MPEG2 or on a 7.3GB ISO DVD image. The smaller file offered...
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Topics: drama, film noir, Lee J. Cobb, Jane Wyatt, John Dall, Felix E. Feist, San Francisco
Film Noir
by E.B. Derr
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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 .
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Topic: drama
Film Noir
by Mort Briskin, Samuel H. Stiefel
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After borrowing $20 from his employer's cash register, an auto mechanic is plunged into a series of increasingly disastrous circumstances which rapidly spiral out of his control.
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery, Mickey Rooney, Peter Lorre
Film Noir
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A prison inmate trying to go straight is forced into participating in a prison break by another convict. After the two men escape, they separate. The reluctant inmate hides out in a cafe, where he falls in love with a waitress who works there - who he doesn't know is the girlfriend of the convict who forced him to escape.
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Topics: Film-Noir - Crime Drama, 1940s, Feature Films
Film Noir
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From IMDb : "A young man is wrongly convicted and sentenced to be executed. Reporters covering the execution relate the story, each from his own perspective." This film is already uploaded to the archives but was uploaded again so that viewers could enjoy the movie on line since the original file is not embedded into a player. Please note: This page wasn't created to impress anyone or compete with them, it was simply created so that others may be able to more easily enjoy the movie...
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Topics: drama, film noir, Sally Parr, Patrick Waltz, Walter Reed
Film Noir
by Edward Small
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An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Film Noir
by Martin Mooney
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A society reporter (Leslie Brooks) keeps herself in the headlines by marrying a series of wealthy men, all of whom die under mysterious circumstances
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Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Film Noir
by Steve Sekely
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"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.
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Topic: film noir, crime drama, joan bennett. the scar. hollow triumph