Skip to main content

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.

PART OF
Feature Films
Movies
More right-solid
More right-solid
More right-solid
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
Film Noir
by Aubrey Schenck, James T. Vaughn
movies
eye 72,485
favorite 35
comment 5
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).
favoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Topics: Semidocumentary, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Yul Brynner
Film Noir
by Ben Stoloff
movies
eye 51,245
favorite 45
comment 10
1948 B thriller shot by renowned cinematographer John Alton , who was also involved with the following films already available on the archive: T-Men (1947), He walked by night (1948), Hollow triumph (aka The scar) (1948), The crooked way (1949), Reign of Terror (1949) and The big combo (1955). IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040829/ Two years after the accidental death of her husband, Christine Faber (Lynn Bari) is trying to put her life back together and move forward. However, strange...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Turhan Bey, Lynn Bari, Cathy O'Donnell, Richard Carlson, John Alton, Film Noir
Film Noir
by Boo
movies
eye 89,403
favorite 64
comment 18
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...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 18 reviews )
Topic: syndicate, crime, Cornel Wilde, Brian Donlevy, film noir, Lee Van Cleef, Earl Holliman, Robert...
Film Noir
by Break Wind Studios
movies
eye 109,018
favorite 80
comment 9
http://imdb.com/title/tt0041368/ Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck), late one night, shows up in the office of married Assistant DA Cleve Marshall (Wendell Corey). Before Cleve can stop himself, he and Thelma are involved in an illicit affair. But Thelma is a mysterious woman, and Cleve can't help wondering if she is hiding something. Thelma has a plan up her sleeve that will ruin Corey if his love for her and his own weakness win out. Thelma has a heart and a conscience. She comes to love Cleve,...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Topics: Crime, mystery, Barbara Stanwyck
Film Noir
by Bryan Foy
movies
eye 184,803
favorite 83
comment 19
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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topics: crime drama, manhunt, film noir
The Video Cellar Collection
by Edward D Wood Jr
movies
eye 95,821
favorite 82
comment 17
Jail Bait (1954) Directed by Edward D Wood Jr. A Howco Release A vicious criminal uses plastic surgery to escape the police.This movie features Steve Reeves (undubbed). This is the original version of the film released in 1954. This film was registered for copyright (1954 LP3883) and never renewed. It entered the public domain on 1 January 1983.
favoritefavorite ( 17 reviews )
Topics: Edward D Wood Jr, Mystery, Crime Thriller, Steve Reeves, Delores Fuller, Lyle Talbot, Ed Wood
Film Noir
by Edward J. and Harry Lee Danziger
movies
eye 63,348
favorite 48
comment 3
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...
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Film Noir
by Fritz Lang
movies
eye 46,128
favorite 58
comment 3
"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
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews )
Topics: Drama, Noir, Mystery
Film Noir
by Mort Briskin, Robert Smith
movies
eye 86,805
favorite 65
comment 10
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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 10 reviews )
Topics: Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Film Noir
by Seymour Nebenzal, Eugene Frenke
movies
eye 167,653
favorite 71
comment 19
Returning a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck Scott (Robert Cummings) a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran), a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends. The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna (Michèle Morgan) to escape. The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets. But the real chase begins when the strange plot...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 19 reviews )
Topics: Film-Noir, Peter Lorre
Film Noir
by Steve Sekely
movies
eye 59,770
favorite 57
comment 15
"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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 15 reviews )
Topic: film noir, Joan Bennett, The Scar
Film Noir
movies
eye 35,580
favorite 31
comment 8
Check out the IMDb page for this film for more details. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049932/
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews )
Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Chuck Connors
Film Noir
movies
eye 41,370
favorite 40
comment 7
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.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Film-Noir, Crime, Crime Drama
Film Noir
movies
eye 37,435
favorite 25
comment 9
"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 .
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 9 reviews )
Film Noir
movies
eye 211,245
favorite 82
comment 28
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...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 28 reviews )
Topics: William Gargan, crime, drama, noir, murder, mystery, police, reporters, John Ireland, Charles...
Film Noir
movies
eye 45,806
favorite 33
comment 4
Because a reviewer stated that the audio is out of sync with the video, here's a link to a different transcoding that was derived from a different source file: CLICK HERE Cornel Wilde stars in an excellent noir. This copy is sharper than the one that was already here.
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 4 reviews )
Topics: Cornel Wilde, noir, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace, Robert Middleton, Lee Van Cleef,...
Film Noir
movies
eye 31,993
favorite 28
comment 5
Spoiled young lovers rob bank and hide the loot. Lionell Atwill tries to find it. With Richard Cromwell and Helen Mack.
favoritefavorite ( 5 reviews )
Film Noir
movies
eye 29,722
favorite 20
comment 7
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.
favoritefavoritefavorite ( 7 reviews )
Topics: Film-Noir - Crime Drama, 1940s, Feature Films