Category: Film-Noir

A Woman’s Face (1941) 7.2

A Woman’s Face (1941)

Anna Holm is a blackmailer, who because of a facial scar, despises everyone she encounters. When a plastic surgeon performs an operation to correct this disfigurement, Anna becomes torn between the hope of starting a new...

Guilty Bystander (1950) 6.1

Guilty Bystander (1950)

An alcoholic ex-cop, now the house detective at a scuzzy hotel in an even scuzzier part of town, stumbles through New York City's sleazy underworld searching for his kidnapped son.::[email protected]

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) 8.2

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

Having returned from fighting in World War I, James Allen doesn't want to settle into a humdrum life and decides to set off to find his fortune. He travels the length and breadth of America, working as a skilled tradesma...

Niagara (1953) 7

Niagara (1953)

George and Rose Loomis are honeymooning at a Niagara Falls motel. She plots with Ted Patrick to do him in, but all does not go smoothly. For one thing, after Loomis is reported missing Polly Cutler spies him at the motel...

Crossfire (1947) 7.3

Crossfire (1947)

Homicide Capt. Finlay finds evidence that one or more of a group of demobilized soldiers is involved in the death of Joseph Samuels. In flashbacks, we see the night's events from different viewpoints as army Sgt. Keeley ...

Marked Woman (1937) 7.2

Marked Woman (1937)

In this roman-a-clef for the infamous Lucky Luciano Trial, Mary Dwight and four roommates work as hostesses at the Club Intime, a "clip joint" that offers gambling, liquor, and female companionship to the "big spender" c...

Panic in the Streets (1950) 7.3

Panic in the Streets (1950)

When a body is found in the New Orleans docks, it's pretty obvious that he died from gun shot wounds. The police surgeon notices that the man is also displaying other symptoms and Lt. Commander Clint Reed, a doctor with ...

Framed (1947) 7

Framed (1947)

Mike Lambert, unemployed mining engineer, arrives in a small town with a bang when the brakes fail on the truck he's driving. After meeting seductive Paula at the La Paloma Cafe, he finds himself in trouble with the law....

Body and Soul (1947) 7.6

Body and Soul (1947)

Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Charley's mother doesn't want him to fight, but when Charley's father is accidentally killed, Charley sets up a fight for money. His career bl...

Force of Evil (1948) 7.3

Force of Evil (1948)

Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not...

Strangers in the Night (1944) 6.4

Strangers in the Night (1944)

A lonely, mentally unbalanced woman invents a fictitious daughter and has the "daughter" write to a Marine stationed in the South Pacific. When the soldier returns back to the States, he goes to look up his pen pal, and ...

The Phenix City Story (1955) 7.2

The Phenix City Story (1955)

In this semidocumentary, an Alabama town is run by a crime syndicate that's grown fat on prostitution and crooked gambling, directed at soldiers from Fort Benning across the river. Lawyer John Patterson, back from the ar...

Born to Be Bad (1950) 6.7

Born to Be Bad (1950)

The loyal assistant to publisher John Caine, Donna Foster has agreed to put up John's niece, Christabel Caine, in her apartment as Christabel attends business school in San Francisco. This favor is not only due to that l...

The Lineup (1958) 7.3

The Lineup (1958)

In San Francisco, two police inspectors are on the case when a rogue taxi driver, with the help of a rogue porter, manages to steal the suitcase of an antiques collector before running down a cop, who shoots the perp dea...

The Mob (1951) 7.1

The Mob (1951)

Police detective Damico, outwitted by mob killer Blackie Clay, is nominally suspended; actually he goes undercover (as Tim Flynn, ex-con longshoreman) to find Clay and expose the waterfront rackets. In character, Damico ...

Edge of Doom (1950) 6.4

Edge of Doom (1950)

A poor and alienated young man (Farley Granger) who is driven to murder when a priest refuses to give is deceased mother an expensive funeral. The film explores the crippling poverty that has prevented the youth from mar...

Tight Spot (1955) 6.6

Tight Spot (1955)

Sherry Conley, a street tough and cynical woman with an unhappy family background, is taken from prison to a hotel, where the DA tries to convince her to testify against a mobster. Sherry is reluctant because the last wi...

Murder by Contract (1958) 7.3

Murder by Contract (1958)

Claude is a young man with a regular job, no history of trouble with the law and no chance of making any real money. He also has the brains and emotional detachment to make the big bucks as a hit man, and that becomes hi...

Ruthless (1948) 6.9

Ruthless (1948)

Horace Vendig shows himself to the world as a rich philanthropist. In fact, the history of his rise from his unhappy broken home shows this to be far from the case. After being taken in by richer neighbours he started to...

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) 7.4

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Three childhood friends, Martha, Walter and Sam, share a terrible secret. Over time, the ambitious Martha and the pusillanimous Walter have married. She is a cold businesswoman; he is the district attorney: a perfect com...

Out of the Past (1947) 8

Out of the Past (1947)

Jeff Bailey, small-town gas pumper, has his mysterious past catch up with him one day when he's ordered to meet with gambler Whit Sterling. En route to the meeting, he tells girlfriend Ann his story. Flashback: Once, Jef...

All the King’s Men (1949) 7.5

All the King’s Men (1949)

Jack Burden is a newspaper reporter who first hears of Willie Stark when his editor sends him to Kanoma County to cover the man. What's special about this nobody running for county treasurer? He's supposedly an honest ma...

Affair in Trinidad (1952) 6.7

Affair in Trinidad (1952)

When Steve Emery arrives in Trinidad at the urgent request of his brother, he is stunned to find that his brother has not only been murdered, but that his brother's wife Chris is succumbing to the seduction attempts of t...

The House on Telegraph Hill (1951) 7

The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

Victoria has survived Nazi concentration by assuming the identity of one who died there. She arrives in San Francisco to see her "son" just as the boy's great-aunt dies leaving a lot of money to be inherited. Victoria fa...

Scarlet Street (1945) 7.8

Scarlet Street (1945)

Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. That rainy night, he rescues delectable Kitty from her abusive boyfriend Johnny. Smitten, amateur painter Chris lets Kitty think he's a wealthy artist. A...

Death in Small Doses (1957) 6.2

Death in Small Doses (1957)

In Washington D.C., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned with the increasing number of reports about the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers. Such pills, known as 'bennys' or 'co-pilot...

Julie (1956) 6.2

Julie (1956)

Her new husband's behaviour convinces Julie Benton that his jealousy is dangerous, and when he admits he killed her first husband she realises she has to get away. A long-time friend helps all he can, but even in a town ...

Armored Car Robbery (1950) 7

Armored Car Robbery (1950)

Dave Purvis takes pride in being unknown to the law, though famed among fellow crooks as a planner He plots a holdup in meticulous detail; but things go wrong, a cop and two robbers are killed, and Purvis hides out with ...

Stranger on the Third Floor (1940) 6.9

Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

Rising reporter Michael Ward is the key witness in the murder trial of young Joe Briggs, who is convicted on circumstantial evidence while swearing innocence. Michael's girl Jane believes in Joe and blames Michael, who (...

Each Dawn I Die (1939) 7.3

Each Dawn I Die (1939)

Although innocent, reporter Frank Ross is found guilty of murder and is sent to jail. While his friends at the newspaper try to find out who framed him, Frank gets hardened by prison life and his optimism turns into bitt...

The Last Crooked Mile (1946) 6.6

The Last Crooked Mile (1946)

The notorious Jarvis gang robs a bank, one member is killed in the subsequent shootout, they ditch the getaway car, but are recognized at a roadblock as they take it on the lam and are killed in a car chase. The getaway ...

The Red House (1947) 6.8

The Red House (1947)

Pete (Edward G. Robinson) and Ellen Morgan (Dame Judith Anderson) have reared Meg (Allene Roberts) as their own, ever since she was a baby and her parents took off. Now a teen, Meg convinces her friend Nath Storm (Lon Mc...

The Violent Years (1956) 3.2

The Violent Years (1956)

A newspaper publisher's daughter suffers from neglect by her parents. She and her friends turn to crime by dressing up like men, holding up gas stations, raping young men at gunpoint, and having makeout parties when her ...

Leave Her to Heaven (1945) 7.6

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Novelist Richard Harland and socialite Ellen Berent meet on a train and are attracted to each other. They fall in love and decide to get married. They love each other, in spite of their differences. Ellen's love for Rich...

The Boss (1956) 6.4

The Boss (1956)

Political corruption is vividly depicted as a ruthless WWI veteran takes almost complete control of a state with the help of a crooked lawyer. The film is enhanced by John Payne's persuasive performance as "The Boss."::A...

The Asphalt Jungle (1950) 7.9

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

When the intelligent criminal Erwin "Doc" Riedenschneider is released from prison, he seeks a fifty thousand-dollar investment from the bookmaker Cobby to recruit a small gang of specialists for a million-dollar heist of...

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) 7.6

The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

Michael O'Hara, against his better judgement, hires on as a crew member of Arthur Bannister's yacht, sailing to San Francisco. They pick up Grisby, Bannister's law partner, en route. Bannister has a wife, Elsa, who seems...

The Flame (1947) 6.7

The Flame (1947)

George McAllister, the black sheep of a wealthy family who has squandered his share of the family inheritance, and lives in constant jealousy, hatred and resentment of his half-brother Barry, who has been supporting him....

Dead Man’s Eyes (1944) 6.1

Dead Man’s Eyes (1944)

An artist (Lon Chaney Jr) is blinded by a jealous assistant/model. His fiance's father generously offers his eyes for a sight restoring operation. there's only one hitch. Chaney has to wait until after the man dies. Not ...

Gilda (1946) 7.7

Gilda (1946)

Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on mutual lack of scruples is ...