Saturday, May 10, 2014

Film Noir 199

Shining some light on essential American film noirs. How many have you seen?

1Double Indemnity1944Billy Wilder
2Scarlet Street1945Fritz Lang
3Gun Crazy1950Joseph H. Lewis
4The Big Heat1953Fritz Lang
5Sunset Boulevard1950Billy Wilder
6The Maltese Falcon1941John Huston
7In a Lonely Place1950Nicholas Ray
8Touch of Evil1958Orson Welles
9Mildred Pierce1945Michael Curtiz
10Ace in the Hole1951Billy Wilder
11Shadow of a Doubt1943Alfred Hitchcock
12The Night of the Hunter1955Charles Laughton
13Strangers on a Train1951Alfred Hitchcock
14Night and the City1950Jules Dassin
15Notorious1946Alfred Hitchcock
16Nightmare Alley1947Edmund Goulding
17The Asphalt Jungle1950John Huston
18The Stranger1946Orson Welles
19The Big Sleep1946Howard Hawks
20Gilda1946Charles Vidor
21White Heat1949Raoul Walsh
22The Killing1956Stanley Kubrick
23Murder, My Sweet1944Edward Dmytryk
24Out of the Past1947Jacques Tourneur
25The Window1949Ted Tetzlaff
26Sweet Smell of Success1957Alexander Mackendrick
27The Prowler1951Joseph Losey
28Pickup on South Street1953Samuel Fuller
29On Dangerous Ground1952Nicholas Ray
30The Lineup1958Don Siegel
31The Sniper1952Edward Dmytryk
32The Big Combo1955Joseph H. Lewis
33Body and Soul1947Robert Rossen
34Key Largo1948John Huston
35The Lady from Shanghai1947Orson Welles
36Sudden Fear1952David Miller
37Kiss Me Deadly1955Robert Aldrich
38Panic in the Streets1950Elia Kazan
39The Killers1946Robert Siodmak
40This Gun for Hire1942Frank Tuttle
41Whirlpool1949Otto Preminger
42Nightfall1957Jacques Tourneur
43Angel Face1952Otto Preminger
44The Strange Love of Martha Ivers1946Lewis Milestone
45Sorry, Wrong Number1948Anatole Litvak
46Criss Cross1949Robert Siodmak
47Phantom Lady1944Robert Siodmak
48Detour1945Edgar G. Ulmer
49T-Men1947Anthony Mann
50The Glass Key1942Stuart Heisler
51Border Incident1949Anthony Mann
52No Way Out1950Joseph L. Mankiewicz
53Illegal1955Lewis Allen
54New York Confidential1955Russell Rouse
55Laura1944Otto Preminger
56Ride the Pink Horse1947Robert Montgomery
57Odds Against Tomorrow1959Robert Wise
58Nora Prentiss1947Vincent Sherman
59Kiss of Death1947Henry Hathaway
60Crossfire1947Edward Dmytryk
61City of Fear1959Irving Lerner
62Cat People1942Jacques Tourneur
63I Walked with a Zombie1943Jacques Tourneur
64Pushover1954Richard Quine
65Walk Softly, Stranger1950Robert Stevenson
66Act of Violence1948Fred Zinnemann
67The Racket1951John Cromwell
68Hell's Half Acre1954John H. Auer
69Chicago Calling1951John Reinhardt
70Mystery Street1950John Sturges
71Caged1950John Cromwell
72Kansas City Confidential1952Phil Karlson
73The Third Man1949Carol Reed
74D.O.A.1950Rudolph Maté
75Road House1948Jean Negulesco
76Too Late for Tears1949Byron Haskin
77The Narrow Margin1952Richard Fleischer
78The Devil Thumbs a Ride1947Felix E. Feist
79Thieves' Highway1949Jules Dassin
80The Chase1946Arthur Ripley
81Cape Fear1962J. Lee Thompson
82The Blue Dahlia1946George Marshall
83Where the Sidewalk Ends1950Otto Preminger
84Scandal Sheet1952Phil Karlson
85Suddenly1954Lewis Allen
86The Blue Gardenia1953Fritz Lang
87Fallen Angel1945Otto Preminger
88Alias Nick Beal1949John Farrow
89Conflict1945Curtis Bernhardt
90Brute Force1947Jules Dassin
91City That Never Sleeps1953John H. Auer
92Shock1946Alfred L. Werker
9399 River Street1953Phil Karlson
94They Live by Night1948Nicholas Ray
95Cry of the City1948Robert Siodmak
96High Wall1947Curtis Bernhardt
97The Phenix City Story1955Phil Karlson
98The File on Thelma Jordon1950Robert Siodmak
99Roadblock1951Harold Daniels
100The Set-Up1949Robert Wise
101The Postman Always Rings Twice1946Tay Garnett
102711 Ocean Drive1950Joseph M. Newman
103Without Warning!1952Arnold Laven
104He Walked by Night1948Alfred L. Werker
105Possessed1947Curtis Bernhardt
106The Woman in the Window1944Fritz Lang
107Tomorrow Is Another Day1951Felix E. Feist
108The Threat1949Felix E. Feist
109He Ran All the Way1951John Berry
110The Enforcer1951Bretaigne Windust
111Impact1949Arthur Lubin
112The Hitch-Hiker1953Ida Lupino
113Born to Kill1947Robert Wise
114Dark City1950William Dieterle
115Raw Deal1948Anthony Mann
116The Locket1946John Brahm
117The Underworld Story1950Cy Endfield
118Hoodlum Empire1952Joseph Kane
119Union Station1950Rudolph Maté
120Cry Vengeance1954Mark Stevens
121Hollow Triumph1948Steve Sekely
122Pitfall1948André De Toth
123Blast of Silence1961Allen Baron
124Woman in Hiding1950Michael Gordon
125Desperate1947Anthony Mann
126Cry Danger1951Robert Parrish
127The Big Clock1948John Farrow
128Beyond a Reasonable Doubt1956Fritz Lang
129Bodyguard1948Richard Fleischer
130The Reckless Moment1949Max Ophüls
131Johnny O'Clock1947Robert Rossen
132My Name Is Julia Ross1945Joseph H. Lewis
133The Man Who Cheated Himself1950Felix E. Feist
134Moonrise1948Frank Borzage
135Hangover Square1945John Brahm
136Leave Her to Heaven1945John M. Stahl
137Cause for Alarm!1951Tay Garnett
138Side Street1949Anthony Mann
139Appointment with Danger1951Lewis Allen
140Caught1949Max Ophüls
141Crime Wave1954André De Toth
142Ministry of Fear1944Fritz Lang
143Human Desire1954Fritz Lang
144The Damned Don't Cry1950Vincent Sherman
145Detective Story1951William Wyler
146High Tide1947John Reinhardt
147The Brothers Rico1957Phil Karlson
148Tension1949John Berry
149The Killer Is Loose1956Budd Boetticher
150The Dark Mirror1946Robert Siodmak
151Quicksand1950Irving Pichel
152I Walk Alone1947Byron Haskin
153Female on the Beach1955Joseph Pevney
154The Woman on the Beach1947Jean Renoir
155The Las Vegas Story1952Robert Stevenson
156The Desperate Hours1955William Wyler
157Split Second1953Dick Powell
158Storm Fear1955Cornel Wilde
159Pursued1947Raoul Walsh
160Decoy1946Jack Bernhard
161Where Danger Lives1950John Farrow
162Railroaded!1947Anthony Mann
163Follow Me Quietly1949Richard Fleischer
164Destiny1944Reginald Le Borg
165Strange Impersonation1946Anthony Mann
166Woman on the Run1950Norman Foster
167Private Hell 361954Don Siegel
168Armored Car Robbery1950Richard Fleischer
169Shack Out on 1011955Edward Dein
170The Naked City1948Jules Dassin
171The Crooked Way1949Robert Florey
172I Want to Live!1958Robert Wise
173Murder by Contract1958Irving Lerner
174The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry1945Robert Siodmak
175Big House, U.S.A.1955Howard W. Koch
176Flesh and Fantasy1943Julien Duvivier
177Killer's Kiss1955Stanley Kubrick
178Shield for Murder1954Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien
179Clash by Night1952Fritz Lang
180Southside 1-10001950Boris Ingster
181The Price of Fear1956Abner Biberman
182Murder Is My Beat1955Edgar G. Ulmer
183Dark Passage1947Delmer Daves
184When Strangers Marry1944William Castle
185Dial 11191950Gerald Mayer
186Deadline - U.S.A.1952Richard Brooks
1875 Against the House1955Phil Karlson
188Boomerang!1947Elia Kazan
189M1951Joseph Losey
190A Woman's Secret1949Nicholas Ray
191The Tattooed Stranger1950Edward Montagne
192The Guilty1947John Reinhardt
193Hidden Fear1957André De Toth
194Fall Guy1947Reginald Le Borg
195Born to Be Bad1950Nicholas Ray
196The Big Steal1949Don Siegel
197Blonde Ice1948Jack Bernhard
198His Kind of Woman1951John Farrow
199Lady in the Lake1947Robert Montgomery


  1. Great list Eric, love to see them all

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  3. I added (5) titles since my last update, noted with the "NEW" tag to the right. Also moved up NIGHT AND THE CITY (1950) based on my appreciation of it in its new Criterion Blu-ray edition.

  4. Added (7) film noirs ("NEW") since my last update, and have rearranged some titles based on my impression after recent viewings.

  5. Updated to include (3) new titles:
    105 He Ran All the Way (1951) John Berry
    144 The Dark Mirror (1946) Robert Siodmak
    146 Female on the Beach (1955) Joseph Pevney

  6. Updated to include:
    146 The Killer Is Loose (1956) Budd Boetticher
    174 Shield for Murder (1954) Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien
    Also rethought the top 25 a little bit.

  7. Updated to include:
    132 Moonrise (1948) Frank Borzage
    150 I Walk Alone (1947) Byron Haskin

  8. Updated to include:
    128 Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) Fritz Lang
    133 The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950) Felix E. Feist