Saturday, May 10, 2014

Film Noir 187

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

1 Double Indemnity (1944) Billy Wilder
2 Scarlet Street (1945) Fritz Lang
3 Gun Crazy (1950) Joseph H. Lewis
4 The Big Heat (1953) Fritz Lang
5 Sunset Boulevard (1950) Billy Wilder
6 The Maltese Falcon (1941) John Huston
7 In a Lonely Place (1950) Nicholas Ray
8 Touch of Evil (1958) Orson Welles
9 Mildred Pierce (1945) Michael Curtiz
10 Shadow of a Doubt (1943) Alfred Hitchcock
11 The Night of the Hunter (1955) Charles Laughton
12 Strangers on a Train (1951) Alfred Hitchcock
13 Night and the City (1950) Jules Dassin
14 Nightmare Alley (1947) Edmund Goulding
15 Notorious (1946) Alfred Hitchcock
16 Ace in the Hole (1951) Billy Wilder
17 The Asphalt Jungle (1950) John Huston
18 The Stranger (1946) Orson Welles
19 The Big Sleep (1946) Howard Hawks
20 Gilda (1946) Charles Vidor
21 White Heat (1949) Raoul Walsh
22 The Killing (1956) Stanley Kubrick
23 Murder, My Sweet (1944)  Edward Dmytryk
24 Out of the Past (1947) Jacques Tourneur
25 The Window (1949) Ted Tetzlaff
26 Sweet Smell of Success (1957) Alexander Mackendrick
27 The Prowler (1951) Joseph Losey
28 Pickup on South Street (1953) Samuel Fuller
29 On Dangerous Ground (1952) Nicholas Ray
30 The Lineup (1958) Don Siegel
31 The Sniper (1952) Edward Dmytryk
32 The Big Combo (1955)  Joseph H. Lewis
33 Body and Soul (1947) Robert Rossen
34 Key Largo (1948) John Huston
35 The Lady from Shanghai (1947) Orson Welles
36 Sudden Fear (1952) David Miller
37 Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Robert Aldrich
38 Panic in the Streets (1950) Elia Kazan
39 The Killers (1946) Robert Siodmak
40 This Gun for Hire (1942)  Frank Tuttle
41 Whirlpool (1949) Otto Preminger
42 Nightfall (1957) Jacques Tourneur
43 Angel Face (1952) Otto Preminger
44 The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) Lewis Milestone
45 Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) Anatole Litvak
46 Criss Cross (1949) Robert Siodmak
47 Phantom Lady (1944) Robert Siodmak
48 Detour (1945)  Edgar G. Ulmer
49 T-Men (1947) Anthony Mann
50 The Glass Key (1942)  Stuart Heisler
51 Border Incident (1949) Anthony Mann
52 No Way Out (1950) Joseph L. Mankiewicz
53 Illegal (1955) Lewis Allen
54 New York Confidential (1955) Russell Rouse
55 Laura (1944) Otto Preminger
56 Ride the Pink Horse (1947) Robert Montgomery
57 Odds Against Tomorrow (1959) Robert Wise
58 Nora Prentiss (1947) Vincent Sherman
59 Kiss of Death (1947) Henry Hathaway
60 Crossfire (1947) Edward Dmytryk
61 City of Fear (1959) Irving Lerner
62 Cat People (1942) Jacques Tourneur
63 I Walked with a Zombie (1943) Jacques Tourneur
64 Pushover (1954) Richard Quine
65 Walk Softly, Stranger (1950) Robert Stevenson
66 Act of Violence (1948) Fred Zinnemann
67 The Racket (1951) John Cromwell
68 Hell's Half Acre (1954) John H. Auer
69 Chicago Calling (1951) John Reinhardt
70 Mystery Street (1950) John Sturges
71 Caged (1950) John Cromwell
72 Kansas City Confidential (1952) Phil Karlson
73 The Third Man (1949) Carol Reed
74 D.O.A. (1950) Rudolph Maté
75 Road House (1948) Jean Negulesco
76 Too Late for Tears (1949) Byron Haskin
77 The Narrow Margin (1952) Richard Fleischer
78 The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947) Felix E. Feist
79 Thieves' Highway (1949) Jules Dassin
80 The Chase (1946) Arthur Ripley
81 Cape Fear (1962) J. Lee Thompson
82 The Blue Dahlia (1946) George Marshall
83 Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) Otto Preminger
84 Scandal Sheet (1952) Phil Karlson
85 Suddenly (1954) Lewis Allen
86 The Blue Gardenia (1953) Fritz Lang
87 Fallen Angel (1945) Otto Preminger
88 Alias Nick Beal (1949) John Farrow
89 Conflict (1945) Curtis Bernhardt
90 Brute Force (1947) Jules Dassin
91 City That Never Sleeps (1953) John H. Auer
92 Shock (1946) Alfred L. Werker
93 99 River Street (1953) Phil Karlson
94 They Live by Night (1948) Nicholas Ray
95 Cry of the City (1948) Robert Siodmak
96 High Wall (1947) Curtis Bernhardt
97 The Phenix City Story (1955) Phil Karlson
98 The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) Robert Siodmak
99 Roadblock (1951) Harold Daniels
100 The Set-Up (1949) Robert Wise
101 The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Tay Garnett
102 711 Ocean Drive (1950) Joseph M. Newman
103 Without Warning! (1952)  Arnold Laven
104 He Walked by Night (1948) Alfred L. Werker
105 Possessed (1947) Curtis Bernhardt
106 The Woman in the Window (1944) Fritz Lang
107 Tomorrow Is Another Day (1951) Felix E. Feist
108 The Threat (1949) Felix E. Feist
109 He Ran All the Way (1951)  John Berry
110 The Enforcer (1951) Bretaigne Windust
111 Impact (1949) Arthur Lubin
112 The Hitch-Hiker (1953) Ida Lupino
113 Born to Kill (1947) Robert Wise
114 Dark City (1950) William Dieterle
115 Raw Deal (1948) Anthony Mann
116 The Locket (1946) John Brahm
117 The Underworld Story (1950) Cy Endfield
118 Hoodlum Empire (1952) Joseph Kane
119 Union Station (1950) Rudolph Maté
120 Cry Vengeance (1954) Mark Stevens
121 Hollow Triumph (1948) Steve Sekely
122 Pitfall (1948) André De Toth
123 Blast of Silence (1961) Allen Baron
124 Woman in Hiding (1950) Michael Gordon
125 Desperate (1947) Anthony Mann
126 Cry Danger (1951) Robert Parrish
127 The Big Clock (1948) John Farrow
128 Bodyguard (1948) Richard Fleischer
129 The Reckless Moment (1949) Max Ophüls
130 Johnny O'Clock (1947) Robert Rossen
131 My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) Joseph H. Lewis
132 Moonrise (1948) Frank Borzage
133 Hangover Square (1945) John Brahm
134 Leave Her to Heaven (1945) John M. Stahl
135 Cause for Alarm! (1951) Tay Garnett
136 Side Street (1949) Anthony Mann
137 Appointment with Danger (1951) Lewis Allen
138 Caught (1949) Max Ophüls
139 Crime Wave (1954) André De Toth
140 Ministry of Fear (1944) Fritz Lang
141 Human Desire (1954) Fritz Lang
142 The Damned Don't Cry (1950) Vincent Sherman
143 Detective Story (1951) William Wyler
144 High Tide (1947) John Reinhardt
145 The Brothers Rico (1957) Phil Karlson
146 Tension (1949) John Berry
147 The Killer Is Loose (1956) Budd Boetticher
148 The Dark Mirror (1946) Robert Siodmak
149 Quicksand (1950) Irving Pichel
150 I Walk Alone (1947) Byron Haskin
151 Female on the Beach (1955) Joseph Pevney
152 The Woman on the Beach (1947) Jean Renoir
153 The Las Vegas Story (1952) Robert Stevenson
154 The Desperate Hours (1955) William Wyler
155 Split Second (1953) Dick Powell
156 Storm Fear (1955) Cornel Wilde
157 Pursued (1947) Raoul Walsh
158 Decoy (1946) Jack Bernhard
159 Where Danger Lives (1950) John Farrow
160 Railroaded! (1947) Anthony Mann
161 Follow Me Quietly (1949) Richard Fleischer
162 Destiny (1944) Reginald Le Borg
163 Strange Impersonation (1946) Anthony Mann
164 Woman on the Run (1950) Norman Foster
165 Private Hell 36 (1954) Don Siegel
166 Armored Car Robbery (1950) Richard Fleischer
167 Shack Out on 101 (1955) Edward Dein
168 The Naked City (1948) Jules Dassin
169 The Crooked Way (1949) Robert Florey
170 I Want to Live! (1958)  Robert Wise
171 Murder by Contract (1958) Irving Lerner
172 The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945) Robert Siodmak
173 Big House, U.S.A. (1955)  Howard W. Koch
174 Flesh and Fantasy (1943) Julien Duvivier
175 Killer's Kiss (1955) Stanley Kubrick
176 Shield for Murder (1954) Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien
177 Clash by Night (1952) Fritz Lang
178 Southside 1-1000 (1950) Boris Ingster
179 The Price of Fear (1956) Abner Biberman
180 Murder Is My Beat (1955) Edgar G. Ulmer
181 Dark Passage (1947) Delmer Daves
182 When Strangers Marry (1944) William Castle
183 Dial 1119 (1950) Gerald Mayer
184 5 Against the House (1955) Phil Karlson
185 Boomerang! (1947) Elia Kazan
186 M (1951) Joseph Losey
187 A Woman's Secret (1949) Nicholas Ray

7 comments:

  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.

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

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  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

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  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.

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

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