Saturday, May 10, 2014

Film Noir 220

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
16The Asphalt Jungle1950John Huston
17Nightmare Alley1947Edmund Goulding
18The Stranger1946Orson Welles
19The Big Sleep1946Howard Hawks
20Gilda1946Charles Vidor
21Kiss Me Deadly1955Robert Aldrich
22White Heat1949Raoul Walsh
23The Killing1956Stanley Kubrick
24Murder, My Sweet1944Edward Dmytryk
25Out of the Past1947Jacques Tourneur
26The Window1949Ted Tetzlaff
27Sweet Smell of Success1957Alexander Mackendrick
28The Prowler1951Joseph Losey
29Pickup on South Street1953Samuel Fuller
30On Dangerous Ground1952Nicholas Ray
31The Lineup1958Don Siegel
32The Sniper1952Edward Dmytryk
33The Big Combo1955Joseph H. Lewis
34Body and Soul1947Robert Rossen
35Key Largo1948John Huston
36Laura1944Otto Preminger
37Where the Sidewalk Ends1950Otto Preminger
38The Lady from Shanghai1947Orson Welles
39Sudden Fear1952David Miller
40Panic in the Streets1950Elia Kazan
41The Big Clock1948John Farrow
42The Killers1946Robert Siodmak
43This Gun for Hire1942Frank Tuttle
44Brute Force1947Jules Dassin
45Whirlpool1949Otto Preminger
46Nightfall1957Jacques Tourneur
47Angel Face1952Otto Preminger
48The Strange Love of Martha Ivers1946Lewis Milestone
49Sorry, Wrong Number1948Anatole Litvak
50Criss Cross1949Robert Siodmak
51Phantom Lady1944Robert Siodmak
52Detour1945Edgar G. Ulmer
53T-Men1947Anthony Mann
54The Glass Key1942Stuart Heisler
55Border Incident1949Anthony Mann
56Crossfire1947Edward Dmytryk
57No Way Out1950Joseph L. Mankiewicz
58Illegal1955Lewis Allen
59New York Confidential1955Russell Rouse
60Ride the Pink Horse1947Robert Montgomery
61Odds Against Tomorrow1959Robert Wise
62Nora Prentiss1947Vincent Sherman
63Kiss of Death1947Henry Hathaway
64City of Fear1959Irving Lerner
65Cat People1942Jacques Tourneur
66I Walked with a Zombie1943Jacques Tourneur
67They Won't Believe Me1947Irving Pichel
68Pushover1954Richard Quine
69Walk Softly, Stranger1950Robert Stevenson
70Act of Violence1948Fred Zinnemann
71The Racket1951John Cromwell
72Hell's Half Acre1954John H. Auer
73Chicago Calling1951John Reinhardt
74Mystery Street1950John Sturges
75Caged1950John Cromwell
76Kansas City Confidential1952Phil Karlson
77D.O.A.1950Rudolph Maté
78Road House1948Jean Negulesco
79Too Late for Tears1949Byron Haskin
80The Narrow Margin1952Richard Fleischer
81The Devil Thumbs a Ride1947Felix E. Feist
82Thieves' Highway1949Jules Dassin
83The Chase1946Arthur Ripley
84Cape Fear1962J. Lee Thompson
85The Blue Dahlia1946George Marshall
86Scandal Sheet1952Phil Karlson
87Suddenly1954Lewis Allen
88The Blue Gardenia1953Fritz Lang
89Fallen Angel1945Otto Preminger
90Alias Nick Beal1949John Farrow
91Conflict1945Curtis Bernhardt
92City That Never Sleeps1953John H. Auer
93Shock1946Alfred L. Werker
9499 River Street1953Phil Karlson
95They Live by Night1948Nicholas Ray
96The Seventh Victim1943Mark Robson
97Cry of the City1948Robert Siodmak
98High Wall1947Curtis Bernhardt
99The Phenix City Story1955Phil Karlson
100The File on Thelma Jordon1950Robert Siodmak
101Roadblock1951Harold Daniels
102The Set-Up1949Robert Wise
103Leave Her to Heaven1945John M. Stahl
104The Postman Always Rings Twice1946Tay Garnett
105711 Ocean Drive1950Joseph M. Newman
106Without Warning!1952Arnold Laven
107He Walked by Night1948Alfred L. Werker
108Possessed1947Curtis Bernhardt
109The Woman in the Window1944Fritz Lang
110Raw Deal1948Anthony Mann
111Kiss the Blood Off My Hands1948Norman Foster
112Tomorrow Is Another Day1951Felix E. Feist
113Try and Get Me!1950Cy Endfield
114So Evil My Love1948Lewis Allen
115The Dark Corner1946Henry Hathaway
116The Threat1949Felix E. Feist
117He Ran All the Way1951John Berry
118The Enforcer1951Bretaigne Windust
119Impact1949Arthur Lubin
120The Hitch-Hiker1953Ida Lupino
121Born to Kill1947Robert Wise
122Dark City1950William Dieterle
123The Locket1946John Brahm
124Cornered1945Edward Dmytryk
125The Underworld Story1950Cy Endfield
126Hoodlum Empire1952Joseph Kane
127Union Station1950Rudolph Maté
128Cry Vengeance1954Mark Stevens
129Hollow Triumph1948Steve Sekely
130Pitfall1948André De Toth
131The Naked City1948Jules Dassin
132Blast of Silence1961Allen Baron
133Woman in Hiding1950Michael Gordon
134Desperate1947Anthony Mann
135Cry Danger1951Robert Parrish
136Beyond a Reasonable Doubt1956Fritz Lang
137Bodyguard1948Richard Fleischer
138The Reckless Moment1949Max Ophüls
139Johnny O'Clock1947Robert Rossen
140My Name Is Julia Ross1945Joseph H. Lewis
141The Suspect1944Robert Siodmak
142The Man Who Cheated Himself1950Felix E. Feist
143Moonrise1948Frank Borzage
144Hangover Square1945John Brahm
145A Kiss Before Dying1956Gerd Oswald
146Cause for Alarm!1951Tay Garnett
147Side Street1949Anthony Mann
148Appointment with Danger1951Lewis Allen
149Caught1949Max Ophüls
150Crime Wave1954André De Toth
151Ministry of Fear1944Fritz Lang
152Human Desire1954Fritz Lang
153The Damned Don't Cry1950Vincent Sherman
154Detective Story1951William Wyler
155High Tide1947John Reinhardt
156The Brothers Rico1957Phil Karlson
157Tension1949John Berry
158The Killer Is Loose1956Budd Boetticher
159The Dark Mirror1946Robert Siodmak
160Quicksand1950Irving Pichel
161I Walk Alone1947Byron Haskin
162The Killer That Stalked New York1950Earl McEvoy
163The Street with No Name1948William Keighley
164Female on the Beach1955Joseph Pevney
165The Woman on the Beach1947Jean Renoir
166The Las Vegas Story1952Robert Stevenson
167The Desperate Hours1955William Wyler
168Split Second1953Dick Powell
169Storm Fear1955Cornel Wilde
170Pursued1947Raoul Walsh
171Decoy1946Jack Bernhard
172Night Editor1946Henry Levin
173Trapped1949Richard Fleischer
174Where Danger Lives1950John Farrow
175Railroaded!1947Anthony Mann
176Follow Me Quietly1949Richard Fleischer
177Destiny1944Reginald Le Borg
178Strange Impersonation1946Anthony Mann
179Woman on the Run1950Norman Foster
180Private Hell 361954Don Siegel
181Armored Car Robbery1950Richard Fleischer
182Shack Out on 1011955Edward Dein
183The Crooked Way1949Robert Florey
184The Lady Gambles1949Michael Gordon
185I Want to Live!1958Robert Wise
186Murder by Contract1958Irving Lerner
187Danger Signal1945Robert Florey
188The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry1945Robert Siodmak
189Big House, U.S.A.1955Howard W. Koch
190Flesh and Fantasy1943Julien Duvivier
191Strangers in the Night1944Anthony Mann
192Abandoned1949Joseph M. Newman
193Killer's Kiss1955Stanley Kubrick
194Shield for Murder1954Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien
195Clash by Night1952Fritz Lang
196Southside 1-10001950Boris Ingster
197The Price of Fear1956Abner Biberman
198Murder Is My Beat1955Edgar G. Ulmer
199Dark Passage1947Delmer Daves
200When Strangers Marry1944William Castle
201Dial 11191950Gerald Mayer
202Portrait of Jennie1948William Dieterle
203Deadline - U.S.A.1952Richard Brooks
2045 Against the House1955Phil Karlson
205Boomerang!1947Elia Kazan
206Black Angel1946Roy William Neill
207New Orleans Uncensored1955William Castle
208Hollywood Story1951William Castle
209M1951Joseph Losey
210A Woman's Secret1949Nicholas Ray
211The Tattooed Stranger1950Edward Montagne
212The Sleeping City1950George Sherman
213The Guilty1947John Reinhardt
214His Kind of Woman1951John Farrow
215Hidden Fear1957André De Toth
216Fall Guy1947Reginald Le Borg
217Born to Be Bad1950Nicholas Ray
218The Big Steal1949Don Siegel
219Blonde Ice1948Jack Bernhard
220Lady 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

  9. Updated to include:
    153 The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) Earl McEvoy
    162 Trapped (1949) Richard Fleischer

  10. Updated to include:
    109 Try and Get Me! (1950) Cy Endfield
    192 Black Angel (1946) Roy William Neill

  11. Killer That Stalked New York is duplicated.

    1. Thank you for the note! I moved it up from where I originally had it.