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Good Early Film-Noir Movies
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Movie: Scarface ( 1932 )
An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.
Movie: Midnight ( 1934 )
The foreman of a jury asks questions that send a woman to the electric chair for a murder committed in the heat of passion. On the night of the execution, his actions come back to haunt him.
Movie: The Petrified Forest ( 1936 )
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.
Movie: Dead End ( 1937 )
The lives of a young man and woman, an infamous gangster and a group of street kids converge one day in a volatile New York City slum.
Movie: You Only Live Once ( 1937 )
The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.
Movie: They Drive by Night ( 1940 )
When one of two truck-driving brothers loses an arm, they both join a transport company where later, the other is falsely charged as an accessory in the murder of the owner.
Movie: The Letter ( 1940 )
The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.
Movie: The Maltese Falcon ( 1941 )
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.
Movie: Ladies in Retirement ( 1941 )
The housekeeper to a retired actress tries at the same time to look after her own two emotionally disturbed sisters, with dramatic results.
Movie: This Gun for Hire ( 1942 )
When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.
Movie: Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror ( 1942 )
When a Nazi saboteur jeeringly predicts to the nation new depredations, via their radio 'Voice of Terror', the Intellegence Inner Council summons Sherlock Holmes (Basil Rathbone) to help in the crisis. Holmes and his companion, Dr. Watson (Nigel Bruce), are visited the first night of their investigation; a man falls dying from a knife wound on their doorstep. His last word leads Holmes into the slums where he encounters Kitty (Evelyn Ankers), the sweetheart of the slain man.
Movie: Street of Chance ( 1942 )
After an accident, a New York man with amnesia finds out the ugly truth about his real identity and past by interacting with people who seem to know him well.
Movie: The Shanghai Gesture ( 1942 )
In Shanghai, dragon-lady 'Mother' Gin Sling operates a gambling house for wealthy patrons but she clashes with influential land developer Sir Guy Charteris who wants to put her out-of-business.
Movie: Sherlock Holmes in Washington ( 1943 )
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson travel to Washington D.C. in order to prevent a secret document from falling into enemy hands.
Movie: The Fallen Sparrow ( 1943 )
In 1940, a former prisoner is determined to find the killer of the New York Police Lt. who helped him escape from a Nazi torture camp in Spain.
Movie: Double Indemnity ( 1944 )
An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.
Movie: The Woman in the Window ( 1944 )
When a conservative middle-aged professor engages in a minor dalliance with a femme fatale, he is plunged into a nightmarish quicksand of blackmail and murder.
Movie: Lady on a Train ( 1945 )
While waiting at a train station, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder from a nearby building. When she brings the police to the scene of the crime, they think she's crazy since there's no body. She then enlists a popular mystery writer to help with her sleuthing.
Movie: Laura ( 1945 )
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.
Movie: Gilda ( 1946 )
A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer.
Movie: The Strange Love of Martha Ivers ( 1946 )
A man is reunited with his childhood friend and her husband, who believe he knows the truth about the death of her rich aunt years earlier.
Movie: Terror by Night ( 1946 )
When the fabled Star of Rhodesia diamond is stolen on a London to Edinburgh train and the son of its owner is murdered, Sherlock Holmes must discover which of his suspicious fellow passengers is responsible.
Movie: Leave Her to Heaven ( 1946 )
A writer falls in love with a young socialite and they're soon married. But her obsessive love for him threatens to be the undoing of them both, and everyone else around them.
Movie: The Strange Woman ( 1946 )
In 1820s New England beautiful but poor and manipulative Jenny Hager marries rich old man Isaiah Poster but also seduces his son and his company foreman.
Movie: Dishonored Lady ( 1947 )
Madeleine Damien is the fashion editor of a slick Manhattan magazine by day and a lively party girl by night. Unfortunately, the pressures of her job, including kowtowing to a hefty advertiser, and her bad luck with men are driving her to a breakdown. She seeks the help of a psychiatrist, and under his orders, quits her job and moves into a smaller flat under a new identity. She becomes interested in painting and a handsome neighbor. He soon finds out about her past when an ex-suitor implicates her in a murder.
Movie: The Dark Mirror ( 1947 )
A man is found murdered, with witnesses convinced about the woman they saw leaving his apartment. However, it becomes apparent that the woman has a twin, and finding out which one is the killer seems impossible.
Movie: Sorry, Wrong Number ( 1948 )
While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.
Movie: Road House ( 1948 )
A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.
Movie: Whirlpool ( 1949 )
A woman secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of a murder with no memory of how she got there and seemingly no way to prove her innocence.
Movie: The Reckless Moment ( 1949 )
After discovering the dead body of her teenage daughter's lover, a housewife takes desperate measures to protect her family from scandal.
Movie: The Lady Gambles ( 1949 )
A desperate husband tries to find help for his wife suffering from addictive gambling.
Movie: Woman in Hiding ( 1950 )
After her father is killed in an accident, mill heiress Deborah Chandler marries the plant manager, Selden Clark, but his motives are suspicious.
Movie: Woman on the Run ( 1951 )
Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and - the murderer.
Movie: Don't Bother to Knock ( 1952 )
After being dumped by his girlfriend, an airline pilot pursues a babysitter in his hotel and gradually realizes she's dangerous.
Movie: Phone Call from a Stranger ( 1952 )
While waiting on a delayed flight, David Trask, who has left his unfaithful wife, meets three of his fellow passengers. When the aircraft crashes, he is one of few survivors, and sets out to resolve their unfinished business.
Movie: Naked Alibi ( 1955 )
A chief of police detectives fired for brutality, tries to get evidence on a man suspected of killing 3 of his officers.
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