Category: Film-Noir

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711 Ocean Drive (1950) 7.0

711 Ocean Drive (1950)

A telephone repairman in Los Angeles uses his knowledge of electronics to help a bookie set up a betting operation. When the bookie is murdered, the greedy technician takes over his business. He ruthlessly climbs his ...

The Strange One (1957) 7.1

The Strange One (1957)

Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school's executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through various pressures, Jocko silences ...

They Live by Night (1948) 7.5

They Live by Night (1948)

In the '40s, three prisoners flee from a state prison farm in Mississippi. Among them is 23-years-young Bowie, who spent the last seven years in prison and now hopes to be able to prove his innocence or retire to a ho...

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) 7.4

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Leona Stevenson is sick and confined to her bed. One night, whilst waiting for her husband to return home, she picks up the phone and accidentally overhears a conversation between two men planning a murder. She become...

Thunder on the Hill (1951) 6.8

Thunder on the Hill (1951)

Convicted murderess Valerie Carns (Ann Blyth) is being transported to Norwich to be executed when a flood strands her and her guards at a convent hospital. Nurse Sister Mary (Claudette Colbert) becomes convinced of he...

The Female Animal (1958) 6.4

The Female Animal (1958)

Jaded movie star Vanessa Windsor, saved from a studio accident by handsome extra Chris Farley, pursues him, and soon he's the 'caretaker' of her beach house. Vanessa's sexy, alcoholic adult daughter Penny accidentally...

Johnny Allegro (1949) 6.4

Johnny Allegro (1949)

Los Angeles hotel lobby florist Johnny Allegro is a man with a secret: he's a former criminal who escaped from the Sing Sing prison.However, Johnny went straight and became a legitimate businessman. One day, a high-cl...

Black Angel (1946) 7.0

Black Angel (1946)

Kirk Bennett is falsely sentenced to death for killing blackmailer Mavis Marlowe, ex-wife of nice-guy drunk Martin Blair. Bennett's stand-up wife Catherine tries to prove him innocent, enlisting the aid of Blair, who ...

The Price of Fear (1956) 6.4

The Price of Fear (1956)

The co-owner of a racetrack discovers that his partner has sold out to a gangster. The gangster plans to take sole control of the track and plans to get rid of his new partner. The partner's problems are just beginnin...

Armored Car Robbery (1950) 7.0

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 wi...

Stage Fright (1950) 7.1

Stage Fright (1950)

Jonathan Cooper is wanted by the police who suspect him of killing his lover's husband. His friend Eve Gill offers to hide him and Jonathan explains to her that his lover, actress Charlotte Inwood is the real murderer...

In a Lonely Place (1950) 8.0

In a Lonely Place (1950)

Screenwriter Dixon Steele, faced with the odious task of scripting a trashy bestseller, has hat-check girl Mildred Atkinson tell him the story in her own words. Later that night, Mildred is murdered and Steele is a pr...

5 Against the House (1955) 5.9

5 Against the House (1955)

Four college buddies enjoy a night at a Reno casino and overhear a cop saying that robbing the casino "cannot be done." That gets the brainiest rich kid among them thinking up a plan for the perfect robbery. He convin...

Escape in the Fog (1945) 5.9

Escape in the Fog (1945)

A military nurse recovering at an inn from a nervous breakdown keeps having dreams where she sees two men trying to murder a third. When she meets a man who is a federal agent at the inn, she is astounded to discover ...

The Crooked Web (1955) 6.2

The Crooked Web (1955)

Cafe owner Stan Fabian joins Joanie Daniel and her "brother" Frank in a scheme to unearth a "fortune in stolen gold buried by Frank" in Germany during World War II, and Stan is unaware that Joanie and Frank are underc...

The Damned Don't Cry (1950) 7.2

The Damned Don't Cry (1950)

The murder of gangster Nick Prenta touches off an investigation of mysterious socialite Lorna Hansen Forbes, who seems to have no past, and has now disappeared. In flashback, we see the woman's anonymous roots; her po...

M (1951) 6.8

M (1951)

There is a baby killer loose and the police can't find him. He is a sick, psychotic and confused individual, though guilty. The increased police activity trying to find the baby killer is interfering with the mob's cr...

Underworld (1927) 7.6

Underworld (1927)

'Nobody helps me -- I help them!' boasts open-handed gangster Bull Weed, handing over what will prove to be the best investment in his high-spending career: a thousand dollars that will put the literate 'Rolls Royce' ...

The Killer That Stalked New York (1950) 6.4

The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

Sheila Bennett returns to New York from Cuba, carrying $40,000 worth of smuggled diamonds...and smallpox, which could start a devastating epidemic in the unprotected city. Treasury agent Johnson loses her but keeps do...

Sweet Smell of Success (1957) 8.1

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

J.J. Hunsecker, the most powerful newspaper columnist in New York, is determined to prevent his sister from marrying Steve Dallas, a jazz musician. He therefore covertly employs Sidney Falco, a sleazy and unscrupulous...

The Night Holds Terror (1955) 6.2

The Night Holds Terror (1955)

A group of escaped convicts take over a suburban home to evade the ongoing police manhunt, making the lives of the family living there a nightmare. The longer the men stay there, the more the tensions build and the mo...

New Orleans Uncensored (1955) 5.9

New Orleans Uncensored (1955)

A Navy veteran purchases a government surplus vessel and becomes involved in the capture of waterfront racketeers.

Make Haste to Live (1954) 6.0

Make Haste to Live (1954)

Crystal 'Chris' Benson, a single mother in a small New Mexico town, senses a shadowy menace stalking her in the night. She acquires a gun and makes arrangements anticipating her own death, tape-recording a message for...

To Have and Have Not (1944) 7.9

To Have and Have Not (1944)

Harry Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique and crew a boat available for hire. However, since the second world war is happening around them business is not what it could be a...