Film Noir

Crime

Detour (1945)

A piano player, Al (Neal), sets off hitchhiking his way to California to be with his girl. Along the way, a stranger in a convertible gives him a ride. While driving, Al stops to put the top up during a rainstorm. He discovers that the owner of the car has died in his sleep…

Crime

Hoodlum, The (1951)

Lawrence Tierney (“Reservoir Dogs”) plays an unreformed, hardened criminal who has just been released from prison. While working at his brother’s gas station, he becomes very interested in the armored car that makes regular stops at the bank across the street.

Crime

Great Flamarion (1945)

The Great Flamarion is an arrogant, friendless, sideshow marksman who displays his trick gunshot act in the vaudeville circuit. He falls in love with the magicians assistant. She tries to get him to kill her husband.

Crime

Red House, The (1947)

Here’s a pretty good little film noir presentation from the 1940’s. It stars Edward G. Robinson and Lon McCallister. You’ll notice the bad girl that is a very young Julie London of later singing fame.

Crime

Limping Man, The (1953)

Lloyd Bridges plays an ex-GI, Frank Pryor, who arrives in London to visit a wartime girlfriend, whom he hasn’t seen in six years. His arrival at the airport coincides with a man being killed by a sniper, and he finds himself to be a suspect.

Crime

Please Murder Me (1956)

Please Murder Me is a 1956 film starring Raymond Burr and Angela Landsbury. It’s a film noir with Burr playing a lawyer. It’s like a character he would reprise a year later as the famous Perry Mason. Looking at this, it must be a reason that he got the role. I can’t say too much about this film because anything I would say from here would be a spoiler. I really enjoyed it. I hope you do too.