Crime

Amazing Mr. X,The (1948)


The Amazing Mr. X, also known as The Spiritualist, is a 1948 thriller film directed by Bernard Vorhaus with cinematography by John Alton. Like the film noir Nightmare Alley released a year earlier, this film tells the story of a phony spiritualist racket.

Another Life (2001) *


Another Life is a true story, Set in Edwardian London, it is the colourful and intensely moving account of Edith Thompson, a woman wrongly accused of the murder of her husband, a case which became a major ‘cause celebre’ of its time.

Barney Miller (1975-82) *


Captain Barney Miller (Hal Linden) tries to remain sane while leading the 12th Precinct’s detectives: crochety, nearing-retirement Jewish-American Philip K. Fish (Abe Vigoda); naive but goodhearted Polish-American Det. Stanley “Wojo” Wojciehowicz (Max Gail); ambitious, arrogant African-American Det. Ronald “Ron” Nathan Harris (Ron Glass); philosophical, wisecracking Japanese-American Nick Yemana (Jack Soo); and dauntless Puerto Rican Chano Amanguale (Gregory Sierra).

Beast from the Haunted Cave (1959)


Super evil, alien, space spiders like to eat scumbags and bimbos. What can you say….. Its a 1959 drive in B movie of epic proportions,

Big Combo, The (1955)


This violent, dark film tells of tormented Police Lt. Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde), who is on a personal crusade to bring down sadistic gangster Mr. Brown (Richard Conte). He’s also dangerously obsessed with Brown’s girlfriend (Jean Wallace), his captive lover.

Why is Detective Diamond so involved with Brown’s girlfriend? Well… she’s pretty Jean Wallace.. but I think that’s about all she’s got going for her. Let’s face it. She’s a gun moll and kind of a ditz. Not to pick a pretty good film noir apart too much. It is the genre.

It sort of reminds me of what Dr. Laura said “If you help a damsel in distress, you end up with a distressed damsel”

Black Dragons (1942)


The Society of the Black Dragons sends Bela Lugosi (Dr. Melcher) to transform 6 japanese into indentical likenesses of American industrialists forming a 5th column. This is at the behest of the Nazis.

Black Raven, The (1943)


A group of strangers are brought together in a haunted house and must contend with murder and $50,000 in stolen money. George Zucco as Amos Bradford aka The Black Raven.

Bloody Brood, The (1959)


Peter Falk in one of his earliest film roles Falk plays Nico, the leader of a beatnik gang. Lots of bongos bongoing and beatniks reciting poetry while dealing drugs and feeding people ground glass for kicks. Can you dig it baby? We’re all doomed anyway man! Their gonna drop the bomb baby! Better get with it man!

Charade (1963) *


Audrey Hepburn stars as Reggie targeted by men for her murdered husbands fortune, Cary Grant plays Peter Joshua, a charming bachelor whom Reggie. With his help, Reggie tries to unravel the secrets to her husband’s hidden fortune in her ditsy cocktail sipping 1963 performance. Walter Matthau plays a convincing villian in his best sardonic style. It’s what you expect of all of these actors.

Charlie Chan and the Black Camel (1931)


Movie star Shelah Fayne is making a picture on location in Honolulu, Hawaii. She summons mystic adviser Tarneverro from Hollywood to help her decide whether to marry wealthy Alan Jaynes, a man she has only known for a week. Her friend Julie O’Neil worries, however, that the famous psychic has too much influence over her. Meanwhile, Julie has fallen in love herself with local publicity director Jimmy Bradshaw.

Charlie Chan at The Wax Museum


Chan’s testimony results in a death sentence for convicted murderer Steve McBirney (Marc Lawrence). However, he escapes and heads to a wax museum, a secret Mob hideout run by Dr. Cream (C. Henry Gordon). Cream, a crooked “facial surgeon”, operates on McBirney, changing his appearance.

Charlie Chan in Dangerous Money (1945)


While on his way to Australia on an unrelated case, Charlie Chan investigates two murders involving “hot money” that occur aboard ship.

Charlie Chan in Dark Alibi (1946)


Three men are convicted of bank robbery, the main evidence against them being that their fingerprints were found at the scene. However, Charlie Chan believes them to be innocent, and his investigation reveals that they are indeed innocent and that their fingerprints were forged and planted in the prison files to frame them. Charlie sets out to uncover the real bank robbers.

Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)


Charlie Chan is brought in when an archaeologist disappears while excavating ancient art treasures in Egypt. Charlie must sort out the stories of the archaeological team, deal with the crazed son of the missing scientist, learn why priceless treasures are falling into the hands of private collectors, and battle many seemingly supernatural events.

Charlie Chan in The Chinese Ring (1947)


A mysterious Chinese woman arrives at Charlie Chan’s home and is murdered there shortly afterward. The only clues are the ring with which she introduced herself, and the message “Capt K” she scrawled before dying.

Charlie Chan in the Golden Eye (1948)


The Golden Eye is a 1948 American film directed by William Beaudine and starring Roland Winters in his fourth appearance as Charlie Chan. The film is also known as Charlie Chan in Texas (Belgian English title) and Charlie Chan in the Golden Eye (American poster title).

Charlie Chan in The Scarlet Clue (1945)


Charlie Chan investigates a string of murders having something to do with stolen government radar plans.

Charlie Chan In the Trap (1945)


This was Sidney Toler’s final film and his final one as Charlie Chan. Striken with cancer during his last few films, he was so physically weak during filming that he could hardly walk or say his lines coherently.

Charlie Chan’s Secret (1936)


An ocean liner sinks off Honolulu and Allen Colby, heir to millions, is presumed dead…but local sleuth Charlie Chan is not so sure, and flies to San Francisco to investigate further.

Chase, The (1946)


Bob Cummings (Love that Bob) stars as a World War II veteran Chuck Scott, who has bad dreams. He gets a job driving for a mobster, and falls in love with his wife. It gets film noir from there.

Chasing Trouble (1940)


This time Buzzy O’Brien (Frankie Darro) is a florists delivery boy. He still thinks he’s a detective though and finds out that his boss was in a foreign espionage ring. Only Buzzy, with his sometime faithful companion Jefferson (Mantan Moreland) can crack the ring and save the day.

Cold Sweat (1970)


Charles Bronson plays Joe Martin. Joe has a jaded past, but has settled down and become a fisherman married to Liv Ullman. Some of his old army buddies look him up and want him to smuggle heroin in his fishing boat. Joe isn’t too happy about this. This is a suspense film and has a lot of good car chase scenes.

Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) *


It was a good try, but this movie with no Peter Sellers just can’t compare to the Peter Sellers ones. It’s hard to make that comparison because in it’s own right this is a less than average comedy. I remember watching it in the theater.

Curtain at 8 (1933)


Actor Wylie Thorton is shot to death at his back stage birthday party. Detectives have their work cut out for them, because everyone, including a trick shooting chimpanzee wanted Wylie dead.

D.O.A. (1950)


D.O.A. (1950), a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Mata, is considered a classic of the genre. The frantically-paced plot revolves around a doomed man’s quest to find out who has poisoned him – and why – before he dies.

Death Kiss, The (1932)


David Manners plays a crusading studio writer, Adrienne Ames plays an actress, Bela Lugosi plays a studio manager, and Edward Van Sloan plays a film director. The comedy thriller features three leading players from the previous year’s Dracula (Lugosi, Manners, and Van Sloan), and was the first film directed by Edwin L. Marin.

Decoy (1957)


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…

Devil’s Cargo, The (1948)


The Falcon was a detective in 1940′s radio, television and film. The series of Falcon movies is about ” freelance adventurer and troubleshooter, definitely on the hardboiled side, a man who makes his living “keeping his mouth shut and engaging in dangerous enterprises.”

Dick Tracy Detective (1945)


Dick Tracy made four feature films at Radio Pictures. Dick Tracy (this film) was followed by Dick Tracy vs. Cueball in 1946, both with Morgan Conway as Tracy. Ralph Byrd returned for the last two features, both released in 1947: Dick Tracy’s Dilemma and Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome. Gruesome is probably the best known of the four, with the villain portrayed by Boris Karloff.

Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (1947)


Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome (also known as Dick Tracy Meets Karloff and Dick Tracy’s Amazing Adventure (UK) ) is a 1947 thriller film starring Boris Karloff.

Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)


Diamonds are stolen. Before the thief can safely hide them he is strangled by ex-conman Cueball (Dick Wessel). Cueball takes the diamonds and continues on murdering people that he believes are trying to double-cross him. Dick Tracy (Morgan Conway) allows his girlfriend Tess to act as a buyer for the diamonds but what happens when Cueball vows to eliminate Dick Tracy?

Dick Tracy’s Dilemma (1947)


Also called Mark of the Claw in the United Kingdom, Dick Tracy’s Dilemma is about police detective Dick Tracy investigating fur thefts. He soon finds out that the thief has a hook for a hand and calls himself The Claw.

Doomed to Die (1940)


This is the third of the series with Boris Karloff as detective Mr. Wong. Mr. Wong (Boris Karloff) needs to find out who killed shipping magnate Cyrus P. Wentworth (Melvin Lang).

Escape By Night (1937)


Nick Allen comes to the rescue when a gun moll Jo Elliot gets hassled on the street. Spudsy, Red and Jo take it on the lam and Nick ends up going along. They get stranded because of car trouble and end up staying with old, blind Pop Regan. After weeks with Pop Regan, all of them seem to like the rural lifestyle better and start to think about going straight.

Eyes In the Night (1942)


Blind detective Duncan Maclain (Edward Arnold) is visited by old friend Norma Lawry, looking for help in getting rid of one of her old beaus, who is courting Norma’s 17-year old step-daughter.

Fatal Hour, The (1940)


Another James Lee Wong mystery places Mr. Wong (Boris Karloff) in San Francisco’s Chinatown when a smuggling ring on the waterfront kills Captain Street’s best friend Dan O’Grady.

File on Thelma Jordan, The (1950)


Thelma Jordon (Barbara Stanwyck) falls for a jewel thief and helps him steal her aunts jewelry. She ends up shooting her formerly-rich aunt but makes it look like an outside job. The D.A. falls in love with her and gets her off. From there things go badly.

Flight to Nowhere (1946)


A couple on a transatlantic flight find themselves embroiled in a plot by spies to steal atomic bomb secrets.

For You I Die (1947)


A 1947 film-noir about an inmate with only a year on his sentence who is forced to participate in a prison break.

Gangster Story (1959)


This is a really low budget crime film with Walter Matthau. It makes me think it would have been a lot more entertaining if it had a budget. Still, it is Walter Matthau and he does get in some funny lines.

Get Christie Love (1972)


This is a 1972 made for TV movie about a police woman named Christie You’re Under arrest Sugah Love. This movie is should have Aqua Net and polyester commercials.

Go Get Em Haines (1936)


Steve Haines is a reporter looking for a scoop. He follows a rich man aboard an ocean liner and gets tangled up in murder and intrigue. It’s pretty rare that William Boyd is in a movie and isn’t Hopalong Cassidy.

Gorilla, The (1939)


When a wealthy man (Lionel Atwill) is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive. Patsy Kelly portrays a newly-hired maid who wants to quit because the butler, played by Bela Lugosi, scares her.

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.

Great Guy, The (1936)


Great Guy is a 1936 crime film starring James Cagney and Mae Clarke. An honest inspector for the New York Department of Weights and Measures takes on corrupt merchants and politicians.

Great St. Louis Bank Robbery, The (1959)


Steve McQueen plays a college dropout hired to be the getaway driver in a bank robbery. It’s based on a real 1953 case.

Heartbeat (1946)


Ginger Rogers plays an escapee from a reform school joins a pickpocket academy in Paris. She is caught red-handed on her first attempt at stealing by an upper class man played by Basil Rathbone. She falls in love with a man she meets at a party and it remains to be seen whether she can go straight and win the man of her dreams.

Hell’s Highway (1932)


This is a terrific little film (especially given it’s from 1932) about characters who are sentenced to a chain gang and the terrible conditions they face. Sometimes 1930′s movies suffer from bad music, chattery dialogue and silly distractions but this is a very nice well shot piece of antique cinema. Richard Dix plays the top dog on a chain gang.

Hitch-Hiker,The (1953)


It’s another film noir directed by Ida Lupino. Two hunting buddies who pick up a mysterious hitchhiker. It was based on a story by screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring, who was blacklisted for being a communist.

Hollywood Sign, The (2002) *


Short on cash and unwilling to give up their posh lifestyle, three washed-up Hollywood leading men (Rod Steiger, Burt Reynolds and Tom Berenger) concoct a plan that has them intercepting a mobster’s plot to steal a load of cash from a Las Vegas casino. Enlisting the help of a young director (Jacqueline Kim), the would-be criminals figure they have it made … but things don’t go quite as planned! Rated R

Honey Pot, The (1967) *


Rex Harrison, Cliff Robertson and Susan Hayward play in this funny comedy about a millionaire with too many mistresses. He decides to convince all of them that he is dying.

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.

Hound of the Baskervilles (2000) *


It’s an at least fair adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyles classic story, The Hound of the Baskervilles.  This is a made for TV movie

I Love Trouble (1948)


I Love Trouble is a 1948 film noir written by Roy Huggins from his first novel The Double Take, directed by S. Sylvan Simon, and starring Franchot Tone as Stuart Bailey. The character of Stuart Baily was later portrayed by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. in the television series 77 Sunset Strip.

I Spy (1965-68) *


Robert Culp and Bill Cosby did this spy series from 1965 to 1968. Mixing humor with some serious subjects and a lack of spy gadgetry like you’d find in James Bond, this show is a blast from the past.

Impact (1949)


Hard bitten San Francisco industrialist Walter Williams’s two-timing wife and her lover plot to do her husband in, but instead the boyfriend gets killed and mistaken for.

Jekyll and Hyde (1990) *


Michael Caine gives a tour-de-force performance as both the unconventional Dr. Jekyll and his alter-ego, the fiendish Mr. Hyde. Cheryl Ladd stars as his beautiful sister-in-law and the woman he loved…whom Hyde almost destroyed.

Jigsaw (1949)


Jigsaw is a 1949 film noir made by Tower Pictures and distributed by United Artists. It was directed by Fletcher Markle and produced by Edward J. Danziger and Harry Lee Danziger from a screenplay by Vincent McConnor and Fletcher Markle from a story by John Roeburt.

Judge Priest (1934)


Judge Priest depicting life in Kentucky after the Civil War and Reconstruction Period. It still shows the stereotypes and prejudices which existed at that time in a somewhat humorous manner. Based on a story by the noted Kentucky humorist, Irvin S. Cobb, it presents life as one would have imagined it at that time period.

Kansas City Confidential (1952)


Kansas City Confidential is a 1952 black-and-white crime film directed by Phil Karlson and starring John Payne. Karlson and Payne teamed up a year later for another black-and-white film, this time a noir, titled 99 River Street, followed by a 1955 color film, Hell’s Island.

Lady Confesses, The (1945)


A young woman is about to be married. Her fiancées ex-wife shows up. She’s been missing for 7 years and has come home with a bad attitude. It’s not that she wants her husband, she just wants to make him miserable.

Lady In the Death House (1944)


Mary Logan is accused of murdering a blackmailer. She is innocent but waiting on death row. Lionel Atwill plays the criminologist who must figure out whodunnit before Mary gets executed.

Laser Mission (1989)


Michael Gold (Brandon Lee) is sent to convince Dr. Braun (Ernest Borgnine), a Laser specialist, to defect to the United States before the KGB acquire him and use both his talent and a stolen diamond to create a nuclear weapon.

Life at Stake, A (1954)


Angela Lansbury plays another bad girl who starts an affair with an out of luck builder and architect. He begins to figure out that she really isn’t interested in him, but wants to kill him off for insurance money.

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.

Love from a Stranger (1937)


A poor woman (Ann Harding) wins the lottery and soon she’s swept off her feet by a nice man (Basil Rathbone) but after they’re married she begins to think he has a few secrets including murder.

Man Who Cheated Himself, The (1950)


Socialite wants a divorce from her wealthy husband, but she thinks he’s gonna kill her. Well it doesn’t work out that way. The husband ends up dead. Her boyfriend is a cop, whose brother gets assigned to investigate the case.

Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993) *


Woody Allen and Diane Keaton star in this movie about a middle aged couple that suspects foul play when their neighbor’s wife dies under suspicious circumstances.

Marie Galante (1934)


Marie Galante is a pretty French girl with a job delivering telegrams when she gets accidentally abducted by a drunk sea captain and ends up in South America. She’s trying to get home, but she runs into some really shady characters including some spies that want to sink the US fleet while it’s in the Panama canal.

Missing Corpse, The (1945)


Blackmailer McDonald is murdered by one of his victims. His body is dumped in the trunk of his enemy, newspaper editor Kruger and the plot begins.

Mr. Arkadin (1955) *


Mr. Arkadin is a French-Spanish-Swiss coproduction film written and directed by Orson Welles. Its history is quite convoluted; the story was based on an episode of the radio series The Lives of Harry Lime, which in turn was based on the character Welles portrayed in The Third Man. In addition, several different versions of the film were released. Jonathan Rosenbaum’s essay “The Seven Arkadins” is an attempt to detail the different versions including the novel and radio play. Adding to the confusion is a novel of the same title that was credited to Welles; Welles claimed the book was only ghostwritten with Maurice Bessy. In 1982 Welles described it as the ‘biggest disaster’ of his life, due to him losing creative control of the film.

Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)


Princess Lin Hwa is killed by a poisoned dart on the way to see Mr. Wong. She was on a secret mission for Chinese fighting against the invading Japanese. She scrawls “Captain J” on a piece of paper, but there are two of them. Both of them are pretty shady characters.

Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)


James Wong investigates the murder of a man who came to visit. He was the head of a chemical company. This leads Wong into an investigation of an international spy ring that wants to steal a formula for poison gas.

Murder at the Baskervilles (1941)


Sherlock Holmes is invited back to Baskerville Hall by his old friend Sir Henry Baskerville. Holmes finds himself in the middle of a double-murder mystery and the case of a missing race horse. Now he’s got to locate Professor Moriarty and the horse Silver Blaze.

Murder by Television (1935)


James Houghland, inventor of a new method by which television signals can be instantaneously sent anywhere in the world, refuses to sell the process to television companies, who then send agents to acquire the invention any way they can. On the night of his initial broadcast Houghland is mysteriously murdered in the middle of his demonstration and it falls to Police Chief Nelson to determine who the murderer is from the many suspects present.

Murder in the Red Barn(1935)


Tod Slaughter plays the wicked Squire Corder who seduces then murders innocent country maiden Maria Marten before burying her body beneath the barn floor. The film is based on the popular 19th century melodramas about the 1827 real murder case called “The Red Barn Murder”.

Parole Inc. (1950)


An expose of the bribery of parole board officials by the underworld to obtain the illegal release of hardened gangsters from prison. The government sends FBI agent Richard Hendricks, at the request of the state governor, to investigate.

Phantom of 42nd St, The (1945)


An actor is killed during the performance of a play and critic Tony Woolrich (Dave O’Brien) undertakes to solve the crime. Claudia Moore (Kay Aldridge, in her last movie role), the girl he loves, is suspected, but when two more deaths occur, she is also threatened by the Phantom Killer.

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.

Police Rookie (1940)


New police officers find challenges as rookies on the force. This movie is also known as I take this oath.

Postal Inspector (1936)


It stars a singer, a US Postal Service Inspector, his brother the Treasury Agent (and romantic interest of the singer). It also has a near airplane crash, a flood, some Guinea Pigs, a little romance, crazy gadgets, a little crime-drama, some speed boats, and a little bit of music… and it has Bela Lugosi.

Power, Passion and Murder (1987)


It’s a soapy movie about a starlet who gives up a promising career over an affair with a married man.

Prison Break (1938)


Joaquin Shannon confesses to a murder he didn’t commit. He gets a year in prison to start for manslaughter. It gets hard to be on good behavior.

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.

Reform School Girl (1957) *


She’s not such a bad girl, but she picked the wrong boyfriend who ran a pedestrian down with his car. So she became Reform School Girl.

Sadist, The (1963)


This film is pretty scary so it’s NOT FOR KIDS. Arch Hall Jr. plays a psychotic killer who traps three people driving into Los Angeles for a Dodgers game who have car trouble and pull off into an old wrecking yard where they are held at bay by the bloodthirsty psycho and his crazy girlfriend.

Second Woman, The (1950)


This film noir tells the story of Jeff Cohalan (Robert Young). He’s a successful architect who is tormented by the fact that his fiancée was killed in a mysterious car accident on the night before their wedding.

Sexton Blake and the Hooded Terror (1938)


Sexton Blake has been described as the poor mans Sherlock Holmes. He’s an amateur detective pitting his wits against the well known villian player Tod Slaughter.

Shadows Over Shanghai (1938)


Pilot Peter Roma carries a precious amulet, but is shot down over China by a Russian agent who also wants the amulet.

Sherlock Holmes – Dressed to Kill (1946)


A convicted thief in Dartmoor prison hides the location of the stolen Bank of England printing plates inside three music boxes.

Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1943)


Based on the Sir Authur Conan Doyle story “The Dancing Men”, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are placed in WWII europe to help protect a scientist and his invention from the Nazis.

Shriek In The Night, A (1933)


A man falls to his death from the balcony of his penthouse apartment. Two reporters (Ginger Rogers and Lyle Talbot)  fight over the “scoop” and uncover the sinister murder plot.

Speckled Band, The (1931)


A young woman named Helen Stoner consults the detective Sherlock Holmes about the suspicious death of her sister, Julia. Starring Raymond Massey as Sherlock Holmes.

St. Benny the Dip (1951)


Some gangsters dress up like the clergy to hide their career as bank robbers, but soon find themselves sympathetic to the moral people around them.

Strange Illusion (1947)


Strange Illusion is a 1945 American film noir. This thing is a budget B. If there is any better copy of this, it isn’t mine. It’s still worth a watch. Reminiscent of a time when movies didn’t cost a hundred million bucks but had actual talent. It’s an Ulmer movie, that might get your attention about a man who is afraid of his mother’s boyfriend. Good performances and a decent plot.

Stranger, The (1946)


Edward G. Robinson pursues a nazi war criminal named Franz Kindler. He thinks it’s the kindly college professor played by Orson Welles. Only a dead man can link him to the crimes… or is it his own obsessions that will finally be his undoing. If you haven’t caught this film, this is a keeper in the realm of public domain films.

Strangler, The (1964)


Victor Buono gives a very convincing portrayal of a character supposedly modeled after the Boston Strangler in this gripping drama. Ellen Corby plays his mother.

Sun Sets at Dawn (1950)


This film noir is about a man who is supposed to be wrongfully executed and the reporters investigating the case.

Terror by Night (1946)


Holmes and Watson meet Inspector Lestrade on a train to Scotland, in which Lady Margaret Carstairs, the owner of a famous diamond, the Star of Rhodesia, and her son Roland are travelling. The owner has asked Holmes to guard the huge diamond, but soon Roland is murdered and the diamond stolen. Holmes must find the diamond and uncover the murderer, both of whom must still be on the train.

The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) *


Here we go. Here’s the real deal with Peter Sellers as Chief Inspector Jacques Clousseau. Steve Martin gave it a good try, but he’s not Peter Sellers. Every day and every way, I’m getting better and better. Really. Wa Ha Ha …

The Terror (1938)


A crime boss betrays his men. They spend 10 years in prison, while he goes free. When they get out of prison, they decide to look him up. The police are interested in the mastermind too.

The Undead – Roger Corman (1957) *


Somebody said they wanted this film. It’s Roger Corman’s cult classic The Undead. The Undead follows the story of prostitute Diana Love who is put into a hypnotic trance by psychic Quintis , thus causing her to regress back to a previous life.

They Made Me a Criminal (1939)


Johnnie Bradfield (John Garfield) is a boxer falsely accused of murder. He disappeared and is presumed dead. The only witnesses who could have exonerated him were his manager and girlfriend, both of whom have died in an automobile accident.

Ticket of Leave Man, The (1937)


Tod Slaughter stars in this murder mystery. An innocent man is accused of murders committed by an underworld figure known as “The Tiger”.

Timetable (1956)


A man pretending to be a doctor holds up a train and escapes with a $500,000 payroll. The insurance company puts its best investigator, Charlie Norman, on the case to work. A pretty nifty film noir.

Timetable (1956)


A man pretending to be a doctor holds up a train and escapes with a $500,000 payroll. The insurance company puts its best investigator, Charlie Norman, on the case to work. A pretty nifty film noir.

Too Late for Tears (1949)


Too Late for Tears is a 1949 black-and-white film noir starring Lizabeth Scott and Dan Duryea. Alan Palmer accidentally gets a hold of $60,000 in stolen cash. Lizabeth Scott is one of the great movie femme fatales and plays his plotting wife Jane.

Walk the Dark Street (1956)


Chuck Connors as plays an over-the-top, slightly psychotic big-game hunter. He’s out for revenge on an army officer who he thinks got his brother killed.

Whispering City, The (1947)


Albert Frédéric, earlier in life, caused a murder and made it look like an accident for financial gain.

Witness to Murder (1954)


A woman’s (Barbara Stanwyck) sanity comes into question, after she claims to have witnessed a murder from her apartment window. It’s a pretty decent film noir.

Wives Under Suspicion (1938)


A prosecuting attorney treats every homicide case as first degree murder and uses miniature replicas of human skulls to tally the death sentences that he garners. Then he himself is beset by the urge to murder.

Woman In Green, The (1945)


The Woman in Green is a Sherlock Holmes film starring Basil Rathbone as Holmes and Nigel Bruce as Dr. Watson, with Henry Daniell as Professor Moriarty, and Hillary Brooke. Young woman in London are found murdered with a finger cut off. Scotland Yard thinks it’s the work of a psychopath, but Sherlock Holmes senses a bigger conspiracy. The is the 11th Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce Sherlock Holmes movie.

X Marks the Spot (1942)


A cop gets killed when he runs into some gangster Marty Clark heisting a warehouse. This is a film noir, gumshoe gangster movie of the cheapest variety and it kind of rambles a bit. It’s still a fair movie and a pretty good example of the film noir genre.

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