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.
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.
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.”
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.
Based on the shocking, true story of a criminal gang who terrorized Brooklyn for years, and featuring a stellar performance by Peter Falk in an Oscar-nominated early role, Murder, Inc. delivers a terrifying tale of corruption in a vast criminal underworld
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.
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.