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Here is a listing of PARAMOUNT STUDIOS NOIR contributions from the 1930s to the 1980s. It is an interesting list with many . films that are forgotten from the noir community's consciousness  PARAMOUNT HAD a large output with  the Noir genre. They have listed about 92 films, which would take a whole page to list.  The first film they list is DOUBLE INDEMNITY, then THIS GUN FOR HIRE, which are pivotal for the Noir genre. FOX STUDIOS made only 27 films that are considered Noir.

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Paramount Noir

by karljhickey14 | created - 06 Jan 2016 | updated - 29 Jan 2016 | Public
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Double Indemnity
 
 

1. Double Indemnity (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 8.3
 
 Rate
 
95 Metascore

An insurance representative lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses the suspicion of an insurance investigator.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Byron Barr

Votes: 128,861 | Gross: $5.72M

 
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This Gun for Hire
 
 

2. This Gun for Hire (1942)

Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 7.5
 
 Rate

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.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Laird Cregar

Votes: 7,289

 
 
The Blue Dahlia
 
 

3. The Blue Dahlia (1946)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

 7.2
 
 Rate

An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake,William Bendix, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 6,795 | Gross: $2.70M

 
 
Street of Chance
 
 

4. Street of Chance (1942)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

 6.5
 
 Rate

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.

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Claire Trevor,Louise Platt, Sheldon Leonard

Votes: 290

 
 
Roadhouse Nights
 
 

5. Roadhouse Nights (1930)

68 min | Drama

 6.5
 
 Rate

A boozing newsman (Charles Ruggles) woos a singer (Helen Morgan) while spying on her bootlegger boyfriend (Fred Kohler).

Director: Hobart Henley | Stars: Helen Morgan, Charles Ruggles,Fred Kohler, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 64

 
 
City Streets
 
 

6. City Streets (1931)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 7.2
 
 Rate

Man joins a gang to free his girlfriend from prison.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Gary Cooper, Sylvia Sidney,Paul Lukas, William 'Stage' Boyd

Votes: 1,105

 
 
Short Cut to Hell
 
 

7. Short Cut to Hell (1957)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 5.8
 
 Rate

A professional hitman is hired by a friend to commit two murders. His friend pays him off in what turns out to be stolen money, and the police soon trace the money to him. On the run, he ... See full summary »

Director: James Cagney | Stars: William Bishop, Robert Ivers,Georgann Johnson, Yvette Vickers

Votes: 204

 
 
Hell's Island
 
 

8. Hell's Island (1955)

Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir

 6
 
 Rate

Down-on-his-luck Mike Cormack is hired to fly to a Caribbean island to retrieve a missing ruby. On the island, possibly involved with the ruby's disappearance, is his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Payne, Mary Murphy, Francis L. Sullivan, Eduardo Noriega

Votes: 244

 
 
Fly-By-Night
 
 

9. Fly-By-Night (1942)

74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

 6.9
 
 Rate

After being charged with the murder of a scientist, a young doctor must track down a Nazi spy ring to clear his name.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Richard Carlson, Nancy Kelly,Albert Bassermann, Miles Mander

Votes: 143

 
 
Thunderbolt
 
 

10. Thunderbolt (1929)

Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6.8
 
 Rate

A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl. ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall

Votes: 459

 
 
Branded
 
 

11. Branded (1950)

Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Western

 6.7
 
 Rate

A gunfighter takes part in a scheme to bilk a wealthy cattle family out of half a million dollars by pretending to be their son, who was kidnapped as child.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Mona Freeman,Charles Bickford, Robert Keith

Votes: 691

 
 
Union Station
 
 

12. Union Station (1950)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6.8
 
 Rate

A sharp-eyed woman spots a man with a gun on a train and her alert to the railroad police helps them in their search for a ruthless gang who have kidnapped a blind heiress.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson,Barry Fitzgerald, Lyle Bettger

Votes: 2,081

 
 
The Lawless
 
 

13. The Lawless (1950)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6.9
 
 Rate

A newspaper editor in a small agricultural town finds himself going against the people in the town when he gets involved in the plight of the area's fruit pickers, who are mostly Mexican.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Gail Russell,Johnny Sands, Lee Patrick

Votes: 351

 
 
Daughter of Darkness
 
 

14. Daughter of Darkness (1948)

91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

 6.7
 
 Rate

Emily, a pretty young Irish girl, gets a job on an English farm owned by the Tallent family. The local men take to her but the women don't, objecting to her flirtatious nature with their ... See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Anne Crawford, Maxwell Reed,George Thorpe, Barry Morse

Votes: 202

 
 
Crime Without Passion
 
 

15. Crime Without Passion (1934)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama

 7.1
 
 Rate

Prominent lawyer shoots unfaithful girlfriend during quarrel, has to establish alibi.

Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Lee Garmes | Stars:Claude Rains, Margo, Whitney Bourne, Stanley Ridges

Votes: 355

 
 
The Uninvited
 
 

16. The Uninvited (1944)

Not Rated | 99 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

 7.4
 
 Rate

A composer and his sister discover that the reason they are able to purchase a beautiful gothic seacoast mansion very cheaply is the house's unsavory past.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ruth Hussey, Donald Crisp, Cornelia Otis Skinner

Votes: 8,520

 
 
Captain Carey, U.S.A.
 
 

17. Captain Carey, U.S.A. (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

 6.2
 
 Rate

A group of agents in the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (forerunner of the C.I.A.) are sent to France, during World War II, to knock out the French railroad system and, in accomplishing ... See full summary »

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Wanda Hendrix,Francis Lederer, Joseph Calleia

Votes: 361

 
 
The Accused
 
 

18. The Accused (1949)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

 6.9
 
 Rate

A beautiful psychology professor tries to hide a self-defense killing.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Loretta Young, Robert Cummings, Wendell Corey, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 656

 
 
Manhandled
 
 

19. Manhandled (1949)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6.8
 
 Rate

The secretary to a phony psychiatrist finds herself caught up in the murder of a patient's wife and realizes that her life is also in danger.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour,Sterling Hayden, Irene Hervey

Votes: 407

 
 
You and Me
 
 

20. You and Me (1938)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance

 7.1
 
 Rate

An altruistic department-store owner hires ex-convicts in order to give them a second chance at life. Unfortunately, one of the convicts he hires recruits two of his fellow ex-convicts in a plan to rob the store.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, George Raft, Barton MacLane, Harry Carey

Votes: 907

 
 
The Glass Key
 
 

21. The Glass Key (1935)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

 7.1
 
 Rate

Ed Beaumont is the personal friend, advisor and bodyguard to Paul Madvig, the political boss of a large city. When a mysterious murder is committed---the son of a Madvig political opponent-...See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: George Raft, Claire Dodd, Edward Arnold, Rosalind Keith

Votes: 289

 
 
The Glass Key
 
 

22. The Glass Key (1942)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 7.1
 
 Rate

A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Brian Donlevy, Bonita Granville

Votes: 4,911

 
 
The Scoundrel
 
 

23. The Scoundrel (1935)

Approved | 76 min | Drama, Fantasy

 6.6
 
 Rate

A ruthless, cynical, hated publisher is killed in a plane crash, doomed to be a "restless" spirit for being unloved. A heavenly power gives him a month on Earth to find one person to shed a tear for him before his fate is sealed.

Directors: Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur | Stars: Noël Coward,Julie Haydon, Stanley Ridges, Martha Sleeper

Votes: 223

 
 
The Story of Temple Drake
 
 

24. The Story of Temple Drake (1933)

70 min | Drama

 7.2
 
 Rate

A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: Miriam Hopkins, William Gargan, Jack La Rue, Florence Eldridge

Votes: 905

 
 
Jamaica Run
 
 

25. Jamaica Run (1953)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6
 
 Rate

In Jamaica, amid murder and deceit, a schooner skipper and a land developer search for the sunken ship containing proof regarding the identity of the true heirs of a legendary Jamaican estate.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: Ray Milland, Arlene Dahl,Wendell Corey, Patric Knowles

Votes: 89

 
 
Gunn
 
 

26. Gunn (1967)

Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery

 6.4
 
 Rate

Peter Gunn investigates the murder of Scarlotti, a mobster who once saved the detective's life. The primary suspect appears to be Fusco, who has taken over. In the middle of the case, an ...See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Craig Stevens, Laura Devon,Edward Asner, Albert Paulsen

Votes: 320

 
 
Riot
 
 

27. Riot (1969)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

 6
 
 Rate

A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Jim Brown, Gene Hackman, Mike Kellin, Gerald S. O'Loughlin

Votes: 385

 
 
Paid in Full
 
 

28. Paid in Full (1950)

Passed | 98 min | Drama

 6.8
 
 Rate

Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Diana Lynn, Eve Arden

Votes: 114

 
 
Ministry of Fear
 
 

29. Ministry of Fear (1944)

Not Rated | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 7.2
 
 Rate

Stephen Neale has just been released from an asylum during World War 2 in England when he stumbles on a deadly Nazi spy plot by accident, and tries to stop it.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary Brooke

Votes: 6,028

 
 
Dark City
 
 

30. Dark City (1950)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6.8
 
 Rate

Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,615

 
 
The Big Clock
 
 

31. The Big Clock (1948)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 7.7
 
 Rate

After murdering someone, a magazine tycoon tries to frame an unknown, innocent man of the murder instead, while the innocent man tries to solve the murder himself.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Maureen O'Sullivan,Charles Laughton, George Macready

Votes: 6,907

 
 
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
 
 

32. The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

 7.5
 
 Rate

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.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin,Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas

Votes: 7,235

 
 
Sorry, Wrong Number
 
 

33. Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

 7.5
 
 Rate

While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards, Wendell Corey

Votes: 8,722

 
 
I Walk Alone
 
 

34. I Walk Alone (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 7.1
 
 Rate

Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business.

Director: Byron Haskin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott,Kirk Douglas, Wendell Corey

Votes: 1,852

 
 
Rope of Sand
 
 

35. Rope of Sand (1949)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Film-Noir

 6.8
 
 Rate

A man abused by a sadistic mining company cop before he could tell where on their desert property he'd found diamonds decides to steal them instead.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid,Claude Rains, Peter Lorre

Votes: 1,058

 
 
The Lost Weekend
 
 

36. The Lost Weekend (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir

 8
 
 Rate

The desperate life of a chronic alcoholic is followed through a four-day drinking bout.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard Da Silva

Votes: 30,496 | Gross: $9.46M

 
 
Ace in the Hole
 
 

37. Ace in the Hole (1951)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Film-Noir

 8.2
 
 Rate
 
72 Metascore

A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

Votes: 24,495 | Gross: $3.97M

 
 
Lady in the Dark
 
 

38. Lady in the Dark (1944)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

 6.2
 
 Rate

Ginger Rogers, "Allure" magazines editor-in-chief, suffers from headaches and continuos daydreams and undergoes psychoanalysis to determine why.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland,Warner Baxter, Jon Hall

Votes: 354

 
 
So Evil My Love
 
 

39. So Evil My Love (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama

 6.9
 
 Rate

Olivia Harwood, missionary's widow, meets charming Mark Bellis, artist and rogue, on the ship taking them both back to 1890s London. When Olivia opens a lodging house Mark becomes her ...See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Ann Todd, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Leo G. Carroll

Votes: 492

 
 
Sealed Verdict
 
 

40. Sealed Verdict (1948)

Approved | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

 6.6
 
 Rate

Former U.S. special prosecutor, Major Robert Lawson, begins to suspect that Nazi war criminal on death row, General Otto Stiegman, has been wrongfully convicted of leveling a French village along with all of its inhabitants in WWII.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Florence Marly, John Hoyt, Norbert Schiller

Votes: 33

 
 
Alias Nick Beal
 
 

41. Alias Nick Beal (1949)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Fantasy, Film-Noir

 7.3
 
 Rate

A district attorney rises to political success and the governorship but loses his sense of morality once he starts associating with the shadowy and perhaps diabolical Nick Beal.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Ray Milland, Audrey Totter,Thomas Mitchell, George Macready

Votes: 656

 
 
The Turning Point
 
 

42. The Turning Point (1952)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6.8
 
 Rate

Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy's own police detective father as a suspect.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith, Tom Tully

Votes: 753

 
 
Sunset Blvd.
 
 

43. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

 8.4
 
 Rate

A screenwriter develops a dangerous relationship with a faded film star determined to make a triumphant return.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson,Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

Votes: 180,265

 
 
Stalag 17
 
 

44. Stalag 17 (1953)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War

 8
 
 Rate
 
84 Metascore

When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Don Taylor, Otto Preminger, Robert Strauss

Votes: 48,047

 
 
Chinatown
 
 

45. Chinatown (1974)

R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

 8.2
 
 Rate
 
92 Metascore

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway,John Huston, Perry Lopez

Votes: 266,270 | Gross: $29.20M

 
 
The Desperate Hours
 
 

46. The Desperate Hours (1955)

Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 7.5
 
 Rate

Three escaped convicts move in on and terrorize a suburban household.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Fredric March,Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott

Votes: 8,016

 
 
Rear Window
 
 

47. Rear Window (1954)

PG | 112 min | Mystery, Thriller

 8.5
 
 Rate
 
100 Metascore

A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Grace Kelly,Wendell Corey, Thelma Ritter

Votes: 400,325 | Gross: $36.76M

 
 
Among the Living
 
 

48. Among the Living (1941)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

 6.5
 
 Rate

A mentally unstable man, who has been kept in isolation for years, escapes and causes trouble for his identical twin brother.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Albert Dekker, Susan Hayward,Frances Farmer, Harry Carey

Votes: 383

 
 
Vertigo
 
 

49. Vertigo (1958)

PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

 8.3
 
 Rate
 
100 Metascore

A former police detective juggles wrestling with his personal demons and becoming obsessed with a hauntingly beautiful woman.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Kim Novak,Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore

Votes: 321,709 | Gross: $3.20M

 
 
Detective Story
 
 

50. Detective Story (1951)

Approved | 103 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 7.6
 
 Rate

On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker,William Bendix, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 6,303

 
 
The Great Gatsby
 
 

51. The Great Gatsby (1949)

91 min | Drama

 6.6
 
 Rate

A Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Alan Ladd, Betty Field,Macdonald Carey, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 590

 
 
Saigon
 
 

52. Saigon (1948)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6.6
 
 Rate

After WW2, two army buddies, one of them terminally-ill, embark on a series of adventures in South-East Asia and run across a dangerous criminal and his pretty secretary.

Director: Leslie Fenton | Stars: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake,Douglas Dick, Wally Cassell

Votes: 204

 
 
Calcutta
 
 

53. Calcutta (1947)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama

 6.6
 
 Rate

Neale and Pedro fly cargo between Chungking and Calcutta. When their buddy Bill is murdered they investigate. Neale meets Bill's fiancée Virginia and becomes suspicious of a deeper plot while also falling for her charms.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Gail Russell, William Bendix, June Duprez

Votes: 298

 
 
Chicago Deadline
 
 

54. Chicago Deadline (1949)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6.6
 
 Rate

On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Adams finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Adams comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Donna Reed, June Havoc, Irene Hervey

Votes: 209

 
 
Scandal Sheet
 
 

55. Scandal Sheet (1952)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 7.5
 
 Rate

The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed,Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 1,689

 
 
Appointment with Danger
 
 

56. Appointment with Danger (1950)

Approved | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6.7
 
 Rate

When ruthlessly dedicated postal inspector investigates the murder of a co-worker, he finds that the sole witness, a nun, has been targeted by the killers.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Alan Ladd, Phyllis Calvert, Paul Stewart, Jan Sterling

Votes: 906

 
 
The Man Who Knew Too Much
 
 

57. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

 7.5
 
 Rate
 
78 Metascore

An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: James Stewart, Doris Day,Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Miles

Votes: 51,914 | Gross: $10.25M

 
 
The File on Thelma Jordon
 
 

58. The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Passed | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 7
 
 Rate

Assistant district attorney Cleve Marshall falls for the mysterious Thelma Jordon when she seeks help solving robberies of her aunt's estate.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly, Joan Tetzel

Votes: 1,723

 
 
The Furies
 
 

59. The Furies (1950)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Romance, Western

 7.4
 
 Rate

A firebrand heiress clashes with her tyrannical father, a cattle rancher who fancies himself a Napoleon; but their relationship turns ugly only when he finds himself a new woman.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Walter Huston, Judith Anderson

Votes: 2,451

 
 
Dangerous Passage
 
 

60. Dangerous Passage (1944)

Passed | 60 min | Drama, Film-Noir

 5.5
 
 Rate

Joe Beck leaves Central America so that he can return to Texas and collect a large inheritance, but he picks a dangerous ship on which to travel.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Robert Lowery, Phyllis Brooks,Charles Arnt, Jack La Rue

Votes: 162

 
 
Dark Mountain
 
 

61. Dark Mountain (1944)

Approved | 56 min | Crime, Drama

 5.5
 
 Rate

A woman doesn't realize that the man she has just married is a gangster. When she is implicated in a murder he committed, she turns to an ex-boyfriend, who is now a park ranger, for help. ...See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Robert Lowery, Ellen Drew, Regis Toomey, Eddie Quillan

Votes: 145

 
 
Desert Fury
 
 

62. Desert Fury (1947)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6.7
 
 Rate

The daughter of a Nevada casino owner gets involved with a racketeer, despite everyone's efforts to separate them.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: John Hodiak, Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey

Votes: 1,097

 
 
A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle
 
 

63. A.J. Cronin's Hatter's Castle (1942)

102 min | Drama

 7.2
 
 Rate

James Brodie (Robert Newton) is the only hatter in a small area in Scotland. Ruthless in business as well as at home, he is a tyrant to his family and intimidating to everyone he knows. But...See full summary »

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Robert Newton, Deborah Kerr,James Mason, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 239

 
 
Hot Cargo
 
 

64. Hot Cargo (1946)

57 min | Drama

 
 Rate

Two discharged service men, William Gargan and Philip Reed, go to the redwood country in northern California to visit the family of a buddy killed in the war. There, they find the family's ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: William Gargan, Jean Rogers,Phillip Reed, Larry Young

 
 
Love Letters
 
 

65. Love Letters (1945)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

 7.2
 
 Rate

Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen...

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten,Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 1,334

 
 
Man-Trap
 
 

66. Man-Trap (1961)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

 6
 
 Rate

Two Korean War veterans re-unite to pull off a heist at a San Francisco airport but find themselves running for their lives.

Director: Edmond O'Brien | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen,Stella Stevens, Elaine Devry

Votes: 150

 
 
Midnight Manhunt
 
 

67. Midnight Manhunt (1945)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

 5.4
 
 Rate

In a cheap hotel room in New York City Jelke shoots gangster Joe Wells, takes a package from his pocket and flees.Wells staggers into an alley. On her way to her apartment above a wax ... See full summary »

Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: William Gargan, Ann Savage, Leo Gorcey, George Zucco

Votes: 305

 
 
Night Has a Thousand Eyes
 
 

68. Night Has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

 7.1
 
 Rate

When phony stage mentalist Triton mysteriously acquires supernatural powers of precognition, he becomes frightened and abandons his act to live of anonymity.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Gail Russell,John Lund, Virginia Bruce

Votes: 949

 
 
No Man of Her Own
 
 

69. No Man of Her Own (1950)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Film-Noir

 7.5
 
 Rate

A pregnant woman adopts the identity of a railroad crash victim and starts a new life with the woman's wealthy in-laws, but is soon blackmailed by her devious ex.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, John Lund,Jane Cowl, Phyllis Thaxter

Votes: 1,602

 
 
The Scarlet Hour
 
 

70. The Scarlet Hour (1956)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 7.1
 
 Rate

An unhappy wife uses her powers of manipulation to draw an infatuated man into an ill-fated jewelry heist.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Carol Ohmart, Tom Tryon, Jody Lawrance, James Gregory

Votes: 293

 
 
The Heiress
 
 

71. The Heiress (1949)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

 8.2
 
 Rate

A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 11,885

 
 
Special Agent
 
 

72. Special Agent (1949)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Drama, History

 6
 
 Rate

Johnny Douglas investigates a train robbery, committed by brothers Paul and Edmond Devereaux, in which Lucille Peters' father was killed.

Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: William Eythe, Kasey Rogers, Paul Valentine, George Reeves

Votes: 71

 
 
They Made Me a Killer
 
 

73. They Made Me a Killer (1946)

Passed | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 6.1
 
 Rate

A young girl tries to prove a man innocent of robbery and murder charges.

Director: William C. Thomas | Stars: Robert Lowery, Barbara Britton, Lola Lane, Frank Albertson

Votes: 202

 
 
The Trap
 
 

74. The Trap (1959)

Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

 6.7
 
 Rate

In a remote Californian desert town, a lawyer arranges for a wanted mobster to skip the country via a small airstrip but the local sheriff and his deputy could pose a problem.

Director: Norman Panama | Stars: Richard Widmark, Lee J. Cobb, Tina Louise, Earl Holliman

Votes: 357

 
 
The Unseen
 
 

75. The Unseen (1945)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

 6.2
 
 Rate

A secretive widower hires a governess for his children, a willful boy and impressionable girl. Strange occurrences and the governess's curiosity lead her to unlock the secrets of the mysterious and uninhabited brownstone next door.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Joel McCrea, Gail Russell, Herbert Marshall, Phyllis Brooks

Votes: 278

 
 
Waterfront at Midnight
 
 

76. Waterfront at Midnight (1948)

63 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

 5.9
 
 Rate

While in pursuit of a dangerous crime boss, a detective unwittingly shoots his own brother, who has fallen into a life of crime.

Director: William Berke | Stars: William Gargan, Mary Beth Hughes, Richard Travis, Richard Crane

Votes: 13

 
 
The Hangman
 
 

77. The Hangman (1959)

Not Rated | 87 min | Western

 6.7
 
 Rate

U.S. Marshal Bovard comes to a small border town to identify and arrest a fugitive, but the whole town seems determined to prevent the Marshal from doing his job.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Robert Taylor, Tina Louise, Fess Parker, Jack Lord

Votes: 598

 
 
Passage West
 
 

78. Passage West (1951)

Approved | 80 min | Western

 6
 
 Rate

In 1864, six Salt Lake prison escapees join a wagon train headed for California but tensions between inmates and settlers complicate the perilous voyage.

Director: Lewis R. Foster | Stars: John Payne, Dennis O'Keefe,Arleen Whelan, Frank Faylen

Votes: 129

 
 
The Tin Star
 
 

79. The Tin Star (1957)

Approved | 93 min | Western

 7.4
 
 Rate

A cynical former sheriff turned bounty hunter helps a young, recently appointed acting sheriff with his advice, his experience and his gun.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Henry Fonda, Anthony Perkins,Betsy Palmer, Michel Ray

Votes: 4,438

 
 
The Atomic City
 
 

80. The Atomic City (1952)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

 6.3
 
 Rate

An atomic scientist's son is kidnapped by enemy agents.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Gene Barry, Lydia Clarke, Michael Moore, Nancy Gates

Votes: 310

 
 
Dynamite
 
 

81. Dynamite (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Drama

 6.2
 
 Rate

Gunner Peterson is a veteran dynamite man working for Jake and is romantically interested in Jake's daughter Mary. Johnny Brown, son of Nellie Brown who operates a boarding house, finds ... See full summary »

Director: William H. Pine | Stars: William Gargan, Virginia Welles,Richard Crane, Irving Bacon

Votes: 23

 
 
Flight to Tangier
 
 

82. Flight to Tangier (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

 5.5
 
 Rate

During the Cold War, a mysterious plane, carrying $3 million, arrives at Tangier airport and various interested parties try to grab the cash.

Director: Charles Marquis Warren | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Jack Palance, Corinne Calvet, Robert Douglas

Votes: 228

 
 
The Imperfect Lady
 
 

83. The Imperfect Lady (1947)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance

 6.4
 
 Rate

Millicent Hopkins, while touring with a dancing troupe in 1892, meets Clive Loring who is campaigning in the English Midlands for Parliament. They fall in love and Millie remains behind at ...See full summary »

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Ray Milland, Teresa Wright, Cedric Hardwicke, Virginia Field

Votes: 41

 
 
The Spy Who Came In from the Cold
 
 

84. The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Thriller

 7.7
 
 Rate

British agent Alec Leamas refuses to come in from the Cold War during the 1960s, choosing to face another mission, which may prove to be his final one.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner,Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 13,096

 
 
Psycho
 
 

85. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

 8.5
 
 Rate
 
97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh,Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 539,668 | Gross: $32.00M

 
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Warning Shot
 
 

86. Warning Shot (1967)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

 6.8
 
 Rate

During a stakeout, an L.A. cop kills a doctor who presumably pulled a gun but the coroner's inquest finds no gun, forcing the cop to look for it to clear his name.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: David Janssen, Ed Begley, Keenan Wynn, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 512

 
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The Conversation
 
 

87. The Conversation (1974)

PG | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

 7.9
 
 Rate
 
85 Metascore

A paranoid, secretive surveillance expert has a crisis of conscience when he suspects that a couple, on whom he is spying, will be murdered.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gene Hackman, John Cazale, Allen Garfield, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 87,639 | Gross: $4.42M

 
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The Friends of Eddie Coyle
 
 

88. The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

 7.5
 
 Rate

After his last crime has him looking at a long prison sentence for repeat offenses, a low level Boston gangster decides to snitch on his friends to avoid jail time.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Boyle,Richard Jordan, Steven Keats

Votes: 7,511

 
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The Gambler
 
 

89. The Gambler (1974)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama

 7.3
 
 Rate

Axel Freed is a literature professor. He has the gambling vice. When he has lost all of his money, he borrows from his girlfriend, then his mother, and finally some bad guys that chase him. Despite all of this, he cannot stop gambling.

Director: Karel Reisz | Stars: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky

Votes: 3,506

 
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The Heist
 
 

90. The Heist (1972 TV Movie)

73 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

 5.7
 
 Rate

An armored car guard who is forced to help rob his own company must convince the police that he is innocent.

Director: Don McDougall | Stars: Christopher George, Elizabeth Ashley, Howard Duff, Norman Fell

Votes: 26

 
 
Hustle
 
 

91. Hustle (1975)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

 6.1
 
 Rate
 
77 Metascore

At the instigation of a grieving father, a Los Angeles cop investigates the suspicious circumstances of a girl's apparent suicide.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Catherine Deneuve, Ben Johnson, Paul Winfield

Votes: 1,874

 
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Dr. Broadway
 
 

92. Dr. Broadway (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

 6.6
 
 Rate

New York City physician, Dr. Timothy Kane, knows Broadway, the Great White Way and all of its characters thoroughly, as does his receptionist, Connie Madigan. A man Kane had sent to prison ...See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Jean Phillips,J. Carrol Naish, Richard Lane

Votes: 62

 
 
 
 
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I posted the long Paramount Studios Noir list for viewing.  It is long but extremely interesting to view. It runs the gamut fron 1929 to the 1980s.

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Thank you for posting this. I haven't seen many of these films because Paramount films are less accessible to TCM than films from some of the other studios. The original poster does include a number of films that would generally not be considered noir, like The Heiress. The Furies is certainly a noirish western, but not The Tin Star. Despite the presence of Lizabeth Scott, Paid in Full is domestic melodrama, not noir. Still, there two or three dozen films here I'd be happy to see on TCM or elsewhere.

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I'd seen more of these than I would have thought. I counted 22 that I'd seen, and almost all of those 22 I saw on TCM, actually. I agree they're being pretty broad with their concept of noir. Stalag 17The UninvitedThe Spy Who Came in from the Cold? Each of these films fit more comfortably in other genres than noir, I would say.

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It's taking forever to load, lol.

It would be better in list form without the posters. But looking at some of the titles I'd agree with sewhite2000.

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The pre-1949 Paramount films that are unavailable is the doing of Universal, not Paramount, since Universal controls not only their entire copyrighted film library but the 1929-1948 Paramount talking film library.

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