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Posts posted by arpirose

  1. Here are some omissions:

    WAKE ISLAND Donlevy fights the Japanese at Wake Island.

    SO PROUDLY WE HAIL Gallant Nurses heal and evacuate patients  after PEARL HARBOR at Battan.  It Stars Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard and Veronica Lake (it is probably her best role)

    YANK IN THE RAF . Tyrone Power  joins the ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE TO  fight the Nazis during the time before we entered the war.


    A FOREIGN AFFAIR.  BILLY WILDER shows the dark side of post war Germany with graft with humor and insight.




    fore we entered the war.


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  2. Hi guys you have the definition of the word profile all wrong.  Here is the Webster's Dictionaries definition of the word.

    Definition of profile

     (Entry 1 of 2)

    1: a representation of something in outline especially : a human head or face represented or seen in a side view. A profile means an image shown on a side view.
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  3. On October 17th, THERE IS A SMALL TRIBUTE TO JEAN ARTHUR, who is one of my favorite actresses.  They will be showing the rarely seen EASY LIVING 1937, SCREWBALL COMEDY.   It was Directed by MITCHELL LEISEN, who was barely heralded as oner the best directors of the 1930s and forties. It was scripted by the future, the legendary director PRESTON STURGES.

    I am posting a movie clip from the TCM ARCHIVE.  You will.notice the most fabulous set decorationS from the great HANS DRIER.  The sets are a pure ART DECO fantasy.  It is so lavish and fantastic.


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  4. I have one more piece of information regarding on how influential THE Z  CHANNEL WAS from the WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE.

    Because it was watched by so many people in L.A., including significant numbers of members of the film academy, Z Channel was very influential. It was considered responsible for helping Woody Allen's "Annie Hall" win Best Picture in 1977 and for bringing James Woods a nomination for his performance in Oliver Stone's 1986 "Salvador."

    All I can say, there was never a film channel as the Z CHANNEL WAS; and there will never be again.  WhaT A SHAME! TCM doesn't come close.  TCM is a premium channel. We have to pay extra for it.  They do not acknowledge the diverse film history.   They should do better.  There is more to film history than MGM, Warner Brothers and RKO.

  5. You guys are totally missing the  big picture.  The first channel to show very classic films was the late and lamented Z CHANNEL. They introduced films that were literally forgotten to film history crowd.They played a great number of PARAMOUNT FILMS that were PRECode. I do not think any of you had the pleasure to see the films on THE Z CHANNEL.  It came through CENTURY COMMUNICATioNS  Los Angeles IN THE 1970S TO THE I990'S.It showed  everything including interviews with actors and famous directors.  The famed film historian and critic CHARLES CHAMPLIN was the host many of these interviews. I had taped these movies.  However, when I MOVED, I LET MY TAPES GO.  I regret my actions. It would have been fantastic film history lesson.


    This was the documentary about the Z CHANNEL.


  6. I grew up on Paramount films through the maga showings  These films were shown during the day, early morning showings and THE WONDERFUL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL with the late Tom Hatten. It was such a joy to see these films.  I feel the classic films fans are being deprived not seeing PARAMOUNT CLASSICS.  They played a wonderful film with Ronald Colman called THE LIGHT THAT FAILED 1939. it introduced us to a very young IDA LUPINO, WHO GAVE BRAVURA PERFORMANCE as a woman going mad.I can go on and on about this studio. I was even was lucky enough to get a tour of the studio in the late 1980s.  I was lucky enough to see the  CHEERS set . That was terrific adventure.

  7. The TCM programmers use Paramount classics the least. By the way, Classic UNIVERSAL AND PARAMOUNT ARE THE SAME.  THIS IS A POOR EXCUSE. Since there is no other way to expose the Classic film fan to PARAMOUNT, Tcm should make a better effort to use their films in their rotation.

    By the way, The whole Jane Powell SOTM  was a total joke.  She was never known as good actress or even a competent one.

  8. You appear to have no clue about how films are leased by the various networks from the content providers.

    Excuse me but I know how things are done. Don't make such assumptions.  All I can say, that the programmers are so cheap that they will not rent Films from the magnificent CLASSIC PARAMOUNT library. By the way, PARAMOUNT was a better studio than MGM.  MGM made so many  garbage films that are unreal.  They may have had slick production values, but most of their films were idiotic, especially the Andy Hardy series.the silly Judy Garland films.meyer was proud making reactionary films.  MGM wasted talented actors on garbage.


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  9. 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

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    9. Fly-By-Night (1942)

    74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller


    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


    10. Thunderbolt (1929)

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


    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


    11. Branded (1950)

    Not Rated | 104 min | Crime, Western


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    19. Manhandled (1949)

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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    26. Gunn (1967)

    Not Rated | 94 min | Mystery


    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


    27. Riot (1969)

    R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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

    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


    45. Chinatown (1974)

    R | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

    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


    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

    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


    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


    49. Vertigo (1958)

    PG | 128 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

    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


    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


    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


    52. Saigon (1948)

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


    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


    53. Calcutta (1947)

    Passed | 83 min | Action, Crime, Drama


    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


    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


    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


    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

    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    66. Man-Trap (1961)

    Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

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

    Votes: 310


    81. Dynamite (1949)

    Approved | 68 min | Drama


    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


    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


    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


    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


    85. Psycho (1960)

    R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

    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


    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

    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


    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


    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


    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


    91. Hustle (1975)

    R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

    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


    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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