100 Noir Greats

1. The Maltese Falcon – (1941, John Huston) (Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre, Mary Astor)

2. Double Indemnity – (1944, Billy Wilder) (Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson)

3. The Big Sleep – (1946, Howard Hawks) (Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely)

4. Sunset Boulevard – (1950, Billy Wilder) (Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim)

5. The Third Man – (1949, Carol Reed) (Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Trevor Howard, Alida Valli)

6. M – (1931, Fritz Lang) (Peter Lorre, Ellen Widmann, Inge Landgut, Otto Wernicke)

7. Notorious – (1946, Alfred Hitchcock) (Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Louis Calhern)

8. Touch Of Evil – (1958, Orson Welles) (Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Dennis Weaver)

9. Criss Cross – (1949, Robert Siodmak) (Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Stephen McNally)

10. Strangers On A Train – (1951, Alfred Hitchcock) (Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker)

11. Out Of The Past – (1947, Jacques Tourneur) (Robert Mitchum, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming)

12. The Big Combo – (1955, Joseph H. Lewis) (Cornel Wilde, Richard Conte, Brian Donlevy, Jean Wallace)

13. The Night Of The Hunter – (1955, Charles Laughton) (Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish)

14. The Killing – (1956, Stanley Kubrick) (Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards)

15. Key Largo – (1948, John Huston) (Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Edward G. Robinson)

16. The Killers – (1946, Robert Siodmak) (Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien)

17. I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang – (1932, Mervyn LeRoy) (Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Preston Foster)

18. Ace In The Hole – (1951, Billy Wilder) (Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Richard Benedict)

19. Laura – (1944, Otto Preminger) (Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price)

20. White Heat – (1949, Raoul Walsh) (James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O’Brien, Steve Cochran)

21. The Lost Weekend – (1945, Billy Wilder) (Ray Milland, Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry)

22. Angels With Dirty Faces – (1938, Michael Curtiz) (James Cagney, Pat O’Brien, Humphrey Bogart)

23. Rififi – (1955, Jules Dassin) (Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Janine Darcey)

24. Sweet Smell of Success – (1957, Alexander Mackendrick) (Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Martin Milner)

25. The Blue Dahlia – (1946, George Marshall) (Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva)

26. Night And The City – (1950, Jules Dassin) (Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Herbert Lom)

27. The Set-Up – (1949, Robert Wise) (Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter)

28. Scarface – (1932, Howard Hawks) (Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, George Raft, Boris Karloff)

29. Shadow Of A Doubt – (1943, Alfred Hitchcock) (Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Carey)

30. The Big Heat – (1953, Fritz Lang) (Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Lee Marvin)

31. The Asphalt Jungle – (1950, John Huston) (Sterling Hayden, Marilyn Monroe, James Whitmore)

32. Nightmare Alley – (1947, Edmund Goulding) (Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray)

33. Body And Soul – (1947, Robert Rossen) (John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, William Conrad)

34. In A Lonely Place – (1950, Nicholas Ray) (Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy)

35. The Lady from Shanghai – (1947, Orson Welles) (Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane)

36. Ossessione – (1943, Luchino Visconti) (Clara Calamai, Massimo Girotti, Dhia Cristiani)

37. The Woman in the Window – (1944, Fritz Lang) (Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Raymond Massey)

38. Pickup On South Street – (1953, Samuel Fuller) (Richard Widmark, Jean Peters, Thelma Ritter)

39. Scarlet Street – (1945, Fritz Lang) (Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea)

40. Kiss Of Death – (1947, Henry Hathaway) (Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark)

41. Gun Crazy (aka: Deadly Is The Female) – (1950, Joseph H. Lewis) (Peggy Cummins, John Dall)

42. Mildred Pierce – (1945, Michael Curtiz) (Joan Crawford, Jack Carson, Eve Arden)

43. Where The Sidewalk Ends – (1950, Otto Preminger) (Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill)

44. The Naked City – (1948, Jules Dassin) (Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, Dorothy Hart)

45. Gilda – (1946, Charles Vidor) (Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready)

46. Murder, My Sweet – (1944, Edward Dmytryk) (Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley)

47. Kiss Me Deadly – (1955, Robert Aldrich) (Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart)

48. Sudden Fear – (1952, ) (Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Mike Connors)

49. This Gun For Hire – (1942, Frank Tuttle) (Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Alan Ladd)

50. Dark Passage – (1947, Delmer Daves) (Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Agnes Moorehead)

51. The Postman Always Rings Twice – (1946, Tay Garnett) (Lana Turner, John Garfield, Cecil Kellaway)

52. Fury – (1936, Fritz Lang) (Spencer Tracy, Sylvia Sidney, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot)

53. Leave Her To Heaven – (1945, John M. Stahl) (Gene Tierney, Cornel Wilde, Vincent Price)

54. D.O.A. – (1950, Rudolph Maté) (Edmond O’Brien, Pamela Britton, Beverly Garland)

55. Kansas City Confidential – (195

56. Force Of Evil – (1948, Abraham Polonsky) (John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Marie Windsor)

57. Crossfire – (1947, Edward Dmytryk) (Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame)

58. The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers – (1946, L. Milestone) (Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin, Kirk Douglas)

59. House Of Strangers – (1949, Joseph L. Mankiewicz) (Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward)

60. Scandal Sheet – (1952, Phil Karlson) (Broderick Crawford, Donna Reed, John Derek, Harry Morgan)

61. The Wrong Man – (1956, Alfred Hitchcock) (Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle)

62. Odds Against Tomorrow – (1959, Robert Wise) (Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Shelley Winters)

63. Raw Deal – (1948, Anthony Mann) (Dennis O’Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt, John Ireland)

64. Act of Violence – (1948, Fred Zinnemann) (Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh, Mary Astor)

65. The Stranger – (1946, Orson Welles) (Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Orson Welles)

66. You Only Live Once – (1937, Fritz Lang) (Henry Fonda, Sylvia Sidney, Barton MacLane)

67. Angel Face – (1952, Otto Preminger) (Robert Mitchum, Jean Simmons, Mona Freeman)

68. Pitfall – (1948, André De Toth) (Dick Powell, Lizabeth Scott, Jane Wyatt, Raymond Burr)

69. Detour – (1945, Edgar G. Ulmer) (Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake, Edmund MacDonald)

70. On Dangerous Ground – (1952, Nicholas Ray) (Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond)

71. Panic In The Streets – (1950, Elia Kazan) (Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes)

72. Possessed – (1947, Curtis Bernhardt) (Joan Crawford, Van Heflin, Raymond Massey)

73. Human Desire – (1954, Fritz Lang) (Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford)

74. The Street With No Name – (1948, William Keighley) (Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan)

75. Fallen Angel – (1945, Otto Preminger) (Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, John Carradine)

76. Phantom Lady – (1944, Robert Siodmak) (Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis)

77. Cry of the City – (1948, Robert Siodmak) (Victor Mature, Richard Conte, Shelley Winters)

78. Dead Reckoning – (1947, John Cromwell) (Humphrey Bogart, Lizabeth Scott, Morris Carnovsky)

79. T-Men – (1947, Anthony Mann) (Dennis O’Keefe, Mary Meade, Alfred Ryder, June Lockhart)

80. Party Girl – (1958, Nicholas Ray) (Robert Taylor, Cyd Charisse, Lee J. Cobb, John Ireland)

81. The File On Thelma Jordon – (1950, Robert Siodmak) (Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly)

82. The Brasher Doubloon – (1947, John Brahm) (George Montgomery, Nancy Guild, Conrad Janis)

83. Clash by Night – (1952, Fritz Lang) (Barbara Stanwyck, Paul Douglas, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe)

84. Mystery Street – (1950, John Sturges) (Ricardo Montalban, Sally Forrest, Bruce Bennett)

85. Niagara – (1953, Henry Hathaway) (Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters, Max Showalter)

86. While The City Sleeps – (1956, Fritz Lang) (Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming, George Sanders)

87. Side Street – (1950, Anthony Mann) (Joe Norson, Ellen Norson, James Craig)

88. The Big Knife – (1955, Robert Aldrich) (Jack Palance, Ida Lupino, Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters)

89. Border Incident – (1949, Anthony Mann) (Pablo Rodriguez, Jack Bearnes, Howard Da Silva)

90. Desperate – (1947, Anthony Mann) (Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr, Jason Robards Sr.)

91. Whirlpool – (1949, Otto Preminger) (Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer)

92. Journey Into Fear – (1943, Norman Foster, Orson Welles) (Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio)

93. Undercurrent – (1946, Vincente Minnelli) (Katharine Hepburn, Robert Taylor, Robert Mitchum)

94. Hollow Triumph – (1948, Steve Sekely) (Paul Henreid, Joan Bennett, Eduard Franz)

95. Beyond A Reasonable Doubt – (1956, Fritz Lang) (Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine, Sidney Blackmer)

96. House Of Bamboo – (1955, Samuel Fuller) (Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi)

97. Lady in the Lake – (1947, Robert Montgomery) (Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan)

98. The Two Mrs. Carrolls – (1947, Peter Godfrey) (Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith)

99. Where Danger Lives – (1950, John Farrow) (Robert Mitchum, Claude Rains, Maureen O’Sullivan)

100. Stranger On The Third Floor – (1940, Boris Ingster) (Peter Lorre, John McGuire, Margaret Tallichet)

2, Phil Karlson) (John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster)

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