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My Favorite Film Noirs

This has always been a favorite genre of mine. The lighting and camera work, the hard-boiled and hardened characters, the underside of the 1940s and 1950s as an antidote to the patriotic and wholesome features of the period, the urban settings (often my hometown of New York), and the dark endings. It's rare that I don't enjoy one of these.

  • The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
  • Phantom Lady
  • Caged
  • Nightmare Alley
  • Screaming Mimi
  • Impact
  • Mildred Pierce
  • Flamingo Road
  • Moonrise
  • The Glass Key
  • Deep Valley
  • Woman on the Run
  • The Crimson Kimono
  • The Hard Way
  • Drive a Crooked Road
  • The Prowler
  • In a Lonely Place
  • They Live by Night
  • The Dark Corner
  • The Blue Dahlia
  • Gilda
  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • I Walk Alone
  • Nightfall
  • Double Indemnity
  • On Dangerous Ground
  • Born to Kill