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man looking thru the blinds: from "The Dark Corner" [1946]              Film Noir Collections

Noir Films of America
movies A to E
movies F to J
movies K to O
movies P to U
movies V to Z

Noir Films of Asia
Noir Films of France

documentary videos

links


Noir Films of America {V to Z}

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"Violent Saturday" [Fox April 1955]
Violent Saturday movie poster directed by Richard Fleischer  Small town secrets and a gang of bank robbers combine to create an eruption of sudden violence. Directed by Richard Fleischer; filmed in color & CinemaScope; starring Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally, Virginia Leith, Tommy Noonan, Lee Marvin, Margaret Hayes, J. Carrol Naish, Sylvia Sidney & Ernest Borgnine
video/DVD not available • full credits from IMDb
based on the 1956? novel by William L. Heath
Creative Arts pb [11/85] out of print/used


"The Web" [Universal May 1947]
A tycoon hires a lawyer-detective as a secret bodyguard when a 'dangerous' embezzler
is released from prison. The crook shows up and the detective shoots him, but then the crook's daughter
tries to kill the detective, and the situation begins to look different.
Directed by Michael Gordon;
starring Edmond O'Brien, Vincent Price, Ella Raines, William Bendix, Maria Palmer, John Abbott & Fritz Leiber
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb


"The Well" [United Artists/Cardinal Sept 1951]
The Well 1951 movie co-directed by Russell Rouse & Leo C. Popkin   When a young black girl disappears on the way to school, rumors abound and small-town racial tension erupts, until the girl is discovered at the bottom of an abandoned well.
Co-written & co-directed by Russell Rouse, co-directed by Leo C. Popkin; music by Dimitri Tiomkin; starring Richard Rober, Gwendolyn Laster, Maidie Norman, George Hamilton, Ernest Anderson, Dick Simmons, Lane Chandler, Harry Morgan, Barry Kelley, Walter Kelly & Bill Walker; nominated for Best Script Oscar & WGA Award
Image Ent. b&w DVD [2/2007] for $22.99
full credits from IMDb


"Where's Marlowe?"
[Paramount Oct 1998]
Where's Marlowe? movie directed by Daniel Pyne, starring Miguel Ferrer   A comedic combination of film noir & 'mockumentary' conventions: Two filmmakers shooting a documentary about two Los Angeles gumshoes are caught up in real-life danger when one of the detectives is murdered. Co-written & co-produced by John Mankiewicz & Daniel Pyne; directed by Daniel Pyne; starring Miguel Ferrer, John Livingston, Mos Def, John Slattery, Allison Dean, Clayton Rohner & Elizabeth Schofield
Paramount widescreen color DVD [7/2000] for $17.99
Paramount color VHS [7/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
studio movie site


"Whirlpool" [Fox Nov 1949]
Whirlpool 1949 movie poster directed by Otto Preminger   The beautiful wife of a psychoanalyst is blackmailed by a quack hypnotist about her shoplifting habit. One of her husband's patients is murdered, and the police find her standing next to the body. Produced & directed by Otto Preminger; starring Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford, Barbara O'Neil & Eduard Franz
Fox b&w DVD [9/2005] for $12.99
full credits from IMDb


"Whistle Stop"
[United Artists Jan 1946]
Whistle Stop 1946 movie starring George Raft & Ava Gardner   A small-town crook is pressured to join in revenge on a gang boss, while a former lover returns to town and takes up with a local nightclub owner. Directed by Léonide Moguy; script by Philip Yordan, loosely based on Maritta M. Wolff's 1941 novel; starring George Raft, Ava Gardner, Victor McLaglen, Tom Conway, Jorja Curtright, Jane Nigh & Florence Bates
Critics Choice b&w DVD [undated] out of prodn/rare
United Artists b&w VHS [9/90] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"The Window" [R.K.O. Aug 1949]
The Window 1949 movie poster directed by Ted Tetzlaff, starring Bobby Driscoll   A boy known to tell far-fetched stories witnesses a murder, and his parents and the police don't believe him. But the killers do. Directed by Ted Tetzlaff; based on a story by Cornell Woolrich; starring Bobby Driscoll, Barbara Hale, Arthur Kennedy, Paul Stewart & Ruth Roman
video not available; full credits from IMDb


"Zen Noir" [indep Sept 2006]
Zen Noir movie poster written & directed by Marc Rosenbush   A detective investigating a murder at a Buddhist monestary finds that his logical, left-brain crime-solving methods are ineffective in the non-linear, intuitive world of Zen. Co-produced, written & directed by Marc Rosenbush; starring Duane Sharp, Kim Chan, Debra Miller, Ezra Buzzington, Jennifer Siebel & Howard Fong
Magic Lamp Releasing color DVD [11/2006] for $19.95
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site


Noir Films of Asia

"As Tears Go By"
aka 'Wong gok ka moon' [Hong Kong 1988]
As Tears Go By movie written & directed by Kar Wai Wong   Apparently based on Martin Scorsese's "Mean Streets" [1973]. A low-level Hong Kong gangster who watches after his loose cannon brother meets a cousin from Kowloon and falls in love with her, and becomes dissatified with his dangerous life. Written & directed by Kar Wai Wong; starring Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung & Jacky Cheung
Kino Video Cantonese w/subtitles color DVD [10/2004] for $26.99
Kino Video Cantonese w/subtitles color VHS [10/2004] for $18.95;
full credits from IMDb


"The Bad Sleep Well"
aka 'Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru' [Toho Japan Sept 1960, USA Oct 1962]
The Bad Sleep Well 1960 movie directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshirô Mifune   A young man attempts to use his position at the heart of a corrupt company to expose the men responsible for his father's death. Directed by Akira Kurosawa [1910-98]; starring Toshirô Mifune, Masayuki Mori, Kamatari Fujiwara, Takeshi Katô, Kô Nishimura, Kyôko Kagawa, Takashi Shimura & Tatsuya Mihashi; won Kinema Junpo Award for Best Script
Criterion widescreen b&w DVD [1/2006] for $26.99
Homevision b&w VHS [9/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"Blind Shaft"
aka 'Mang Jing' [China 2003, USA Feb 2004]
Blind Shaft movie written & directed by Yang Li   Two coal miners scheme to murder a naive fellow worker, planning to extort money from the boss for covering up the 'accident'. Written & directed by Yang Li; starring Qiang Li, Baoqiang Wang, Shuangbao Wang, Jing Ai, Zhenjiang Bao, Sun Wei & Jun Zhao
Kino Intl. color DVD [8/2004] for $26.99
Kino Intl. color VHS [8/2004] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"The Castle of Sand"
aka 'Suna no utsuwa' [Shochiku Japan Oct 1974, USA Oct 1975]
Inspector Imanishi Investigates novel, Castle of Sand movie directed by Yoshitaro Nomura   A homicide detective and his new partner investigate a body dumped in a railroad yard, which is soon identified as a policeman on vacation. Directed by Yoshitaro Nomura; based on a best-selling novel by Seicho Matsumoto; starring Tetsuro Tamba, Kensaku Morita, Go Kato, Ken Ogata, Yôko Shimada, Karin Yamaguchi, Seiji Matsuyama & Yoshi Kato; won Kinema Junpo awards for Best Director & Best Script
Panorama color DVD [6/2007] for $23.49
full credits from IMDb + 2004 Japan tv series: series credits at IMDb
"Inspector Imanishi Investigates" [1961 bestseller novel]
by Seicho Matsumoto [1909-92]
Soho Crime 7½x5 pb [11/94] for $10.01


"High & Low"
aka 'Tengoku to jigoku' [Japan March 1963; US release Nov 1963]
High & Low 1963 movie co-written & directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshirô Mifune & Tatsuya Nakadai   A corporate executive learns that his son has been kidnapped for a huge ransom, and then that the kidnapper has mistakenly taken the son of his chauffeur. Co-written & directed by Akira Kurosawa [1910-98]; based on Ed McBain's novel "King's Ransom"; starring Toshirô Mifune, Kenjiro Ishiyama, Susumu Fujita, Kyôko Kagawa, Takeshi Kato, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yutaka Sada, Tsutomu Yamazaki & Takashi Shimura
Criterion widescreen b&w DVD [7/2008] 2 disks for $34.99
Home Vision letterbox b&w DVD [10/98] for $35.99
Home Vision widescreen b&w VHS [6/2000] for $28.45
full credits from IMDb
King's Ransom novel by Ed McBain  
"King's Ransom: An 87th Precinct Mystery" [1959]
by Ed McBain

Signet mass pb [1/95] out of print/used
Signet mass pb [9/87] out of print/used


"Stray Dog"
aka 'Nora inu' [Japan Oct 1949; US release Aug 1963]
Stray Dog 1949 movie co-written & directed by Akira Kurosawa, starring Toshirô Mifune   A young Tokyo police detective loses his pistol to a pickpocket. Co-written & directed by Akira Kurosawa [1910-98]; starring Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura & Keiko Awaji
Criterion b&w DVD [5/2004] for $35.99
Home Vision b&w VHS [6/2000] for $28.45
full credits from IMDb


"Underworld Beauty"
aka "Ankokugai no bijo" [Nikkatsu Japan March 1958]
Underworld Beauty movie directed by Seijun Suzuki   Just out of prison for a jewel heist, a gangster collects the hidden jewels and intends to split them with his buddy who was crippled during the robbery. But the local yakuza boss wants the jewels... Directed by Seijun Suzuki; starring Michitaro Mizushima, Mari Shiraki, Hideaki Nitani, Shinsuke Ashida, Kiroshi Kondo, Kaku Takashina & Toru Abe
HomeVision widescreen b&w DVD [1/2004] for $17.99
full credits from IMDb


"The Yakuza"
[Toei Japan Dec 1974, Warner USA release March 1975]
The Yakuza 1975 movie poster directed by Sydney Pollack, starring Robert Mitchum & Ken Takakura   American-made, but about the value of honor and obligation in Japan. An American World War II veteran is asked by a pal (now a shipping magnate) to rescue his daughter, who has been kidnapped in Japan. Produced & directed by Sydney Pollack, written by Leonard & Paul Schrader and Robert Towne; starring Robert Mitchum, Ken Takakura, Brian Keith, Herb Edelman, Richard Jordan, Keiko Kishi, Eiji Okada & James Shigeta
Warner widescreen color DVD [1/2007] for $14.99
Warner color VHS [4/94] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb

"The Yakuza" novel [1975] by Leonard Schrader
Warner mass pb [3/75] out of print/used

plans were announced in 2002 & 2005 of a remake starring Steven Segal,
but he made "Into The Sun" instead; currently planned for 2009 Warner Bros. release
latest info on remake at IMDb




Noir Films of France


"L'Armée des Ombres" aka "Army of Shadows"
[France 1969; USA April 2006]
L'Armée des Ombres aka Army of Shadows French movie written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville   A leader of the French resistance is betrayed to the Germans and sent to an internment camp; he escapes and exacts revenge on the traitor. Written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville [1917-73], based on Joseph Kessel's novel; starring Lino Ventura, Simone Signoret, Paul Meurisse, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Claude Mann, Paul Crauchet & Christian Barbier
Criterion widescreen color DVD [5/2007] for $35.99
full credits from IMDb
official movie site
L'Armée des Ombres novel by Joseph Kessel   "L'Armée des Ombres" [1943 novel]
by Joseph Kessel

French & European Publns pb [10/86] for $16.95
Pocket French-language pb [5/2001] out of print/rare


"Bob le Flambeur"
[France 1955; USA 1981 & 2001]
Bob le Flambeur French movie poster co-written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville   A compulsive gambler of Paris on a losing streak learns that the Deauville casino keeps a fortune in its vaults during Grand Prix weekend, and begins to plot a robbery. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville [1917-73]; starring Roger Duchesne, Guy Decomble, André Garet, Isabelle Corey & Daniel Cauchy
Criterion b&w subtitled DVD [4/2002] for $26.99
Sony b&w VHS [12/93] out of prodn/used
Homevision b&w dubbed VHS [4/2002] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

The Good Thief 2002 remake poster directed by Neil Jordan, starring Nick Nolte   color remake "The Good Thief" [Fox Searchlight April 2003]
A heroin addict/retired thief plans one last job, the double robbery of a casino. Adapted & directed by Neil Jordan; based on Melville's "Bob le Flambeur" [1955]; cinematography by Chris Menges; starring Nick Nolte, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Ouassini Embarek, Emir Kusturica, Tchéky Karyo, Gérard Darmon, Mark & Michael Polish, Saïd Taghmaoui & Marc Lavoine
Fox widescreen color DVD [5/2003] for $4.97
Fox color VHS [1/2004] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"Le Cercle Rouge"
[France Oct 1970; USA Dec 1990]
Le Cercle Rouge French movie poster written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, starring Alain Delon   Newly released from prison, an aristocratic thief robs a mob boss and then enlists an escaped murderer and a sharpshooter in a jewel heist, while a cat-loving police superintendent patiently pursues them. Written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville [1917-73]; color cinematography by Henri Decaë; starring Alain Delon, André Bourvil, Gian Maria Volontè, Yves Montand, André Ekyan, René Berthier & François Périer
Criterion widescreen subtitled color DVD [10/2003] 2 disks for $35.99
full credits from IMDb
distributor movie page


"Les Diaboliques"
[France Jan 1955; USA Nov 1955]
Les Diaboliques French movie poster co-written & directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot   Two schoolteachers, the wife & mistress of a sadistic boarding school headmaster, plot to kill him. But after they drown him and dump the body in a swimming pool, the body goes missing ...
Produced, co-written & directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot; based on a novel by Boileau-Narcejac; starring Simone Signoret, Véra Clouzot, Paul Meurisse, Charles Vanel & Michel Serrault
Criterion subtitled b&w DVD [1/99] for $18.97
Homevision subtitled restored b&w VHS [9/2001] for $28.45
Madacy b&w VHS [9/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Celle qui n'était plus novel by Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac  
"Celle qui n'était plus" novel [1952]
by Pierre Boileau & Thomas Narcejac

Gallimard French-language pb [1/99] out of print/used
Flammarion French-language pb [1/96] out of print/used


"Le Doulos" aka "The Finger Man"
[Pathé France Feb 1963, USA March 1964]
Le Doulos French movie poster written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville   A burglar just out of prison murders a fence, steals the loot, and attempts a robbery, where he is shot by police. He gets away, and concludes that a friend informed on him.
Written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville [1917-73]; based on the novel by Pierre V. Lesou; starring Serge Reggiani, René Lefèvre, Philippe March, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jean Desailly, Fabienne Dali & Monique Hennessy
Interama b&w VHS [undated] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"Elevator To The Gallows"
aka "Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud" [France Jan 1958; USA June 1961]
Elevator To The Gallows French movie poster co-written & directed by Louis Malle, starring Jeanne Moreau   In post-war Paris, an ex-paratrooper murders the husband of his lover, planning to fake a suicide, but Fate makes a mess of things. Co-written & directed by Louis Malle; cinematography by Henri Decaë; starring Jeanne Moreau, Maurice Ronet, Georges Poujouly, Yori Bertin, Jean Wall, Charles Denner & Lino Ventura
Criterion widescreen subtitled b&w DVD [4/2006] 2 disks for $35.99
New Yorker Video subtitled b&w VHS [1/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Rialto 2006 re-release moviesite
famous Miles Davis original score:
PolyGram soundtrack CD [10/90] for $10.97


"Un Flic"aka "A Cop" or "Dirty Money"
[France Oct 1972; Allied Artists USA 1975]
Un Flic 1972 French movie written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, starring Alain Delon   A tired cop chasing a bold gang of thieves is having an affair with the gorgeous wife of his best friend, a Paris night club owner (and leader of the gang). Written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville [1917-73]; starring Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve, Riccardo Cucciolla, Michael Conrad & Paul Crauchet
Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [7/2001] for $21.99
Anchor Bay letterbox color VHS [7/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"Un Homme est Mort"
aka "The Outside Man" [France Jan 1973, USA United Artists]
Outside Man half-sheet French movie poster co-written & directed by Jacques Deray, starring Jean-Louis Trintignant   A French contract killer is hired for a job in Los Angeles. Just as he arrives, someone kills a member of his employer's family, and he must escape the police and two gangster factions while the real murderer leaks information about him to the pursuers. Co-written & directed by Jacques Deray; music by Michel Legrand; starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ann-Margret, Roy Scheider, Angie Dickinson, Georgia Engel, Jackie Earle Haley, Alex Rocco, John Hillerman & Umberto Orsini
M.G.M. color VHS [9/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"La Neige était Sale" aka "Dirty Snow"
[France 1952, USA Oct 1956]
La Neige était Sale aka Dirty Snow French movie poster co-written & directed by Luis Saslavsky   A teenaged petty criminal living in an occupied city tempts Fate, committing crimes of escalating violence, and betraying the girl who loves him; Fate retaliates in the end.
Co-written & directed by Luis Saslavsky, adapted from a Georges Simenon novel; starring Daniel Gélin, Daniel Ivernel, Marie Mansart, Véra Norman, Nadine Basile, Antoine Balpêtré & Valentine Tessier
video not available; full credits from IMDb
Dirty Snow 1948 novel by Georges Simenon   "Dirty Snow" [1948 novel, translated 1951]
by Georges Simenon [1903-89]

Random House/N.Y.R.B. 8x4¾ pb [9/2003] for $10.78


"Quai des Orfèvres"
[Majestic France Oct 1947, USA March 1948, re-release Nov 2002]
Quai des Orfèvres French movie purple poster directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot   A lascivious elderly promoter is found murdered, and the suspects include a sexy music hall star, her irrationally-jealous husband, and a beautiful lesbian photographer. The murder case is given to a world-weary police inspector. Directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot; based on the novel by Stanislas-André Steeman; starring Suzy Delair, Bernard Blier, Louis Jouvet, Simone Renant, Jean Daurand & Charles Dullin
Criterion subtitled b&w DVD [5/2003] for $26.99
full credits from IMDb
Rialto Pictures re-release movie page


"Quand tu Liras Cette Lettre"
aka "When You Read This Letter" [France Nov 1953]
Quand tu Liras Cette Lettre French movie poster directed by Jean-Pierre Melville   A cruel and handsome garage mechanic's seduction of a young girl turns to rape, and the girl's sister plans revenge. Co-produced & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville [1917-73]; starring Philippe Lemaire, Juliette Gréco, Irène Galter, Daniel Cauchy & Yvonne de Bray
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb


"Rififi" aka "Du rififi chez les hommes"
[Pathé France April 1955, USA June 1956]
Rififi French movie re-release poster co-written & directed by Jules Dassin   A professional thief and two pals join with an Italian safe-cracker to execute a meticulous robbery of a jewelry store; however, one of them also steals a ring for his girlfriend, which is traced back to them. {The 32-minute heist sequence has no dialogue and no music, and is considered a classic work of cinema.} Co-written & directed by [blacklistee] Jules Dassin; co-written by René Wheeler & Auguste Le Breton, based on Le Breton's novel; starring Jean Servais, Carl Möhner, Robert Manuel, Jules Dassin, Marie Sabouret, Marcel Lupovici & Dominique Maurin; winner of the Prix Méliès
Criterion subtitled b&w DVD [8/00] for $26.99
Homevision subtitled b&w VHS [4/2001] for $28.45
Marco Polo soundtrack CD [4/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Rialto Pictures re-release movie page

planned 2009 color remake
Directed by Harold Becker; adapted by Bo Goldman; starring Al Pacino
video/DVD not yet available; latest info from IMDb


"Du rififi chez les femmes"
[France May 1959, USA Oct 1962]
A criminal mastermind and his gang enlist the female owner of a floating nightclub in a plan to rob the Bank of Belgium.
When she refuses a local gangster's offer to buy the nightclub, she brings serious trouble to the gang.

Co-written & directed by Alex Joffé; based on the 1957 Auguste Le Breton novel; starring Nadja Tiller,
Robert Hossein, Silvia Monfort, Roger Hanin, Pierre Blanchar,Françoise Rosay & Eddie Constantine
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb


"Du rififi à Tokyo"
[France 1962, USA M.G.M. 1963]
Du rififi à Tokyo French movie poster co-written & directed by Jacques Deray   An old gangster wants to steal a famous diamond from a Tokyo bank for his last job. His local contact is killed, so he brings in a replacement; the mental instability of the engineer is worsened by jealousy of his wife's attentions to another gang member; and the whole operation must be kept secret from the local yakuza. Co-written & directed by Jacques Deray; based on the Auguste Le Breton novel; starring Charles Vanel, Karlheinz Böhm, Michel Vitold, Barbara Lass & Eiji Okada
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb


"Du rififi à Paname" aka "Rififi In Paris"
[France March 1966, USA July 1967]
Du rififi à Paname French movie poster co-written & directed by Denys de La Patellière   A C.I.A. agent infiltrates a gang of gold smugglers, hunting the source of arms smuggled into Cuba, while the gang fends off attacks by a rival gang. Co-written & directed by Denys de La Patellière; based on the Auguste Le Breton novel; starring Jean Gabin, George Raft, Gert Fröbe, Nadja Tiller, Claude Brasseur, Daniel Ceccaldi, Marcel Bozzuffi, Jean-Claude Bercq, Claude Cerval, Claudio Brook, Franco Ressel & Mireille Darc
video/DVD not available; full credits from IMDb


"Le Samouraï"
[France Oct 1967; USA July 1972]
Le Samouraï French movie poster co-written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville   Double-crossed by the men who hired him to kill a nightclub owner, a perfectionist professional hitman – with the style of Humphrey Bogart and the code of a Japanese warrior – tries to find the people who betrayed him before either the police or his employer's thugs find him.
Co-written & directed by Jean-Pierre Melville [1917-73]; based on the Joan McLeod novel "The Ronin"; cinematography by Henri Decaë; starring Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier, Jacques Leroy & Michel Boisrond
Criterion subtitled widescreen color DVD [10/2005] for $21.99
New Yorker Video letterbox color VHS [6/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"Shoot The Piano Player"
{aka "Tirez sur Le Pianiste"} [France Nov 1960, USA July 1962]
Shoot the Piano Player French movie poster co-written & directed by François Truffaut, starring Charles Aznavour   After his wife's suicide, a virtuoso pianist gives up on life and takes a job playing piano in a bar. When his criminal brother takes refuge in the bar, chased by two gangsters, his younger brother and the waitress who loves him are also placed in jeopardy. Co-written & directed by François Truffaut [1932-84]; adapted from a novel by David Goodis; starring Charles Aznavour, Marie Dubois, Richard Kanayan, Claude Mansard, Daniel Boulanger, Nicole Berger, Michèle Mercier & Serge Davri
Fox/Lorber b&w DVD [5/99] out of prodn/used
Home Vision widescreen b&w VHS [4/98] out of prodn/used
Fox/Lorber widescreen b&w VHS [4/99] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Shoot the Piano Player / Down There 1936 novel by David Goodis  
"Down There" [1936 novel] by David Goodis
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [10/90] for $9.80

critical film study by Peter Brunette [1993] {includes the script}
Rutgers Univ Press 9x6 pb [6/93] for $17.00


"13 (Tzameti)"
[France Feb 2006; USA July 2006]
13 Tzameti French movie poster written & directed by Géla Babluani   An impoverished youth intercepts a package that will supposedly make its possessor rich. He takes on a false identity and follows the instructions inside the package, leading to pursuit by police and to a gang of gamblers who force him to join a game of Russian roulette.
Written & directed by Géla Babluani; starring George Babluani, Pascal Bongard, Aurélien Recoing, Fred Ulysse & Nicolas Pignon; won Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2006 & 2 awarda at Venice Film Festival 2005
b&w video not yet available; full credits from IMDb
distributor's movie site


"Touchez Pas au Grisbi"
[France March 1954, USA July 1959]
Touchez Pas au Grisbi French movie poster co-written & directed by Jacques Becker   A gangster and his partner steal 50-million francs in gold bars and plan to retire. But the partner's ex-girlfriend tells her new crook boyfriend about the loot {'grisbi'), so he captures the partner, offering to exchange him for the gold. Co-written & directed by Jacques Becker; co-written by Albert Simonin from his novel; starring Jean Gabin, Jeanne Moreau, Dora Doll, René Dary & Lino Ventura
Criterion subtitled b&w DVD [1/2005] for $26.99
Fox/Lorber b&w VHS [4/99] for $19.98
full credits from IMDb
Rialto Pictures re-release movie page

Documentary Videos

Best of Film Noir video  "The Best of Film Noir & Interviews With The Stars [1999]
interviews, clips from 30 films {120 minutes}
Passport DVD [12/2000] for $13.49
Passport VHS [3/99] out of stock/used
Film Noir Bringing Darkness To Light documentary  "Film Noir: Bringing Darkness To Light" documentary [indep 2006]
Directed by Gary Leva

Warner Bros. DVD [2006] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
also available as part of "Film Noir Classic Collection - Vol. 3" [2006]
Warner DVD [7/2006] 7 disks for $34.99

Pulp Cinema compilation of 45 noir movie trailers  "Pulp Cinema: Seduction! Betrayal! Murder!" [2001]
Image Ent. b&w DVD [7/2001] for $22.49
includes original trailers for 45 noir feature films from the archives of collector Ted Newsom: George Cukor's "A Woman's Face", "The Accused", "Act of Violence", "Anatomy of A Murder", "Berlin Express", "The Big Clock", Fritz Lang's "The Big Heat", Clifford Odets's "The Big Knife", Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep" {with Bogart}, "Blackmail", Raymond Chandler's "The Brasher Doubloon", "The Bribe", "Circumstantial Evidence", Orson Welles's "Citizen Kane" [1941], "City of Chance", "The Cobra Strikes", "Conflict" {with Bogart}, Edward Dmytryk's "Cross-fire", "Deception" {with Bette Davis}, William Wyler's "Detective Story", James M. Cain's "Double Indemnity", "Fingers At The Window", "Fury", George Cukor's "Gaslight", "Girl In 313", Dashiell Hammett's "The Glass Key", "Grand Central Murder", "Hangover Square", "I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang", "Key Largo" {with Bogart}, Stanley Kubrick's "The Killing", Mickey Spillane's "Kiss Me Deadly", "Kiss The Blood Off My Hands", Raymond Chandler's "Lady In The Lake", Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon" {with Bogart}, Fritz Lang's "Ministry of Fear", "Night of The Hunter", James M. Cain's "The Postman Always Rings Twice" {with Lana Turner}, "Private Hell 36", "Ride The Pink Horse", "Sealed Lips", "Strange Triangle", Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard", Graham Greene's "This Gun For Hire", and Billy Wilder's "Witness For The Prosecution"


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Economics Film Festival at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
Education Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Existentialist Film Festival at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
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Football Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
47 Rônin / Chüshingura Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Gangster Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Hollywood Film Festival Pages at Magic Lantern
Horse-Racing Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Human Rights Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Kings & Queens Film Festival at Magic Lantern
'Knights of Yore' Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Labor Movement Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
Movie Musicals Film Festival Pages at Magic Lantern
Muscle-Head Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Native American Film Festival at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore
Oscar-Winning Western Movies Page at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore
Philosophy Film Festival at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
Pirate Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Political Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Railroad Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
'Rat Race' Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Road Movies Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Rock Music Film Festival at Spirit of America Bookstore
Samurai Films at Magic Lantern
Science Fiction Film Festival at Magic Lantern
'Shakespeare On Film' Festivasl Pages at Magic Lantern
Sherlock Holmes Film Festival Pages at BlackHat Mystery Bookstore
Sports Film Festival Pages at Magic Lantern
War [& Anti-War] Film Festival at Magic Lantern
Western Movies Film Festival Pages at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Bookstore

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