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publicity photograph of Humphrey Bogart and the Maltese Falcon, 1941          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 {F to J}

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"Fall Guy" [Monogram March 1947]
Fall Guy one-sheet movie poster directed by Reginald Le Borg   Following a party, police pick up a man who is coked up and covered with blood. He escapes, and his girl friend and cop brother-in-law try to clear him of the murder frame-up. Directed by Reginald Le Borg; starring Clifford Penn, Teala Loring, Robert Armstrong, John Harmon, Iris Adrian, Charles Arnt, Virginia Dale, Jack Overman & Elisha Cook Jr.
video not available; full credits from IMDb


"Fallen Angel" [Fox Oct 1945]
Fallen Angel movie poster directed by Otto Preminger   A penniless drifter marries a wealthy local spinster, planning to divorce her and marry a beautiful waitress. The waitress is murdered and he becomes the prime suspect. Directed by Otto Preminger; from the novel by Marty Holland; starring Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford, Anne Revere, Bruce Cabot, John Carradine & Percy Kilbride
Fox color DVD [3/2006] for $9.99
full credits from IMDb


"Frank Miller's Sin City"

"Sin City 1" [Dimension/Troublemaker April 2005]
Sin City movie poster co-directed by Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez   Three connected hardboiled tales, with the highly-stylized look of Miller's graphic novels: an ex-con avenges a murdered hooker, a private eye helps a red light district stay independent from the Mob, and a disgraced cop shields a dancer from a psychotic sadist. Co-written & co-directed by Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez; starring Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Jaime King, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Brittany Murphy, Devon Aoki, Rutger Hauer & Alexis Bledel
Buena Vista recut widescreen DVD [12/2005] for $25.99
Dimension color DVD [8/2005] for $19.49
Dimension color VHS [8/2005] for $23.99
Varese soundtrack CD [3/2005] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb; official movie website

"Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For"
[DUE for 2010 release]
Co-written & co-directed by Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez
video not yet available; latest production status at IMDb

"Sin City 3" [DUE for 2011 release]
Co-written & co-directed by Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez
video not yet available; latest production status at IMDb

Sin City graphic novels by Frank Miller   Based on the graphic noir novels & stories of Frank Miller

"Frank Miller's Complete Sin City Library" box set [2005]
Dark Horse pb [8/2005] 7 books for $75.00
Dark Horse 9x12 hardcover Vol I [12/2005] for $94.50
Dark Horse 9x12 hardcover Vol II [5/2006] for $94.50


more details (synopses, books, other films, posters, links, videos & DVDs) at
BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Frank Miller Page

browse Frank Miller Store at Amazon
browse 'Sin City' series books at Amazon


"The Gambler and The Lady"
[Hammer/Lippert Dec 1952]
An American gambler falls in love with a British aristocrat,
but getting rid of his nightclub singer girl friend and hiding his past prove difficult.

Directed by Patrick Jenkins; starring Dane Clark, Naomi Chance, Meredith Edwards,
Thomas Gallagher, Eric Pohlmann, Anthony Forwood & Kathleen Byron
Kit Parker/VCI Double Feature b&w DVD [7/2006] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb


"The Guilty" [Monogram March 1947]
Two roommates meet and date twin sisters; after a break-up, one of the sisters is found murdered.
Directed by John Reinhardt; based on a story by Cornell Woolrich;
starring Bonita Granville, Don Castle, Regis Toomey, John Litel & Wally Cassell
video not available; full credits from IMDb


"Gun Crazy"
aka 'Deadly Is The Female' [United Artists Dec 1949]
Gun Crazy movie poster directed by Joseph H. Lewis  A man who loves guns meets a sharp-shooting sideshow performer and marries her, and they set off on a cross-country robbery spree. Directed by Joseph H. Lewis; script by MacKinlay Kantor & [blacklistee] Dalton Trumbo, from Kantor's story; starring Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger & Morris Carnovsky; listed on the National Film Registry (1998)
Warner b&w DVD [7/2004] for $17.99
Fox b&w VHS [4/91] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
red 11"x17" poster available at AllPosters.com
green 11"x17" poster available at AllPosters.com


"The Hat Box Mystery" b&w featurette
[Lippert/Screen Art Pictures June 1947]
The Hat Box Mystery 1947 b&w featurette  Featurette is less noir than comedy; secretary/girlfriend at a struggling detective agency is cleverly framed for a murder. Directed by Lambert Hillyer; starring Tom Neal, Pamela Blake, Allen Jenkins, Virginia Sale, Leonard Penn, Olga Andre, Tom Kennedy, Al Hill & Edward Keane
Alpha Video Double Feature b&w DVD [5/2005] for $5.98 {with "Hollywood Mystery"}
full credits at IMDbwatch full movie free online [42:58] at YouTube


"He Walked By Night"
[Eagle-Lion Nov 1948]
He Walked By Night movie directed by Alfred L. Werker & Anthony Mann  The cold-blooded murder of a police officer triggers a city-wide dragnet to catch the killer. Told in documentary style, with a subtly surreal atmosphere provided by cinematographer John Alton, one of noir’s greatest artists. Based on a 1946 real-life months-long manhunt.
Directed by Alfred L. Werker & Anthony Mann; starring Richard Basehart, Scott Brady, Roy Roberts, Whit Bissell, James Cardwell & Jack Webb
Alpha Video b&w DVD [6/2003] for $7.98
Madacy Ent. b&w VHS [8/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"Heat Wave"
aka 'The House Across The Lake' [Hammer/Lippert April 1954]
Heat Wave 1954 movie poster written & directed by Ken Hughes   An American writer living in England meets a couple living across a lake. She seduces the writer, the husband has a boating accident, and they toss him overboard. But when the death is declared an accident, she marries another man and disappears. Written & directed by Ken Hughes, from his 1952 novel "High Wray"; starring Alex Nicol, Hillary Brooke, Susan Stephen, Sid James & Alan Wheatley
Kit Parker/VCI b&w Double Feature DVD [7/2006] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb


"Hell's Half Acre" [Republic June 1954]
A woman travels to Honolulu seeking her missing G.I. husband. He escapes from jail to solve the murder
of his girlfriend by gangsters, the wife looks for him, and the gangsters are after both of them.

Produced & directed by John H. Auer; starring Wendell Corey, Evelyn Keyes, Elsa Lanchester,
Marie Windsor, Jesse White, Keye Luke & Philip Ahn
video not available; full credits from IMDb


The  High  Sierra  Movie  Trilogy
W.R. Burnett's novel "High Sierra" [Knopf 1940] was first filmed by Raoul Walsh in 1941, starring Humphrey Bogart as Roy Earle, then remade by Walsh eight years later as the cowboy movie "Colorado Territory" [Warner Bros. June 1949] (with the plot very much intact), and remade again in 1955 as "I Died a Thousand Times".

High Sierra one-sheet movie poster directed by Raoul Walsh & starring Humphrey Bogart   "High Sierra" b&w movie [Warner Bros. Jan 1941]
Directed by Raoul Walsh; script by John Huston & W.R. Burnett, from Burnett's novel; starring Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Alan Curtis, Arthur Kennedy, Joan Leslie, Henry Hull, Henry Travers, Cornel Wilde & Donald MacBride
Warner b&w keepcase DVD [10/2006] for $17.99
Warner b&w DVD [11/2003] for $17.99
Warner b&w VHS [3/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
screenplay & critical text [1979] Edited by Douglas Gomery
Univ WI Press 8½x5½ pb [10/79] for $24.95
Univ WI Press 9x6 hardcover [10/79] out of print/used
I Died a Thousand Times movie directed by Stuart Heisler  
"I Died a Thousand Times" color remake [Warner Bros. Nov 1955]
Directed by Stuart Heisler, from a script by W.R. Burnett; starring Jack Palance, Shelley Winters, Lori Nelson, Lee Marvin, Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales, Lon Chaney Jr. & Earl Holliman
Warner color VHS [9/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
High Sierra novel by W.R. Burnett  based on the novel "High Sierra" [Knopf 1940]
by W.R. Burnett [1899-1982]

Kensington/Zebra pb [11/87] out of print/used
Buccaneer hardcover [6/82] out of print/used


"His Kind of Woman"
[R.K.O. Aug 1951]
His Kind of Woman movie poster starring Robert Mitchum & Jane Russell   A deported crime boss blackmails an honest gambler to travel to Mexico in a plot to re-enter the U.S. after the gambler is killed. En route to a Baja resort, the gambler meets a sultry singer, and on arrival finds a crowd of bored sophisticates and a hammy actor for a sidekick.
'Presented by' Howard Hughes; directed by John Farrow; starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Vincent Price, Raymond Burr, Tim Holt, Charles McGraw, Marjorie Reynolds & Jim Backus
video not available; full credits from IMDb


"The Hitch-Hiker" [R.K.O. April 1953]
The Hitch-Hiker one-sheet movie poster directed by Ida Lupino   Two young men on a fishing trip to Mexico pick up a psychotic hitch-hiker who never closes his right eye – even when he sleeps! Directed by Ida Lupino; starring Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy & William Talman; listed on the National Film Registry (1998)
Alpha Video b&w DVD [6/2003] for $7.98
Kino Video b&w VHS [11/2001] for $18.95
full credits from IMDb


"The House On Telegraph Hill"
[Fox May 1951]
The House On Telegraph Hill one-sheet movie poster directed by Robert Wise   A woman survives a Nazi concentration camp by taking on the identity of a dying woman. She arrives in San Francisco just after a relative has died, leaving a large inheritence to her young 'son'. But the boy's governess and the trustee seem to be plotting another death - her own. Directed by Robert Wise; starring Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese, William Lundigan, Fay Baker & Gordon Gebert
Fox color DVD [3/2006] for $9.99
full credits from IMDb


"I Wake Up Screaming"
I Wake Up Screaming movie  "I Wake Up Screaming" feature film [Fox Oct 1941]
A sports promoter helps a beautiful waitress start a career; as she is about to dump him and leave for Hollywood, the girl is murdered; the corrupt cop on the case lets the murderer free and tries to pin the crime on the promoter, who hides out with the girl's sister until he clears his name. Directed by Bruce Humberstone; script by Dwight Taylor, based on the Steve Fisher novel; starring Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar, William Gargan, Alan Mowbray, Allyn Joslyn & Elisha Cook Jr.; DVD extras include commentary by film historian Eddie Muller, deleted 'Daddy' scene, U.K. "Hot Spot" opening sequence & posters, poster & photo galleries, theatrical trailer
Fox b&w DVD [6/2006] for $10.99
Fox b&w VHS [9/98] for $13.98
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

lurid paperback cover for I Wake Up Screaming novel by Steve Fisher  "I Wake Up Screaming" [1941] by Steve Fisher
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard 8x5¼ pb [5/91] out of print/used
Creative Arts mass pb [2/88] out of print/used
Dodd, Mead & Co. hardcover [1941] out of print/used
modern hardcover reissue, with Introduction by Keith Allan Deutsch plus ten short stories & two essays
Centipede Press 9x6 hardcover [DUE 2011?] price unknown
Vicki 1953 feature film  
remake "Vicki" [Fox Sept 1953]
Directed by Harry Horner; script by Dwight Taylor & Leo Townsend; starring Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Elliott Reid, Richard Boone, Max Showalter, Alexander D'Arcy, Carl Betz & Aaron Spelling
Fox color DVD [8/2006] for $13.49
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia


"Impact" [United Artists March 1949]
Impact 1949 one-sheet movie poster directed by Arthur Lubin   A San Francisco industrialist survives a murder attempt by his wife and her lover; dazed, he stumbles into a moving van bound for Idaho. During his recovery, he falls in love with a female auto mechanic, while plotting his return for revenge. But his return to San Francisco results in arrest & trial for the murder of the lover. Directed by Arthur Lubin; starring Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn, Helen Walker, Anna May Wong, Robert Warwick, Art Baker, William Wright & Mae Marsh
Alpha Video b&w DVD [3/2003] for $7.98
Ventura Home Ent. b&w VHS [9/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb



Noir Films of America {K to O}

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"Kansas City Confidential"
[United Artists Nov 1952]
Kansas City Confidential movie poster directed by Phil Karlson  An ex-con is framed for an armored car robbery, beaten and tortured by police, then released for lack of evidence, his quiet life in ruins. The trail that he follows to find out who set him up leads into Mexico and to a gang of hired killers, a crooked ex-cop, and romance. Directed by Phil Karlson; John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Neville Brand, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam & Dona Drake
Alpha Video b&w DVD [8/2002] for $7.98
Image Ent. Special Edition b&w DVD [6/2002] for $9.99
Timeless Multimedia b&w VHS [2/94] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia


"Killer Bait"
aka 'Too Late for Tears' [United Artists Aug 1949]
Killer Bait aka 'Too Late for Tears' movie directed by Byron Haskin  A speeding car tosses a satchel of money into the back seat of the wrong parked car, that of a young couple. He wants to give it to the police, but when a con-man tracks them down and demands the money, the woman uses previously-untapped femme fatale wiles to keep the money. Directed by Byron Haskin; written by Roy Huggins; starring Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea, Arthur Kennedy, Kristine Miller & Barry Kelley
Alpha Video b&w DVD [10/2003] for $6.98
Timeless Multimedia b&w VHS [12/91] for $9.99
full credits from IMDb


"Kiss Me Deadly" feature film [United Artists May 1955]
Kiss Me Deadly b&w noir mystery starring Ralph Meeker as Mike Hammer  Admired from many viewpoints: as "the apotheosis of film noir style", as "the definitive statement on American paranoia in the Atomic Age", and as "a proto-feminist send-up of Spillane’s hugely popular macho fantasies"; listed in the National Film Registry (1999) Produced & directed by Robert Aldrich; adapted by A.I. Bezzerides from the 1952 novel by Mickey Spillane; cinematography by Ernest Laszlo; original music by Frank De Vol; starring Ralph Meeker {as Mike Hammer}, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, Wesley Addy, Marian Carr, Marjorie Bennett, Mort Marshall, Fortunio Bonanova, Strother Martin, Jack Elam, James Seay, Percy Helton, Leigh Snowden, Maxine Cooper, Cloris Leachman
Criterion Collection b&w Blu-ray [6/2011] for $17.81
Criterion Collection b&w DVD [6/2011] for $21.83
M.G.M. Video & DVD b&w DVD [6/2001] for $14.65
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediawatch official trailer [2:14] at YouTube
27"x40" yellow poster from Amazon for $16.95


"Kiss of Death" [Fox Aug 1947]
Kiss of Death noir movie directed by Henry Hathaway, starring Richard Widmark   A small-time crook refuses to rat on his pals, knowing his wife & kids will be taken care of while he serves prison time. But when he hears that his wife committed suicide, he tells the D.A. everything and is released from prison. He remarries and gets a job, then one of the men that he informed on, psycho- pathic killer Tommy Udo, gets out of prison on parole. Directed by Henry Hathaway; screenplay by Ben Hecht & Charles Lederer, based on a manuscript by Eleazar Lipsky; starring Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark, Taylor Holmes, Howard Smith & Karl Malden; Oscar noms for Best Original Story, Best Supporting Actor (RW)
Fox b&w DVD [12/2005] for $7.99
Fox b&w VHS [6/95] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

Richard Widmark as Tommy Udo  "Kiss of Death" novel [1947] by Eleazar Lipsky
The movie script was based on Lipsky's 100-page manuscript for a novel; the book was completed and published in original paperback close to the movie's release in 1947, and also re-issued in 1953 as "The Hoodlum"
Dell mass pb [1961] out of print/scarce
Penguin mass pb [1947] out of print/scarce

"Kiss of Death" color remake [Fox April 1995]
Kiss of Death color remake directed by Barbet Schroeder   An ex-con trying to go straight is pressured by a vengeance-driven detective to go undercover and help bring down psychotic mobster 'Little Junior' Brown. Directed by Barbet Schroeder; script by Richard Price, based on the prior movie; starring David Caruso, Samuel L. Jackson, Nicolas Cage, Helen Hunt, Kathryn Erbe, Stanley Tucci, Michael Rapaport, Ving Rhames, Philip Baker Hall, Anthony Heald
Fox widescreen color DVD [6/2004] for $13.49
Fox color VHS [8/98] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb


"The Maltese Falcon" [Warner Bros. Oct 1941]
A San Francisco private eye investigating the murder of his partner finds that the beautiful client is lying,
and several strange characters keep pumping him for information on the 'maltese falcon', an object worth killing for.
Maltese Falcon 1941 movie poster written & directed by John Huston  Written & directed by John Huston, from the Dashiell Hammett novel {below}; starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Sydney Greenstreet & Peter Lorre; Oscar noms for Best Picture & Best Script/Adaptation
Warner Home Video b&w DVD set [10/2006] 3 disks for $22.99
Warner b&w DVD [2/2000] for $16.99
Warner Special Edition b&w VHS [6/2001] out of prodn/used
Warner b&w VHS [5/97] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
27"x40" white poster from Amazon for $19.99

Maltese Falcon novel by Dashiell Hammett   based on the 1929 novel by Dashiell Hammett [1894-1961]
Orion 'Read A Great Movie' 7½x5 pb [3/2005] for $10.11
Vintage 8x5 pb [8/92] for $9.56
Vintage 9¾x6 pb [4/72] out of print/many used
Mystery Masters audio CD [2/2004] for $19.77
Sound Library UNABR audio CD [1/2005] for $29.95
book entry at Wikipedia

more details (synopsis, books, spoofs, posters, links) on
BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's "The Maltese Falcon" 1941 Movie Page



"Man Bait"
aka 'The Last Page' [Hammer/Lippert Jan 1952]
A bookstore owner with an invalid wife has an employee who is in love with him, and another sexy employee
whose boyfriend sets up a blackmail scheme. After the bookstore owner angrily pays the girl off,
the boyfriend kills her and takes the money, leaving the body behind in the bookstore.

Directed by Terence Fisher; starring George Brent, Marguerite Chapman, Raymond Huntley,
Peter Reynolds, Diana Dors, Eleanor Summerfield, Meredith Edwards, Conrad Phillips & Isabel Dean
Kit Parker/VCI b&w Double Feature DVD [7/2006] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb


"The Mask of Dimitrios"
[Warner Bros. June 1944]
Mask of Dimitrios movie poster directed by Jean Negulesco   After the body of a notorious criminal is found washed up on a beach in Turkey, a mystery writer investigating the man's career is followed by a darkly mysterious character. Directed by Jean Negulesco; based on an Eric Ambler novel; starring Sydney Greenstreet, Zachary Scott, Faye Emerson, Peter Lorre & Victor Francen
M.G.M. b&w VHS [6/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"Ministry of Fear"
[Paramount Oct 1944]
Ministry of Fear movie directed by Fritz Lang   Released into wartime London after two years in a mental hospital, an American stumbles into a spy ring and has no one to turn to. Produced & adapted by Seton I. Miller; directed by [blacklistee] Fritz Lang; based on the novel by Graham Greene; starring Ray Milland, Marjorie Reynolds, Carl Esmond, Hillary Brooke, Percy Waram, Dan Duryea, Alan Napier & Erskine Sanford
b&w DVD [date unknown] out of prodn/used
Universal b&w VHS [4/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Ministry of Fear novel by Graham Greene  
"The Ministry of Fear: An Entertainment" [1943]
by Graham Greene

Penguin 7¾x5b pb [4/2005] for $11.48
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [3/93] out of print/used


"Moonrise" [Republic Pictures Oct 1948]
The son of a convicted & hanged killer is teased for years in a small town, until he accidentally kills
one of his tormentors. Fleeing the police, he meets a beautiful schoolteacher and finds love.

Directed by Frank Borzage; based on the 1946 novel by Theodore Strauss; starring Dane Clark,
Gail Russell, Ethel Barrymore, Rex Ingram, Harry Morgan, Harry Carey Jr. & Lloyd Bridges
Republic b&w VHS [1/98] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"Murder By Contract" [Columbia Dec 1958]
A scholar decides to become a hitman for the money, but his latest contract
to kill a female witness against the mob turns out to be more difficult than he expects.

Directed by Irving Lerner; starring Vince Edwards,
Herschel Bernardi, Phillip Pine, Kathie Browne & Steven Ritch
video not available; full credits from IMDb


"The Narrow Margin"

Narrow Margin 1952 movie poster directed by Richard Fleischer   R.K.O. b&w feature film [May 1952]
{French title "L’énigme du Chicago Express"}

A cynical cop escorts the tough-as-nails wife of a mobster from Chicago to Los Angeles by train for her testimony before a grand jury. Directed by Richard Fleischer; script by Martin M. Goldsmith, Earl Felton & Jack Leonard; starring Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Gordon Gebert, Jacqueline White, Queenie Leonard, David Clarke, Peter Virgo, Don Beddoe, Paul Maxey & Harry Harvey; Oscar nomination for Best Script
Turner b&w DVD [7/2005] for $17.99
Turner b&w VHS [4/91] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
script by Martin M. Goldsmith
Continuum Intl. pb [5/85] out of print/used

Narrow Margin 1990 movie remake directed by Peter Hyams  Carolco color remake of Sept 1990
A witness to a killing by a top Mafia boss goes into hiding; first the authorities find her, then the mob tries to rub her out. A deputy district attorney escorts her by train across Canada, with the bad guys hot on their heels. • Adapted & directed by Peter Hyams; starring Gene Hackman, Anne Archer, James B. Sikking, J.T. Walsh, M. Emmet Walsh, Susan Hogan, Nigel Bennett, J.A. Preston & Harris Yulin
Lions Gate widescreen color DVD [11/98] for $12.99
Live/Artisan color VHS [12/93] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb


"Night and The City"

Night & The City 1950 movie poster directed by Jules Dassin, starring Richard Widmark   Fox b&w feature film [June 1950]
An American hustler in London sets up a wrestling match, yet another crooked scheme destined to fall apart, with tragic consequences. • Directed by [blacklistee] Jules Dassin; based on the 1938 novel by Gerald Kersh; starring Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Herbert Lom, Stanislaus Zbyszko, Mike Mazurki, Googie Withers, Francis L. Sullivan & Charles Farrell
Criterion b&w DVD [2/2005] for $35.99
full credits from IMDb

Night & The City 1992 movie remake directed by Irwin Winkler, starring Robert De Niro & Jessica Lange  Tribeca/Fox color feature film [Oct 1992]
A small-time lawyer loses a case against a local mobster-cum-boxing promoter; seeking revenge, he organizes a boxing match, putting everything that he can muster on the line. • Produced & directed by Irwin Winkler; cinematography by Tak Fujimoto; starring Robert De Niro, Jessica Lange, Cliff Gorman, Alan King, Jack Warden, Eli Wallach, Barry Primus & Gene Kirkwood
Fox color VHS [1/98] for $9.48
Hollywood Records soundtrack CD [3/96] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb
Night & The City 1938 novel by Gerald Kersh  
Based on the 1938 novel by Gerald Kersh
iBooks 8¼x5¼ pb [10/2001] out of print/used
S&S hardcover [1946] out of print/used


"Nightfall" [Columbia January 1957]
Nightfall 1957 lobby card directed by Jacques Tourneur, script by Stirling Silliphant   Two hunters are set upon by fugitive bank robbers; one is killed and the other survives, only to be pursued by the police for the killing and by the crooks for part of the loot. Directed by Jacques Tourneur; script by Stirling Silliphant, from a story by David Goodis; cinematography by Burnett Guffey; starring Aldo Ray, Brian Keith, Anne Bancroft, Jocelyn Brando, James Gregory & Rudy Bond
video not available; full credits from IMDb


"Nightmare  Alley" [Fox Oct 1947]
Nightmare Alley 1947 movie poster directed by Edmund Goulding, starring Tyrone Power   Romantic star Tyrone Power snapped up the book rights, intending to expand his career into deeper parts, resulting in this bleak A-list treat. An ambitious carnival hustler turned phony mentalist advances his career to playing swanky nightclubs, but is caught between the demands of the carnival's sultry mind reader, his angelic bride, and a crooked psychologist. Directed by Edmund Goulding; script by Jules Furthman, based on the novel; starring Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker, Taylor Holmes, Mike Mazurki & Ian Keith
Fox b&w DVD [6/2005] for $12.99
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99
Nightmare Alley 1946 novel by William Lindsay Gresham  
"Nightmare Alley: Novel of A Carnival Mind-Reader Trickster" [1946]
by William Lindsay Gresham

Carroll & Graf pb [6/86] out of print/used

"Nightmare Alley" [2003 graphic novel] adapted by Spain Rodriguez
Fantagraphics 10¼x6½ pb [2/2003] for $14.20


"No Way Out" [Fox August 1950]
No Way Out 1950 movie poster co-written & directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz   Three brothers are shot while robbing a gas station, then taken to a hospital prison ward; the Negro doctor is unable to save one, and his racist brother imagines that it was murder and vows revenge. Co-written & directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz; starring Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier, Mildred Joanne Smith & Harry Bellaver
Fox b&w DVD [3/2006] for $12.99
Fox b&w VHS [2/98] for $12.33
full credits from IMDb


"Nobody Lives Forever"
[Warner Bros. Nov 1946]
Nobody Lives Forever movie poster directed by Jean Negulesco, written by W.R. Burnett   An ex-G.I. drawn into a scheme to con a rich young widow finds himself falling in love with her. Directed by Jean Negulesco; written by W.R. Burnett from his novel; starring John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan, Faye Emerson, George Coulouris, George Tobias, Robert Shayne, Richard Gaines & James Flavin
video not available; full credits from IMDb

based on "I Wasn't Born Yesterday" [1943] by W.R. Burnett [1899-1982]
Kensington pb [2/88] out of print/used
World Publng hardcover [1945] out of print/used
Knopf hardcover [1943] out of print/used


"On Dangerous Ground"
[R.K.O. Feb 1952]
On Dangerous Ground 1952 movie poster directed by Nicholas Ray, script by A.I. Bezzerides   A brutal, embittered cop is sent upstate to investigate the murder of a young girl in the winter countryside, where he meets an attractive and independent blind girl, whose brother is chief suspect in the killing. Directed by Nicholas Ray; script by A.I. Bezzerides, based on Gerald Butler's 1946 novel "Mad With Much Heart"; music by Bernard Herrmann; starring Robert Ryan, Ida Lupino, Ward Bond, Charles Kemper, Anthony Ross, Ed Begley, Ian Wolfe & Sumner Williams
Warner b&w DVD [date unknown] out of prodn/used
Turner b&w VHS [4/90] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb


"Out of the Past"
Out of the Past 1947 movie poster directed by Jacques Tourneur, starring Robert Mitchum & Jane Greer   R.K.O. b&w feature film [Nov 1947]
A crooked gambler summons a former private detective, now owner of a small-town gas station, to finish old business – the search for the gambler's girlfriend, who fled to Mexico with $40,000. Directed by Jacques Tourneur; script by Daniel Mainwaring (as Geoffrey Homes), based on his novel {below}; starring Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming, Richard Webb, Steve Brodie & Virginia Huston; listed on National Film Registry 1991; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (2005)
Turner b&w DVD [7/2004] for $17.99
Turner b&w VHS [4/90] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Build My Gallows High novel by Geoffrey Homes  
"Build My Gallows High" [1946 novel]
by Geoffrey Homes

Prion 7¾x5 pb [2/2001] for $10.20
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Against All Odds movie directed by Taylor Hackford, starring Jeff Bridges  

"Against All Odds" color remake [Columbia March 1984]
An ex-football player is hired by a shady gambler to find his girlfriend, who is on the lam in Mexico; the femme fatale seduces him and then flees, leaving him enmeshed in a crooked land deal. Directed by Taylor Hackford; adapted by Eric Hughes; starring Jeff Bridges, Rachel Ward, James Woods, Alex Karras, Jane Greer, Richard Widmark, Dorian Harewood, Swoosie Kurtz & Saul Rubinek
Sony color DVD [12/99] for $9.95
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