D.O.A. (1950), a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, is considered a classic of the genre. The frantically paced plot revolves around a doomed man’s quest to find out who has poisoned him, and why. The film stars Edmond O’Brien and Pamela Britton. Leo C. Popkin produced D.O.A. for his short-lived Cardinal Pictures, but failed to renew the… Read more →
The Stranger is a 1946 American film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, Edward G. Robinson, and Loretta Young. The film was based on a screenplay written by Victor Trivas, which was nominated for an Academy Award. Sam Spiegel (credited as “S.P. Eagle”) was the film’s producer, and the film’s musical score is by Bronisław Kaper. The film… Read more →
A small time hood becomes the protégé of the biggest mob boss in town. Harry Fraser / Public domain Info.
Wives Under Suspicion is a 1938 film noir crime film directed by James Whale, starring Warren William, Gail Patrick, Ralph Morgan, and Constance Moore, and released by Universal Pictures. In 1966, the film entered the public domain in the United States because the claimants did not renew its copyright registration in the 28th year after publication. Plot: A district attorney… Read more →
The Man with the Golden Arm is a 1955 American drama film with elements of film noir, based on the novel of the same name by Nelson Algren, which tells the story of a drug addict who gets clean while in prison, but struggles to stay that way in the outside world. Although the addictive drug is never identified in… Read more →
The Great St. Louis Bank Robbery (also called The St. Louis Bank Robbery, the film title in the opening credits) is a 1959 heist film. The film stars Steve McQueen as a college dropout hired to be the getaway driver in a bank robbery. The film is based on a 1953 bank robbery attempt of Southwest Bank in St. Louis…. Read more →
Suddenly is a 1954 American film noir crime film directed by Lewis Allen with a screenplay written by Richard Sale. The drama stars Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden, and features James Gleason and Nancy Gates, among others. The story concerns a small Californian town whose tranquility is shattered when the train of the President of the United States is scheduled… Read more →