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Newsgroups: bit.listserv.cinema-l Message-ID: Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1993 09:56:06 CST Sender: Discussions on all forms of Cinema From: Rick Francis Subject: Film Noir list--long Lines: 557 As promised, I'm posting an on-going list of *films noirs*. A bibliography is in the works too, which includes books with MUCH longer lists of films... --------------------------- First draft version of a list of _films noirs_, important or influential according to admittedly subjective criteria. Compiled by Rick Francis and Seth Hurwitz. Send suggestions to Rick Francis at C47805NF@WUVMD. Films are listed chronologically, then divided into a primary and secondary categories, with (sometimes) distributor info and price. Unmarked numbers are item and ordering numbers for Baker & Taylor, a major jobber for academic libraries, and the prices are those found in 1992 catalogs. _________________________________ The Stranger on the Third Floor (40) dir Boris Ingster, w/ Peter Lorre & Elisha Cook, Jr. "Often referred to as the first true or total film noir" Rebecca (40) dir Hitchcock, w/ Olivier and Fontaine "H.'s first American film helped to establish a link betw the newborn noir sensibility and gothic lit" The Maltese Falcon (41)* dir Huston, from Hammett novel, w/ Bogart et al High Sierra (41) dir Raoul Walsh, sc J. Huston et al, w/ Bogart and Lupino The Shanghai Gesture (41) dir Josef von Sternberg, sc von S., w/ Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, & Victor Mature "significant early noir" I Wake Up Screaming (41) dir H. Bruce Humberstone, from Steve Fisher novel Street of Chance (42) dir Jack Hively, from novel by Woolrich, The Black Curtain The Glass Key (42) dir Stuart Heisler, from Hammett novel Shadow of a Doubt (43) dir Hitchcock "H's first full-fledged noir" Laura (44)* dir O. Preminger Ministry of Fear (44) dir Lang, from Graham Greene novel, w/ Ray Milland Bluebeard (44) dir Edgar G. Ulmer Double Indemnity (44)** dir B. Wilder, sc Wilder & Chandler, from Cain novel, w/ Fred Macmurray & Barbara Stanwyk Christmas Holiday (44) dir Robert Siodmak Murder My Sweet (44)* [orig title Farewell My Lovely] dir Edward Dmytryk, from Chandler novel The Woman in the Window (44)* dir Lang, w/ E. G. Robinson and Joan Bennett Phantom Lady (44) dir Siodmak, from C. Woolrich novel Detour (45)* dir E. Ulmer Spellbound (45) dir Hitchcock, w/ Ingrid Bergman, G. Peck The Suspect (45) dir Siodmak, w/ Charles Laughton Strange Illusion (45) dir E. Ulmer Scarlet Street (45)** dir Lang, w/ E. G. Robinson & Joan Bennet The Killers (46)** dir Siodmak, from Hemingway story The Postman Always Rings Twice (46) dir Tay Garnett, from Cain novel, w/ Lana Turner The Strange Woman (46) dir Ulmer The Stranger (46) dir Welles, w/ Welles & John Huston uncredited as screenwriters, w/ E. G. Robinson & Welles The Spiral Staircase (46) dir Siodmak The Big Sleep (46) dir Howard Hawks, sc by Faulkner et al, from Chandler novel, w/ Bogart & Bacall Black Angel (46) dir Roy William Neill, from C. Woolrich novel, w/ Peter Lorre The Blue Dahlia (46) dir George Marshall, sc by Chandler (his only original sc), w/ Alan Ladd & Veronica Lake The Chase (46) dir Arthur Ripley, from The Black Path of Fear by C. Woolrich Crack-Up (46) dir Irving Reis, from story by Fredric Brown Gilda (46)* dir Charles Vidor, w/ Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford Undercurrent (46)* dir Vincente Minelli, w/ K. Hepburn, Robert Taylor, and R. Mitchum Notorious (46) dir Hitchcock, w/ Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Raines Lady in the Lake (47) dir Robert Montgomery, sc Steve Fisher, from Chandler novel Out of the Past (47)** dir Jacques Tourneur, w/ R. Mitchum Boomerang (47) dir Elia Kazan Born to Kill (47) dir Robert Wise The Woman on the Beach (47) dir Jean Renoir (his only film noir) The Guilty (47) dir John Reinhardt, from story "Two Men in a Furnish Room" by C. Woolrich The Unfaithful (47) dir Vincent Sherman, sc David Goodis from his story The Unsuspected (47)* dir Michael Curtiz, w/ Claude Rains The Paradine Case (47) dir Hitchcock, w/ Gregory Peck, Charles Laughton The Street with No Name (48) dir William Keighley, w/ R. Widmark He Walked By Night (48) dir Alfred Werker The Hunted (48) dir Jack Bernhard, sc Steve Fisher Key Largo (48) dir J. Huston, w/ Bogart, Bacall, and E. G. Robinson Cry of the City (48) dir Siodmak The Lady from Shanghai (48) dir Orson Welles, w/ Welles and R. Hayworth The Night Has a Thousand Eyes (48) dir John Farrow, from C. Woolrich novel, w/ E. G. Robinson Secret Beyond the Door (48) dir Lang Ruthless (48) dir E. Ulmer I Wouldn't Be in Your Shoes (48) dir William Nigh, sc S. Fisher from C. Woolrich novel Caught (49)* dir Max Ophul Criss Cross (49)* dir Siodmak The File on Thelma Jordon (49)* dir Siodmak, w/ B. Stanwyk Whirlpool (49) dir Preminger White Heat (49) dir R. Walsh, w/ Cagney The Window (49) dir Ted Tetzlaff, from Woolrich Story "The Boy Cried Murder" A Woman's Secret (49) dir Nicholas Ray Knock on Any Door (49) dir N. Ray, w/ Bogart They Live by Night (49) [British title The Twisted Road] dir Nicholas Ray The Set-Up (49)* dir R. Wise The Reckless Moment (49)* dir Max Ophuls, w/ James Mason Asphalt Jungle (50) dir John Huston, w/ Sterling Hayden Born to Be Bad (50) dir Nicholas Ray D.O.A. (50)* dir Rudolph Mat Dark City (50)* dir William Dieterle, w/ Charlton Heston House by the River (50) dir Lang "Lang's least known and blackest noirs" In a Lonely Place (50)* dir Nicholas Ray, w/ Bogart Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (50)* dir Gordon Douglas, from novel by Horace McCoy, w/ Cagney Night and the City (50)* dir Jules Dassin, w/ Richard Widmark No Man of Her Own (50) dir Mitchell Leisen, from novel I Married a Dead Man by Woolrich No Way Out (50) dir Joseph Mankiewicz, w/ R. Widmark "Tense narrative of racial bigotry and mob violence" Panic in the Streets (50) dir Elia Kazan Stage Fright (50) dir Hitchcock Sunset Boulevard (50) dir Billy Wilder, w/ Gloria Swanson Where the Sidewalk Ends (50) dir O. Preminger Strangers on a Train (51) dir Hitchcock, sc Chandler et al, from P. Highsmith novel House on Telegraph Hill (51) dir R. Wise Detective Story (51)* dir William Wyler, w/ Kirk Douglas Ace in the Hole [also titled The Big Carnival] (51)** dir Billy Wilder, w/ Kirk Douglas Clash by Night (52) dir Lang On Dangerous Ground (52) dir Nicholas Ray, w/ Robert Ryan & I. Lupino The Turning Point (52) dir William Dieterle, from story by Horace McCoy Vicki (53) dir Harry Horner, from novel I Wake Up Screaming by S. Fisher Pickup on South Street (53) dir Sam Fuller, w/ R. Widmark Angel Face (53) dir Otto Preminger, w/ Robert Mitchum "Preminger's masterpiece of fatalistic sexual psychology" I Confess (53) dir Hitchcock I, the Jury (53) dir Harry Essex, from M. Spillane novel The Big Heat (53)* dir Lang The Blue Gardenia (53) dir Lang The Hitch-Hiker (53) dir Ida Lupino The Long Wait (54) dir Victor Saville, from Spillane novel World for Ransom (54) dir R. Aldrich Human Desire (54) dir Lang, from Zola's La Bete Humaine The Big Knife (55) dir Robert Aldrich, w/ Jack Palance and Ida Lupino Night of the Hunter (55)* dir Charles Laughton, w/ R. Mitchum {not listed as film noir by Selby} Mr. Arkadin (55) [British title Confidential Report] dir Welles, sc Welles from his novel, w/ Welles Killer's Kiss (55) dir S. Kubrick boxing flick, "Dark, violent early cheapie by Kubrick, with some interesting visuals" Kiss Me Deadly (55) dir R. Aldrich, from Spillane novel Murder is My Beat (55) dir E. Ulmer The Killing (56)* dir Kubrick, w/ Sterling Hayden (and Elisha Cook, Jr.) Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (56) dir Fritz Lang While the City Sleeps (56) dir Lang The Wrong Man (56) dir Hitchcock, w/ Henry Fonda Nightmare (56) dir Maxwell Shane, from C. Woolrich story Nightfall (57) dir Jacques Tourneur, from D. Goodis novel Short Cut to Hell (57) dir James Cagney The Burglar (57) dir Paul Wendkos, sc by David Goodis, from his novel Screaming Mimi (58) dir Gerd Oswald, from novel by Fredric Brown Touch of Evil (58)* dir Welles, w/ Charlton Heston & Janet Leigh & Welles I Want to Live (58) dir Wise The Crimson Kimono (59) dir Sam Fuller Odds Against Tomorrow (59) dir R. Wise ______________________________________________________ Primary List The Stranger on the Third Floor (40) dir Boris Ingster, w/ Peter Lorre & Elisha Cook, Jr. "Often referred to as the first true or total film noir" Item # THE 6225 Order # 6302182948 $19.98 Bluebeard (44) dir Edgar G. Ulmer UAV 4133 630176787X $6.98 [Price above is one of several versions listed in Baker & Taylor, though it's unclear which is the 1944 version. Bowkers lists two prices, $19.95 and $24.95.] Double Indemnity (44) dir B. Wilder, sc Wilder & Chandler, from Cain novel, w/ Fred Macmurray & Barbara Stanwyk MC80174 6300184099 $14.95 Detour (45) dir E. Ulmer [unavailabe through B & T, listed at $19.95 or $24.95 in Bowkers] Scarlet Street (45) dir Lang, w/ E. G. Robinson & Joan Bennet [two listings given, unclear which if either is the '45 Lang film] $6.98 or $9.95 The Killers (46) dir Siodmak, from Hemingway story MC 55014 6300181383 $39.95 Undercurrent (46) dir Vincente Minelli, w/ K. Hepburn & R. Mitchum MGM 202349 6302208947 $19.98 The Stranger (46) dir Welles, w/ Welles & John Huston uncredited as screenwriters, w/ E. G. Robinson & Welles THE 6244 630232629X $19.98 Born to Kill (47) dir Robert Wise THE 6129 6302182859 $19.98 The Street with No Name (48) dir William Keighley, w/ R. Widmark TW 1886 6301979680 $19.98 Caught (49) dir Max Ophuls NT 594 6300207994 $14.98 Criss Cross (49) dir Siodmak MC80678 630098754 $59.95 The Window (49) dir Ted Tetzlaff, from Woolrich Story "The Boy Cried Murder" THE 6223 6302182921 $19.98 The Third Man (49) w/ Joseph Cotton and Orson Welles HM 8069 6300158934 $9.95 The Set-Up (49) dir R. Wise THE 6227 6302326281 $19.98 In a Lonely Place (50) dir Nicholas Ray, w/ Bogart CO 940 6301263952 $69.95 Panic in the Streets (50) dir Elia Kazan TW 1847 6301863208 $39.98 On Dangerous Ground (52) dir Nicholas Ray, w/ Robert Ryan & I. Lupino THE 6157 6301648048 $19.98 Mr. Arkadin (55) [British title Confidential Report] dir Welles, sc Welles from his novel, w/ Welles [unlisted in B & T, listed as $14.95 or $29.95 in Bowkers] I Want to Live (58) dir Wise MGM 600760 630196957X $19.98 _____________________________________ Secondary List Rebecca (40) dir Hitchcock, w/ Olivier and Fontaine "H.'s first American film helped to establish a link betw the newborn noir sensibility and gothic lit" TW 8012 6301670140 $19.98 High Sierra (41) dir Raoul Walsh, sc J. Huston et al, w/ Bogart and Lupino MGM 201851 630196893X $19.98 Shadow of a Doubt (43) dir Hitchcock "H's first full-fledged noir" The Postman Always Rings Twice (46) dir Tay Garnett, from Cain novel, w/ Lana Turner Key Largo (48) dir J. Huston, w/ Bogart, Bacall, and E. G. Robinson $19.98 The Lady from Shanghai (48) dir Orson Welles, w/ Welles and R. Hayworth $19.95 White Heat (49) dir R. Walsh, w/ Cagney $19.98 D.O.A. (50) dir Rudolph Mat [several versions listed in Bowkers, one colorized (uggh!), one listed as 1949 and one as 1950 (??)] Strangers on a Train (51) dir Hitchcock, sc Chandler et al, from P. Highsmith novel Night of the Hunter (55) dir Charles Laughton, w/ R. Mitchum $19.98

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