36 Saints (2013)

3615 Code Père Noël (1990)


Accident, L’ (1963)

Adventures of Kitty O’Day (1945)

After Alice (1999)

After Dark (1933)

Alias Boston Blackie (1942)

Alias Mary Smith (1932)

Alibi, L’ (1937)

All That I Have (1951)

Amateur Crook (1937)

American Gangster (2007)

Annabel (1962 TVM)

Anna-Liisa (1922)

Anna Lucasta (1949)

Anni (2011 DTV)

Arbitrage (2012)

Argyle Secrets, The (1948)

Arsenal Stadium Mystery, The (1939)

Awful Truth, The (1937)


Baby Face (1933)

Back Page (1934)

Backwaters (2006)

Bad and the Beautiful, The (1952)

Bad Company (1931)

Bad Girl (1931)

Bad Karma (2012)

Bad Sister, The (1931)

Bait (1949)

Bande a Bonnot, La (1968)

Bande des Schreckens, Die (1960)

Banker, The (1989)

Bars of Hate (1935)

Baryshnya i Khuligan (1918)

Before Dawn (1933)

Behind the Green Lights (1935)

Bekstva (1968)

Bergère d’Ivry, La (1913)

Big Street, The (1942)

Big Town (1932)

Black Doll, The (1938)

Black Hand, The: True Story of a Recent Occurrence in the Italian Quarter of New York (1906)

Black Legion, The (1937)

Black Raven, The (1943)

Black Widow (1954)

Blaue Hand, Die (1967)

Blind (2014)

Blind Alibi (1938)

Blitz (2011)

Blues in the Night (1941)

Board to Death (2015)

Body Vanished, The (1939)

Boîte Noire, La (2005)

Borderline (2002 TVM)

Breaking the Girls (2012)

Broadway Jungle (1955)

Burden of Evil (2012 TVM)

Bushwhackers, The (1952)

Business of Strangers, The (2001)

By Whose Hand? (1932)


Cage of Evil (1960)

Calendar, The (1948)

Call, The (2013)

Caller, The (1987)

Caller, The (2008)

Caller, The (2011)

Candidate, The (2010)

Candlelight in Algeria (1944)

Cape Forlorn (1931)

Capote (2005)

Çarpisma (2005)

Carrefour (1938)

Carrotblanca (1995)

Casablanca (1942)

Casa del Ángel, La (1957)

Case Against Brooklyn, The (1958)

Case of the Frightened Lady, The (1940)

Case of the Missing Heiress, The (1949)

Catman of Paris, The (1946)

Chambre Ardente, La (1962)

Chambre Bleue, La (2014)

Channel Crossing (1933)

Cha Wu Ci Rien (2012)

Cheat, The (1915)

Chloe (2009)

Chosen (2013 TVM)

Chosen Season 2 (2013 TVM)

Christmas Caper, The (1952 TVM)

Christmas Eve (1947)

Christmas Present for Hannah, A (2009)

Christmas Story (1956 TVM)

Circus of Fear (1966)

Circus Queen Murder, The (1933)

Clairvoyant, The (1935)

Clock, The (1945)

Close-Up (1948)

Cobweb, The (1955)

Collectionneur, Le (2002)

Committee, The (1968)

Common Law Wife (1963)

Company You Keep, The (2013)

Confessions of a Psycho Cat (1968)

Convicted (1931)

Convicted (1938)

Cottage to Let (1941)

Counselor, The (2013)

Crack-Up (1936)

Crime, Un (2006)

Crimenes, Los (2011)

Crime Nobody Saw, The (1937)

Crime Over London (1936)

Crime Patrol, The (1936)

Criminals Within (1943)

Crook’s Tour (1941)

Crow Hollow (1952)

Crown v. Stevens (1936)

Curtain at Eight (1933)


Dangerous Afternoon (1961)

Dangerous Passage (1944)

Daring Daughters (1933)

Dark Harbor (1998)

Dark Light, The (1951)

Dark Summer (2000)

Dark Tower, The (1943)

Daughter of the Tong (1939)

Deadly Duo (1962)

Dead Man Down (2013)

Death at Broadcasting House (1934)

Delavine Affair, The (1955)

Delivered (2011)

Den Som Frykter Ulven (2004)

Dernier des Six, Le (1941)

Dernier Domicile Connu (1970)

Desyat Negrityat (1987)

Detective Kitty O’Day (1944)

Dick Barton at Bay (1950)

Dick Barton: Special Agent (1948)

Dick Barton Strikes Back (1949)

Dirty Little Secret (2011)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931/2)

Dødes Tjern, De (1958)

Dolan’s Cadillac (2010 DTV)

Dos au Mur, Le (1958)

Double Exposure (1954)

Double Identity (1990 TVM)

Double Identity (2009 DTV)

Douce Violence (1962)

Down Three Dark Streets (1954)

Drag-Net, The (1936)

Dreaming for You (2009)

Država (2013)

Dummy Talks, The (1943)

Dynamite (1949)


East, The (2013)

Eight Witnesses (1950)

Ellery Queen and the Murder Ring (1941)

Emil und die Detektive (1931)

Engagement (2012)

Er Ci Pu Guang (2012)

Eroticide (2013)

Erreur Tragique (1913)

Escapade (1955)

Escort for Hire (1960)

Evelyn Prentice (1934)

Evidence of the Film, The (1913)


Face at the Window, The (1939)

Face Down (1997 TVM)

Fat Man, The (1951)

Fat Man, The: The Thirty-Two Friends of Gina Lardelli (1959 TVM)

Fear is the Key (1972)

Feet of Clay (1960)

Felicia’s Journey (1999)

Femme Fatale (2013)

Fièvre (1921)

Fièvre Monte à El Pao, La (1959)

Fig Leaf for Eve, A (1944)

Flat Two (1962)

Flesh and the Spur (1956)

Flirting with Fate (1916)

Floater, The (1961 TVM)

Floating Dutchman, The (1952)

Flood Tide (1958)

Fly-by-Night (1942)

Fog Island (1945)

Foire aux Chimères, La (1946)

Foreign Correspondent (1940)

For the Defense (1930)

Four Just Men, The (1939)

Franchise Affair, The (1951)

Frosch mit der Maske, Der (1959)


Gallant Lady (1942)

Gambling Daughters (1941)

Gambling Sex (1932)

Game (2013)

Gang’s All Here, The (1941)

Gang Smashers (1938)

Gangster Squad (2013)

Geheimnis der Schwarzen Witwe, Das (1963)

Girl in 419, The (1933)

Girl in Gold Boots (1968)

Girl on the Late, Late Show, The (1974 TVM)

Girl on the Run (1953)

Girl who Came Back, The (1935)

Girl who Dared, The (1944)

Green Man, The (1956)

Groundstar Conspiracy, The (1972)

Guilty Hands (1931)

Gun for Christmas, A (1952 TVM)


Hat Box Mystery, The (1947)

Haunted House (1940)

Heartaches (1947)

Heart of Justice, The (1992 TVM)

Hei$t, The (1989 TVM)

Hell Harbor (1930)

Hell’s House (1932)

Hideout, The (1956)

Highly Dangerous (1950)

High School Big Shot (1959)

Hollywood Mystery (1934)

Honor of the Press (1932)

Hostile Witness (1968)

Hotel Berlin (1945)

Hotel Imperial (1927)

Hotel Noir (2012)

House of Mystery (1961)


Identity Unknown (1945)

I’d Give My Life (1936)

Illegal (1932)

I’ll Name the Murderer (1936)

Iluzija (2004)

Impossible Murder, The (2010)

Impulsos (2002)

In a Lonely Place (1950)

Înapoi în Cartier (2007)

In Cold Blood (1967)

In Cold Blood (1996 TVM)

Indestructible Man (1956)

Infamous (2006)

Inquest (1939)

Insanitarium (2008)

Inside Information (1934)

Into the Night (1955 TVM)

Intruder (2011)

Intruder, The (1933)

Invisible Killer, The (1939)

Irish Luck (1939)

Iron Doors (2010)

Isle of Missing Men (1942)

I Start Counting (1969)

It Couldn’t Have Happened (But It Did) (1936)

I Thank a Fool (1962)

Ivy League Killers (1959)


Jennifer (1953)

Journée Bien Remplie, Une; ou Neuf Meurtres Insolites dans une Même Journée par un Seul Homme Dont Ce n’est pas le Métier (1973)

Journey into Fear (1975)

Judgment Deferred (1952)

Juggernaut (1936)

Julius Sizzer (1931)


Keiju (2012)

Key Lime Pie (2007)

Kill Kill (2013)

Killer Joe (2011)

Killer Walks, A (1952)

Killing Me Softly (2002)

King of the Damned (1935)

Kiss to Die For, A (1993)

Köld Slód (2006)

Labyrinth der Leidenschaften (1959)

Lady at Midnight (1948)

Lady Refuses, The (1931)

Laguna (2001)

Last Job, The (2014)

Last Light, The (2013)

Late Edwina Black, The (1952)

Latin Quarter (1945)

Laws of Motion, The (2014 TVM)

Letter, The (1929)

Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)

Lights Out (2013)

List, The (2008)

List, The (2014)

Lizzie (1957)

Lonely Place to Die, A (2011)

Love Bound (1932)

Lover’s Leap (2015)

Love the Hard Way (2001/2003)


Maison Sous les Arbres, La (1971)

Manche et la Belle, Une (1957)

Man in Black (1949)

Man in the Road, The (1957)

Marked Man (1996)

Mark of the Phoenix (1958)

Matter of WHO, A (1961)

Medusa Touch, The (1978)

Ménilmontant (1926)

Merton of the Movies (1947)

Midnight Catch (2012)

Midnight Episode (1950)

Midnight Intruder (1938)

Midnight Lady, The (1932)

Midnight’s Child (1992 TVM)

Midnight Warning (1932)

Millie (1931)

Minus Man, The (1999)

Missing Million, The (1942)

Miss V from Moscow (1942)

Mr. Reckless (1948)

Mr. Reeder in Room 13 (1938)

Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)

Moderato Cantabile (1960)

Moglie, La (2007)

Mönch mit der Peitsche, Der (1967)

Monster (2005)

Moontide (1942)

Morton Thompson’s Not as a Stranger (1955)

Motel Blue (1997 DTV)

Motives (2004 DTV)

Motives 2: Retribution (2007 DTV)

Murder at the Windmill (1949)

Murder by Rope (1936)

Murder is News (1937)

Musta Jää (2007)

Mysteria (2011)

Mysterious Doctor, The (1943)

Mystery Junction (1951)

Mystery Man, The (1935)

Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943)


Naked Edge, The (1961)

Nathalie . . . (2003)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

Never Too Late (1935)

Night Boat to Dublin (1946)

Night Caller, The (1965)

Night for Crime, A (1943)

Nightmare (1942)

Night of Evil (1962)

Night Stalker, The (1972 TVM)

Night Strangler, The (1973 TVM)

Night to Remember, A (1942)

Night Train (2009 DTV)

Night Won’t Talk, The (1952)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Ninth Guest, The (1934)

Noirhouse (2013)

Noose for a Lady (1952)

Notorious Sophie Lang, The (1934)

No Way to Live (2016)

Nuit d’Or (1976)


October Moth (1960)

Om în Loden, Un (1978)

On Dangerous Ground (1951)

Oh My, What a Night! (2011)

One, Two, Three! (2012)

Operation Diplomat (1953)

Oral Fixation (2009)

Orders to Kill (1958)

Out of the Past (1947)

Out of the Rain (1991)

Out of the Shadow (1961)


Painted Faces (1929)

Painted Lady, The (1912)

Palmdale (2014)

Paper Orchid (1949)

Paris After Dark (1943)

Passage à l’Acte (1996)

Passport to Hell, A (1932)

Peekaboo (2014)

Penny and the Pownall Case (1948)

Perfect Host, The (2010)

Permission to Kill (1975)

Petite Lise, La (1930)

Phantom in the House, The (1929)

Phantom of Chinatown (1940)

Phantom Speaks, The (1945)

Phoenix (2014)

Phone Call from a Stranger (1952)

Plump Fiction (1997)

Pointing Finger, The (1933)

Pokrajina Št.2 (2008)

Pornography (2012)

Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Portrait of Murder, A (1955 TVM)

Posthumous (2014)

Postmortem (1998 DTV)

Premier Cercle, Le (2009)

Pretty Poison (1996 TVM)

Pris au Piège (1957 TVM)

Private Lesson, The (2010)

Private Scandal, A (1931)

Public Eye, The (1992)

Public Ransom, A (2014)

Purple Gang, The (1959)


Q Planes (1939)

Quan Min Mu Ji (2013)

Question of Adultery, A (1958)


Ragazza del Lago, La (2007)

Rätsel der Roten Orchidee, Das (1962)

Rédemption (2013)

Red-Haired Alibi (1932)

Red Hill (2010)

Red Road (2006)

Red Wind (1995 TVM)

Repeat Performance (1947)

Return from the Ashes (1965)

Rikollinen Nainen (1952)

Ringer, The (1952)

River Patrol (1947)

Riverside Murder, The (1935)

Rogues Gallery (1944)

Room 327 (2009)

Rope of Sand (1949)

Rossiter Case, The (1951)


Sadie’s Song (2011)

Sally of the Subway (1932)

Salvare la Faccia (1969)

Save Me (1994)

Scarlet Web, The (1954)

Schachnovelle (1960)

Search for Beauty (1934)

Secret Evidence (1941)

Secret Six, The (1931)

Secret, The (1997 TVM)

Secrets of the French Police (1932)

Send for Paul Temple (1946)

Sensation Hunters (1933)

Sensation Hunters (1945)

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Seven Sinners (1936)

Seven Thunders (1957)

Shadow, The (1933)

Shadow of Doubt (1935)

Shadow of the Law (1930)

Shadows on the Stairs (1941)

Shattered (2008 TVM)

She Devil (1957)

Sheng Dan Mei Gui (2013)

Shriek in the Night, A (1933)

Shrike, The (1955)

Silent Dust (1949)

Silent Passenger, The (1935)

Silenzio dei Prosciutti, Il (1994)

Something to Live For (1952)

Spanish Cape Mystery, The (1935)

Special Investigator (1936)

Speed Devils (1935)

Spiral Staircase, The (2000 TVM)

Spy in Black, The (1939)

Stand Up Guys (2012)

Stark Fear (1962)

Stoker (2013)

Stolen (2009)

Stolen (2012)

Stolen Identity (1953)

Strange Adventure, A (1932)

Strange Mrs. Crane, The (1948)

Stronger than Desire (1939)

Suddenly (2013)

Suspect (1960)

Suspense (1913)

Swamp Woman (1941)

Sweet Ecstasy (1962)

Sweet Revenge (1976)

Sweet Violence (1962)


Take Five (2013)

Tantei Wa Bar ni Iru (2011)

Tarnished (1950)

Taste of Evil, A (1971 TVM)

Tchao Pantin (1983)

Teckman Mystery, The (1954)

Telling Lies (2008)

There’s Always a Woman (1938)

They Came by Night (1940)

They Never Learn (1956)

Third Time Lucky (1949)

Third Visitor, The (1951)

Thirteenth Guest, The (1932)

Three Steps in the Dark (1953)

Thunder Island (1963)

Tiger Bay (1934)

Tiger Bay (1959)

Time to Kill, A (1955)

To Kill a Dead Man (1994)

Tokyo After Dark (1959)

Too Hot to Handle (1960)

Too Late for Tears (1949)

Too Many Suspects (1975 TVM)

Touch of Larceny, A (1959)

Trade of Innocents (2012)

Tragica Notte (1942)

Traitors, The (1962)

Traitor Spy (1939)

Trance (2013)

Trap for Cinderella (2013)

Treacherous Crossing (1992 TVM)

Trent’s Last Case (1952)

Trial of Vivienne Ware, The (1932)

Tricky Dicks (1953)

Trouble (2005)

True Crime (1996 DTV)

Twice Branded (1936)

Two Wives at One Wedding (1961)


Unashamed (1932)

Undying Monster, The (1942)

Unholy Love (1932)

Unsaid, The (2001)

Unter Ausschluß der Öffentlichkeit (1961)


Varastettu Kuolema (1938)

Velvet Touch, The (1948)

Vent se Lève, Le (1959)

Verdacht, Der (2008)

Villiers Diamond, The (1938)

Violent Moment (1959)

Violent Years, The (1956)

Voice of Merrill, The (1952)


Wall Street Mystery, The (1931)

Web of Lies (2012)

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)

Wenn es Nacht Wird auf der Reeperbahn (1967)

What’s the Matter with Helen? (1971)

When the Bough Breaks (1947)

Where’s Marlowe (1998)

While the Patient Slept (1935)

Whistle Down the Wind (1961)

Whiteout (2009)

White Trap, The (1959)

Who Killed Aunt Maggie? (1940)

Widowmaker (2005)

Wild Ones on Wheels (1962)

Wiretapper (1955)

Within These Walls (1945)

Witness Chair, The (1936)

Witness for the Prosecution (1982 TVM)

Woman’s Secret, A (1949)

Woman’s Vengeance, A (1948)

Woman Unafraid (1934)

World Accuses, The (1934)

Wrong Number (2002)


X Marks the Spot (1931)

Xun Qiang (2002)


You Have to Run Fast (1961)

Young Captives, The (1959)

Young Don’t Cry, The (1957)

Young Dynamite (1937)

You’re Out of Luck (1941)

Youth Aflame (1944)




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  2. Hi. I have the book, and love it, despite the spoilers that stop me from reading more than one line of any entry before seeing the film. (Seriously, some of those spoilers should be called ‘ruiners’.) I just saw ‘Rififi en la ciudad’, in Spanish (which I’m fortunate enough to understand) without subs, and realise that’s probably why you only give it three lines in your book. As a lover of noir (and Jess Franco), it has to be said that this is a major noir entry, marketed in Spain as a Spanish classic. Here’s hoping there’ll be an English-subbed version so more noir fans can watch this overlooked gem. Great site. What could be better than your book? Your own website with even more movies on it!

    • Thanks for calling by, and for the kind words, Waldo!

      despite the spoilers

      Well, it is intended as a reference book rather than a Maltin-style guide! That said, I tried to avoid spoilers if I could do so while still conveying accurately what the movie was actually about. If you’ve seen the Silver et al. noir encyclopedia you’ll know that they give full summaries of all the movies they cover. (Of course, they have far more space to play with because dealing with so many fewer movies.)

      Thanks very much for the tip about Rififi en la ciudad. I’ll have to hunt around and see if I can find a not too expensive copy so I can check it out with a view to giving it an entry here.

  3. Thank you very much for a very interesting website. I am a very great fan of film noirs. Do you know that the Norwegian female director, Edith Carlmar, in 1949 made Norway’s first film noir, “Døden er et kjærtegn” (“Death Is a Caress”)? On year later the Swede Hasse Ekman made a very good Swedish film noir, “Flicka och hyacinter” (“Girl with Hyacinths”). It borrowed its narrative structure from “Citizen Kane”.

    • Thanks for dropping by, Morten. I know Carlmar’s movie — and indeed there’s an entry on it in my Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Film Noir — but I don’t know Flicka och hyacinter. I must try to correct my ignorance about it! Many thanks for the tip.

  4. Hi it’s such a nice surprise to find this website! I purchased your book recently as a birthday present for a friend, and I couldn’t put the book down (nearly kept it for myself haha)! I love movies in general – especially European movies, and classic American movies (mainly from 1930s to 1970s). It is really interesting to see some of the titles you included in your book that would never have occurred to me as a film noir, such as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo!

    I was wondering if you might include Phoenix (2014, Germany) on this website? It is such an exquisite film and very noirish /Hitchcockian, many other reviewers have made the same comments! Would love to know what you think!

  5. Many thanks for the kind comments about the book — much appreciated. My aim in it was to try to cover the subject of film noir as comprehensively as possible, which means there are entries on movies that aren’t themselves noir but can be considered to relate to the field. A couple of the critics became exercised at my inclusion of Throw Momma from the Train, yet that movie strikes me as an essential footnote to considerations of Strangers on a Train, so . . .

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is, though, I’d say a fairly central piece of neonoir, based as it is on a classic piece of Scandinoir.

    Phoenix is currently enqueued for inclusion here. Not sure when I’ll get to it, but it recently graduated to the (longish) shortlist for watching.

    Thanks once again for your interest and kind words!

  6. Hello! I just want to say that this is an extremely comprehensive website and I so much appreciate the great work done here! This is the love and attention that Film Noir deserves. I am wondering how I can reach the author of this site? I am the director of the 2012 short MIDNIGHT CATCH and it was such an honor to see it included in these articles. I want to reach the author to not only thank him for the inclusion but also to say that I am releasing my first feature film titled THE DEPTHS Starring Michael Rispoli (Sopranos, The Rum Diary) which is another neo-noir outing for me as a director and it may be of interest to the author here. Please let me know how I can reach them! Thanks!

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