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711 OCEAN DRIVE by A.K. Rode
America' s transition into the postwar boom of the 1950's engendered a new type of noir crime drama in pace with current events.

ABANDONED by Del Harvey
Rarely seen gem peeks inside the seamier side of late 1940's Los Angeles, as a reporter pursues a missing girl into the bowels of a black market baby racket.

ACE IN THE HOLE by A.K. Rode
Billy Wilder's tour de force about news-hungry reporter Kirk Douglas' sensationalized account of a man trapped in a mineshaft.

ASPHALT JUNGLE by Ashley Cook
John Huston's classic noir tale of a heist gone wrong.

BERLIN EXPRESS by Robert Weston
"The dove of peace was a pigeon - a dead pigeon."

BLOOD SIMPLE by Andrew Lewicky
The Coen Brothers first masterpiece is one of the very best examples of modern film noir.

BOB LE FLAMBEUR by A.K. Rode
Jean-Pierre Melville's Cinematic Valentine to American Film Noir.

BORDER INCIDENT by A.K. Rode
Honest look at racist attitudes in 40's / 50's Southern California give this noir a harder edge and make it one of our personal favorites.

BORN TO KILL by Robert Weston
A film about 'the grimmest corners' of the human condition.

THE BOX by Del Harvey
MTI releases this gritty contemporary noir about two people who've finally found something worth living for, if they can only escape their pasts.

CHINA MOON by Robert Weston
This example of a contemporary noir film stars Ed Harris, Madeleine Stowe, and Benicio Del Toro.

CRACK UP by Robert Weston
A taut thriller that's become a minor classic of suspense.

CRIME WAVE by A.K. Rode
'B' movie with good cast and tight little storyline thanks to Andre de Toth.

CROSSFIRE by Del Harvey
Directed by Edward Dmytryk in 1947, this classic suspense story about a murder committed by a bigoted individual is just as true today as it was then.

DETOUR by Robert Weston
This grade 'B' suspenser is one of the darket studies in film noir.

D.O.A. by A.K. Rode
A noir that just proves the supposition that the slightest misstep by an Honest John (or Jane) can turn a pleasant existence into a one way trip to Miseryville.

THE HARDER THEY FALL by Alan K. Rode
Bogie's last film was a scathing indictment of the racket that was boxing in the 50's.

HEIST by Hank Yuloff
Writer-Director David Mamet's finest work is this terse, toughly scripted heist caper flick with more plot twists and turns than an Oriental puzzle.

IN A LONELY PLACE by Del Harvey
This film noir was made during the height of the McCarthy Era, by anti-establishment film star Humphrey Bogart with stunning femme fatale Gloria Grahame.

THE KILLERS by Del Harvey
Director Donald Siegel's 1964 remake is a pale, violent cousin to the '46 original.

KISS ME DEADLY by Robert Weston
Robert Aldrich's existentialist film noir doesn't pull any punches.

LE CERCLE ROUGE by Jerome De Groot
Jean-Pierre Melville put Yves Montand and Alain Delon together in this tight little gangster film.

THE LODGER / HANGOVER SQUARE by Alan Rode
Rare double-feature starring the impressive Laird Cregar.

THE LOST SON by Del Harvey
1999 French-British collaboration of an Eric Leclere novel is superb contemporary noir.

THE MALTESE FALCON by Del Harvey
Considered historically to be the first true film noir, this first-time directing effort by John Huston is still one of the all-time classics of film.

THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF by A.K. Rode
Lee J. Cobb as a cop smitten with femme fatale Jane Wyatt in little-known noir gem.

MOONRISE by A.K. Rode
1948 classic suspenser with Dane Clark and Gail Russell.

NIAGARA by Robert Weston
Henry Hathaway's study in paranoia and fatal error featured a beguiling Ms. Monroe.

THE LONG GOODBYE by Del Harvey
This film noir, made in 1973, is a fine addition to the Marlowe legacy. Don't let the hippies and the topless chicks fool you; Gould's private dick is just as hard boiled as Bogie's.

THIS GUN FOR HIRE by Robert Weston
The classic noir about a hit man who falls in love with Veronica Lake. Poor guy.

OUT OF THE PAST by Robert Weston
Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer in what is perhaps the finest film noir ever made.

RIFIFI by Del Harvey
American director Jules Dassin created a masterpiece with this French-made classic that set the standard for heist films.

THE SALTON SEA by Del Harvey
Beautiful little noir tale lets Kilmer shine.

STRANGE ILLUSION by Barry Meyer
Edward G. Ulmer's off-the-wall classic now on DVD.

THE HARDER THEY FALL by A.K. Rode
Bogie's last film is a stark expose of the racket that was boxing in the late 50's.

THIEF by Del Harvey
Director Michael Mann's debut film rivals Rififi as quintessential heist film.

THE THIRD MAN: Remastered for the big screen by John Kessler
Our resident noir expert reviews this classic suspense tale remastered for new generations of filmgoers (whose only idea of suspense may be the latest Stephen Seagal movie).

TWILIGHT by Del Harvey
Contemporary as hell, but the old-timers know where they came from as an aging Paul Newman returns to the mold to solve one more crime in this outstanding film noir homage.

THE WELL by A.K. Rode
A look at an obscure but very powerful noir that tackles a difficult topic.

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