Film Noir Guide - 745 Films of the Classic Era (1940-1959)

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"More than 700 films from the classic period of film noir (1940 to 1959) are presented in this exhaustive reference book. For each film, the following information is provided: the title, release date, main performers, screenwriter(s), director(s), type of noir, thematic content, a rating based on the five-star system, and a plot synopsis that does not reveal the ending."

Keaney's ratings:

#1-27: ★★★★★
#28-51: ★★★★½
#52-159: ★★★★
#160-255: ★★★½
#256-404: ★★★
#405-550: ★★½
#551-659: ★★
#660-727: ★½
#728-745: ★

Michael F. Keaney is a fan of classic movies and the author of "British Film Noir Guide".

ISBN: 978-0-7864-6366-4

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  1. 1 +11

    All the King's Men

    1949, in 8 top lists Check
  2. 2 +21

    The Asphalt Jungle

    1950, in 14 top lists Check
  3. 3 +70

    Body and Soul

    1947 — a.k.a. An Affair of the Heart, in 5 top lists Check
  4. 4 +83

    Brute Force

    1947, in 4 top lists Check
  5. 5 +94

    Casablanca

    1942, in 35 top lists Check
  6. 6 +105

    Citizen Kane

    1941, in 37 top lists Check
  7. 7 +330

    The Killers

    1946 — a.k.a. A Man Alone, in 12 top lists Check
  8. 8 +350

    Laura

    1944, in 18 top lists Check
  9. 9 +367

    The Lost Weekend

    1945, in 16 top lists Check
  10. 10 +378

    The Maltese Falcon

    1941, in 25 top lists Check
  11. 11 +412

    Murder, My Sweet

    1944 — a.k.a. Farewell My Lovely, in 4 top lists Check
  12. 12 +449

    Notorious

    1946, in 20 top lists Check
  13. 13 +453

    On the Waterfront

    1954, in 32 top lists Check
  14. 14 +459

    Out of the Past

    1947 — a.k.a. Build My Gallows High, in 15 top lists Check
  15. 15 +462

    The Ox-Bow Incident

    1943 — a.k.a. Strange Incident, in 13 top lists Check
  16. 16 +484

    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    1946, in 8 top lists Check
  17. 17 +502

    Rear Window

    1954, in 29 top lists Check
  18. 18 +514

    Du rififi chez les hommes

    1955 — a.k.a. Rififi, in 17 top lists Check
  19. 19 +526

    Scarlet Street

    1945, in 8 top lists Check
  20. 20 +536

    The Set-Up

    1949, in 7 top lists Check
  21. 21 +539

    Shadow of a Doubt

    1943, in 11 top lists Check
  22. 22 +598

    Strangers on a Train

    1951, in 14 top lists Check
  23. 23 +611

    Sweet Smell of Success

    1957, in 19 top lists Check
  24. 24 +630

    The Third Man

    1949, in 33 top lists Check
  25. 25 +645

    Touch of Evil

    1958, in 29 top lists Check
  26. 26 +648

    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    1948, in 25 top lists Check
  27. 27 new

    White Heat

    1949, in 14 top lists Check
  28. 28 -22

    Act of Violence

    1949, in 2 top lists Check
  29. 29 -

    The Bad and the Beautiful

    1952, in 9 top lists Check
  30. 30 +15

    Ace in the Hole

    1951, in 16 top lists Check
  31. 31 +39

    Bluebeard

    1944, in 1 top list Check
  32. 32 +72

    Champion

    1949, in 1 top list Check
  33. 33 +139

    Death of a Salesman

    1951, in 3 top lists Check
  34. 34 +145

    The Desperate Hours

    1955, in 2 top lists Check
  35. 35 +156

    Double Indemnity

    1944, in 30 top lists Check
  36. 36 +211

    Gun Crazy

    1950 — a.k.a. Gun Crazy, in 13 top lists Check
  37. 37 +211

    The Gunfighter

    1950, in 8 top lists Check
  38. 38 +215

    The Harder They Fall

    1956, in 2 top lists Check
  39. 39 +261

    I Walked with a Zombie

    1943, in 9 top lists Check
  40. 40 +299

    The Killing

    1956, in 12 top lists Check
  41. 41 +300

    Kiss Me Deadly

    1955, in 18 top lists Check
  42. 42 +365

    The Mask of Dimitrios

    1944, in 1 top list Check
  43. 43 +367

    Mildred Pierce

    1945, in 13 top lists Check
  44. 44 +396

    Night and the City

    1950, in 9 top lists Check
  45. 45 +400

    The Night of the Hunter

    1955, in 28 top lists Check
  46. 46 +417

    Odd Man Out

    1947 — a.k.a. Gang War, in 12 top lists Check
  47. 47 +570

    The Stranger

    1946, in 1 top list Check
  48. 48 +573

    Nora inu

    1949 — a.k.a. Stray Dog, in 6 top lists Check
  49. 49 +580

    Sunset Blvd.

    1950 — a.k.a. Sunset Boulevard, in 33 top lists Check
  50. 50 +607

    This Gun for Hire

    1942, in 3 top lists Check