Steve Brodie Films Noir

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1. Criminal Court (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama

A lawyer who is planning to run for District Attorney accidentally kills a gangster who owns the nightclub where the attorney's girlfriend is a singer. Although he manages to cover up his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Tom Conway, Martha O'Driscoll, June Clayworth, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 255

2. The Falcon's Adventure (1946)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The Falcon rescues Louisa Braganza from kidnappers who want her father's secret formula for making diamonds. Her father's murder is pinned on the Falcon and, when he and she flee to Florida... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Tom Conway, Madge Meredith, Edward Brophy, Robert Warwick

Votes: 266

3. Desperate (1947)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

A young married couple flee both police and a gangster out for revenge.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Steve Brodie, Audrey Long, Raymond Burr, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 1,794

His only starring role , and his greatest

4. Crossfire (1947)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of demobilized soldiers he met in a bar. But which one? And why?

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame

Votes: 6,722 | Gross: $1.30M

5. Out of the Past (1947)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

Votes: 29,530

6. Station West (1948)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Mystery, Romance

When two US cavalrymen transporting a gold shipment get killed, US Army Intelligence investigator John Haven goes undercover to a mining and logging town to find the killers.

Director: Sidney Lanfield | Stars: Dick Powell, Jane Greer, Agnes Moorehead, Burl Ives

Votes: 811

7. Bodyguard (1948)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After being fired for insubordination, homicide detective Mike Carter is hired as bodyguard by the owner of a local meat-packing plant where a meat inspector has been murdered.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Priscilla Lane, Phillip Reed, June Clayworth

Votes: 510

8. Home of the Brave (1949)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War

During WW2, a reconnaissance platoon is sent to map out a Japanese-held island but racial tensions arise between the white soldiers and the only black member of the group.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Jeff Corey, James Edwards, Lloyd Bridges, Douglas Dick

Votes: 508

9. I Cheated the Law (1949)

Passed | 69 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A lawyer, Tom Conway (John Campbell), defends a gangster, Frank Bricolle (Steve Brodie), on a murder charge and gets him acquitted. Campbell later finds out that Bricollie was actually ... See full summary »

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Tom Conway, Steve Brodie, Robert Osterloh, Barbara Billingsley

10. Treasure of Monte Cristo (1949)

Passed | 76 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

This modern tale borrows from an old story in establishing Langan, who works on a ship that docks in San Francisco, as a descendant of the Count of Monte Cristo. Crooked Lawyer Brodie sets ... See full summary »

Director: William Berke | Stars: Glenn Langan, Adele Jergens, Steve Brodie, Bobby Jordan

Votes: 87

11. Tough Assignment (1949)

Passed | 64 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

In order to investigate a modern-day cattle rustling operation, a newspaper reporter and his girlfriend infiltrate the gang.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Marjorie Steele, Steve Brodie, Marc Lawrence

Votes: 71

13. Winchester '73 (1950)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, Western

The journey of a prized rifle from one ill-fated owner to another parallels a cowboy's search for a murderous fugitive.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea, Stephen McNally

Votes: 15,331

14. Armored Car Robbery (1950)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A well-planned robbery goes awry, with tough cop Cordell in pursuit.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Charles McGraw, Adele Jergens, William Talman, Douglas Fowley

Votes: 2,074

15. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

Starting with a violent prison break, clever, ruthless Ralph Cotter corrupts everyone around him.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Payton, Helena Carter, Ward Bond

Votes: 1,580

16. The Steel Helmet (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, War

A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards

Votes: 3,383

17. M (1951)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

In this Americanization of the 1931 German thriller, both the police and the criminal underworld stalk a mysterious killer who preys on small children.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: David Wayne, Howard Da Silva, Martin Gabel, Luther Adler

Votes: 1,458

A cop for once

18. Two Dollar Bettor (1951)

Passed | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An honest bank employee gets hooked on horse racing, and starts to embezzle bank funds in an attempt to recoup his losses.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Litel, Marie Windsor, Steve Brodie, Barbara Logan

Votes: 129

19. The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)

Approved | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A ferocious dinosaur awakened by an Arctic atomic test terrorizes the North Atlantic and, ultimately, New York City.

Director: Eugène Lourié | Stars: Paul Hubschmid, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey

Votes: 6,273 | Gross: $5.00M

20. Racket Squad (1950– )
Episode: Sting of Fate (1953)

30 min | Crime, Drama

A man and woman team of confidence operators fake injuries in hotels in order to extort money. They use wasp stings to simulate the swelling of a real sprain, but a hotel employee helps Braddock expose the con and break the case.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Reed Hadley, Catherine McLeod, Steve Brodie, Thomas Browne Henry

21. Donovan's Brain (1953)

Approved | 84 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

Dr. Patrick "Pat" J. Cory is researching brains with his assistant and friend Dr. Frank Schratt and his wife Janice Cory through experiments with monkeys in a laboratory in his house. When ... See full summary »

Director: Felix E. Feist | Stars: Lew Ayres, Gene Evans, Nancy Reagan, Steve Brodie

Votes: 1,298

23. The Far Country (1954)

Approved | 97 min | Romance, Western

A self-minded adventurer (Jeff Webster) locks horns with a crooked lawman (Mr. Gannon) while driving cattle to Dawson.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Ruth Roman, Corinne Calvet, Walter Brennan

Votes: 5,972

24. The Cruel Tower (1956)

Approved | 79 min | Adventure, Romance

Tension and rivalry among a crew of steeplejacks.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: John Ericson, Mari Blanchard, Charles McGraw, Steve Brodie

Votes: 48

25. The Crooked Circle (1957)

72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A young prizefighter finds himself being squeezed on all sides to throw a fight.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Smith, Fay Spain, Steve Brodie, Don Kelly

Votes: 19

27. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Creeper (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A frightened housewife is alone in her apartment when she begins to suspect just about anyone could be the unknown killer who has been strangling women.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Constance Ford, Steve Brodie, Harry Townes

Votes: 485

28. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: One More Mile to Go (1957)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Sam Jacoby has his wife's corpse in the trunk of his car, and is menaced by a motorcycle cop, who nags him about a taillight.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, David Wayne, Steve Brodie, Louise Larabee

Votes: 464

29. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Enough Rope for Two (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An ex-convict plans on killing his double crossing partner and maybe his ex-girlfriend, after they help him recover the stolen money he hid.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Hagen, Steven Hill, Steve Brodie

Votes: 281

30. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Death Sentence (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Paula Frayne's husband Norman is a chronic worrier who shows her little attention. When an old friend of Norman's shows up and shows too much interest in Paula, Norman becomes difficult. ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, James Best, Katharine Bard, Steve Brodie

Votes: 180

31. Arson for Hire (1959)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Romance

Johnny Broderick, arson squad investigator, and his assistant, Ben Howard,, investigate a warehouse fire and find evidence of arson. Lawyer William Yarbo is behind the series of incendiary ... See full summary »

Director: Thor L. Brooks | Stars: Steve Brodie, Lyn Thomas, Tom Hubbard, Jason Johnson

Votes: 6

32. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
Episode: Rough Cut (1959)

30 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Diamond goes undercover as a casino worker in order to find a stolen priceless jewel.

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: David Janssen, Steve Brodie, Marcia Henderson, Arthur Batanides

33. Three Came to Kill (1960)

Not Rated | 71 min | Crime, Thriller

Three professional killers break into the house of an airport employee to shoot the plane on which an Asian Prime Minister is due to leave America.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, John Lupton, Steve Brodie, Lyn Thomas

Votes: 63

34. Thriller (1960–1962)
Episode: The Fatal Impulse (1960)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

A man fleeing from an attempt to assassinate a political candidate puts a small bomb in the bag of a woman in an elevator. The police spend the evening looking for the mystery girl and the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Boris Karloff, Robert Lansing, Whitney Blake, Conrad Nagel

Votes: 134

35. The Asphalt Jungle (1961– )
Episode: The Nine-Twenty Hero (1961)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Shortly after being presented an award for heroism, Detective Bill Dyer goes berserk and shoots a fellow officer.

Director: Gerald Mayer | Stars: Skip Homeier, Jack Warden, Beverly Garland, Arch Johnson

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