Fox Noir

by karljhickey14 | created - 06 Jan 2016 | updated - 4 months ago | Public

Films made and released by 20th Century Fox see also the Michael Shayne series - Time To Kill makes the list as it's a Chandler story.

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1. Laura (1944)

Passed | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Clifton Webb, Vincent Price

Votes: 38,367 | Gross: $4.36M

2. The Dark Corner (1946)

Approved | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Secretary tries to help her boss, who is framed for a murder.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Lucille Ball, Clifton Webb, William Bendix, Mark Stevens

Votes: 3,604

3. I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Passed | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Why is Inspector Ed Cornell trying to railroad Frankie Christopher for the murder of model Vicky Lynn?

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Betty Grable, Victor Mature, Carole Landis, Laird Cregar

Votes: 3,271

4. Vicki (1953)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

The untimely murder of a New York glamor-girl sparks an investigation with an emotionally driven detective at the helm.

Director: Harry Horner | Stars: Jeanne Crain, Jean Peters, Elliott Reid, Richard Boone

Votes: 771

5. The Lodger (1944)

Approved | 84 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

A landlady suspects her new lodger is Jack the Ripper.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Laird Cregar, Merle Oberon, George Sanders, Cedric Hardwicke

Votes: 2,717

6. Hangover Square (1945)

Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A promising classical musician finds his life poisoned by a music hall dancer -- and by the strange gaps in his memory.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Laird Cregar, Linda Darnell, George Sanders, Glenn Langan

Votes: 2,149

7. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the F.B.I. in a Nazi spy ring.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 2,459

8. Panic in the Streets (1950)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A doctor and a policeman in New Orleans have only 48 hours to locate a killer infected with pneumonic plague.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Richard Widmark, Paul Douglas, Barbara Bel Geddes, Jack Palance

Votes: 6,338

9. Boomerang! (1947)

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

The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Director: Elia Kazan | Stars: Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb, Cara Williams

Votes: 3,642

10. House of Strangers (1949)

Approved | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After years in prison, Max promises revenge on his brothers for their betrayal. His lover Irene and memories of his past yield him a broader perspective.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Susan Hayward, Richard Conte, Luther Adler

Votes: 2,445

11. The Street with No Name (1948)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A covert FBI agent infiltrates a ruthless gangster mob, but his life is at risk from a mysterious informant who funnels inside information to the hoodlums.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Mark Stevens, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Nolan, Barbara Lawrence

Votes: 2,428

12. Fallen Angel (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Alice Faye, Dana Andrews, Linda Darnell, Charles Bickford

Votes: 4,179

13. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Det. Sgt. Mark Dixon wants to be something his old man wasn't: a guy on the right side of the law. But Dixon's vicious nature will get the better of him.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, Gary Merrill, Bert Freed

Votes: 6,818

14. The 3rd Voice (1960)

79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Marion Forbes is the secretary, the lover and the creator of the financial fortunes of Harry Chapman, but Chapman falls in love with Francis and decides to marry her. The revenge of Marion ... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Cornfield | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Julie London, Laraine Day, Olga San Juan

Votes: 112

15. The Invisible Wall (1947)

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

When a mob boss sends gambler Harry Lane to Vegas to deliver 20K to a contact, Harry gambles the money away and must somehow recover it before getting into trouble with his employer.

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Don Castle, Virginia Christine, Richard Gaines, Arthur Space

Votes: 54

16. The Iron Curtain (1948)

Approved | 87 min | Biography, Crime, History

The story of Soviet cypher-clerk Igor Gouzenko who was posted to the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa,Canada in 1943 and defected in 1945 to reveal the extent of Soviet espionage activities directed against Canada.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Dana Andrews, Gene Tierney, June Havoc, Berry Kroeger

Votes: 672

17. Intent to Kill (1958)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A British doctor working in a Canadian hospital, has to assist in a delicate brain operation on a South American President, who is in hiding from a gang of assassins.

Director: Jack Cardiff | Stars: Richard Todd, Betsy Drake, Herbert Lom, Warren Stevens

Votes: 191

18. Shock Treatment (1964)

94 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

An actor hired to locate $1 million in stolen loot endures the rigors of an insane asylum.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: Stuart Whitman, Carol Lynley, Roddy McDowall, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 390

19. Time to Kill (1942)

61 min | Film-Noir, Mystery

A private detective is hired to retrieve a valuable antique coin that was stolen from its owner by her son, who used it to pay off a blackmailer. The private eye soon finds himself up to ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Heather Angel, Doris Merrick, Ralph Byrd

Votes: 146

20. The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)

TV-PG | 81 min | Western

Trapped in a snowbound mountain cabin, an assortment of travelers receives the unwelcome visit of a wanted outlaw.

Director: Joseph M. Newman | Stars: Anne Baxter, Dale Robertson, Miriam Hopkins, Cameron Mitchell

Votes: 174

21. My Cousin Rachel (1952)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

A young man plots revenge against the woman he believes murdered his cousin, but his plans are shaken when he comes face to face with the enigmatic beauty.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Olivia de Havilland, Richard Burton, Audrey Dalton, Ronald Squire

Votes: 2,111

22. The Other Woman (1954)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A woman plots revenge on her former boss.

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Hugo Haas, Cleo Moore, Lance Fuller, Lucille Barkley

Votes: 137

23. While I Live (1947)

85 min | Thriller

25 years later, a spinster still obsesses over the death of her composer sister and concludes she has returned, reincarnated, in an amnesiac woman who chances upon her house seeking help.

Director: John Harlow | Stars: Tom Walls, Clifford Evans, Carol Raye, Patricia Burke

Votes: 108

24. Blood Money (1933)

Passed | 65 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

Bill Bailey is a Los Angeles bail bondsman who lives in a world of complete, casual corruption, where all he has to do is pick up the phone to get the charges against a client dismissed. He... See full summary »

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: George Bancroft, Judith Anderson, Frances Dee, Chick Chandler

Votes: 263

25. The Nickel Ride (1974)

PG | 99 min | Crime, Drama

Small-time criminal Cooper manages several warehouses in Los Angeles that the mob use to stash their stolen goods. Known as "the key man" for the key chain he always keeps on his person ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Jason Miller, Linda Haynes, Victor French, John Hillerman

Votes: 442

26. Pretty Poison (1968)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue.

Director: Noel Black | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld, Beverly Garland, John Randolph

Votes: 2,920

27. Sanctuary (1961)

90 min | Drama

William Faulkner's steamy tale set in the South in the 1920s. Governer's daughter is seduced and raped by a Cajun who returns after she's married to cause her further trouble.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Lee Remick, Yves Montand, Bradford Dillman, Harry Townes

Votes: 233

28. The Secret of Convict Lake (1951)

Approved | 83 min | Western

In 1871 a convict escapes, with other prisoners, to kill the man that framed him, but has second thoughts after meeting the man's beautiful future wife.

Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gene Tierney, Ethel Barrymore, Zachary Scott

Votes: 664

29. The Girl on the Bridge (1951)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama

An elderly watchmaker stops a beautiful young blonde from committing suicide by throwing herself off a bridge. They eventually marry, and things go well until a man from the woman's ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Hugo Haas, Beverly Michaels, Robert Dane, Anthony Jochim

Votes: 117

30. Thy Neighbor's Wife (1953)

77 min | Crime, Drama

Suspicious Raphael Vojnar, a Moravian village judge, makes his young wife Barbara witness the public humiliation of an unfaithful wife who is bound with ropes to a wooden half-cross. He ... See full summary »

Director: Hugo Haas | Stars: Cleo Moore, Hugo Haas, Ken Carlton, Kathleen Hughes

Votes: 19

31. The Spider (1945)

Approved | 63 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

An ex-cop who is now a private detective is hired by a woman to be the go-between in retrieving an important envelope from her partner. The detective has the partner come to his apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Robert D. Webb | Stars: Richard Conte, Faye Marlowe, Kurt Kreuger, John Harvey

Votes: 62

32. Deadline - U.S.A. (1952)

Passed | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

With his newspaper about to be sold, crusading editor Ed Hutcheson tries to complete an exposé on gangster Rienzi.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley

Votes: 2,645

33. Advice to the Forlorn (1933)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Los Angeles newspaper reporter Toby Prentiss is continually in trouble with his editor. He is demoted to running the paper's "Miss Lonelyhearts" advice column because he missed the scoop on... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Lee Tracy, Sally Blane, Paul Harvey, Sterling Holloway

Votes: 56

34. Slattery's Hurricane (1949)

83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A former WW2 naval pilot employed by a Miami civilian company reminisces about his past and present sins while flying a plane into an incoming hurricane.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Veronica Lake, John Russell

Votes: 379

35. No Way Out (1950)

Passed | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A black doctor is assigned to treat two white racist suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

Votes: 3,775

36. The Ox-Bow Incident (1942)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Western

When a posse captures three men suspected of killing a local farmer, they become strongly divided over whether or not to lynch the men.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 19,046 | Gross: $1.64M

37. Rawhide (1951)

Unrated | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Western

A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveller find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe, Dean Jagger

Votes: 2,037

38. The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing is the true story of Evelyn Nesbit Shaw, a beautiful showgirl caught in a love triangle with elderly architect Stanford White and eccentric young millionaire Harry K. Thaw.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Ray Milland, Joan Collins, Farley Granger, Luther Adler

Votes: 720

39. Violent Saturday (1955)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Three men case a small town very carefully, with plans to rob the bank on the upcoming Saturday, which turns violent and deadly.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Victor Mature, Richard Egan, Stephen McNally, Virginia Leith

Votes: 1,792

40. Compulsion (1959)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

Two wealthy law-school students go on trial for murder in this version of the Leopold-Loeb case.

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 5,261

41. The Brasher Doubloon (1947)

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

Detective Philip Marlowe encounters a variety of characters while checking on why Leslie Murdock stole a rare doubloon from his mother.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: George Montgomery, Nancy Guild, Conrad Janis, Roy Roberts

Votes: 774

42. A Life in the Balance (1955)

Approved | 74 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

In Mexico City, a working-poor single-father is mistaken for a serial killer by the local cops but the man's son stumbles upon the real killer and tries to warn the police after being abducted.

Directors: Harry Horner, Rafael Portillo | Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Anne Bancroft, Lee Marvin, José Pérez

Votes: 133

43. The Man with Bogart's Face (1980)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A man with a fixation on Humphrey Bogart gets plastic surgery to make him look exactly like Bogart. Then he changes his name to Sam Marlowe (after Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe, two of ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Day | Stars: Robert Sacchi, Franco Nero, Michelle Phillips, Olivia Hussey

Votes: 453

44. The Sicilian Clan (1969)

GP | 122 min | Crime, Drama

A young, ambitious mobster plans an elaborate diamond heist while seducing the daughter of a ruthless mob patriarch as a determined police commissioner closes in on all of them.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Irina Demick

Votes: 6,166 | Gross: $3.00M

45. The Story on Page One (1959)

Approved | 123 min | Drama

Courtroom drama about an adulterous pair who is charged with murdering the outraged husband of the cheating woman.

Director: Clifford Odets | Stars: Rita Hayworth, Anthony Franciosa, Gig Young, Mildred Dunnock

Votes: 431

46. Plunder Road (1957)

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

Five men rob a train in Utah of 10 million dollars in gold and head to Los Angeles in 3 trucks hoping to meet up with their beautiful accomplice, and leave the country.

Director: Hubert Cornfield | Stars: Gene Raymond, Jeanne Cooper, Wayne Morris, Elisha Cook Jr.

Votes: 798

47. The Undying Monster (1942)

Not Rated | 63 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

Surviving members of an aristocratic English family are threatened by a legendary monster when they venture out on chilly, foggy nights.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: James Ellison, Heather Angel, John Howard, Bramwell Fletcher

Votes: 996

48. Whirlpool (1949)

Approved | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A woman secretly suffering from kleptomania is hypnotized in an effort to cure her condition. Soon afterwards, she is found at the scene of a murder with no memory of how she got there and seemingly no way to prove her innocence.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford

Votes: 3,288

49. Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance