George E. Diskant Films Noirby karljhickey14 | created - 8 months ago | updated - 8 months ago | Public
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1. Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)
Approved | 62 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Expensive diamonds are stolen but before the thief can fence them he is strangled by ex-con Cueball, who then takes the gems and continues murdering people he believes are trying to swindle... See full summary »
3. Riffraff (1947)
Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A plane takes off from Peru (in a long no-dialogue scene) in a storm with two passengers; it lands in Panama with one. The missing man had valuable oil-location maps; everyone who is after ... See full summary »
4. They Live by Night (1948)
Passed | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance
An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.
5. A Woman's Secret (1949)
Approved | 84 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Failed singer Marian Washburn confesses she shot her friend, successful singer Susan Caldwell, but her manager Luke Jordan and Detective Fowler doubt her story and cannot establish a reasonable motive.
6. Port of New York (1949)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Two narcotics agents go after a gang of murderous drug dealers who use ships docking at the New York harbor to smuggle in their contraband.
7. David Harding, Counterspy (1950)
Passed | 71 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Based on the long-running radio program created by Philips H. Lord, the film opens with a radio commentator blasting the U. S. government for the manner in which a certain foreign power has... See full summary »
10. The Racket (1951)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In New York, two honest cops try to hinder a crime syndicate from moving into the precinct and also to prevent the mob's plan of electing a corrupt prosecutor to a judgeship.
11. On Dangerous Ground (1951)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.
12. The Narrow Margin (1952)
Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.
14. Kansas City Confidential (1952)
Not Rated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits.
15. China Smith (1952– )
30 min | Adventure
Con artist and private eye China Smith works out of a bar in Singapore, roaming Asia in search of beautiful women (who like his tough style) and quick money. His nemeses are the friendly British Inspector and the scheming "empress."
Four Star Playhouse (1952–1956)
The Stacked Deck
30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Fresh out of prison, blackmailer Gus Anderson intends to use Willie's casino to launder his victims' money. To insure his cooperation, Gus' thugs are holding one of Willie's waiters hostage... See full summary »
Chevron Hall of Stars (1956– )
Comedy, Drama, Western
Private eye Richard Diamond is slugged, drugged and framed as he unravels a mystery involving two blondes, two counterfeiters and murder.
19. Richard Diamond, Private Detective (1957–1960)
30 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Richard Diamond is a suave private investigator, who, at first, walks the mean streets of New York City, then later packs up and moves to Los Angeles, California, where he tools around in a... See full summary »
20. Dante (1960–1961)
30 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
Willie Dante carries his shady history, and old-time buddies Biff and Stewart, into the operation of his legit San Francisco nightclub. Neither the cops nor the bad guys really believe he's done with the underworld however. Much humor.
21. The Detectives (1959–1962)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Captain Matt Holbrook leads a squad of brave and tough detectives in a large, unnamed city. Instead of leading personal lives, they spend all of their time tracking murderers, thieves, ... See full summary »
23. Target: The Corruptors! (1961–1962)
60 min | Drama
The show featured a newspaper reporter, Paul Marino, and his undercover Agent, Jack Flood, as they infiltrated the mob and reported on a different type of crime every week. The results of ... See full summary »