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1. The Informer (1935)

Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama

In 1922, an Irish rebel informs on his friend, then feels doom closing in.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Heather Angel, Preston Foster, Margot Grahame

Votes: 5,301

2. You Only Live Once (1937)

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

The public defender's secretary and an ex-convict get married and try to make a life together, but a series of disasters sends their lives spiraling out of control.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Henry Fonda, Barton MacLane, Jean Dixon

Votes: 5,187

3. Framed (1940)

60 min | Drama

A young newspaper reporter finds himself framed for murder.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Frank Albertson, Constance Moore, Jerome Cowan, Robert Armstrong

Votes: 9

4. Foreign Correspondent (1940)

Passed | 120 min | Action, Romance, Thriller

On the eve of World War II, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Joel McCrea, Laraine Day, Herbert Marshall, George Sanders

Votes: 17,029 | Gross: $3.48M

5. The Soul of a Monster (1944)

Approved | 61 min | Horror

As famous surgeon, George Winson, lies on his deathbed, his wife Ann calls on unknown powers to save him. A strange woman (Lilyan) appears from nowhere and takes control. George recovers, ... See full summary »

Director: Will Jason | Stars: Rose Hobart, George Macready, Jim Bannon, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 170

6. The Unwritten Code (1944)

Approved | 61 min | Drama, Romance, War

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Director: Herman Rotsten | Stars: Ann Savage, Tom Neal, Roland Varno, Howard Freeman

Votes: 24

7. I Love a Mystery (1945)

Approved | 69 min | Mystery

Opening with a car crash and a decapitation, the story is told in flashback as Jack and Doc become involved with a man who tells them that he will die in just such a manner in three days' ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Jim Bannon, Nina Foch, George Macready, Barton Yarborough

Votes: 330

8. My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)

Not Rated | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Julia Ross secures employment, through a rather nosy employment agency, with a wealthy widow, Mrs. Hughes, and goes to live at her house. 2 days later, she awakens - in a different house, ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Nina Foch, May Whitty, George Macready, Roland Varno

Votes: 2,192

9. A Close Call for Boston Blackie (1946)

Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Sleuth Blackie is framed for murder but manages to catch the culprit.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Chester Morris, Lynn Merrick, Richard Lane, Frank Sully

Votes: 276

10. The Notorious Lone Wolf (1946)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Mystery

Michael Lanyard finds himself accused of stealing a valuable gem, and must find the real thief in order to clear his name.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Gerald Mohr, Janis Carter, Eric Blore, John Abbott

Votes: 174

11. Night Editor (1946)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

"Night Editor" was based on the already existing radio program in which a newspaper editor would recount the 'inside story' of some bit newspaper story, and later became a television series... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: William Gargan, Janis Carter, Jeff Donnell, Coulter Irwin

Votes: 520

12. So Dark the Night (1946)

Not Rated | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Paris police detective Cassin has a well needed vacation at a rural inn, where the owners' adult daughter shows interest in him but she has a jealous boyfriend. Will Cassin need his skills?

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Steven Geray, Micheline Cheirel, Eugene Borden, Ann Codee

Votes: 948

13. Johnny O'Clock (1947)

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

A high-class crook gets in trouble with the law.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, Lee J. Cobb, Ellen Drew

Votes: 1,274

14. Framed (1947)

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

Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Glenn Ford, Janis Carter, Barry Sullivan, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 1,186

15. To the Ends of the Earth (1948)

Approved | 109 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

After witnessing an incident on a foreign ship off California coast, a U.S. Treasury agent aboard a Coast Guard vessel decides to further investigate the matter by following a crime trail leading to China, Egypt, Lebanon and Cuba.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Dick Powell, Signe Hasso, Maylia, Ludwig Donath

Votes: 585

16. The Sign of the Ram (1948)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

The wheelchair-bound matriarch of an English family uses her handicap to cynically manipulate all those around her. She coldly destroys a daughter's relationship with a man she truly loves,... See full summary »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Susan Peters, Alexander Knox, Phyllis Thaxter, Peggy Ann Garner

Votes: 265

17. Knock on Any Door (1949)

Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An attorney defends a hoodlum of murder, using the oppressiveness of the slums to appeal to the court.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready, Allene Roberts

Votes: 2,796

18. The Undercover Man (1949)

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

Treasury Department agent Frank Warren takes on the case of a mob leader who has evaded paying taxes on his ill-gotten gains.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Glenn Ford, Nina Foch, James Whitmore, Barry Kelley

Votes: 661

19. The Reckless Moment (1949)

Not Rated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

After discovering the dead body of her teenage daughter's lover, a housewife takes desperate measures to protect her family from scandal.

Director: Max Ophüls | Stars: James Mason, Joan Bennett, Geraldine Brooks, Henry O'Neill

Votes: 3,829

20. All the King's Men (1949)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

Votes: 12,344

21. In a Lonely Place (1950)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 23,471

22. Convicted (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Millard Mitchell, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 662

23. Sirocco (1951)

Passed | 98 min | Action, Drama, Film-Noir

A cynical American expatriate gets involved in smuggling and gun-running for the rebels during the 1925 Syrian insurgency against French occupation.

Director: Curtis Bernhardt | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lee J. Cobb, Märta Torén, Everett Sloane

Votes: 1,777

24. Two of a Kind (1951)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A lawyer for a rich elderly industrialist works out a complex inheritance scam to pass off a con as the industrialist's long-lost son and claim the huge inheritance.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Edmond O'Brien, Lizabeth Scott, Terry Moore, Alexander Knox

Votes: 446

25. The Family Secret (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama

A lawyer faces a difficult decision when his son accidentally kills his best friend with no witnesses present, and a rift develops in his mother and father offer contradictory solutions to their sons dilemma.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: John Derek, Lee J. Cobb, Jody Lawrance, Erin O'Brien-Moore

Votes: 92

26. Scandal Sheet (1952)

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

The editor of an exploitation newspaper commits a murder and assigns his protégé to investigate hoping to divert attention away from himself.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: John Derek, Donna Reed, Broderick Crawford, Rosemary DeCamp

Votes: 1,797

27. The Sniper (1952)

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

A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Arthur Franz, Adolphe Menjou, Gerald Mohr, Marie Windsor

Votes: 2,485

28. Assignment: Paris (1952)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

Cold war intrigue in France and Hungary.

Directors: Robert Parrish, Phil Karlson | Stars: Dana Andrews, Märta Torén, George Sanders, Audrey Totter

Votes: 318

29. Human Desire (1954)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance

A Korean War vet returns to his job as a railroad engineer and becomes involved in an affair with a co-worker's wife following a murder on a train where they meet.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 3,919

30. Private Hell 36 (1954)

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

When 2 detectives steal $80,000 from a dead robber, one of them suffers from a guilty conscience which could lead to murder.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Ida Lupino, Steve Cochran, Howard Duff, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,135

31. The Violent Men (1955)

Approved | 96 min | Western

A bitter land dispute causes a Civil War veteran to take extreme action.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Glenn Ford, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward G. Robinson, Dianne Foster

Votes: 2,169

32. Tight Spot (1955)

Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A female inmate is whisked out of prison and into a police guarded hotel until the district attorney can convince her to testify against the mob in the upcoming trial.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith, Lucy Marlow

Votes: 1,246

33. The Harder They Fall (1956)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

An ex-sportswriter is hired by a shady fight promoter to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable rising star from Argentina.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Votes: 6,535

34. Storm Center (1956)

Approved | 85 min | Drama

During the 1950s, a small-town librarian is shunned by the locals after she refuses the City Council's request to remove a book on Communism from the library's shelves.

Director: Daniel Taradash | Stars: Bette Davis, Brian Keith, Kim Hunter, Paul Kelly

Votes: 1,086

35. Nightfall (1956)

78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Through a series of bizarre coincidences, an artist finds himself falsely accused of bank robbery and murder and is pursued by the authorities and the real killers.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Aldo Ray, Anne Bancroft, Brian Keith, Jocelyn Brando

Votes: 2,888

36. The Strange One (1957)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Film-Noir

Jocko De Paris, cadet leader in a Southern military academy, so manipulates events that George Avery, Jr., son of the school's executive officer, is found drunk and expelled. Through ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Garfein | Stars: Ben Gazzara, Pat Hingle, Peter Mark Richman, Arthur Storch

Votes: 551

37. The Web (1957– )

30 min | Drama

Filmed dramas adapted from writings of the Mystery Writers of America.

Stars: William Bryant, John Larch, Christopher Dark, Jeff Richards

38. The Brothers Rico (1957)

Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A retired mob accountant is drawn back in when his brothers, who have recently made a hit for the organization, decide to go to the authorities.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates

Votes: 718

39. The True Story of Lynn Stuart (1958)

Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama

When the nephew and his friend of Phyllis Carter are killed in an automobile crash while under the influence of narcotics, she persuades Police Lieutenant Jim Hahan to use her as an ... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Betsy Palmer, Jack Lord, Barry Atwater, Barbara Aler

Votes: 119

40. Screaming Mimi (1958)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

Exotic dancer Virginia Wilson sees a man get shot moments after he tries to knife her in a shower, so she goes to Dr. Greenwood a psychiatrist for therapy. He falls in love with her and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerd Oswald | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Philip Carey, Gypsy Rose Lee, Harry Townes

Votes: 473

41. Edge of Eternity (1959)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

In the 1950s, Arizona Deputy Sheriff Les Martin is pressured by his community to solve a string of mysterious murders around a mining ghost town in the Grand Canyon.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Victoria Shaw, Mickey Shaughnessy, Edgar Buchanan

Votes: 622

42. Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (1958–1960)
Episode: Lepke (1959)

60 min | Drama

The man of a murdering ring is brought to justice.

Director: Jerry Thorpe | Stars: Desi Arnaz, Lloyd Bridges, George Cisar, Milton Frome

43. Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)

Approved | 105 min | Drama

In this sequel to "Knock On Any Door", the residents of a Chicago tenement building band together to insure that the son of Nick Romano does not follow in his father's footsteps...to the electric chair.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Burl Ives, Shelley Winters, James Darren, Jean Seberg

Votes: 396

44. Homicidal (1961)

Unrated | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

The brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in a sleepy small town in Southern California.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce

Votes: 2,668

45. Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

Approved | 89 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A search for a winning lottery ticket in his dead father's grave causes Sardonicus' face to freeze in a horrible grimace, until he forces a doctor to treat his affliction--with even more ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle | Stars: Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe, Oskar Homolka

Votes: 2,401

46. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Not Rated | 147 min | Biography, Crime, Drama