Wikipedia's List of Film Noir: Classic American noir, 1954-1956by joey-hopper | created - 28 Jan 2014 | updated - 28 Jan 2014 | Public
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1. Black Tuesday (1954)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Gangster Vincent Canelli and bank robber Peter Manning escape from Death Row minutes before their execution by electric chair.
4. Drive a Crooked Road (1954)
Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An upright car mechanic falls in love with the girlfriend of a gangster. This forces him to participate in the criminal underworld.
5. Hell's Half Acre (1954)
Approved | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
An American woman goes to Hawaii to search for her husband, MIA since the war, but he's a fugitive from the law and involved in a private feud against his former crime syndicate partners.
6. Highway Dragnet (1954)
Passed | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Wrongly accused of killing a bar-girl he was seen with earlier, a Korean War vet flees from the police in the company of a woman photographer and her young female model.
7. 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.
8. Jail Bait (1954)
Unrated | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Vic Brady draws young Don Gregor into a life of crime. He then blackmails Gregor's plastic surgeon father into fixing up his face so he can evade the cops.
11. Make Haste to Live (1954)
Approved | 90 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
After serving 18 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, a mobster is paroled and returns to a New Mexico town to exact his revenge on the woman responsible for his conviction.
14. Playgirl (1954)
Approved | 85 min | Drama, Film-Noir
Nightclub singer Fran Davis is out to educate her out-of-town friend Phyllis Matthews on the ins-and-outs of life in the Big City. But, par for the course in this Joseph Pevney potboiler, ... See full summary »
17. Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
Not Rated | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Fed up with the inhumane prison living conditions, a general prison riot breaks out, leading to hostage-taking, a stand-off with the guards and eventual negotiations with the prison administration officials.
18. Rogue Cop (1954)
Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After witnessing a murder, honest cop Eddie Kelvaney is silenced by gangster Dan Beaumonte, prompting Eddie's brother, Detective Chris Kelvaney, to search for the killer.
19. Shield for Murder (1954)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When a brutal police detective Lt. murders a bookmaker's runner for $25,000 in cash, a deaf mute sees him do it and now he finds he must kill again to cover his tracks.
20. Suddenly (1954)
Unrated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.
Votes: 5,685 | Gross: $1.40M
21. Twist of Fate (1954)
Approved | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Johnny Victor, an actress living with Louis Galt on the Riveria, becomes involved with Pierre Clemont and learns he is a dangerous criminal.
23. World for Ransom (1954)
Approved | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In Singapore, a private detective and the British authorities are on the trail of a crime syndicate that kidnaps a nuclear physicist with the aim of selling him to the highest bidder.
24. The Big Bluff (1955)
Approved | 71 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When a scheming fortune hunter finds his rich wife is not going to die as expected, he and his lover make other plans to get her millions.
25. The Big Combo (1955)
Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A police lt. is ordered to stop investigating deadly crime boss Mr. Brown, because he hasn't been able to get any hard evidence against him. He then goes after Brown's girlfriend who despises him, for information instead.
27. A Bullet for Joey (1955)
Approved | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In Montreal, a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress, are all involved.
35. Illegal (1955)
Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.
36. Killer's Kiss (1955)
Not Rated | 67 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days.
37. Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit".
40. New York Confidential (1955)
Approved | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A top syndicate crime boss and his corrupt politicians, make multi-million deals and order murders , until the vicious pattern finally catches up to him.
41. The Night Holds Terror (1955)
Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A group of escaped convicts take over a suburban home to evade the ongoing police manhunt, making the lives of the family living there a nightmare. The longer the men stay there, the more ... See full summary »
42. The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.
Votes: 77,282 | Gross: $0.65M
43. The Phenix City Story (1955)
Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A crime-busting lawyer and his initially reluctant attorney father take on the forces that run gambling and prostitution in their small Southern town.
45. Sudden Danger (1955)
Approved | 65 min | Drama, Crime, Film-Noir
A woman who heads a sportswear manufacturing company is found dead. Although it is ruled a suicide, the police detective in charge believes she was murdered, and his subsequent ... See full summary »
46. Tight Spot (1955)
Approved | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir