The Worldwide Film Noir Tradition - Other Countriesby skobic | created - 09 Jun 2014 | updated - 10 Jun 2014 | Public
From Spencer Selby's book "The Worldwide Film Noir Tradition". Countries other than America, Britain and France.
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1. Alias Big Shot (1961)
90 min | Drama
A young man whose dream is to become the next Carlos Gardel turns to a life of crime.
2. Hardly a Criminal (1949)
88 min | Crime, Drama
A bank employee utilizes a legal loophole to conduct the perfect crime, planning to reap the rewards of his embezzlement following a six-year prison sentence.
4. La bestia debe morir (1952)
95 min | Mystery, Thriller
When your child is hit by a car a writer of thrillers looking desperate to avenge his death and goes in search of the murderer.
6. Camino del infierno (1946)
96 min | Drama
Laura Sinrok, a rich and despotic woman domains her husband Alberto, pretending to commit suicide to retain him with her. Her ending will be tragic.
11. The Party Is Over (1960)
104 min | Drama
During the infamous decade, the grandson of a conservative leader of the Province of Buenos Aires will get into the affairs of his grandfather and discover a world of corruption.
16. Beyond Oblivion (1956)
93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A man who deeply loves his wife, tears before his death by disease . After falling into despair, she embarks on a journey trying to forget but, in Paris, he meets a look-alike of his beloved.
17. Mãos Sangrentas (1955)
60 min | Drama
Prisoners of Ilha Anchieta penitentiary rise up, dominate the guards and run away. One of them, who dreams of seeing his mother again, meets a prostitute, and tells her his story.
19. Native Son (1951)
91 min | Drama
In 1940s Chicago, a young black man takes a job as a chauffeur to a white family, which takes a turn for the worse when he accidentally kills the teenage daughter of the couple and then tries to cover it up.
20. No abras nunca esa puerta (1952)
85 min | Mystery, Thriller
Two separate episodes that have in common the door which separates good from evil. In the first segment, "Alguien al teléfono", Ángel Magaña tries to avenge the death of his sister, a girl ... See full summary »
23. Las ratas (1963)
80 min | Drama
Returning from Switzerland, a young investigator meets María, his father's new wife. They immediately feel an irresistible attraction, which he tries to overcome by mixing it up with ... See full synopsis »
24. Rosaura a las 10 (1958)
100 min | Drama, Mystery
Out of the blue, a meek, old painter begins receiving love letters from Rosaura. This intrigues his fellow boarding house tenants, so they involve themselves into his relationship until one day the mysterious Rosaura appears.
28. If I Should Die Before I Wake (1952)
73 min | Thriller
The plot centers on Lucio Santana, a lovable prankster and class clown whose dad happens to be a detective working on the serial killings of local children. When Lucho makes friends with a ... See full summary »
29. Los tallos amargos (1956)
The author of a perfect crime felt remorse. The protagonist, a journalist, make a business offer that will leave easy money scamming people by correspondence, at first everything seems to dream, but then begin suspicions.
32. Adventures in Vienna (1952)
89 min | Crime, Drama
A European Film Noir that takes place during 12 hours of a New Year's Eve in Vienna.
35. No Orchids for Lulu (1962)
100 min | Crime, Drama
A 14-year-old girl is caught while trying to pick a doctor's pocket. The doctor ends up taking her in and turning her into a sophisticated lady, whom he marries off to a wealthy man.
37. Les atouts de Monsieur Wens (1947)
95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
38. La maudite (1949)
76 min | Drama, Mystery
A beautiful and mysterious femme fatale arrives out of the blue in a small village spreading conflict and discontent throughout the community until the inhabitants harass her and provoke her tragic death.
39. Meeuwen sterven in de haven (1955)
94 min | Drama
A pessimistic urban drama, with a musical score by Jack Sels and Max Damasse, charts in strongly expressionistically lit black-and-white images the wanderings of a tormented man through the... See full summary »
40. Amei um Bicheiro (1953)
90 min | Crime, Drama
Intent on offering his fiancée a better life, countryman heads for Rio de Janeiro in search of a place in the sun. With no contacts in the big city, he gets involved with the crime ... See full summary »
41. Assault on the Pay Train (1962)
102 min | Crime, Drama
Film about the true events in Rio de Janeiro, in 1960, when a gang having the infamous outlaw Tião Medonho as a leader performed a sensational railroad hold-up on a train carrying a small fortune.
42. The Golden Mouth (1963)
103 min | Drama
When powerful outlaw "Boca de Ouro" dies, a reporter interviews his former lover Guigui, to try to outline his personality. But the woman offers him three different versions of the facts, ... See full summary »
43. Maior Que o Ódio (1951)
100 min | Drama
Two friends grow together in the same neighborhood but, as adults, take different paths in life. One becomes an honest worker, and the other gets strayed. But the good guy's sister has an ... See full summary »
47. Fugitive from Montreal (1950)
112 min | Drama
Pierre Chambrac, a French industrialist, and Canadian Paul Laforêt, two former brothers in arms, meet again by chance in Paris five years after the end of World War II. Pierre is engaged to... See full summary »
49. El ídolo (1952)
83 min | Thriller