Film Noir: Revenge.by seymourblack-1 | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Movies in which at least one character is out for revenge.
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1. The Killer Is Loose (1956)
Approved | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle.
2. Act of Violence (1949)
Passed | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
An embittered, vengeful POW stalks his former commanding officer who betrayed his men's planned escape attempt from a Nazi prison camp.
3. This Gun for Hire (1942)
Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When assassin Philip Raven shoots a blackmailer and his beautiful female companion dead, he is paid off in marked bills by his treasonous employer who is working with foreign spies.
4. Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
Not Rated | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
WW2 veteran Lucky Gagin arrives in a New Mexico border-town intent on revenging against mobster Frank Hugo but FBI agent Bill Retz, who also wants Hugo, tries to keep Gagin out of trouble.
5. Thieves' Highway (1949)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw.
7. Cornered (1945)
Approved | 102 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.
9. Red Light (1949)
Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The former employee of a trucking company, currently in prison for embezzling the company, plans his eventual revenge against his former boss.
10. Cry Danger (1951)
Passed | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Ex-con Rocky Mulloy seeks the real culprit in the crime for which he was framed in a night world of deceptive dames and double crosses.
11. Impact (1949)
Approved | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.
12. Race Street (1948)
Approved | 79 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
In San Francisco, when a bookie is murdered by a protection racket syndicate, his bookie friend Dan Gannin and police lieutenant Barney Runson investigate.
14. The Threat (1949)
Passed | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Vicious hood 'Red' Kluger escapes from Folsom State Prison and follows through on his threats to the detective who arrested him and the D.A. who convicted him.
19. Loan Shark (1952)
Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
At the request of factory owners and union leaders, a tough ex-con infiltrates a gang of loan sharks who are preying on financially desperate factory workers.
20. Outside the Law (1956)
R | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An ex-con is given the chance to redeem himself, and revenge the murder of an old army buddy, by going undercover in Germany and helping the authorities break up a ring of international ... See full summary »
21. Down Three Dark Streets (1954)
Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An FBI agent investigates the murder of his partner by taking over the 3 cases he was working on, determined to find his killer.
23. Missing Women (1951)
Approved | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After newlywed Claudia Rankin's husband is murdered, she sets out to avenge his killing by posing as a criminal and successfully infiltrating the gang of car thieves responsible for his death. However, this puts her own life in peril.
25. 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.
26. Hell on Frisco Bay (1955)
Unrated | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
After 5 years in prison, ex-cop Steve Rollins is paroled and searches for the San Francisco mobsters who framed him for manslaughter.
27. 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.
28. The Mask of Diijon (1946)
Approved | 73 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A stage illusionist's comeback attempt results in his humiliation. He plots to revenge himself by hypnotizing people into committing murders for him.
29. A Woman's Vengeance (1948)
Approved | 96 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A cheating husband is charged in the poisoning death of his invalid wife, in spite of other women and suicide also being suspected.
30. 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.
32. The Letter (1940)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense, but a letter in her own hand may prove her undoing.
35. Please Murder Me! (1956)
Approved | 78 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A lawyer suffers a guilt complex after getting a murder acquittal for his client, and then finding out she did commit the crime.
38. Brighton Rock (1948)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama
In Brighton in 1935, small-time gang leader Pinkie Brown murders a journalist and later desperately tries to cover his tracks but runs into trouble with the police, a few witnesses and a rival gang.
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39. Below the Deadline (1946)
Approved | 65 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A veteran, Joe Hilton (Warren Douglas), returns from the war to find that his brother Jeffrey Hilton (George Meeker), a gangster, has been killed. His quest for revenge leads him to take ... See full summary »
40. Black Hand (1950)
Passed | 92 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
Now grown-up, Johnny Columbo returns to New York from Italy having sworn a vendetta against the Black Hand who killed his father years earlier. Becoming romantically involved with a girl ... See full summary »