Archive for the ‘Film-Noir’ Category

A Cry in the Night (1956)

Summary : A deranged man kidnaps the nubile baby girl of a check captain.

Director : Frank Tuttle

Cast : Edmond O'Brien as Captain Dan Taggart, Brian Donlevy as Captain Ed Bates, Natalie Wood as Elizabeth, Raymond Burr as Harold Loftus, Richard Anderson as Owen Clark, Irene Hervey as Helen Taggart, Carol Veazie as Mrs. Mabel Loftus, Mary Lawrence as Madge Taggart, Anthony Caruso as Tony Chavez (a cop), George J. Lewis as George Gerrity (a cop), Peter Hansen as Dr. Frazee, Tina Carver as Mrs. Marie Holzapple, Herb Vigran as Jensen – Sergeant at Police Desk Charles Cane as Sam Patrick John Cliff as more...

The Wrong Man (1956)

Summary : True tale of an meaningless mature man wrong because a criminal.

Director : Alfred Hitchcock

Cast : Henry Fonda as Manny Balestrero, Vera Miles as Rose Balestrero, Anthony Quayle as Frank D. O'Connor, Harold J. Stone as Det. Lt. Bowers, Charles Cooper as Det. Matthews, John Heldabrand as Tomasini, Esther Minciotti as Mama Balestrero, Doreen Lang as Ann James, Laurinda Barrett as Constance Willis, Norma Connolly as Betty Todd, Nehemiah Persoff as Gene Conforti, Lola D'Annunzio as Olga Conforti, Kippy Campbell as Robert Balestrero, Robert Essen as Gregory Balestrero, Richard Robbins as Daniel more...

A Kiss Before Dying (1956)

Summary : A ruthless college student resorts to murder inside a unsuccessful conceive to marry an heiress.

Director : Gerd Oswald

Cast : Robert Wagner as Bud Corliss, Jeffrey Hunter as Gordon Grant, Virginia Leith as Ellen Kingship, Joanne Woodward as Dorothy ('Dorie') Kingship, Mary Astor as Mrs. Corliss, George Macready as Leo Kingship, Robert Quarry as Dwight Powell, Howard Petrie as Howard Chesser, Chief of Police, Bill Walker as Bill, the Butler, Molly McCart as Annabelle Koch, Marlene Felton as Medical Student Robert Ivers as Student at Murder Scene

Genre : Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery, more...

Bob le Flambeur (1956)

Summary : Bob, a of age gangster also gambler is nearly broke, thence he decides despite the warnings of a friend…

Director : Jean-Pierre Melville

Cast : Isabelle Corey as Anne, Daniel Cauchy as Paolo, Roger Duchesne as Robert 'Bob' Montagné, André Garet as Roger, Gérard Buhr as Marc, Guy Decomble as Commissaire Ledru, Claude Cerval as Jean, le croupier, Howard Vernon as McKimmie, le commanditaire, Colette Fleury as Suzanne, la femme de Jean, Simone Paris as Yvonne, René Havard as Inspecteur Morin, Germaine Licht as La concierge, Jean-Marie Rivière as P'tit Louis, un more...

The Trap (1959)

Summary : Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives inside Tula, an remarkably isolated town inside the desert, because reluctant detective of mob core Victor Massonetti…

Director : Norman Panama

Cast : Richard Widmark as Ralph Anderson, Lee J. Cobb as Victor Massonetti, Tina Louise as Linda Anderson, Earl Holliman as Tippy Anderson, Carl Benton Reid as Sheriff Lloyd Anderson, Lorne Greene as Davis, Peter Baldwin as Mellon, Chuck Wassil as First Fake Policeman, Richard Shannon as Len Karger, Carl Milletaire as Eddie James Bell as Sourdough Walter Coy as Second Fake Policeman Roger Creed as Hood Berel Firestone as Radio more...

Touch of Evil (1958)

Summary : Stark, unreasonable chronicle of murder, kidnapping, along with watch corruption inside Mexican outer edge town.

Director : Orson Welles

Cast : Charlton Heston as Ramon Miguel 'Mike' Vargas, Janet Leigh as Susan 'Susie' Vargas, Orson Welles as Police Captain Hank Quinlan, Joseph Calleia as Police Sergeant Pete Menzies, Akim Tamiroff as 'Uncle' Joe Grandi, Joanna Moore as Marcia Linnekar, Ray Collins as District Attorney Adair, Dennis Weaver as Mirador Motel Night Manager, Valentin de Vargas as Pancho – Grandi Hood, Mort Mills as Al Schwartz – District more...

The Harder They Fall (1956)

Summary : Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by gloomy dispute promoter Nick Benko to publicize his newest find, an anonymous excluding simply exploitable phenom take amusing in Argentina.

Director : Mark Robson

Cast : Humphrey Bogart as Eddie Willis, Rod Steiger as Nick Benko, Jan Sterling as Beth Willis, Mike Lane as Toro Moreno, Max Baer as Buddy Brannen, Jersey Joe Walcott as George, Edward Andrews as Jim Weyerhause, Harold J. Stone as Art Leavitt, TV sportscaster, Carlos Montalbán as Luís Agrandi, Nehemiah Persoff as Leo, Felice Orlandi as Vince Fawcett, Herbie Faye as Max, Rusty more...

Revolt in the Big House (1958)

Summary : Gannon is an imprisoned racketeer kingpin who attempts to sway his juvenile cellmate into staging a insurrection with penitentiary break…

Director : R.G. Springsteen

Cast : Gene Evans as Lou Gannon, Robert Blake as Rudy Hernandez, Timothy Carey as Ed 'Bugsy' Kyle, John Qualen as Doc, Sam Edwards as Al, John Dennis as Red, Walter Barnes as Guard Capt. Starkey, Frank Richards as Jake, Emile Meyer as Warden, Arline Hunter as Girl Robert Bice as Guard Francis De Sales as Frank Ferguson as Gannon's Lawyer Ed Gelb as Kit Guard as Convict Tom Kennedy as Convict Robert Shayne as more...

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

Summary : Writer styles himself wakeful to obtain murder rap to make it the errors of unexpected evidence. With a friend…

Director : Fritz Lang

Cast : Dana Andrews as Tom Garrett, Joan Fontaine as Susan Spencer, Sidney Blackmer as Austin Spencer, Arthur Franz as Bob Hale, Philip Bourneuf as Roy Thompson, Edward Binns as Lt. Kennedy, Shepperd Strudwick as Jonathan Wilson, Robin Raymond as Terry Larue, Barbara Nichols as Dolly Moore, William F. Leicester as Charlie Miller (as William Leicester), Dan Seymour as Greco, Rusty Lane as Judge, Joyce Taylor as Joan Williams, Carleton Young as Allan Kirk, Trudy Wroe as more...

Private Hell 36 (1954)

Summary : Two detectives are enquiring a robbery inside which $300,000 was taken. Their evaluation leads each other to the chief actor also they see the cash…

Director : Don Siegel

Cast : Ida Lupino as Lilli Marlowe, Steve Cochran as Cal Bruner, Howard Duff as Jack Farnham, Dean Jagger as Capt. Michaels, Dorothy Malone as Francey Farnham, Bridget Duff as Bridget Farnham, Jerry Hausner as Hausner, Nightclub Owner, Dabbs Greer as Sam Marvin, bartender, Chris O'Brien as Coroner, Kenneth Patterson as Detective Lieutenant Lubin (as Ken Patterson), George Dockstader as Fugitive, Jimmy Hawkins as Delivery Boy more...