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The Lady From Shanghai

Directed by Orson Welles

Here writer/director Welles smolders alongside bombshell Rita Hayworth (Welles’ second wife) in a wildly stylish film noir that was years

The Lodger

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Hitchcock called his third feature “the first true Hitchcock movie.” His first foray into the thriller genre, THE LODGER introduced

The Long Goodbye

Directed by Robert Altman

As a tribute to, or perhaps in contempt of, the noir detective story, Altman subverts genre convention by re-imagining the

The Sleeping Beast Within

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

A businessman vanishes upon his return from an overseas trip, and his daughter hires a reporter to help find him.

The Stranger

Directed by Orson Welles

Welles’ post-war thriller tackles Nazism head-on as UN War Crimes Inspector Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) searches for Welles’ fugitive Franz

The Third Man

Directed by Carol Reed

Pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) travels to shadowy postwar Vienna at the invitation of an old friend, black-market opportunist

They Live by Night

Directed by Nicholas Ray

After working with Elia Kazan for many years as an assistant, Ray’s directorial debut is the first in a significant

To Live and Die in L.A.

Directed by William Friedkin

Friedkin’s sun-drenched neo-noir, shot by legendary cinematographer Robby Müller, is one of the great crime dramas of the 1980s. Richard

Tokyo Drifter

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Tasked with making a vehicle for actor/singer Tetsuya Watari to croon the title song, Suzuki concocted this crazy yarn about

Touch of Evil

Directed by Orson Welles

Celebrated as one of the greatest film noirs ever made, Welles’ mid-career morality tale sees him writing, directing, and starring

Youth of the Beast

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Suzuki himself claims that 1963 was the year when he truly came into his own, and Youth of the Beast