1947 The Web (1:29:02 ) is a black-and-white thriller starring Vincent Price. The film, directed by Michael Gordon, is considered film noir. It also features amongst its cast the science fiction/horror writer Fritz Leiber as Leopold Kroner.
1949 Too Late for Tears (1:33:29) Alan and Jane Palmer (Kennedy and Scott) are driving to a party in the Hollywood Hills one evening when someone in another car throws a suitcase stuffed with cash into the back seat of their convertible.
1950 House By The River (1:24:14) Reviews for the film were mixed when first released. Modern reviewers tend to give the gothic noir more positive write ups. Richard Brody for the New Yorker Magazine writes in his 2005 review: "Every detail of the film, from its opening shots of the nearby river and the wind in the trees, has moral resonance. Stephen promises to change, but from the moment that he listens lasciviously to Emily’s bathwater sluicing down a drainpipe his bad end is already foretold—and the elements of nature, the wind and the water, are the ultimate agents of his doom." Link
1950 Woman on the Run (1:16:53) Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer. ~IMDb
1951 Cause For Alarm! (1:12:56) Ellen (Loretta Young) narrates the tale of "the most terrifying day of my life", how she was taking care of her bedridden husband George Z. Jones (Barry Sullivan) when he suddenly dropped dead.
1955 The Big Combo (1:23:41) Police Lt. Diamond must close his surveillance of mob boss Brown because the department says its too expensive. Determined that he can dig up the dirt they need, Diamond makes one last attempt to uncover evidence against Brown by going through his girlfriend.
1945 Scarlet Street (1:41:27) "...sets a long-standing trend of a criminal not punished for his crime; this is the first Hollywood film where that happened...The Edward G. Robinson character is viewed as an ordinary man who is influenced by an evil couple who take advantage of his vulnerability and lead him down an amoral road where he eventually in a passionate moment loses his head and commits murder. Chris's imagination can no longer save him from his dreadful existence, and his complete downfall comes about as the talented artist loses track of reality and his dignity." Link
1940 Rebecca (2:05:05) is a 1940 psychological/dramatic noir thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock as his first American project, and his first film produced under his contract with David O. Selznick...The film is a gothic tale about the lingering memory of the title character, Maxim de Winter's dead first wife, which continues to haunt Maxim, his new bride, and Mrs. Danvers.
1947 A Double Life (5:39 film clip) Ronald Coleman discusses the anxieties and uncertainties of the theatre in this soliloquy.
1943 Shadow of a Doubt is an American thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock starromg Teresa Wright and Joseph Cotten. David Mamet calls it Hitchcock's finest film.
1955 Night of the Hunter Its plot focuses on a corrupt reverend-turned-serial killer who uses his charms to woo an unsuspecting widow and her two children in an attempt to steal a fortune hidden by the woman's dead husband. The novel and film draw on the true story of Harry Powers, hanged in 1932 for the murders of two widows and three children in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
1937 Love From a Stranger (1:26:38) Carol wins the lottery, but her sudden wealth leads to a break up with her fiancé Ronald. Then Carol quickly falls in love with the romantic and mysterious Gerald, and marries him despite the warnings of her friends. Not long after, she begins to see that Gerald is disturbed and perhaps even dangerous...starring Basil Rathbone and Ann Harding.
1957 Slander Trailer and link to full movie Slander features Cochran as H.R Manley, the self-made millionaire owner of Real Truth, a trashy scandal sheet. Manley lives in a Manhattan apartment (New York, again) along with his alcoholic mother (Rambeau) who deplores her son’s magazine and his hypocrisy. On the other hand, Manley loves his mother and is anxious for her approval (the film seems to suggest probably too much so). He insists to her that his crusade for the truth is both real and legitimate. Film Noir of the Week
1950 The Second Woman Jeff Cohalan (Robert Young)...is a successful architect who is tormented by the fact that his fiancée was killed in a mysterious car accident on the night before their wedding. Blaming himself for her death, Colahan spends his time alone, lamenting in the state-of-the-art cliff-top home he'd designed for his bride-to-be.
1936 Sabotage (1:15:56) also released as The Woman Alone, is a 1936 British thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Detective Sargent Ted Spencer is on the trail of Verloc, part of a gang of foreign London saboteurs. As a cover, Verloc manages a cinema with his wife and her brother, who don't know his secret. Spencer takes a job at the shop next door to observe the family.
1949 Trapped (1:18:05) is a semi-documentary film noir. The film begins with a voice over footage of the treasury department, then quickly begins the story once a woman tries to deposit a twenty-dollar bill at the bank.
1955 The Big Bluff (1:11:11) When scheming opportunist Ricardo De Villa learns that a wealthy widow has a terminal heart disease, he seduces and marries her. Playing the part of a faithful and doting husband, he hides his affair with an exotic dancer while waiting for his wife's demise. When her condition changes and it seems she will not die on her own, the conniving man takes matters into his own hands.
1949 Too Late for Tears (1:33:29)Young Lisbeth Scott and Alan Kennedy are driving one night when another car flashes its lights at them and the driver tosses a bag containing 60,000 dollars into their car and drives off. Alan wants to turn it in, but the money reveals a rather frightening side of Jane's personality and she insists they keep it for a while. Their story twists and turns as the rightful recipient tracks them down.
1947 Lured (1:42:20) also known as Personal Column in the USA. Sandra Carpenter (Lucille Ball) is an American who came to London to perform in a show but now is working as a taxi dancer. She is upset to find out that a friend, a dancer named Lucy Barnard (Tanis Chandler), is missing and believed to be the latest victim of the notorious "Poet Killer," who lures victims with ads in the newspaper's personal columns and sends poems to taunt the police.
1968 No Way To Treat a Lady (1:48:07) Rod Steiger stars as Christopher Gill, a serial killer who is fixated on his late mother, who had been an actress. Gill preys on older women who remind him of her. A Broadway theater director and costumer, he adopts various disguises, e.g. priest, policeman, plumber, hairdresser, etc., to put his victims at ease (and also avoid being identified) before strangling them and painting a pair of lips on their foreheads with garish red lipstick.
1947 The Web (1:27:02) Leopold Kroner (Fritz Leiber), formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby (Vincent Price), claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan (Edmond O'Brien) as a personal bodyguard. That evening, Regan hears a gunshot from Colby's study and finds Kroner there, apparently trying to kill Colby. Regan kills Kroner when he turns around, pointing the gun at him.