Film Noir Checklist

Here’s what I have in my film noir collection so far. Some of the missing DVDs are easy enough to find; I just haven’t gotten around to buying them yet. Others aren’t so easy. I’ve been trying unsuccessfully for some time to locate a DVD copy of the 1952 film Ace in the Hole (aka The Big Carnival) starring Kirk Douglas. It’s a remarkable Billy Wilder film that is so bitter it seems etched in acid.

For some pretty good discussions of film noir (is it a genre or is it a style), you may want to check out Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir by Richard Edwards and Shannon Clute. You can also find these podcasts on iTunes.

The Checklist

Date

Title

Own

1951

Ace in the Hole

 

1961

Blast of Silence

X

1947

Body and Soul

 

1948

Call Northside 777

X

1947

Crossfire

 

1950

D.O.A.

X

1949

Gun Crazy

X

1945

Detour

X

1944

Double Indemnity

X

1955

Rififi

X

1936

Fury

X

1946

Gilda

 

1955

House of Bamboo

X

1932

I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

X

1950

In a Lonely Place

 

1952


Kansas City Confidential

X

1948

Key Largo

 

1949

Killer Bait (Too Late for Tears)

X

1955

Killer’s Kiss

X

1955

Kiss Me Deadly

X

1950

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye

X

1947

Kiss of Death

X

1944

Laura

X

1931

M

X

1945

Mildred Pierce

 

1944

Murder, My Sweet

X

1950

Night and the City

X

1947

Nightmare Alley

X

1949

Stray Dog

 

1946

Notorious

 

1947

Out of the Past  

X

1950

Panic in the Streets

X

1953

Pickup on South Street

X

1947

Ride the Pink Horse

 

1932

Scarface

 

1945

Scarlet Street

X

1943

Shadow of a Doubt

 

1951

Strangers on a Train

X

1948

The Street with No Name

X

1952

Sudden Fear

 

1950

Sunset Boulevard

X

1941

Suspicion

X

1957

Sweet Smell of Success

X

1950

The Asphalt Jungle

X

1948

The Big Clock

 

1953

The Big Heat

 

1946

The Big Sleep

X

1949

The Big Steal

 

1953

The Hitch-Hiker

 

1946

The Killers

 

1956

The Killing

X

1947

The Lady from
Shanghai

X

1940

The Letter

X

1947

The Long Night

X

1945

The Lost Weekend

 

1941

The Maltese Falcon

X

1952

The Narrow Margin

X

1955

The Night of the Hunter

X

1946

The Postman Always Rings Twice

 

1949

The Set-Up

X

1946

The Stranger

X

1949

The Third Man

X

1944

The Woman in the Window

 

1948

They Live by Night

 

1949

Thieves’ Highway

X

1942

This Gun for Hire

 

1958

Touch of Evil

X

1950

Where the Sidewalk Ends

X

1949

White Heat

 

1948

Drunken Angel (Yoidore Tenshi)

 
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