Film-Noir

No Questions Asked (1951) Harold F. Kress, Barry Sullivan, Arlene Dahl, George Murphy, Drama, Film-Noir

No Questions Asked (1951)
Steve Keiver, young lawyer working for an insurance company, hears his boss remark that he’d pay a large sum “no questions asked” for return of stolen property to avoid paying a much larger claim. On his own initiative, Steve arranges such a deal, earning a nice commission. But he catches the eye of gangsters who think he’s the ideal middleman for future similar deals…many of them. As Steve is drawn in deeper, the police take an interest in him, and he’s ripe for a doublecross.

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I Walk Alone (1948) Byron Haskin, Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Kirk Douglas, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

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Frankie Madison returns to New York after 14 years in prison. Noll Turner, Frankie’s former partner in bootlegging, is now a wealthy nightclub manager, and Frankie is expecting him to honor a verbal ’50:50′ agreement they made when he was caught and Noll got away. Fat chance! Can Frankie, who knows only the strong-arm methods of Prohibition, win out against Big Business? It’ll be tough…even with the unlikely alliance of torch singer Kay (Noll’s ex-girlfriend).

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The Asphalt Jungle (1950) John Huston, Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

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When the intelligent criminal Erwin “Doc” Riedenschneider is released from prison, he seeks a fifty thousand-dollar investment from the bookmaker Cobby to recruit a small gang of specialists for a million-dollar heist of jewels from a jewelry. Doc is introduced to the lawyer Alonzo D. Emmerich that offers to finance the whole operation and buy the gems immediately after the burglary. Doc hires the safecracker Louis Ciavelli, the driver Gus Minissi and the gunman Dix Handley to the heist. His plan works perfectly but bad luck and betrayals compromise the steps after the heist and the gangsters need to flee from the police.

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A Cry in the Night (1956) Frank Tuttle, Edmond O’Brien, Brian Donlevy, Natalie Wood, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A Cry in the Night 1956
Owen Marks, parked at Lovers’ Loop with girlfriend Liz Taggart, surprises a peeping Tom, who knocks him out and kidnaps Liz. The police leap into action when they learn the victim is a cop’s daughter. Kidnapper Harold Loftus, the unhinged product of a smothering mother, makes ineffectual advances toward Liz, who staves him off as the police close in, hindered as much as helped by her overprotective father Capt. Dan Taggart.

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