NYC Film Noir
Annotation:Woman in the Window (1944, 107 min) is directed by Fritz Lang and stars Edward G. Robinson and Joan Bennett. Originally released by RKO Radio Pictures on November 3, 1944.
Annotation:A Double Life (1947, 104 min) is directed by George Cukor and stars Ronald Colman, Signe Hasso, and Edmond O'Brien. Originally released by Universal Pictures on February 19, 1948. Filmed on location in NYC at The Eùpire Theatre.
Annotation:Naked City (1948, 96 min) is directed by Jules Dassin and stars Barry Fitzgerald, Howard Duff, and Dorothy Hart. Originally released by Universal Pictures on March 4, 1948. Filmed on location in NYC at: Roosevelt Hospital, The Roxy Theatre, Stillman's Gym, Whitehall Building, and the Williamsburg Bridge.
Annotation:Sorry, Wrong Number is directed by Anatole Litvak and stars Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, and Ann Richards. Originally released by Paramount Pictures on September 1, 1948. The film is based on a radio play by Lucille Fletcher (who also wrote the screenplay).
Annotation:Force of Evil (1948, 80 min) is directed by Abraham Polonsky and stars John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, and Marie Windsor. Originally released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) on December 25, 1948.
Annotation:Pickup on South Street (1953, 80 min) is directed by Samuel Fuller and stars Richard Widmark, Jean Peters and Thelma Ritter. Originally released by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation on May 29, 1953.
Annotation:The Sweet Smell of Success (1957, 96 min) is directed by Alexander Mackendrick and stars Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis. Originally released by United Artists on June 27, 1957. Filmed on location in NYC at the 21 Club, The Brill Building, and Times Square.
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While the majority of American noirs are set in Los Angeles, this list highlights film noirs that take place in New York City. This list was compiled by Thomas Knowlton, Senior Librarian at Mid-Manhattan Library.
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