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Noir B-Movies

Detour
Detour (DVD - 2000 ) DVD MOVIE and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Detour (1946, 67 min) is directed by Edgar G. Ulmer and stars Tom Neal and Ann Savage. The film's estimated budget was $30k.

Crossfire
Crossfire (DVD - 2005 ) DVD MOVIE C

Annotation:Crossfire (1947, 86 min) is directed by Edward Dmytryk and stars Robert Young, Robert Mitchum and Robert Ryan.The film's estimated budget was $250k.

The Set-up
The Set-up (DVD ) DVD MOVIE S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The Set-up (1949, 73 min) is directed by Robert Wise and stars Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, and George Tobias. It was originally released by RKO Radio Pictures on April 2, 1949.

Gun Crazy
Gun Crazy (DVD - 2004 )

Annotation:Gun Crazy (1950, 87 min) is directed by Joseph H. Lewis and stars John Dall and Peggy Cummins. The original title was "Deadly is the Female" and the film's estimated budget was $400k.

D.O.A
D.O.A (DVD - 2004 ) DVD MOVIE D All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:D.O.A. (1950, 83 min) is directed by Rudolph Maté and stars Edmond O'Brien and Pamela Britton.

The Narrow Margin
The Narrow Margin (DVD - 2005 ) DVD MOVIE N and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Narrow Margin (1952, 71 min) is directed by Richard Fleischer and stars Charles McGraw and Marie Windsor. The film's estimated budget was $188k.

The Hitch-hiker
The Hitch-hiker (DVD - 1999 ) DVD MOVIE H and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:The Hitch-Hiker (1953, 71 min) is directed by Ida Lupino and stars Edmond O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy, William Talman. It was originally released by RKO Radio Pictures on March 30, 1953. The film is the first American film noir directed by a woman; in 1949 Norwegian director Edith Carlmar made the lesser known Døden er et kjærtegn AKA Death is a Caress.

Crime Wave
Crime Wave (DVD - 2007 ) DVD MOVIE C All copies in use Availability details Holds: 4

Annotation:Crime Wave (1954, 73 min) is directed by André De Toth and stars Gene Nelson, Sterling Hayden and Phyllis Kirk.

The Killing
The Killing (DVD - 1999 ) DVD MOVIE K and more… All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:The Killing (1956, 85 min) is directed by Stanley Kubrick and stars Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, and Vince Edwards. The film's estimated budget was $320k.

Touch of Evil
Touch of Evil (DVD - 2008 ) DVD MOVIE T and more… Available to borrow in some locations Holds: 1

Annotation:Touch of Evil (1958, 95 min) is directed by Orson Welles and stars Charlton Heston, Orson Welles and Janet Leigh. The film's estimated budget was $829k. It was released by Universal Pictures on a double bill with The Female Animal.

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B-movies were short, low budget pictures screened before the main attraction. The landmark antitrust suit United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc., 334 US 131, in 1948, brought about an end to this practice of "block booking" and Hollywood's studio system. This list was compiled by Thomas Knowlton, Senior Librarian at Mid-Manhattan Library.


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