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Almost
Noir


Almost Noir is our designation for films that have elements of noir but,
for any number of reasons, don't really fit. War films, gangster films,
and later 60s black and white are featured heavily in this category.



The Films

Year/Studio

Director

The Actors

Little Caesar
1930 / W Brs
Mervyn LeRoyEdward G. RobinsonGlenda Farrell
Public Enemy
1931 / W Brs
William WellmanJames CagneyMae Clarke
Beast of the City
1932 / MGM
Charles BrabinWalter HustonJean Harlow
Scarface
1932 / Univ
Howard HawksPaul MuniAnn Dvorak
Fury
1936 / MGM
Fritz LangSpencer TraceySylvia Sidney
The Letter
1940 / MGM
William WylerBette DavisHerbert Marshall
Citizen Kane
1941 / RKO
Orson WellesOrson WellesJoseph Cotten
Casablanca
1942 / W Brs
Michael CurtizHumphrey BogartIngrid Bergman
Woman in the Window
1944 / MGM
Fritz LangEdward G. RobinsonJoan Bennett
The Lost Weekend
1945 / Parmt
Billy WilderRay MillandJane Wyman
Mildred Pierce
1945 / W Brs
Michael CurtizJoan CrawfordJack Carson
Scarlet Street
1945 / Univ
Fritz LangEdward G. RobinsonJoan Bennett
The Chase
1946 / U Art.
Arthur RipleyRobert CummingsMichele Morgan
Gilda
1946 / Col
Charles VidorRita HayworthGlenn Ford
The Stranger
1947 / I.RC
Orson WellesOrson WellesEdward G. Robinson
Key Largo
1948 / W Brs
John HustonHumphrey BogartLauren Bacall
The Third Man
1949 / Rialto
Carol Reed Orson WellesJoseph Cotten
White Heat
1949 / W Brs
Raoul WalshJames CagneyVirginia Mayo
Stalag 17
1953 / Parmt
Billy WilderWilliam HoldenPeter Graves
Night of the Hunter
1955 / MGM
Charles LaughtonRobert MitchumShelley Winters
Invas. Body Snatchers
1956 / Allied
Don SeigelKevin McCarthyDana Wynter
Nightfall
1956 / Col
Jacques TourneurBrian KeithAnne Bancroft
The Wrong Man
1956 / W Brs
Alfred HitchcockHenry FondaVera Miles
Psycho
1960 / Parmt
Alfred HitchcockAnthony PerkinsJanet Leigh
The Hustler
1961 / Fox
Robert RossenPaul NewmanPiper Laurie
Cape Fear
1962 / Univ
J. Lee ThompsonGregory PeckPolly Bergen
Shock Corridor
1963 / W Brs
Sam FullerPeter BreckConstance Towers
Dead Men Don't W. Plaid
1982 / Univ
Rob ReinerSteve MartinRachel Ward
Man Who Wasn't There
2001 / USA
Joel CoenBilly Bob ThorntonFrances McDormand




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