Last updated September 26, 2022
Smitten insurance man Walter Neff plots the perfect murder with femme fatale client Phyllis Dietrichson: staging her husband's "accidental" death to collect double indemnity on his life insurance and absconding with the loot.
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James Stewart stars in this documentary-style legal drama based on a true story. During Prohibition, Frank Wiecek (Richard Conte) is falsely accused and imprisoned for killing a cop in a speakeasy. His mother, Tillie (Kasia Orzazewski), has a fierce belief in her son's innocence, but it's only when reporter P.J. McNeal (Stewart) starts investigating the crime 11 years later that the truth comes to light. Lee J. Cobb costars as McNeal's editor.
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When a model is found drowned in her bathtub, homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran are on the case. Their investigation, the inner workings of the police department and some of the "8 million stories in the Naked City" are explored.
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Robert Wise's tense drama tells the story of a Nazi concentration camp survivor who assumes the identity of her dead best friend when the war ends. She moves to San Francisco, where she finds herself godmother to a young boy and heir to a fortune.
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Robert Altman updates the exploits of 1940s hard-boiled gumshoe Phillip Marlowe, who ferrets out a killer in the City of Angels circa 1974. Now, he's a wisecracking cynic who deals with coke-addled, sun-worshipping suspects and nudist neighbors.
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Failed boxer Ernie Driscoll (John Payne) has been reduced to driving a cab and enduring the scorn of his bitter wife, Pauline (Peggie Castle). Looking for a better meal ticket, she becomes involved with jewel thief Vic Rawlins, enraging her hot-tempered husband. When Pauline turns up dead, the cops eye the ex-fighter ,and Driscoll must track down her new lover to prove his innocence. Director Phil Karlson helms this gritty film noir.
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Long before a big bank heist, a gangster (Rory Calhoun) and his boss's moll (Mary Costa) move to a small town, where they pretend to be married, stake out the target and earn the locals' trust. But when shady lowlifes come to do the job, the conflicted couple has a change of heart. Adapted from a Lionel White novel, this crime drama co-stars James Gregory as Flood, the murderous kingpin heading up the operation.
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Ace newspaper columnist Kathy Ferguson (Barbara Stanwyck) has brains and talent, but she's also got a blind spot: She's in love with a Los Angeles detective (Sterling Hayden). Funneling all her energy into helping her unambitious husband rise up in the ranks, Kathy even offers to bed his boss, Tony Pope (Raymond Burr). When Pope refuses to deliver on his end of the bargain, he winds up dead, and Kathy is the prime suspect.
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Bud Corliss, gets pregnant and is threatened with disinheritance, Bud stages her suicide, sending her plummeting from the roof of a high-rise. But as Dorothy's sister Ellen begins to unravel Bud's deadly scheme, Bud may be forced to kill again to cover his tracks.
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Joan is a secretary in the public defender's office, and Eddie is her jailed lover. When Eddie is released, they start afresh, but his old ties lure him back to a life of crime -- leading him to make desperate choices to hold on to his freedom.
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Unassuming stock boy Danny O'Brien is the key suspect when two people are found murdered, one of whom (Lorna Gray) was a well-known model he had a crush on. Danny protests his innocence, and his best girl, Peggy (Marjorie Weaver), sets out to prove it. The hard-boiled detective on the case, O'Hara (Tim Ryan), thinks Peggy's a rank amateur -- until her sleuthing puts her in the real killer's sights. Ryan also co-wrote this Monogram classic.
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Waking up after a night of drinking and flirting with nightclub singer Irene (Alika Louis), war veteran and struggling artist Joe Manning (John Bromfield) is horrified when he learns that she was murdered -- and he's the prime suspect. The cops release Joe after his friend Slacks (Julie London) lies to give him an alibi, and the pair sets off in search of the real killer, who may be one of Joe's high school classmates.
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Jack Palance stars as Charles Castle, a famous actor who's trying to leave show business so he can reconcile with his estranged wife -- so he refuses to sign a studio contract that would tie him up for the next 14 years. Rod Steiger plays the studio honcho who will beg, coerce and blackmail Castle into making a deal. Ida Lupino and Shelley Winters co-star in this cynical take on the old Hollywood studio system.
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While investigating a diamond heist, disgruntled cop Harper (Ron Foster) falls for Holly (Patricia Blair), the top suspect's main squeeze. When she convinces him to kill her boyfriend and make off with her and the loot, they start down a treacherous path full of dark surprises. Directed by Edward L. Cahn, this crime drama co-stars Harp McGuire as Murray Kearns, Harper's persistent partner who stumbles upon the pair's devious plot.
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