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IMDb: 10 Noir Hidden Gems

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According to Giannis Zouboulakis [for the (Greek) Cinema Magazine #239 (Winter 2015)]

Source: IMDb: 10 Noir Hidden Gems – a list by GeorgeFertakis

 

 

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1.

The Pretender (1947)

  6.3/10
Kenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker steals funds from an estate and decides to marry the heiress,Claire… (69 mins.)
Director: W. Lee Wilder
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2.

The Sniper (1952)

  7.1/10
A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant. (88 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
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3.

I Died a Thousand Times (1955)

  6.4/10
When aging criminal Roy Earle is released from prison he decides to pull one last heist before retiring by robbing a resort hotel.(95 mins.)
Director: Stuart Heisler
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4.

The Killer Is Loose (1956)

  6.7/10
An unhinged, deceptively mild-mannered bank robber escapes prison, seeking revenge on the cop who accidentally killed his wife during a gun battle. (73 mins.)
Director: Budd Boetticher
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5.

Blast of Silence (1961)

  7.7/10
A hired killer from Cleveland has a job to do on a second-string mob boss in New York. But a special girl from his past, and a fat gun dealer with pet rats, each gets in his way. (77 mins.)
Director: Allen Baron
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6.

13 West Street (1962)

  6.4/10
An aerospace engineer (Ladd) ignores a policeman (Steiger) and hunts down a gang of juvenile delinquents. (80 mins.)
Director: Philip Leacock
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7.

The Girl Hunters (1963)

  6.0/10
Legendary detective Mike Hammer has spent seven years in an alcoholic funk after the supposed death of his secretary, Velda. He is brought back to the land of the living by his old friendly enemy, police lieutenant Pat Chambers. (98 mins.)
Director: Roy Rowland
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8.

Twilight of Honor (1963)

  6.2/10
A murder case that can’t be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant. (104 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
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9.

The Outfit (1973)

  7.0/10
When the small criminal Macklin is released from prison, he learns that his brother was shot by two mob killers… (103 mins.)
Director: John Flynn

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10.

The Nickel Ride (1974)

  6.6/10
Small-time criminal Cooper manages several warehouses in Los Angeles that the mob use to stash their stolen goods… (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan

The Story of The Day The Clown Cried

The fascinating tale of the notorious unseen film from Jerry Lewis.

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Listen on BBC Radio Solent – BBC Radio Solent Special,

Watch Video: The Story Of The Day The Clown Cried, presented by David Schneider Jewish comedian David Schneider discovers exclusive unseen material from one of the world’s most notorious unseen movie projects. This programme contains references to the Holocaust that some viewers may find distressing.

Source: BBC Radio Solent – BBC Radio Solent Special, The Story of The Day The Clown Cried