The Asphalt Jungle
Director John Huston explores a feverish plot for the big score and how it unravels. With Sterling Hayden and the emergent Marilyn Monroe.
A searing forerunner to Bonnie and Clyde: Peggy Cummins and John Dall are dead-bang goners for each other as they go where the money is.
Murder, My Sweet
Wit and trend setting style to burn! As Raymond Chandler's sleuth Phillip Marlowe, Dick Powell sets out to find a missing moll named Velma.
Out of the Past
A troubled P.I. (Robert Mitchum), a drop-dead beauty (Jane Greer) and a moneyed mobster (Kirk Douglas) are a trio to reckon with in arguably the definitive noir.
A world-weary fighter who feels he's just a punch away from bigger paydays is told to take a dive. Noir icons Robert Ryan and Audrey Totter K.O. boxing's palooka world.