Talking Pictures Noir

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Films Noir - American and British made , shown on the Talking Pictures channel in the UK .

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1. Wicked Wife (1953)

75 min | Crime, Thriller

After race horse trainer Gerald Coates' (Nigel Patrick's) horse wins the Grand National, his wife comes home drunk, and the two of them have a violent argument, and she is accidentally ... See full summary »

Director: Bob McNaught | Stars: Nigel Patrick, Moira Lister, Beatrice Campbell, Betty Ann Davies

Votes: 152

2. Roadhouse Girl (1953)

70 min | Crime, Drama

George Saunders is the middle-aged owner of a roadside garage and pub. Trouble is inevitable when his sexy young wife, Marilyn, gets involved with Tom, the new mechanic.

Director: Wolf Rilla | Stars: Maxwell Reed, Sandra Dorne, Leslie Dwyer, Vida Hope

Votes: 150

3. Night of the Prowler (1962)

Not Rated | 60 min | Crime, Thriller

When the director of a successful racing car company is shot dead the other directors have reason to believe their lives are at risk too. Suspect number one is an ex-employee just released ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Patrick Holt, Colette Wilde, Bill Nagy, John Horsley

Votes: 81

4. Heat Wave (1954)

Not Rated | 68 min | Crime, Drama

An American writer living in England gets entangled in a scheme by a beautiful blonde to murder her rich husband.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Alex Nicol, Hillary Brooke, Sidney James, Susan Stephen

Votes: 375

6. It Happened in Soho (1948)

52 min | Crime, Drama

Murder drama set in Soho involving a police inspector, a newspaper reporter and a country girl.

Director: Frank Chisnell | Stars: Richard Murdoch, Henry Oscar, Paul Demel, John Bailey

Votes: 53

7. Hangman's Wharf (1950)

73 min | Crime

A doctor is framed for murder.

Director: Cecil H. Williamson | Stars: John Witty, Genine Graham, Campbell Singer, Patricia Laffan

Votes: 37

8. Shadow of Fear (1963)

60 min | Drama

An American returning home from Baghdad and seeing his girl in Britain on the way agrees to take a message to the secret service. Once in London he is picked up by the gang involved, who ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Morris | Stars: Paul Maxwell, Clare Owen, Anita West, John Arnatt

Votes: 73

9. Freedom to Die (1961)

61 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Craig Owen is an incarcerated criminal whose cellmate holds the secret to the valuable contents within a safe deposit box.

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Paul Maxwell, Felicity Young, Bruce Seton, Kay Callard

Votes: 68

10. Castle Sinister (1948)

49 min | Horror, Thriller

Various people converge on remote, eerie Glennye Castle which is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a former lord. One of the guests is actually a Nazi spy and the real father of Lady ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Burn | Stars: Mara Russell-Tavernan, Robert Essex, Karl Meir, James Liggat

Votes: 119

11. The Last Appointment (1954)

65 min | Drama

A reporter and his girlfriend--also a reporter--investigate threats against a retired army officer and discover that they're linked to a series of murders and a court-martial that occurred during the war.

Director: Terence Fisher | Stars: John Bentley, Eleanor Summerfield, Hubert Gregg, Liam Redmond

Votes: 104

12. Suddenly (1954)

Unrated | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

In the city of Suddenly, three gangsters trap the Benson family in their own house, on the top of a hill nearby the railroad station, with the intention of killing the president of the USA.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Nancy Gates

Votes: 5,630 | Gross: $1.40M

13. Danger on My Side (1962)

63 min | Crime, Drama

With the help of the Metropolitan Police, a girl starts to track down the gang who had her detective brother killed by a speeding car. The trail leads to Nicky's club in Soho and to diamond... See full summary »

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Anthony Oliver, Maureen Connell, Alan Tilvern, Bill Nagy

Votes: 88

14. Sea Fury (1958)

84 min | Adventure, Drama

Off the Spanish coast, two tug-boat captains are caught in a violent feud over a woman but their rivalry is set aside when a sinking freighter carrying explosives must be salvaged and towed to port.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Stanley Baker, Victor McLaglen, Luciana Paluzzi, Grégoire Aslan

Votes: 164

15. Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947)

Approved | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Dick Tracy investigates the theft of a fortune of fur coats, a possible insurance swindle and several murders, all linked to a huge thug who wears a hook in place of his right hand.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Ralph Byrd, Lyle Latell, Kay Christopher, Jack Lambert

Votes: 857

16. The Delavine Affair (1955)

64 min | Crime, Drama

A man's death leads a local newspaperman and the man's girlfriend to seek the killer.

Director: Douglas Peirce | Stars: Peter Reynolds, Honor Blackman, Gordon Jackson, Valerie Vernon

Votes: 93

17. Mark of the Phoenix (1958)

64 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A sample of an advanced new metal is stolen and made into a cigarette case in Brussels ready for smuggling to the East. An American jewel thief accidentally finds it in his possession and ... See full summary »

Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Julia Arnall, Sheldon Lawrence, Anton Diffring, Eric Pohlmann

Votes: 53

18. No Trace (1950)

Not Rated | 76 min | Crime, Drama

When crime-writer Robert Southley finds his well-healed London lifestyle threatened by blackmail from a former American criminal associate he murders him. He is surprised when a Scotland ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling | Stars: Hugh Sinclair, Dinah Sheridan, John Laurie, Dora Bryan

Votes: 114

19. Crow Hollow (1952)

69 min | Thriller

A story of a newly-wed wife of a young doctor who goes to live with him in an oppressive old house where various mysterious attempts are made on her life.

Director: Michael McCarthy | Stars: Donald Houston, Natasha Parry, Patricia Owens, Esma Cannon

Votes: 201

20. Operation Diplomat (1953)

70 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Doctor Fenton is abducted and forced to operate on a mysterious figure. Meanwhile, Inspector Austin investigates the murder of Fenton's assistant. All this has something to do with a missing diplomat.

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Lisa Daniely, Patricia Dainton, Sydney Tafler

Votes: 139

21. Jackpot (1960)

71 min | Drama

A safe in 'The Jackpot Club' is robbed of £6,000. The police and the owner of the club want to track down the safecracker, but for very different reasons.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: William Hartnell, Betty McDowall, Eddie Byrne, George Mikell

Votes: 86

22. Emergency (1962)

63 min | Drama

When a little girl is knocked down it is discovered that there are only three donors of the right blood type to help with a life-saving operation. One is a murderer awaiting execution, one ... See full summary »

Director: Francis Searle | Stars: Glyn Houston, Zena Walker, Dermot Walsh, Colin Tapley

Votes: 53

23. Impact (1963)

61 min | Thriller

Crime reporter Jack Moir is framed by crooked nightclub owner, 'The Duke'. In prison, Moir plans his revenge.

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Conrad Phillips, George Pastell, Ballard Berkeley, Linda Marlowe

Votes: 88

24. The Secret Man (1958)

78 min | Thriller, Drama

A physicist finds himself drawn into an investigation to track down a spy at his research station.

Director: Ronald Kinnoch | Stars: Marshall Thompson, John Loder, Henry Oscar, John Stuart

Votes: 49

25. Dick Tracy (1945)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

Police detective Dick Tracy must identify and apprehend a serial killer known as Splitface.

Director: William Berke | Stars: Morgan Conway, Anne Jeffreys, Mike Mazurki, Jane Greer

Votes: 1,123

26. Echo of Diana (1963)

61 min | Drama

Joan Scott is distraught at the death of her husband in a plane crash. However, all is not as it seems. Joan has reason to believe that there is more to this than meets the eye and begins ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Morris | Stars: Vincent Ball, Betty McDowall, Geoffrey Toone, Clare Owen

Votes: 76

27. Fog for a Killer (1962)

68 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An ex-con is the prime suspect when a series of murders occur under the full moon, every victim a young blonde woman.

Director: Montgomery Tully | Stars: David Sumner, Susan Travers, James Hayter, John Arnatt

Votes: 132

28. House of Blackmail (1953)

72 min | Drama, Mystery

A blackmailer is murdered, and the police find that there is a long list of suspects who wanted to see him dead.

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: Mary Germaine, William Sylvester, Alexander Gauge, John Arnatt

Votes: 135

29. Casbah (1948)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Musical

The life, Loves and Adventures of a classic Casbah thief.

Director: John Berry | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Tony Martin, Peter Lorre, Märta Torén

Votes: 347

30. Inner Sanctum (1948)

Approved | 62 min | Film-Noir, Horror, Mystery

A man fleeing the police after having committed a murder hides out in a boarding house in a small town.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Charles Russell, Mary Beth Hughes, Dale Belding, Billy House

Votes: 720

31. You Pay Your Money (1957)

68 min | Crime, Thriller

A rogue smuggler enters the world of intrigue and deception, when he finds that his wife has been kidnapped his world changes.

Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Hugh McDermott, Jane Hylton, Honor Blackman, Hugh Moxey

Votes: 71

32. I Promised to Pay (1961)

94 min | Crime, Drama

A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory, but their carefully laid plans go wrong when the factory employs an armoured van to carry the cash. The gang still go ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Hayers | Stars: Michael Craig, Françoise Prévost, Billie Whitelaw, William Lucas

Votes: 490

33. Passport to Treason (1956)

Not Rated | 70 min | Mystery

While investigating the mysterious death of a friend, a man discovers a peace organization is the front for a crime syndicate. Based on the novel of the same name by Manning O'Brien.

Director: Robert S. Baker | Stars: Rod Cameron, Lois Maxwell, Clifford Evans, Peter Illing

Votes: 89

34. They Can't Hang Me (1955)

75 min | Crime, Drama

A senior civil servant is condemned to hang for murder but he claims to have top secret security information...

Director: Val Guest | Stars: Terence Morgan, Yolande Donlan, André Morell, Ursula Howells

Votes: 117

35. The Pleasure Lovers (1959)

73 min | Crime, Drama

Story of a safe robbery gang who hide in a derelict warehouse.

Director: Charles Saunders | Stars: Reed De Rouen, Kenneth Cope, Leigh Madison, Arthur Lovegrove

Votes: 78

36. I'll Get You (1952)

78 min | Crime, Thriller, Drama

When nuclear scientists are kidnapped and smuggled behind the Iron Curtain, an FBI man and a British agent are assigned to catch the kidnappers.

Directors: Seymour Friedman, Peter Graham Scott | Stars: George Raft, Sally Gray, Frederick Piper, Reginald Tate

Votes: 154

37. Vengeance Is Mine (1949)

59 min | Crime, Drama

Believing himself to be dying, a man hires an assassin to kill him so he can frame an enemy for the death.

Director: Alan Cullimore | Stars: Valentine Dyall, Anne Firth, Richard Goolden, Sam Kydd

Votes: 72

38. The Obsessed (1951)

78 min | Drama, Mystery

When a sickly Victorian woman dies suddenly, a postmortem reveals that her body contains a fatal dose of arsenic. Suspicion falls on her husband and her companion, who are lovers. Inspector... See full summary »

Director: Maurice Elvey | Stars: David Farrar, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Roland Culver, Jean Cadell

Votes: 217

39. Time Is My Enemy (1954)

64 min | Crime, Drama

A happily-married woman is blackmailed by her first husband, who she wrongly believed was killed in the Blitz.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Dennis Price, Renée Asherson, Patrick Barr, Duncan Lamont

Votes: 123

40. Blind Spot (1958)

72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A blind American Army officer becomes involved in a murder mystery and solves it after regaining his sight.

Director: Peter Maxwell | Stars: Robert MacKenzie, Delphi Lawrence, Gordon Jackson, Anne Sharp

Votes: 113

41. Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948)

Approved | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Spies pursue a stolen diary aboard the Orient Express.

Director: John Paddy Carstairs | Stars: Jean Kent, Albert Lieven, Derrick De Marney, Paul Dupuis

Votes: 327

42. The Broken Horseshoe (1953)

79 min | Crime

A hit and run victim is operated on by Dr. Fenton (Robert Beatty) the victim is later murdered and the doctor is involved

Director: Martyn C. Webster | Stars: Robert Beatty, Elizabeth Sellars, Peter Coke, Hugh Kelly

Votes: 72

43. Million Dollar Manhunt (1956)

67 min | Crime, Drama

Murderous master criminal Dumetrius flies to London from post-war Berlin plying his trade in counterfeit money and false travel documents. To cover his tracks he later kills one passenger ... See full summary »

Director: Maclean Rogers | Stars: Richard Denning, Carole Mathews, Ronald Adam, Danny Green

Votes: 94

44. Black Memory (1947)

73 min | Crime, Drama

Danny Cruff returns home years after his father was wrongly accused and hanged for murder. But he can't escape his past.

Director: Oswald Mitchell | Stars: Michael Medwin, Frank Hawkins, Winifred Melville, Moyra O'Connell

Votes: 52