Film Noir from the Beginningby karljhickey14 | created - 02 Apr 2014 | updated - 1 week ago | Public
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3. The Hands of Orlac (1924)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A world-famous pianist loses both hands in an accident. When new hands are grafted on, he doesn't know they once belonged to a murderer.
5. Sunrise (1927)
Passed | 94 min | Drama, Romance
A sophisticated urban woman seduces a farmer in the hopes that he will murder his neglected wife and join her in the city, but he soon finds himself rekindling his romance with the latter when she discovers their scheme.
Votes: 49,716 | Gross: $0.54M
6. Asphalt (1929)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Joe May's sensual drama of life in the Berlin underworld is in many ways the perfect summation of German filmmaking in the silent era: a dazzling visual style, a psychological approach to ... See full summary »
7. Pandora's Box (1929)
Not Rated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The rise and inevitable fall of an amoral but naive young woman whose insouciant eroticism inspires lust and violence in those around her.
Votes: 10,416 | Gross: $0.01M
8. Roadhouse Nights (1930)
Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A boozing newsman (Charles Ruggles) woos a singer (Helen Morgan) while spying on her bootlegger boyfriend (Fred Kohler).
From a story by Dashiell Hammett .
12. Der Mann, der den Mord beging (1931)
93 min | Drama
The Marquis de Sévigné is put in a difficult position when he falls for the lovely Lady Falkland, a married woman whose husband, the strict Lord Falkland, subjects her to constant abuse.
14. The Maltese Falcon (1931)
Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A lovely dame with dangerous lies employs the services of a private detective, who is quickly caught up in the mystery and intrigue of a statuette known as the Maltese Falcon.
16. Voruntersuchung (1931)
95 min | Drama
During an inquest after a woman is killed, the judge suspects his own son.The woman's lover had been friendly with the son and he was also supposed to be married to the judge's daughter.
17. The Yellow Dog (1932)
88 min | Crime, Mystery
Maigret investigates in Concarneau where the passage of a yellow dog accompanies a series of murders, sowing terror in the population. The police seem helpless. It must be said that it has no significant evidence.
19. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Passed | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.
21. Night at the Crossroads (1932)
75 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A gang of thieves utilizes a cross-road garage as the hideaway. During their last caper, the gang has accidentally murdered a jewel thief, and the heat is on.
22. Rome Express (1932)
94 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
A sinister character boards the Rome Express on the trail of a valuable Van Dyck painting, recently stolen from a Paris gallery. Much to his annoyance he finds the train populated with a ... See full summary »
23. Scarface (1932)
PG | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An ambitious and nearly insane violent gangster climbs the ladder of success in the mob, but his weaknesses prove to be his downfall.
24. The Tempest (1932)
101 min | Crime, Drama
After a petty crook is freed, he gets right back into trouble, first by stealing a fur for his former girlfriend and then by getting in fights with two different men who have tried to take his place with her, one of whom lands up drowning.
26. Advice to the Forlorn (1933)
Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Los Angeles newspaper reporter Toby Prentiss is continually in trouble with his editor. He is demoted to running the paper's "Miss Lonelyhearts" advice column because he missed the scoop on... See full summary »
28. The Story of Temple Drake (1933)
Not Rated | 70 min | Drama
A wealthy but neurotic Southern belle finds herself trapped in the hideout of a gang of vicious bootleggers. The gang's leader lusts after her, and is determined not to let anything stand in the way of his having her.
30. A Man's Head (1933)
90 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller