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BRITISH FILM NOIR: PART 2

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A ROUGH (and non-definitive) CHECK LIST OF BRITISH NOIR 1938-1963

Notes: An X indicates a marginal noir film that nevertheless contains enough key elements to be considered. Many of these films were not released in the U.S.A., or released only to television. American changed titles of key films are listed in brackets after the original titles.

1938
THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT

1939
I MET A MURDERER
TRUNK CRIME
POISON PEN
A WINDOW IN LONDON (LADY IN DISTRESS)
ON THE NIGHT OF THE FIRE (THE FUGITIVE)

1940
GASLIGHT (ANGEL STREET)

1941
SPELLBOUND (PASSING CLOUDS, THE SPELL OF AMY NUGENT) X LOVE ON THE DOLE X

1942
THE NIGHT HAS EYES (TERROR HOUSE) X
NEXT OF KIN X
THUNDER ROCK X
WENT THE DAY WELL? (48 HOURS)

1943
THE DARK TOWER X

1944
MY LEARNED FRIEND X

1945
A PLACE OF ONE’S OWN X
DEAD OF NIGHT
MURDER IN REVERSE
THE SEVENTH VEIL X
LATIN QUARTER (FRENZY)
PINK STRING AND SEALING WAX

1946
WANTED FOR MURDER
BEDELIA
DAYBREAK

1947
ODD MAN OUT
TEMPTATION HARBOR
NICHOLAS NICKELBY
BLACK NARCISSUS X
THE BROTHERS
DEAR MURDERER
FRIEDA
THE UPTURNED GLASS
DUAL ALIBI
DANCING WITH CRIME
THEY MADE ME A FUGITIVE (I BECAME A CRIMINAL)
UNCLE SILAS (THE INHERITANCE)
THE OCTOBER MAN
IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY
WHILE I LIVE X
BRIGHTON ROCK (YOUNG SCARFACE)
MINE OWN EXECUTIONER

1948
THE MARK OF CAIN
NIGHT COMES
TOO SOON X
DAUGHTER OF DARKNESS
NIGHT BEAT
BLANCHE FURY
SO EVIL MY LOVE
THIS WAS A WOMAN
THE FATAL NIGHT X
GOOD TIME GIRL
CORRIDOR OF MIRRORS
NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH
HOUSE OF DARKNESS
THE MONKEY’S PAW
LONDON BELONGS TO ME (DULCIMER STREET)
MR PERRIN AND MR TRAILL X
NOOSE
SARABAND FOR DEAD LOVERS (SARABAND)
THE FALLEN IDOL
NO ROOM AT THE INN
THE SMALL VOICE X
PORTRAIT FROM LIFE X

1949
THE SMALL BACK ROOM
FORBIDDEN
THE QUEEN OF SPADES
FOR THEM
THAT TRESPASS KIND
HEARTS AND CORONETS
NOW BARABBAS
OBSESSION (THE HIDDEN ROOM)
THE THIRD MAN
GIVE US THIS DAY (SALT TO THE DEVIL)
THE ROCKING HORSE WINNER

1950
MADELEINE
GUILT IS MY SHADOW
DOUBLE CONFESSION
THE NIGHT AND THE CITY
WATERFRONT (WATERFRONT WOMEN)
THE WOMAN IN QUESTION (FIVE ANGLES ON MURDER)
THE WOMAN WITH NO NAME (HER PANELLED DOOR)
THE CLOUDED YELLOW X

1951
THE DARK MAN
THE LATE EDWINA BLACK (OBSESSED) X
ANOTHER MAN’S POISON
MR DENNING DRIVES NORTH X
OUTCAST OF THE ISLANDS

1952
THE SECRET PEOPLE X
HUNTED
WOMEN OF TWILIGHT
THE YELLOW BALLOON
THE LONG MEMORY
COSH BOY

1953
THE MAN BETWEEN
HEART OF THE MATTER X

1954
EIGHT O’CLOCK WALK
AN INSPECTOR CALLS X
THE GOOD DIE YOUNG X
THE STRANGER’S HAND X
THE GREEN SCARF X

1955
THREE CASES OF MURDER
FOOTSTEPS IN THE FOG
THE LADY KILLERS X

1956
1984
WICKED AS THEY COME
THE INTIMATE STRANGER (FINGER OF GUILT)
YIELD TO THE NIGHT

1957
TIME WITHOUT PITY
THE LONG HAUL
NIGHT OF THE DEMON (CURSE OF THE DEMON)
THE FLESH IS WEAK

1958
THE MAN UPSTAIRS X

1959
ROOM AT THETOP X
TIGER BAY X
BLIND DATE (CHANCE MEETING)
NO TREES IN THE STREET
LOOK BACK IN ANGER X
THE ROUGH AND THE SMOOTH (PORTRAIT OF A SINNER)

1960
PEEPING TOM
NEVER LET GO
THE ENTERTAINER X
THE CRIMINAL (THE CONCRETE JUNGLE)

1961
OFF BEAT
VICTIM X
THE INNOCENTS X

1962
ALL NIGHT LONG
NIGHT OF THE EAGLE (BURN WITCH BURN) X
A PRIZE OF ARMS X
THE WEBSTER BOY X

1963
PARANOIAC
BITTER HARVEST
THE HAUNTING
WEST 11
THE SERVANT X
A JOLLY BAD FELLOW X
DR STRANGELOVE
PSYCHE 59 X

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