Wish I could give you more than one GQ for this one, since film noir is not only my favorite genre, it’s a hobby. I’ve seen just about every one there is, and most of them many times. Here are some my favorite faves, all of which I heartily recommend.
The Third Man
Night and the City (the original, with Richard Widmark)
In a Lonely Place
Woman in the Window
Pickup on South Street (A MUST-see)
Force of Evil
A Double Life
Call Northside 777
Maltese Falcon, of course
And the amazing Gun Crazy
And the always riveting Key Largo
@jaytkay, that’s one of my favorite dialogue exchanges in the movie! I smile every time I watch it.
Did you ever notice how odd it is that Walter’s apartment door swings out into the hallway rather than in, as normal apartment doors do? It’s because that was the only way the director could position Phylis so as to be hidden from Keyes.
@lx102303. I listed that one, too. I almost couldn’t believe how good it was the first time I saw it—beautifully directed and acted, beautifully written, and so classically noir in look and feel. Widmark was so good, and Gene Tierney, who was ill at the time, was gorgeous.
—The later version with DeNiro is okay bit nowhere near as great as the ‘50 version.
@Pachyderm_In_The_Room , everyone had some really good recommendations but this one really stood out for me . Gene Tierney was such a classy lady and Richard Widmark was always good in whatever role he played in as was Gene Tierney .