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Ace in the Hole
A frustrated former big-city journalist now stuck working for an Albuquerque newspaper exploits a story about a man trapped in a cave to re-jump start his career, but the situation quickly escalates into an out-of-control circus.

Genre: Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Billy Wilder
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Kirk Douglas, Jan Sterling, Robert Arthur, Porter Hall

All The Kings Men
The rise and fall of a corrupt politician, who makes his friends richer and retains power by dint of a populist appeal.

Genre: Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Robert Rossen
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Joanne Dru, John Derek

Angels with Dirty Faces
A priest tries to stop a gangster from corrupting a group of street kids.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Michael Curtiz
Rental Days: 3
Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sheridan

Asphalt Jungle
A major heist goes off as planned, until bad luck and double crosses cause everything to unravel.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: PASSED
Director: John Huston
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore

Big Sleep
Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

Genre: Crime; Film-Noir; Mystery
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Howard Hawks
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, John Ridgely, Martha Vickers

Broadway Melody
A pair of sisters from the vaudeville circuit try to make it big time on Broadway, but matters of the heart complicate the attempt.

Genre: Drama; Film-Noir; Musical; Romance
Rating: PASSED
Director: Harry Beaumont
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Charles King, Anita Page, Bessie Love

Call Northside 777
Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Genre: Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Henry Hathaway
Rental Days: 3
Cast: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Carefree
Dr. Tony Flagg's friend, Steven, has problems in the relationship with his fiancee, Amanda, so he persuades her to visit Dr. Flagg. After some minor misunderstandings, she falls in love ...

Genre: Comedy; Film-Noir; Musical; Romance
Rating: PASSED
Director: Mark Sandrich
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Luella Gear

Classic Film Noir Vol. 2
Set of Classic film Noir includes: Jigsaw, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, He Walked by Night, Quicksand, The Big BLuff, Kansas City Confidential, Port of New York, The Scar, The Stranger.

Genre: Film-Noir; Mystery; Thriller
Rating: N/R
Director: Various
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Barbara Stanwyck, Jack Webb, Mickey Rooney, John Bromfeld

Crime of Passion
Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: N/A
Director: Gerd Oswald
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr, Fay Wray

Dark Passage
A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.

Genre: Film-Noir; Thriller
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Delmer Daves
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead

Day at the Races
A veterinarian posing as a doctor, a race-horse owner and his friends struggle to help keep a sanitarium open with the help of a misfit race-horse.

Genre: Film-Noir; Musical
Rating: PASSED
Director: Sam Wood
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Allan Jones

Dial M for Murder
An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.

Genre: Crime; Film-Noir; Thriller
Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, Robert Cummings, John Williams

Gaslight
Years after her aunt was murdered in her home, a young woman moves back into the house with her new husband. However, he has a secret that he will do anything to protect, even if it means driving his wife insane.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: PASSED
Director: George Cukor
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Charles Boyer, Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Dame May Whitty

Gun Crazy
A well meaning crack shot husband is pressured by his beautiful marksman wife to go on an interstate robbery spree, where he finds out just how depraved and deadly she really is.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: PASSED
Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Peggy Cummins, John Dall, Berry Kroeger, Morris Carnovsky

House on Telegraph Hill
Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Robert Wise
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Richard Basehart, Valentina Cortese, William Lundigan, Fay Baker

In a Lonely Place
A potentially violent screenwriter is a murder suspect until his lovely neighbor clears him. But she begins to have doubts...

Genre: Drama; Film-Noir; Mystery
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Nicholas Ray
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Gloria Grahame, Frank Lovejoy, Carl Benton Reid

Key Largo
A man visits his old friend's hotel and finds a gangster running things. As a hurricane approaches, the two end up confronting each other.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: UNRATED
Director: John Huston
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Edward G. Robinson, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore

Killers (1946 & 1964)
This rental is part of the criterion collection, released as an exclusive double-disc feature of both versions of Hemingway's classic. Hit men kill an unresisting victim, and investigator Reardon uncovers his past involvement with beautiful, deadly Kitty Collins.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Robert Siodmak
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, Albert Dekker

Killer's Kiss
Ready to catch a train to his hometown, a washed up boxer tells us about the strange and twisty events that happened to him the past couple of days.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: UNRATED
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Frank Silvera, Jamie Smith, Irene Kane, Jerry Jarrett

Killing
Crooks plan and execute a daring race-track robbery.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen

Kiss Me Deadly
A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit."

Genre: Crime; Film-Noir; Mystery
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Robert Aldrich
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez

Kiss of Death
With his law-breaking lifestyle in the past, an ex-con, along with his family, attempt to start a new life, knowing a betrayed someone from the past is bound to see otherwise.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Henry Hathaway
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Victor Mature, Brian Donlevy, Coleen Gray, Richard Widmark

Lady from Shanghai
Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Orson Welles
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Rita Hayworth, Orson Welles, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders

Lady in the Lake
The lady editor of a crime magazine hires Philip Marlowe to find the wife of her boss. The private detective soon finds himself involved in murder.

Genre: Crime; Film-Noir; Mystery
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Robert Montgomery
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Robert Montgomery, Audrey Totter, Lloyd Nolan, Tom Tully

Maltese Falcon
A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: John Huston
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Gladys George, Peter Lorre

Mr. Arkadin: Disc 1
An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Orson Welles
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina, Akim Tamiroff

Mr. Arkadin: Discs 2 & 3
An American adventurer investigates the past of mysterious tycoon Arkadin...placing himself in grave danger.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Orson Welles
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Orson Welles, Michael Redgrave, Patricia Medina, Akim Tamiroff

Murder, My Sweet
After being hired to find an ex-con's former girlfriend, Philip Marlowe is drawn into a deeply complex web of mystery and deceit.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley, Otto Kruger

Night of the Hunter
A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum, Terry Sanders
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason

Nightmare Alley
The rise and fall of Stanton Carlisle, a mentalist whose lies and deceit prove to be his downfall.

Genre: Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Edmund Goulding
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell, Coleen Gray, Helen Walker

No Way Out
A black doctor is assigned to treat two racist White, robbery suspects who are brothers, and when one dies, it causes tension that could start a race riot.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, Stephen McNally, Sidney Poitier

Out of the Past
A private eye escapes his past to run a gas station in a small town, but his past catches up with him. Now he must return to the big city world of danger, corruption, double crosses and duplicitous dames.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Jacques Tourneur
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Kirk Douglas, Rhonda Fleming

Petrified Forest
A waitress, a hobo and a bank robber get mixed up at a lonely diner in the desert.

Genre: Drama; Film-Noir; Romance
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Archie Mayo
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Leslie Howard, Bette Davis, Genevieve Tobin, Dick Foran

Rebecca
A self-conscious bride is tormented by the memory of her husband's dead first wife.

Genre: Drama; Film-Noir; Mystery
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders, Judith Anderson

Set-Up
Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match.

Genre: Crime; Film-Noir
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Robert Wise
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter

Shock
A psychologically distraught woman is committed to a private sanitarium by the man she witnessed commit a murder.

Genre: Film-Noir; Thriller
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Alfred L. Werker
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Vincent Price, Lynn Bari, Frank Latimore, Anabel Shaw

Spellbound
A psychiatrist protects the identity of an amnesia patient accused of murder while attempting to recover his memory.

Genre: Film-Noir; Mystery; Romance
Rating: UNRATED
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, Michael Chekhov, Leo G. Carroll

Stage Fright
A struggling actress tries to help a friend prove his innocence when he's accused of murdering the husband of a high society entertainer.

Genre: Film-Noir; Thriller
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Jane Wyman, Marlene Dietrich, Michael Wilding, Richard Todd

Strangers On A Train
A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder a theory that he plans to implement.

Genre: Crime; Film-Noir; Thriller
Rating: PG
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Farley Granger, Ruth Roman, Robert Walker, Leo G. Carroll

Sudden Fear
After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her.

Genre: Film-Noir; Thriller
Rating: APPROVED
Director: David Miller
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Joan Crawford, Jack Palance, Gloria Grahame, Bruce Bennett

Sunset Boulevard
A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Genre: Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Billy Wilder
Rental Days: 3
Cast: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

The Narrow Margin
A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.

Genre: Film-Noir; Thriller
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Richard Fleischer
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Charles McGraw, Marie Windsor, Jacqueline White, Gordon Gebert

Tokyo Joe
An American returns to Tokyo try to pick up threads of his pre-WW2 life there, but finds himself squeezed between criminals and the authorities.

Genre: Crime; Drama; Film-Noir; War
Rating: APPROVED
Director: Stuart Heisler
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Alexander Knox, Florence Marly, Sessue Hayakawa

Touch of Evil
A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

Genre: Crime; Film-Noir; Thriller
Rating: PG-13
Director: Orson Welles
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia

Wrong Man
True story of an innocent man mistaken for a criminal.

Genre: Drama; Film-Noir
Rating: NOT RATED
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Rental Days: 3
Cast: Henry Fonda, Vera Miles, Anthony Quayle, Harold J. Stone