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  Noir-Precursors (Pre-1940)  
   
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  250 Quintessential Noir Films (1940-1964): Parts 1  2  3  4  5  
  50 Key Noir Filmmakers  More American Noir (1940-1964)  Non-American Noir (1940-1964)  Noir Precursors (Pre-1940)  Neo-Noir / Modern Noir (Post-1964)  Noir Links  Noir Sources  
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  The Noir-Precursors (Pre-1940) section lists 28 films that shaped the look of noir before the style came into its own during the 1940s. All are American-produced, except where noted.  
     
  Fritz Lang's "M" (1931)  
     
 
Beast of the City, The Brabin, Charles 1932; Drama-Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Blind Alley Vidor, Charles 1939; Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Bordertown Mayo, Archie 1935; Drama; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Bullets or Ballots Keighley, William 1936; Drama-Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
City Streets Mamoulian, Rouben 1931; Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Fugitive Lady Rogell, Albert S. 1934; Drama; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Fury Lang, Fritz 1936; Drama-Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Glass Key, The Tuttle, Frank 1935; Political-Mystery; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Green Cockatoo, The  (UK) Menzies, William Cameron 1937; Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang LeRoy, Mervyn 1932; Drama-Crime-Prison; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
La Bête humaine  (France)  Renoir, Jean 1938; Drama; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Little Caesar LeRoy, Mervyn 1930; Drama-Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
(Germany) Lang, Fritz 1931; Thriller-Drama-Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Marked Woman Bacon, Lloyd 1937; Drama-Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Midnight/Call It Murder Erskine, Chester 1934; Drama; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Pépé le Moko  (France)  Duvivier, Julien 1937; Romance-Drama-Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Petrified Forest, The Mayo, Archie 1936; Drama-Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Port of Shadows  (France) Carne, Marcel 1938; Drama; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Public Enemy, The Wellman, William 1931; Crime-Action-Drama; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Racket, The Milestone, Lewis 1928; Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Rio Brahm, John 1939; Drama; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Roaring Twenties, The Walsh, Raoul 1939; Drama-Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Scarface Hawks, Howard 1932; Crime-Biography-Drama; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Scoundrel, The Hecht, Ben/Charles MacArthur 1935; Drama-Comedy; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Thunderbolt von Sternberg, Josef 1929; Drama; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
Underworld von Sternberg, Josef 1927; Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
You and Me Lang, Fritz 1938; Drama; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
You Only Live Once Lang, Fritz 1937; Crime; BW Amaz IMDB MRQE
 
             
             
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  250 Quintessential Noir Films (1940-1964): Parts 1  2  3  4  5  
  50 Key Noir Filmmakers  More American Noir (1940-1964)  Non-American Noir (1940-1964)  Noir Precursors (Pre-1940)  Neo-Noir / Modern Noir (Post-1964)  Noir Links  Noir Sources  
  Full listing of all noirs cited: Alphabetical  Chronological  By Director  
 
 
 
 

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