American Film Noir

       

 Produced:   35        


Letter, The   1940

High Sierra   1941

Maltese Falcon, The   1941

Mask Of Dimitrios, The   1944

Conflict    1945

Danger Signal    1945

Mildred Pierce   1945

Big Sleep, The   1947

Dark Passage    1947

Nora Prentiss    1947

Possessed    1947

Unfaithful, The   1947

Unsuspected, The   1947

Key Largo    1948

Smart Girls Don’t Talk  1948

Flaxy Martin    1949

Homicide    1949

White Heat    1949

Backfire    1950

Breaking Point, The   1950

Damned Don’t Cry, The 1950

Great Jewel Robber   1950

Highway 301    1950

This Side Of The Law  1950

Storm Warning   1951

I Confess    1951

Enforcer, The    1951

Lightning Strikes Twice  1951

Strangers On A Train   1951

Tomorrow Is Another Day  1951

System, The     1953

Crime Wave    1954

Illegal     1955

Steel Jungle    1956

Wrong Man, The   1956


  Released:   4


Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye   1950

   William Cagney Productions

Blue Gardenia, The    1953

   Blue Gardenia Productions

New York Confidential   1955

   Edward Small Productions

Cry In The Night   1956

    Ladd Enterprises






   

 Produced:   33        


Missing Juror, The   1944

I Love A Mystery   1945

Night Editor    1946

Dead Reckoning   1947

Framed    1947

Gilda     1947

Lady From Shanghai, The  1947

Dark Past, The   1948

I Love Trouble    1948

Chinatown At Midnight  1949

Johnny Allegro   1949

Reckless Moment, The   1949

Shockproof    1949

Undercover Man, The  1949

Between Midnight And Dawn  1950

Mob, The    1951

Never Trust A Gambler  1951

Two Of A Kind   1951

Affair In Trinidad   1952

Scandal Sheet    1952

Big Heat, The    1953

Man In The Dark   1953

Drive A Crooked Road 1954

Human Desire    1954

Pushover    1954

Chicago Syndicate  1955

5 Against The House   1955

New Orleans Uncensored  1955

Night Holds Terror, The  1955

Tight Spot    1955

Over-Exposed    1956

Lineup, The    1958

True Story Of Lynn Stuart, The   1958


  Released:   17


Brothers Rico, The   1957

   William Goetz

Pickup Alley    1957

   Warwick Film Productions

Whole Truth, The   1958

   Valiant Films

Sniper, The    1952

    Stanley Kramer Productions

In A Lonely Place   1951

   Santana Productions

Crooked Web, The  1955

    Clover Productions

Burglar, The    1957

   Samson Productions

Murder By Contract   1958

   Orbit Productions

Case Against Brooklyn, The   1958

   Morningside Productions

Johnny O’Clock   1947

    J.E.M. Productions

She Played  With Fire   1957

    Individual Pictiures

711 Ocean Drive     1950

    Frank Seltzer Productions

Walk A Crooked Mile  1948

   Edward Small Productions

Nightfall    1957

    Copa Productions

Houston Story, The   1956

   Clover Productions

Kill Her Gently    1957

   Fortress Film Productions

M    1951

   Superior Productions







 Produced:    46

Stranger On The Third Floor  1940

Fallen Sparrow, The   1943

7th Victim, The   1943

Murder My Sweet   1944

Johnny Angel    1945

Crackup    1946

Deadline At Dawn   1946

Locket, The    1946

Nocturne    1946

Crossfire   1947

Born To Kill  1947

Desperate    1947

Devil Thumbs A Ride, The  1947

Out Of The Past   1947

Riffraff    1947

They Won’t Believe Me  1947

Race Street    1948

Bodyguard    1949

Clay Pigeon    1949

Cornered     1945

Dangerous Profession, A  1949

Follow Me Quietly   1949

Set-Up, The    1949

Strange Bargain   1949

They Live By Night   1949

Threat, The    1949

Window, The   1949

Woman’s Secret, A   1949

Armored Car Robbery  1950

Gambling House     1950

Hunt The Man Down   1950

Tattooed Stranger, The  1950

Where Danger Lives   1950

His Kind Of Woman   1951

Las Vegas Story   1951

Narrow Margin, The   1951

Racket, The    1951

Roadblock    1951

Woman On Pier 13, The  1951

Macao     1952

On Dangerous Ground  1952

Angel Face    1953

Hitch-Hiker, The   1953

Count The Hours   1953

Split Second    1953

While The City Sleeps  1956


  Released:   10


Woman In The Window  1944

   International Pictures

Stranger, The  1946

   International Pictures - Haig Corp.

Double Deal  1950

    Bel-Air Productions

Destination Murder   1950

    Edward L. Cahn Productions

Sudden Fear   1950

   Joseph Kaufmann Productions

Secret Fury, The   1950

    Loring Theater Corp

Edge Of Doom   1950

   Samuel Goldwyn Co.

Cry Danger    1951

    Olympic Production

Beyond Reasonable Doubt  1956

    Bert E. Friedlob Productions

Man In The Vault   1956

    Batjac Productions





 Produced:   14

End Of The Road   1944
Silent Partner   1944
Last Crooked Mile, The  1946 Moonrise    1948
Unmasked   1950
Insurance Investigator   1951
City That Never Sleeps  1953 Hoodlum Empire   1952
Hell’s Half Acre   1954
Double Jeopardy   1955
No Man’s Woman   1955
Man Is Armed, The  1956
Terror At Midnight   1956
Man Who Died Twice,  The   1958

 Released:  3


Jealousy   1945

  Gong Productions

Strange Impersonation 1946

   W. Lee Wilder Productions

Pretender, The   1947

    W. Lee Wilder Productions





 


 Produced:    10


Below The Deadline   1946

Suspense   1946

Guilty, The    1947

Violence   1947

Incident   1948

I Wouldn’t Be In Your Shoes   1948

Cry Vengeance  1954

Murder Is My Beat   1955

Phenix City Story, The  1955

Come On, The   1956


   Released:   8


When Strangers Marry  1944

   King Bros. Productions  

Gangster, The    1947

    King Bros. Productions

High Tide    1947

    Wrather Productions

Mexican Manhunt   1953

   Lindsley Parsons Picture Corp.

Murder Without Tears   1953

  William F. Broidy Pictures

Highway Dragnet   1954

   William F. Broidy Pictures

Confessioin   1955

   Anglo-Guild Producers

Finger Man    1955

   Lindsley Parsons Productions


    






Released:   58


Chase, The   1946      

   Nero Films

Red House, The   1947

   Sol Lessor Productions

Pitfall    1948     

   Regal Films

Sleep My Love   1948    

   Triangle  Productions

Cover Up    1949   

   Strand Productions

Crooked Way,  The   1949   

   Benedict   Bogeaus  Productions

Impact    1949

   Cardinal Pictures

Manhandled    1949   

   Pine-Thomas Productions

Red Light    1949    

   Roy Del Ruth  Productions

Too Late For Tears   1949   

   Hunt  Stromberg   Productions

D.O.A.    1950   

   Cardinal Pictures

Gun Crazy    1950  

    King Brothers Productions

Southside 1-1000   1950   

   King Brothers Productions

Kiss Me Deadly   1950    

    Parklane Pictures

Sound Of Fury, The   1950   

   Robert Stillman Productions

Quicksand    1950    

   Samuel H. Stiefel Productions

Once A Thief   1950   

   W. Lee Wilder Productions

Underworld Story   1950

   FilmCraft

Scarf, The    1951  

    Gloria Productions

Prowler, The    1951   

   Horizon Pictures

He Ran All The Way  1951   

   Roberts Pictures Inc.

Captive City, The    1952

   Aspen Productions

Kansas City Confidential  1952  

  Associated Players  & Producers

Without Warning   1952

  Allart Productions

99 River Street  1953  

  Edward Small Productions

Fake, The    1953

  PAX Productions

I, The Jury     1953

   Parklane Productions

Wicked Woman  1953  

  Edward Small Productions

Vice Squad    1953  

  Gramercy Pictures

No Escape    1953   

   Matthugh Productions

Black Tuesday  1954  

  Robert Goldstein  Productions

Down Three Dark Streets   1954  

   Edward Small  Productions

Good Die Young, The   1954

  Romulus Films

Long Wait, The    1954

  Parklane Poductions

Shield For Murder   1954  

   Aubrey Schenk Prod.

Suddenly    1954  

   Libra Productions

Witness To Murder   1954

   Chester Erskine Productions

Bullet For Joey, A   1955  

    Bischoff-Diamond Corp.

Naked Street, The   1955

    Edward Small Prod.

Killer’s Kiss      1955   

   Minotaur Productions

Night Of The Hunter   1955  

   Paul Gregory Productions

Big Bluff,The    1955  

    Planet Filmplays

Storm Fear    1955  

   Theodora Productions

Crime Against Joe   1956   

   Bel-Air Productions

Killer Is Loose, The   1956  

   Crown Productions

Killing, The    1956  

   Harris-Kubrick Productions

Nightmare    1956   

   Pine-Thomas Productions

Flight To Hong Kong   1956

     Rorvic Productions

Time Table     1956

  Mark Stevens Productions

Hell Bound    1957    

   Bel-Air Productions

5 Steps To Danger   1957  

   Henry S. Kesler Productions

Hit and Run     1957   

   Hugo Haas Productions

My Gun Is Quick   1957   

   Parklane Pictures

Chicago Confidential    1957  

   Robert E. Kent Productions

Crime Of Passion   1957    

   Robert Goldstein Prod.

Odds Against Tomorrow  1959  

   HarBel Productions

Cage Of Evil    1960   

   Zenith Pictures

Johnny Cool    1963   

   Chrislaw Productions




 Produced:  3


Railroaded   1947

Amazing Mr. X, The  1948

He Walked By Night  1948


Released:   11


T-Men     1947   

    Edward Small Productions

Whispering City   1947   

   Quebec Productions

Assigned To Danger  1948

   Ben Stoloff Productions

Behind Locked Doors   1948   

    Aro Productions

Scar, The  (Hollow Triumph)   1948  

     Bryan Foy  Productions

Raw Deal    1948    

   Edward Small Productions

Parole Inc.    1948   

    Equity Pictures Corp.

Shed No Tears   1948   

    Equity Pictures Corp.

Port Of New York   1949  

    Aubrey Schenck  Productions

Trapped  1949   

    Contemporary Productions

Hoodlum, The   1951

    Jack Schwarz Productions






Shoot To Kill    1947   

       Screen Guild Productions

Blond Ice   1948  

     Martin Mooney Productions

     Released by Film  Classics
Money Madness   1948
      Sigmund Neufeld Productions
      Released by Film Classics
Guilty Bystander   1950
     Edmund L. Dorfmann Productions
     Released by Film Classics
Cry Murder   1950
      Edward  Leven Productions  
      Released by Film Classics
Models Inc.    1952  
       Mutual Productions
Breakdown    1952   
       Pegasus Productions
       Released by Realart Pictures
Twist Of Fate    1954
      British Lion Film Corp.
Life At Stake, A   1954
      Hank McCune Productions
      Released by Gibraltar Film Distributors
Blackout    1954
      Tempean Films
      Released by Eros Films
Private Hell 36   1954
       The Filmakers
Female Jungle    1955
      Bert Kaiser Productions
      Released by American Releasing Co.
Crashout   1955
      Standard Productions
      Released by The Filmakers
Please Murder Me  1956
      Gross-Krasne Productions
      Released by Distributors Corp of America
Angel’s Flight   1965
      Crown International Pictures





This is a listing of the film noirs, by date,  produced by each movie studio and independent production companies.  The listing also includes films that were made by others but released by each studio and other distributors.    In those listings the actual producer of the film is listed.


As can be seen, RKO was the most prolific studio for making film noirs  followed by Warner Bros.    However, one of the most interesting aspects of the genre is the number of films made by independent production companies.  They account for almost 40 percent  of the total which indicates how film noir enabled the proliferation of  the independents.   United Artists, which was primarily a film distribution company during the noir era,  was the conduit for independent productions and an essential element for the success of the burgeoning independents.


Films noirs made and  released by studio and independent production companies.

RKO

United Artists - Distributor Only

        

 Produced:  19


I Wake Up Screaming  1941

Laura     1944

Fallen Angel   1945

Behind Green Lights 1946

Dark Corner, The   1946

Shock     1946

Somewhere In The Night  1946

Kiss Of Death    1947

Boomerang    1947

Road House    1948

Street With No Name   1948

Cry Of The City   1949

Thieve’s Highway   1949

Whirlpool    1949

Night And The City    1950

Where The Sidewalk Ends  1950

Deadline U.S.A.   1952

Blueprint For Murder  1953

Pickup On South Street  1953


  Released:  10


Backlash    1947

    Sol M. Wurtzel Productions

Crimson Key, The  1947

    Sol M. Wurtzel Productions

Invisible Wall, The   1947
     Sol M. Wurtzel Productions

I Cheated the Law   1949

    Belsam Productions

Crooked Way,  The   1949

   Benedict Bogeaus Productions

Man Who Cheated Himself, The  1950

   Phoenix Film Corporation

Steel Trap, The   1952

   Thor Productions

Storm Fear    1955

    Theodora Productions

Plunder Road    1957

   Regal Films

3rd Voice, The    1960

   Associated Producers Inc.





20th Century Fox

Warner Bros.


 Produced:   17  


Glass Key, The   1942

Street Of Chance   1942

This Gun For Hire   1942

Double Indemnity   1944

Ministry Of Fear*   1944

Blue Dahlia, The   1946

Strange Love Of Martha Ivers, The  1946

Big Clock, The   1948

Night Has A Thousand Eyes  1948

Accused, The    1949

Chicago Deadline   1949

Dark City    1950

Appointment With Danger  1951

Detective Story   1951

Union Station 1951

Turning Point, The   1952

Desperate Hours, The   1955


  Released:   7


They Made Me A Killer  1946

    Pine-Thomas Productions

Fear In The Night      1947

  Pine-Thomas Productions

I Walk Alone    1948

    Hal Wallis Productions

Sorry, Wrong Number  1948

   Hal Wallis Productions

Waterfront At Midnight  1948

    Pine-Thomas Productions

Manhandled    1949

    Pine-Thomas Productions

File On Thelma Jordan, The  1950

    Hal Wallis Productions





Paramount

Republic

Columbia

Monogram - Allied Artists

Eagle-Lion Films  

       

Independently produced and  distributed:   15

            

 Produced:  30  


Johnny Eager    1942

Postman Always Rings Twice, The 1946

High Wall   1947

Lady In The Lake   1947

Arnelo Affair, The   1947

Act Of Violence   1948

Scene Of The Crime   1949

Tension    1949

Border Incident   1949

Bribe, The    1949

Asphalt Jungle, The   1950

Dial 1119     1950

Lady Without Passport  1950

Mystery Street   1950

Shadow On The Wall   1950

Side Street 1950

Cause For Alarm   1951

No Questions Asked   1951

Strip, The   1951

Unknown Man,  The 1951

Sellout, The    1952

Cry Of The Hunted   1953

Jeopardy    1953

Rogue Cop    1954

Julie     1956

Hot Summer Night   1957

House Of Numbers   1957

Cry Terror   1958

Big Operator, The   1959

Money Trap, The   1966


  Released:   4


Force Of Evil    1948

   Enterprise Productions

Big Combo, The   1954

   Security Pictures

Key Witness    1960

    Avon Productions

Once A Thief   1965

    CIPRA





MGM


  Produced:    2


Detour     1945

Railroaded    1947


   Released:   2


Lady Confesses, The   1945

   Alexander-Stern Productions

Apology For Murder   1945

    Sigmund Neufeld Productions









Producers Releasing Corp.

        

 Produced:  31           


Phantom Lady    1944

Black Angel    1946

Brute Force    1947

Ride The Pink Horse   1947

The Web    1947
Larceny   1948

Abandoned    1949

Criss Cross    1949

Illegal Entry    1949

Johnny Stool Pigeon   1949

Undertow 1949

I Was A Shoplifter   1950

One Way Street   1950

Outside The Wall     1950

Shakedown    1950

Sleeping City, The   1950

Tattered Dress, The   1950

Undercover Girl   1950

Woman In Hiding   1950

Hollywood Story    1951

Under The Gun   1951

Forbidden    1953

Glass Web, The   1953

Naked Alibi, The   1954

Playgirl    1954

Female On The Beach  1955

Behind The High Wall  1956

Price Of Fear, The   1956

Appointment With A Shadow  1957

Midnight Story, The   1957

Touch Of Evil    1958


  Released:   10


Shadow of A Doubt   1943

  Skirball Productions

Scarlet Street    1945

  Diana Productions

Killers, The  1946

  Mark Hellinger Productions

Dark Mirror, The   1946

    International Pictures

Naked City, The   1948

   Mark Hellinger Productions

Woman On The Run   1950

   Fidelity Pictures

Borderline    1950

   Borderline Productions

Girls On The Loose   1958

   Jewell Enterprises

Blast Of Silence    1961

    Magla Productions

Cape Fear    1962

   Melville-Talbot Productions



 







 


 





Universal

American Film Noir


  Produced:    1


Treasure Of Monte Cristo    1949


  Released:    6


F.B.I Girl    1951

    Jedgar Productions

Loan Shark    1952

    Encore Productions

Heat Wave    1953  

   Hammer Films

Terror Street    1953  

   Hammer Films

Limping Man, The   1953

    Banner Films

Deadly Game   1954   

   Hammer Films











Lippert Films