A detective’s search for a carnival mind reader’s missing sister is complicated by a string of mysterious murders.
Category: Film Noir
The wife of an alcoholic writer must take a job as a taxi driver to make ends meet. A young man she picks up as a fare befriends her, but when her husband is found murdered, the police suspect she and her new “friend” committed the murder.
Back from Indochina, Tony and Dick, two French soldiers, are now in possession of more than 20 million, entrusted by a trafficker. They buy a nightclub in the district of Montparnasse but are soon hunted by the thug who wants to recover his money.
Film version of David Goodis’ novel has lawyer Juan Milford wanting to run away with exotic dancer Diana Lander. Unfortunately, he’s also a kept, married man by wealthy older woman Amanda Merlino de Milford who promises to provide evidence of his criminal past to the police if he ever leaves her.
Three men gun down Solly Pitts, ‘rebel’ against the racket-ridden Longshoremen’s Union. Before dying, Pitts tells his wife ‘Cockeye’ Cook was one of the killers…but won’t repeat it to the police, nor will anyone else help them. It seems it’s a dockyard tradition to handle private battles without help. Bill Keating, new to the D.A.’s office, is just naive enough to think he can make a case against Cook; but his efforts seem to be leading only to further violence…
A girl who moves to the city after her fiancé lacks the courage to face his father, who is against their relationship. In the city the girl winds up being abused by men, giving birth to a child and supporting herself on prostitution.
On Chicago’s South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.
A young girl from the ghetto gets involved with some criminals. Driving while drunk, she knocks down and kills a policeman. She runs away with two GI’s who are also on the run and they start a crime wave.