The Dark Beauty of Film Noir in 50 Shots

An attempt to capture the visual brilliance of film noir in one place.

The Third Man
THE LOCKETT (1946)

Director of Photography: Nicholas Musuraca | Director: John Brahm

21. The Locket

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THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1946)

Director of Photography: Sidney Wagner | Director: Tay Garnett

22. The Postman Always Rings Twice

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SPECTER OF THE ROSE (1946)

Director of Photography: Lee Garmes | Director: Ben Hecht

23. Specter of the Rose

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DARK PASSAGE (1947)

Director of Photography: Sidney Hickox | Director: Delmer Daves

24. Dark Passage

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THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI (1947)

Director of Photography: Charles Lawton Jr. | Director: Orson Welles

LADY FROM SHANGHAI

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NIGHTMARE ALLEY (1947)

Director of Photography: Lee Garmes | Director: Edmund Goulding

26. Nightmare Alley

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NORA PRENTISS (1947)

Director of Photography: James Wong Howe | Director: Vincent Sherman

27. Nora Prentiss

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OUT OF THE PAST (1947)

Director of Photography: Nicholas Musuraca | Director: Jacques Tourneur

28. Out of the Past

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THE UNSUSPECTED (1947)

Director of Photography: Elwood Bredell | Director: Michael Curtiz

29. The Unsuspected

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THE NAKED CITY (1948)

Director of Photography: William H. Daniels | Director: Jules Dassin

30. The Naked City

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