Noirvember

Noirvember

A collection of the best in noir — femme fatales, smoking guns, and light through the blinds. Includes films by Orson Welles, André de Toth, Ida Lupino, and Alain Robbe-Grillet, with two detective films starring the great Jean Gabin to boot.

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  • The Stranger

    Orson Welles • United States • 1946 • Welles' masterful thriller finally presented in HD.

    Government agent Wilson tracks down a high-ranking Nazi officer who has managed to craft a new identity for himself in a quaint Connecticut town, marrying the daughter of a local judge. Having directed two...

  • The Chase

    Arthur D. Ripley • United States • 1946 • The noir taken to mind-bending, surreal ends.

    Chuck Scott is a down-on-his-luck veteran who lands a job as a chauffeur to a sadistic millionaire.  After stealing his boss's suffering wife away to Havana, she is fatally stabbed in a crowded nightclub and ...

  • Pitfall

    André de Toth • United States • 1948 • One of the all-time greatest film noirs.

    John Forbes is an ex-vet living the American dream—he has a great job as an insurance executive and lives in a beautiful home with his loving wife and son. But like many returning servicemen, John exhibits a certain ...

  • Native Son

    Pierre Chenal • Argentina • 1951 • A story of murder and grief in segregated America

    Preceded by a special introduction by film historians Eddie Muller and Jacqueline Najima Stewart.

    One of the most controversial novels of its day, Richard Wright's Native Son (first published in 1940) exposed t...

  • The Hitch-Hiker

    Ida Lupino • U.S. • 1953 • Ida Lupino's quick, dirty thriller, and the only classic noir by a woman.

    Inspired by a true-life murder spree, in The Hitch-Hiker two men on a camping trip are held captive by a homicidal drifter who forces them, at gunpoint, to embark on a grim joyride across the Mex...

  • Maigret Sets a Trap

    Jean Delannoy • France • 1958 • Jean Gabin's Maigret investigates the thing he knows best: murder.

    Inspector Maigret tries to trap a killer and discovers why a happily married, wealthy, and talented man should want to bump off women at night. Jean Gabin is perfect as Georges Simenon's secure and...

  • Maigret and the St. Fiacre Case

    Jean Delannoy • France • 1959 • Jean Gabin's Maigret investigates the thing he knows best: murder.

    Maigret is summoned by a Countess to the Château de Saint-Fiacre, where she shows him a letter she has received predicting the day on which she will die. Jean Gabin once again portrays the fictiona...

  • Black Gravel

    Helmut Kautner • Germany • 1961 • A gripping Cold War thriller.

    In this gripping Cold War noir, tensions simmer between residents of a small German village and the soldiers of a U.S. military base. Postwar economic hardship has transformed the town of Sohnen into a vice district where women serv...

  • Rondo

    Drew Barnhardt • United States • 2018 • A highly stylized, gleefully seedy neo-noir.

    Troubled war vet Paul is told by a psychiatrist that sex may be the solution to his dependency and drinking problems. She sends him to an apartment where he is to release his tensions with a beautiful young woma...