100 Guns from Now

1.  The Maltese Falcon (Warner Bros., October 3, 1941; John Huston, dir.)

2.  This Gun for Hire (Paramount, May 13, 1942; Frank Tuttle, dir.)

3.  Double Indemnity (Paramount, September 6, 1944; Billy Wilder, dir.)

4.  Laura (20th Century FOX, October 11, 1944; Otto Preminger, dir.)

5.  Murder, My Sweet (RKO Radio Pictures, December 18, 1944); Edward Dmytryk, dir.)

6.  Detour (P.R.C., September 30, 1945; Edgar G. Ulmer, dir.)

7.  Leave Her to Heaven (20th Century FOX, December 19, 1945; John M. Stahl, dir.)

8.  Scarlet Street (Universal, December 28, 1945; Fritz Lang, dir.)

9.  Gilda (Columbia, February 14, 1946; Charles Vidor, dir.)

10.  The Postman Always Rings Twice (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, May 2, 1946; Tay Garnett, dir.)

11.  The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (Paramount, July 24, 1946; Lewis Milestone, dir.)

12.  The Big Sleep (Warner Bros., August 23, 1946; Howard Hawks, dir.)

13.  The Killers (Universal, August 30, 1946; Robert Siodmak, dir.)

14.  Decoy (Monogram, September 14, 1946; Jack Bernhard, dir.)

15.  Dead Reckoning (Columbia, January 2, 1947; John Cromwell, dir.)

16.  The Devil Thumbs a Ride (RKO Radio Pictures, February 20, 1947; Felix E. Feist, dir.)

17.  Nora Prentiss (Warner Bros., February 21, 1947; Vincent Sherman, dir.)

18.  Born to Kill (RKO Radio Pictures, May 3, 1947; Robert Wise, dir.)

19.  Brute Force (Universal, June 20, 1947; Jules Dassin, dir.)

20.  They Won’t Believe Me (RKO Radio Pictures, July 16, 1947; Irving Pichel, dir.)

21.  Crossfire (RKO Radio Pictures, July 22, 1947; Edward Dmytryk, dir.)

22.  Body and Soul (United Artists, August 22, 1947; Robert Rossen, dir.)

23.  Kiss of Death (20th Century FOX, August 27, 1947; Henry Hathaway, dir.)

24.  Dark Passage (Warner Bros., September 5, 1947; Delmer Daves, dir.)

25.  Ride the Pink Horse (Universal, October 8, 1947; Robert Montgomery, dir.)

26.  Nightmare Alley (20th Century FOX, October 9, 1947; Edmund Goulding, dir.)

27.  Out of the Past (RKO Radio Pictures, November 13, 1947; Jacques Tourneur, dir.)

28.  The High Wall (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, December 17, 1947; Curtis Bernhardt, dir.)

29.  The Lady from Shanghai (Columbia, December 24, 1947; Orson Welles, dir.)

30.  The Naked City (Universal, March 4, 1948; Jules Dassin, dir.)

31.  Blonde Ice (Film Classics, May 20, 1948; Jack Bernhard, dir.)

32.  Raw Deal (Eagle-Lion, May 26, 1948; Anthony Mann, dir.)

33.  Key Largo (Warner Bros., June 16, 1948; John Huston, dir.)

34.  Hollow Triumph (Eagle-Lion, August 18, 1948; Steve Sekely, dir.)

35.  Pitfall (United Artists, August 24, 1948; André De Toth, dir.)

36.  Road House (20th Century FOX, September 22, 1948; Jean Negulesco, dir.)

37.  Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (Universal, October 30, 1948; Norman Foster, dir.)

38.  He Walked By Night (Eagle-Lion, November 24, 1948; Anthony Mann, dir.)

39.  Act of Violence (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, December 21, 1948; Fred Zinnemann, dir.)

40.  The Dark Past (Columbia, December 22, 1948; Rudolph Maté, dir.)

41.  Force of Evil (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, December 25, 1948; Abraham Polonsky, dir.)

42.  Criss Cross (Universal, January 12, 1949; Robert Siodmak, dir.)

43.  The Set-Up (RKO Radio Pictures, March 29, 1949; Robert Wise, dir.)

44.  Follow Me Quietly (RKO Radio Pictures, July 7, 1949; Richard Fleischer, dir.)

45.  They Live By Night (RKO Radio Pictures, August 7, 1949; Nicholas Ray, dir.)

46.  Too Late for Tears (United Artists, August 13, 1949; Byron Haskin, dir.)

47.  White Heat (Warner Bros., September 2, 1949; Raoul Walsh, dir.)

48.  Thieves’ Highway (20th Century FOX, October 10, 1949; Jules Dassin, dir.)

49.  Border Incident (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, October 28, 1949; Anthony Mann, dir.)

50.  Woman in Hiding (Universal, December 27, 1949; Michael Gordon, dir.)

51.  Gun Crazy (United Artists, January 20, 1950; Joseph H. Lewis, dir.)

52.  Night and the City (20th Century FOX, April 14, 1950; Jules Dassin, dir.)

53.  D.O.A. (United Artists, April 30, 1950; Rudolph Maté, dir.)

54.  In a Lonely Place (Columbia, May 17, 1950; Nicholas Ray, dir.)

55.  Caged (Warner Bros., May 19, 1950; John Cromwell, dir.)

56.  The Asphalt Jungle (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, May 23, 1950; John Huston, dir.)

57.  Armored Car Robbery (RKO Radio Pictures, June 8, 1950; Richard Fleischer, dir.)

58.  Where the Sidewalk Ends (20th Century FOX, June 26, 1950; Otto Preminger, dir.)

59.  Where Danger Lives (RKO Radio Pictures, July 14, 1950; John Farrow, dir.)

60.  Sunset Blvd. (Paramount, August 4, 1950; Billy Wilder, dir.)

61.  No Way Out (20th Century FOX, August 16, 1950; Joseph L. Mankiewicz, dir.)

62.  Union Station (Paramount, October 4, 1950; Rudolph Maté, dir.)

63.  Dark City (Paramount, October 17, 1950; William Dieterle, dir.)

64.  Dial 1119 (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, November 3, 1950; Gerald Mayer, dir.)

65.  Try and Get Me (United Artists, December 12, 1950; Cy Endfield, dir.)

66.  The Man Who Cheated Himself (20th Century FOX, December 26, 1950; Felix E. Feist, dir.)

67.  Under the Gun (Universal, January 26, 1951; Ted Tetzlaff, dir.)

68.  The Prowler (United Artists, May 25, 1951; Joseph Losey, dir.)

69.  Ace in the Hole (Paramount, June 14, 1951; Billy Wilder, dir.)

70.  Strangers on a Train (Warner Bros., June 30, 1951; Alfred Hitchcock, dir.)

71.  His Kind of Woman (RKO Radio Pictures, August 25, 1951; John Farrow, dir.)

72.  On Dangerous Ground (RKO Radio Pictures, December 17, 1951; Nicholas Ray, dir.)

73.  Scandal Sheet (Columbia, January 16, 1952; Phil Karlson, dir.)

74.  The Narrow Margin (RKO Radio Pictures, May 4, 1952; Richard Fleischer, dir.)

75.  The Sniper (Columbia, May 9, 1952; Edward Dmytryk, dir.)

76.  Kansas City Confidential (United Artists, November 28, 1952; Phil Karlson, dir.)

77.  The Hitch-Hiker (RKO Radio Pictures, March 20, 1953; Ida Lupino, dir.)

78.  Pickup on South Street (20th Century FOX, June 17, 1953; Samuel Fuller, dir.)

79.  City That Never Sleeps (Republic, August 7, 1953; John H. Auer, dir.)

80.  99 River Street (United Artists, October 2, 1953; Phil Karlson, dir.)

81.  The Big Heat (Columbia, October 15, 1953; Fritz Lang, dir.)

82.  Crime Wave (Warner Bros., January 12, 1954; André De Toth, dir.)

83.  Hell’s Half Acre (Republic, June 1, 1954; John H. Auer, dir.)

84.  Private Hell 36 (Filmakers Inc., September 3, 1954; Don Siegel, dir.)

85.  Naked Alibi (Universal, October 1, 1954; Jerry Hopper, dir.)

86.  Suddenly (United Artists, October 7, 1954; Lewis Allen, dir.)

87.  Crashout (Filmakers Inc., February 9, 1955; Lewis R. Foster, dir.)

88.  The Big Combo (Allied Artists, March 21, 1955; Joseph H. Lewis, dir.)

89.  Kiss Me Deadly (United Artists, May 18, 1955; Robert Aldrich, dir.)

90.  The Phenix City Story (Allied Artists, August 14, 1955; Phil Karlson, dir.)

91.  The Desperate Hours (Paramount, October 5, 1955; William Wyler, dir.)

92.  The Killer is Loose (United Artists, March 2, 1956; Budd Boetticher, dir.)

93.  While the City Sleeps (RKO Radio Pictures, May 16, 1956; Fritz Lang, dir.)

94.  The Killing (United Artists, May 20, 1956; Stanley Kubrick, dir.)

95.  Crime of Passion (United Artists, January 9, 1957; Gerd Oswald, dir.)

96.  Nightfall (Columbia, January 23, 1957; Jacques Tourneur, dir.)

97.  Sweet Smell of Success (United Artists, June 27, 1957; Alexander Mackendrick, dir.)

98.  Touch of Evil (Universal, May 21, 1958; Orson Welles, dir.)

99.  Murder By Contract (Columbia, December 22, 1958; Irving Lerner, dir.)

100.  Odds Against Tomorrow (United Artists, October 15, 1959; Robert Wise, dir.)

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