From 24.05. To 03.06.2003.
Noir for all time
A married professor, Richard Wanley, is obsessed by a portrait of a beautiful
woman named Alice Reed which hangs in a shop window next to a gentlemen’s club.
Soon, he meets the beautiful woman from the portrait. While visiting her in her
apartment, her lover attacks him, and the professor kills him in self defense.
Afterwards he becomes a victim of blackmail and a suspect for the police…
Private detective Philip Marlowe has to find a girl named Velma. He was hired
by Moose Malloy, a criminal who has just come out of prison after seven years.
Velma is his ex-girlfriend whom he hasn’t seen for six years. Marlowe’s task is
harder than it seems and it leads him into a complex web of deceit, bribing,
perjury, and roguery where no one’s intentions are clear…
One evening an engineer, Scott Henderson, mourning over his broken marriage,
starts a conversation with a mysterious woman. She is elegantly dressed, with an
ornate hat. She seems even sadder and more lost than Henderson. So, he invites
her to a dance show, and she gladly accepts. After the show they part without
even saying their names. When he returns to his apartment, Henderson finds three
detectives. His wife has been strangled. Inspector Burgess starts the
interrogation in order...
Eric Stanton arrives in a small town in California, after he was thrown off a
bus because he didn’t have enough money for a ticket. In a local restaurant he
meets a beautiful waitress, Stella, and falls in love with her. She turns him
down because he is broke. So, Eric comes up with a plan: he marries June Mills,
a local unmarried girl, in order to divorce her and get his hands on June’s
money and eventually on Stella. But, his plan fails because Stella is murdered,
and he becomes th...
After getting out of jail, a hardened criminal, Doc Erwin Riedenschneider,
wants to realize one of his old plans – to rob a jewelry store. An attorney with
connections to criminals, Alonzo D. Emmerich, helps Doc to gather a team. The
robbery, even though thoroughly planned, doesn’t go according to the initial
plan. Soon, the robbers are in danger of being robbed themselves …
One late evening, private detective Mike Hammer stops his car for a beautiful
blond hitchhiker. The girl wears just a raincoat. At first he thinks she must be
a runaway lunatic, but when two killers intercept their way, he changes his
opinion. Hammer helplessly watches how they torture the girl to death. He
manages to escape and, dying for revenge he tries to uncover who stands behind
the girl’s murder…
Johnny Clay, a veteran criminal, wants to do the last job before
settling down to marry. His plan is to rob the local racetrack for two million
dollars. He gathers a team of helpers, who are all losers and small time crooks.
But, Johnny overlooks the greed of one of the robbers…
In a little town, Los Robles, on the American and Mexican border, a member of the local establishment dies in a car explosion. Local police chief Quinlan takes over the case, but he doesn’t really care about the legal procedures. Even though on his honeymoon, an honest Mexican policeman, Mike Vargas, joins the investigation. But, soon there is a small war between the two of them, and Quinlan takes the side of the local gangster boss, Uncle Joe Grandi. And he will
do anything to get rid of Varg...