Richard Basehart Films Noirby karljhickey14 | created - 27 Jun 2014 | updated - 27 Jun 2014 | Public
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1. Repeat Performance (1947)
Approved | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
On New Year's Eve 1946, Sheila Page kills her husband Barney. She wishes that she could relive 1946 and avoid the mistakes that she made throughout the year. Her wish comes true but cheating fate proves more difficult than she anticipated.
His first film , a minor part as the poet friend of Joan Leslie who gets put in the nut house , only to escape ...
2. Cry Wolf (1947)
Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Recently widowed Sandra Demarest arrives at the isolated home of her late husband for his wake, but his uncle will not allow her to view the corpse.
His second film , one of the slightly odd family seemingly dominated by Errol Flynn
3. He Walked by Night (1948)
Approved | 79 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
This film-noir piece, told in semi-documentary style, follows police on the hunt for a resourceful criminal who shoots and kills a cop.
Third film , hat trick of noirs and a classic . One of the great psychopaths in film . His best role .
4. Reign of Terror (1949)
Approved | 89 min | History, Romance, Thriller
Robespierrre, a powerful figure in the French revolution, is desperately looking for his black book, a death list of those marked for the guillotine.
Slightly over the top as Robespierre in this cartoon version of the French Revolution shot as film noir .
5. Tension (1949)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A meek pharmacist creates an alternate identity under which he plans to murder the bullying liquor salesman who has become his wife's lover.
The worm turns as weak husband decides to kill his wife's lover , becoming a completelt different person to do it .
6. Outside the Wall (1950)
Passed | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A paroled convict's infatuation with a gold-digger nurse working at a sanitarium leads him to crime.
Young man comes out of prison , ill at ease with the world , gets a job in a hospital and meets Marilyn Maxwell , what could go wrong ?
7. Fourteen Hours (1951)
Approved | 92 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
An unhappy man threatens suicide by standing on the ledge of a high-rise building for 14 hours.
Based on a true story , a man stands on the ledge of the fourteenth floor of a hotel ready to jump , a street cop tries to talk him out of it .
8. The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)
Approved | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Concentration camp survivor Victoria Kowelska finds herself involved in mystery, greed, and murder when she assumes the identity of a dead friend in order to gain passage to America.
Woman pretends to be someone else , trustee of her ' son ' seems to be trying to kill her ...
9. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, War
The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.
Nervous corporal , never killed anyone and desperate not to be an officer , as all his superiors get killed...
10. Decision Before Dawn (1951)
Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, War
As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines.
Not noir , downbeat war film with great black and white photoghraphy . Plays the American with two German prisoners recruited for wartime espionage behind the lines . The end of a run of great films , off to Italy and Britain for rest of decade . Problems with the blacklist/greylist ? or just Hollywood running down
11. The Stranger's Hand (1954)
Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A British lad tries to investigate his father's disappearance in Venice when nobody believes him.
Minor role in an Italian / British film from a Graham Greene story .
12. The Good Die Young (1954)
Approved | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In London, three otherwise law-abiding good men and their unscrupulous leader are about to commit a serious crime, but for different reasons.
British heist film , war veteran with a mother dominated wife is desperate to change his situation , and falls for smooth talker with a foolproof plan...
13. Jailbirds (1954)
94 min | Drama
Three prisoners are discharged from jail: Stefano Luprandi, a surgeon accused of murdering a patient by doing an unauthorized surgery, Giuseppe Rasi, unjustly processed for robbery, and ... See full synopsis »
Italian film , a doctor accused of killing a patient is released from jail with two others
14. Il Bidone (1955)
Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
A trio of con-men led by a lonesome swindler must deal with their job and family pressures.
Not quite noir , but Basehart plays a con man named Picasso working with Broderick Crawford , who has a foolproof plan to make money . Unhappy ending guaranteed .
15. Finger of Guilt (1956)
Approved | 95 min | Drama
A married movie studio executive's life, starts to fall apart when he is intimately stalked by a beautiful woman he claims he does not know.
Nightmare noir , a movie executive is stalked by a woman he does not know but seems to know him .
16. Portrait in Black (1960)
Approved | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After a married woman and her lover murder her cruel husband, they find themselves targeted by someone who is aware of their crime.
More of a soap opera , sometimes called a noir .
17. The Paradine Case (1962 TV Movie)
60 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
TV version of the Hitchcock film
18. Hitler (1962)
Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama, War
Richard Basehart stars as one of the most influential and one of the most reviled men in history in this probing psychological study of a man who nearly gained dominance over the entire ... See full summary »
Not noir , but has to go on the list . Scenery chewing to be expected , but a good film that needs finding .
Naked City (1958–1963)
Dust Devil on a Quiet Street
60 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An acting class prank gone tragically awry leads the detectives to look closely at a talented but emotionally-tortured student.
Appearance in the TV show taken from the classic noir of 1948 .
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
The Black Curtain
TV-PG | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A mugging restores the memory of a man with amnesia.
Cornell Woolrich , amnesia , people from the past trying to kill him , what more do you want ?
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (1962–1965)
Starring the Defense
48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Miles Crawford, a former movie star, is now a successful attorney. When his young son Tod is charged with first degree murder, he hires the best criminal lawyer, but then convinces Tod that... See full summary »
An old movie star turned lawyer must defend his son