Film noir is a cinematic term used primarily to describe stylish Hollywood crime dramas, particularly those that emphasize cynical attitudes and sexual motivations.
An inmate is persuaded to take part in a breakout by cellmates anxious to cash in on loot they believe she has hidden.
To get evidence against a crooked garage owner, a rookie cop masquerades as a hard case who wants a job as a mechanic.
A boxer flees, believing he has committed a murder while he was drunk.
A delinquent girls' gang pursues a nice ingenue linked romantically to the male leader of a rival gang, and apparently to the murder of one of their members.
A woman marries a man for his wealth, then concocts a plan to kill him, take his money, and run off with her lover. Things go wrong when they accidentally kill the wrong person.
A police detective on the take tries to catch his brother's killer.
A salt-of-earth family man needs money for his sick son, and decides to keep a job at a used car lot despite realizing it is selling stolen cars.
An aging film star and her alcoholic daughter compete for a handsome extra.
Paula Parkins is the teenage daughter of wealthy parents who can't seem to make time for her, so she looks for thrills as the leader of her all girl-gang who rob and rape young men.
A stage illusionist's comeback attempt results in his humiliation. He plots to revenge himself by hypnotizing people into committing murders for him.