Film Noir Title Screens

Movie Title Screens

 

Classic Film Noir

The 1940s


Movie Title Screens - Classic Film Noir (The 1940s and 1950s): Title screens are the initial titles, usually projected at the beginning of a film, and following the logos of the film studio. They are often an ignored aspect of films, although they reflect the time period or era of the film, the mood or design of the film, and much more.

Beginning in the 1940s, the look and themes of many American crime and detective films were dark and downbeat, reflecting the insecurities and tensions of the time period. Classic film noir developed during and after World War II, taking advantage of the post-war ambience of anxiety, pessimism, and suspicion. It was a style of black and white American films that first evolved in the 1940s, became prominent in the post-war era, and lasted in a classic "Golden Age" period until about 1960. See also: Genre: Film Noir, and Classic Femme Fatales of Film Noir.

A wide range of noir films - many of which are included in this compilation - counter-balanced the optimism of Hollywood's musicals and comedies. Fear, mistrust, bleakness, loss of innocence, despair and paranoia were readily evident in noir, reflecting the 'chilly' Cold War period when the threat of nuclear annihilation was ever-present. The criminal, violent, misogynistic, hard-boiled, or greedy perspectives of anti-heroes in film noir were a metaphoric symptom of society's evils, with a strong undercurrent of moral conflict, purposelessness and sense of injustice. There were rarely happy or optimistic endings in noirs.

Other pages with title screens include All-Time Top Summer Blockbusters, Greatest Film Franchises (Box-Office), Highest-Grossing Films by Genre, Great War Films, Greatest Guy Movies of All-Time, and the Pixar-Disney Animations.


Movie Title Screens Index

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100 Years of Title Screens (1900-1919) | (1920-1929) | (1930-1939) | (1940-1949) | (1950-1959) | (1960-1969)
(1970-1979) | (1980-1989) | (1990-1999) | (2000-2009) | (2010-now) | Film Noir (1940s) | Film Noir (1950s)
Hitchcock Films | Greatest Westerns | Creature-Features of the 1950s
Filmsite's 100 Greatest Films | Filmsite's Another 100 Films | Filmsite's Third 100 Films



Classic Film Noir (1940) - Movie Title Screens

The Letter (1940)

Rebecca (1940)

Stranger on the Third Floor (1940)

They Drive By Night (1940)

Classic Film Noir (1941) - Movie Title Screens

High Sierra (1941)

I Wake Up Screaming (1941)

Johnny Eager (1941)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Out of the Fog (1941)

The Shanghai Gesture (1941)

Suspicion (1941)

Classic Film Noir (1942) - Movie Title Screens

The Glass Key (1942)

Lady Gangster (1942)

Moontide (1942)

This Gun For Hire (1942)

Classic Film Noir (1943) - Movie Title Screens

The Fallen Sparrow (1943)

Journey Into Fear (1943)

The Seventh Victim (1943)

Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

Classic Film Noir (1944) - Movie Title Screens

Betrayed (1944) (aka When Strangers Marry)

Dark Waters (1944)

Double Indemnity (1944)

Gaslight (1944)

Laura (1944)

The Lodger (1944)

The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)

Ministry of Fear (1944)

Murder, My Sweet (1944)

Phantom Lady (1944)

The Woman in the Window (1944)

Classic Film Noir (1945) - Movie Title Screens

Apology for Murder (1945)

Bewitched (1945)

Conflict (1945)

Cornered (1945)

Crime, Inc. (1945)

Detour (1945)

Dillinger (1945)

Fallen Angel (1945)

The Great Flamarion (1945)

The House on 92nd Street (1945)

The Lady Confesses (1945)

Leave Her to Heaven (1945)

Mildred Pierce (1945)

My Name is Julia Ross (1945)

Scarlet Street (1945)

Spellbound (1945)

The Spiral Staircase (1945)

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry (1945)

Strange Illusion (1945)

Classic Film Noir (1946) - Movie Title Screens

The Big Sleep (1946)

Black Angel (1946)

The Blue Dahlia (1946)

The Chase (1946)

Crack-Up (1946)

The Dark Corner (1946)

The Dark Mirror (1946)

Deadline At Dawn (1946)

Decoy (1946)

Gilda (1946)

The Killers (1946)

The Locket (1946)

Night Editor (1946)

Nobody Lives Forever (1946)

Nocturne (1946)

Notorious (1946)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

Shock (1946)

So Dark the Night (1946)

Somewhere in the Night (1946)

Strange Impersonation (1946)

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)

The Strange Woman (1946)

The Stranger (1946)

Suspense (1946)

Three Strangers (1946)

Undercurrent (1946)

The Verdict (1946)

Whistle Stop (1946)

Classic Film Noir (1947) - Movie Title Screens

Body and Soul (1947) (aka An Affair of the Heart)

Boomerang! (1947)

Born to Kill (1947)

The Brasher Doubloon (1947) (aka The High Window)

Brute Force (1947)

Crossfire (1947)

Dark Passage (1947)

Dead Reckoning (1947)

Desert Fury (1947)

Desperate (1947)

The Devil Thumbs a Ride (1947)

A Double Life (1947)

Framed (1947)

Fear in the Night (1947)

For You I Die (1947)

The Gangster (1947)

High Wall (1947)

Johnny O'Clock (1947)

Kiss of Death (1947)

Lady in the Lake (1947)

The Long Night (1947)

Lured (1947) (aka Personal Column)

The Man I Love (1947)

Nightmare Alley (1947)

Nora Prentiss (1947)

Odd Man Out (1947)

Out Of The Past (1947)

Possessed (1947)

Railroaded! (1947)

The Red House (1947)

Ride the Pink Horse (1947)

Secret Beyond the Door... (1947)

Shoot to Kill (1947)

They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) (aka I Became a Criminal)

They Won't Believe Me (1947)

T-Men (1947)

The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

The Unfaithful (1947)

The Unsuspected (1947)

The Upturned Glass (1947, UK)

The Web (1947)

The Woman on the Beach (1947)

Classic Film Noir (1948) - Movie Title Screens

Act of Violence (1948)

The Amazing Mr. X (1948)

Behind Locked Doors (1948) (aka Human Gorilla)

Berlin Express (1948)

The Big Clock (1948)

Blonde Ice (1948)

Bodyguard (1948)

Call Northside 777
(1948)

Corridor of Mirrors (1948, UK)

Cry of the City (1948)

The Dark Past (1948)

Daughter of Darkness (1948, UK)

Force of Evil (1948)

He Walked By Night (1948)

Hollow Triumph (1948)

I Walk Alone (1948)

Key Largo (1948)

Kiss the Blood Off My Hands (1948)

The Lady From Shanghai (1948)

The Naked City (1948)

Parole, Inc. (1948)

Pitfall (1948)

Raw Deal (1948)

Road House (1948)

Ruthless (1948)

Shed No Tears (1948)

Sleep, My Love (1948)

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)

The Street With No Name (1948)

They Live By Night (1948)

Whiplash (1948)

Classic Film Noir (1949) - Movie Title Screens

The Accused (1949)

Beyond the Forest (1949)

The Big Steal (1949)

The Black Book (1949) (aka Reign of Terror)

Border Incident (1949)

The Bribe (1949)

Caught (1949)

Champion (1949)

Chicago Deadline (1949)

The Clay Pigeon (1949)

Criss Cross (1949)

The Crooked Way (1949)

Follow Me Quietly (1949)

House of Strangers (1949)

Impact (1949)

Johnny Stool Pigeon (1949)

Knock on Any Door (1949)

The Lady Gambles (1949)

Manhandled (1949)

Port of New York (1949)

The Reckless Moment (1949)

Red Light (1949)

Scene of the Crime (1949)

The Set-Up (1949)

Shockproof (1949)

Stray Dog (1949, Jp.) (aka Nora inu)

Tension (1949)

Thieves' Highway (1949)

The Third Man (1949, UK)

Too Late For Tears (1949)

Trapped (1949)

The Undercover Man (1949)

Whirlpool (1949)

White Heat (1949)

The Window (1949)

The Woman on Pier 13 (1949) (aka I Married A Communist)


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