Film Noir Title Screens

Movie Title Screens

 

Classic Film Noir

The 1950s


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.


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100 Years of Title Screens (1900-1919) | (1920-1929) | (1930-1939) | (1940-1949) | (1950-1959) | (1960-1969)
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Classic Film Noir (1950) - Movie Title Screens

Armored Car Robbery (1950)

The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Backfire (1950)

Born to Be Bad (1950)

The Breaking Point (1950)

Caged (1950)

Convicted (1950)

The Damned Don't Cry (1950)

Dark City (1950)

Destination Murder (1950)

Dial 1119 (1950)

D. O. A. (1950)

Edge of Doom (1950)

The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)

Guilty Bystander (1950)

Gun Crazy (1950)

Highway 301 (1950)

House By the River (1950)

Hunt the Man Down (1950)

In a Lonely Place (1950)

The Killer That Stalked New York (1950)

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

A Lady Without Passport (1950)

The Lawless (1950)

The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

Mystery Street (1950)

Night and the City (1950)

No Man of Her Own (1950)

No Way Out (1950)

One Way Street (1950)

Panic in the Streets (1950)

Quicksand (1950)

The Second Woman (1950)

711 Ocean Drive (1950)

Side Street (1950)

The Sleeping City (1950)

Sunset Boulevard (1950)

The Tattooed Stranger (1950)

Tension (1950)

The Underworld Story (1950)

Union Station (1950)

Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)

Where Danger Lives (1950)

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)

Woman on the Run (1950)

Classic Film Noir (1951) - Movie Title Screens

Ace in the Hole (1951)
(aka The Big Carnival)

Another Man's Poison (1951)

Appointment With Danger (1951)

The Big Night (1951)

Cause For Alarm! (1951)

Cry Danger (1951)

Detective Story (1951)

The Enforcer (1951)

Fourteen Hours (1951)

He Ran All The Way (1951)

His Kind of Woman (1951)

The Hoodlum (1951)

The House on Telegraph Hill (1951)

I Was A Communist for the F.B.I. (1951)

M (1951)

The Mob (1951)

On Dangerous Ground (1951)

The People Against O'Hara (1951)

Pickup (1951)

The Prowler (1951)

The Racket (1951)

The Raging Tide (1951)

Roadblock (1951)

Storm Warning (1951)

Strangers on a Train (1951)

Tomorrow is Another Day (1951)

Two of a Kind (1951)

The Unknown Man (1951)

The Well (1951)

Classic Film Noir (1952) - Movie Title Screens

Affair in Trinidad (1952)

Angel Face (1952)

Beware, My Lovely (1952)

The Captive City (1952)

Clash By Night (1952)

Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Hoodlum Empire (1952)

Kansas City Confidential (1952)

Loan Shark (1952)

Macao (1952)

The Narrow Margin (1952)

Scandal Sheet (1952)

The Sniper (1952)

The Steel Trap (1952)

Strange Fascination (1952)

Sudden Fear (1952)

The Thief (1952)

The Turning Point (1952)

Wings of Danger (1952, UK) (aka Dead on Course)

Without Warning! (1952)

Classic Film Noir (1953) - Movie Title Screens

The Big Heat (1953)

The Blue Gardenia (1953)

A Blueprint For Murder (1953)

City That Never Sleeps (1953)

Dangerous Crossing (1953)

The Glass Wall (1953)

The Glass Web (1953)

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)

I Confess (1953)

I, the Jury (1953)

Jeopardy (1953) (aka A Woman in Jeopardy)

Man in the Attic (1953)

Niagara (1953)

99 River Street (1953)

One Girl's Confession (1953)

Pickup on South Street (1953)

Split Second (1953)

Terror Street (1953, UK) (aka 36 Hours)

Vicki (1953)

Classic Film Noir (1954) - Movie Title Screens

The Big Deadly Game (1954, UK) (aka The Deadly Game, and Third Party Risk)

The Black Glove (1954, UK) (aka Face the Music)

Black Tuesday (1954)

Crime Wave (1954)

Cry Vengeance (1954)

Drive A Crooked Road (1954)

Hell's Half Acre (1954)

Highway Dragnet (1954)

Human Desire (1954)

Jail Bait (1954)

A Life at Stake (1954)

The Long Wait (1954)

Loophole (1954)

Naked Alibi (1954)

Paid to Kill (1954, UK) (aka Five Days)

Private Hell 36 (1954)

Pushover (1954)

Race for Life (1954, UK) (aka Mask of Dust)

Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)

Rogue Cop (1954)

Shield for Murder (1954)

The Sleeping Tiger (1954, UK)

Suddenly (1954)

Twist of Fate (1954, UK) (aka Beautiful Stranger)

The Unholy Four (1954, UK) (aka The Stranger Came Home)

World For Ransom (1954)

Classic Film Noir (1955) - Movie Title Screens

The Big Combo (1955)

The Big Knife (1955)

Confidential Report (1955, UK) (aka Mr. Arkadian)

Crashout (1955)

The Desperate Hours (1955)

Les Diaboliques (1955, Fr.)

5 Against the House (1955)

The Glass Tomb (1955, UK) (aka The Glass Cage)

Illegal (1955)

Killer's Kiss (1955)

Kiss Me Deadly (1955)

Mr. Arkadin (1955) (aka Confidential Report)

Murder Is My Beat (1955)

New York Confidential (1955)

The Night Holds Terror (1955)

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

The Phenix City Story (1955)

Tight Spot (1955)

Women's Prison (1955)

Classic Film Noir (1956) - Movie Title Screens

Accused of Murder (1956)

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)

Crime in the Streets (1956)

The Harder They Fall (1956)

The Killer is Loose (1956)

The Killing (1956)

Man in the Vault (1956)

Nightmare (1956)

Over-Exposed (1956)

Please Murder Me (1956)

Slightly Scarlet (1956)

Tiger in the Smoke (1956, UK)

Time Table (1956)

While the City Sleeps (1956)

The Wrong Man (1956)

Classic Film Noir (1957) - Movie Title Screens

The Brothers Rico (1957)

The Burglar (1957)

Crime of Passion (1957)

The Garment Jungle (1957)

Nightfall (1957)

Plunder Road (1957)

The Strange One (1957)

Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

The Tattered Dress (1957)

Teenage Doll (1957)

Classic Film Noir (1958) - Movie Title Screens

Cry Terror! (1958)

I Want to Live! (1958)

The Lineup (1958)

Murder By Contract (1958)

Touch of Evil (1958)

Tread Softly Stranger (1958, UK)


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