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Double Indemnity (1944)

Double Indemnity is a brilliant example of film noir which many say set the bar for noir films that followed. The story begins as Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray), and insurance agent, stumbles into his office suffering from a gunshot wound. He dictates a confession of his part in a sordid tale of fraud and murder to his friend and co-worker Barton Keyes (played brilliantly by Edward G. Robinson).

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The Third Man (1949)

The Third Man is a classic British noir film known for its cinematography, most notably the dutch angles and dark, almost surreal atmosphere. It is considered by many to be the best British film of the 20th century and deservedly so. Its unique score was performed completely on the zither by Anton Karas, which became one of the standout aspects of the film, resulting ...

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