Dangerous Women in Pivotal Roles: Infamous Femme Fatales

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LAUREN BACALL

The Big Sleep

 




The Big Sleep
1946- Warner Home Video
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Private investigator Philip Marlowe is thrust into a world of drugs, sex, blackmail, and murder when he agrees to protect a rich man's reckless, uncontrollable daughter. Includes both the 1945 pre-released version and the 1946 theatrical version. …More

Dark Passage

 




Dark Passage
1947 - Warner Home Video
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A San Francisco art student hides a fugitive recovering from underworld plastic surgery. Directed by Delmer Daves. …More

Key Largo

 




Key Largo
1948- Warner Home Video
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A gangster holds a GI and others hostage in a run-down Florida Keys hotel. Directed by John Huston. Best supporting Oscar for Claire Trevor. …More

JOAN BENNETT

 

Scarlet Street

 




Scarlet Street
1945 - Kino International
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A box-office hit in its day (despite being banned in three states), Scarlet Street is perhaps legendary director Fritz Lang's (M, Metropolis) finest American film.When middle-aged milquetoast Chris Cross (Edward G. Robinson -- Double Indemnity, Little Caesar) rescues street-walking bad girl Kitty (Joan Bennett -- The Reckless Moment) from the rain slicked gutters of an eerily artificial backlot Greenwich Village, he plunges headlong into a whirlpool of lust, larceny and revenge …More

The Woman in the Window

 




The Woman in the Window
1944 - Tcfhe/MGM
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A sober professor meets a model and gets mixed up in murder when his family goes away. Directed by Fritz Lang. …More

 

AVA GARDNER

 

The Killers

 




The Killers
1946 - Criterion Collection
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A sober professor meets a model and gets mixed up in murder when his family goes away. Directed by Fritz Lang.

GLORIA GRAHAME

 

The Big Heat

 




The Big Heat
1953 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A gun moll helps a detective hunt gangsters who have killed his wife. Directed by Fritz Lang. …More

In a Lonely Place

 




In a Lonely Place
1950 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A bungalow neighbor alibis a boozing Hollywood screenwriter accused of murder. Directed by Nicholas Ray. …More

Sudden Fear

 




Sudden Fear
1952 - Kino Video
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A wealthy lady playwright marries a worthless actor who plans to kill her.. …More

RITA HAYWORTH

 

Gilda

 




Gilda
1946 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A Buenos Aires casino owner hires a gambler who once had an affair with his alluring wife. …More

The Lady from Shanghai

 




The Lady from Shanghai
1948 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Rita Hayworth plays the beautiful blonde femme fatale Rosalie Bannister, who weaves a murderous web of lies and deceit around a naive sailor played by Orson Welles in this film noir. …More

VERONICA LAKE

 

This Gun for Hire

 




This Gun for Hire
1942 - Universal Home Video
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A marked hit man flees with a nightclub singer and stops a fifth-column poison-gas plot. …More

BARBARA STANWYCK

 

Double Indemnity:

 




Double Indemnity:
1944 - Universal Home Video
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This crackling adaptation of James Cain's shady tale of an insurance man lured into murder was brilliantly cast with the usually nice guy MacMurray as the slick agent in love with calculating Stanwyck. …More

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

 




The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
1946 - Gaiam Americas
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Martha and her husband, who saw her kill her aunt, fear a childhood friend saw her too. Directed by Lewis Milestone. …More

GENE TIERNEY

 


 




Laura
1944 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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An arrogant New York columnist taunts a detective obsessed with a slain woman's portrait. Directed by Otto Preminger. …More

Night and the City

 



Night and the City
1950 - Home Vision Entertainment
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Two-bit hustler Harry Fabian aches for a life of ease and plenty. Trailed by an inglorious history of go-nowhere schemes, he stumbles upon a chance of a lifetime in the form of legendary wrestler Gregorius the Great. But there is no easy money in this underworld of shifting alliances, bottomless graft, and pummeled flesh, and soon Fabian learns the horrible price of his ambition..

LANA TURNER

The Postman Always Rings Twice

 




The Postman Always Rings Twice
1946 - Warner Home Video
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Adapted from James M. Cain's story, the film relolves around the destructive relationship of two lovers whose troubles mount after they do away with her husband. …More