Which is probably why I love it so much. Here are some of my favorites from the best years (1941-1955)
  1. The Big Heat (1953, dir. Fritz Lang)
    Static
  2. The Lady from Shanghai (1947, dir. Orson Welles)
    Static
  3. Gaslight (1944, dir. George Cukor)
    Static
  4. Gun Crazy (1950, dir. Joseph H. Lewis)
    Static
  5. The Night of the Hunter (1955, dir. Charles Laughton)
    Static
  6. Leave Her to Heaven (1945, dir. John M. Stahl)
    Static
  7. Double Indemnity (1944, dir. Billy Wilder)
    Static
  8. I Wake Up Screaming (1941, dir. Bruce Humberstone)
    Static
  9. Laura (1944, dir. Otto Preminger)
    Static
  10. Detour (1945, dir. Edgar G. Ulmer)
    Static
  11. In a Lonely Place (1950, dir. Nicholas Ray)
    Static
  12. Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950, dir. Otto Preminger)
    Static
  13. The Blue Dahlia (1946, dir. George Marshall)
    Static
  14. Caught (1949, dir. Max Opuls)
    Static
  15. Impact (1949, dir. Arthur Lubin)
    Static
  16. Gilda (1946, dir. Charles Vidor)
    Static
  17. No Man of Her Own (1950, dir. Mitchell Leisen)
    Static
  18. Niagara (1953, dir. Henry Hathaway)
    Static
  19. Scarlet Street (1945, dir. Fritz Lang)
    Static
  20. Night and the City (1950, dir. Jules Dassin)
    Static
  21. Sudden Fear (1952, dir. David Miller)
    Static
  22. Out of the Past (1947, dir. Jacques Tourneur)
    Static
  23. Kiss Me Deadly (1955, dir. Robert Aldrich)
    Static
  24. The Blue Gardenia (1953, dir. Fritz Lang)
    Static
  25. Angel Face (1952, dir. Otto Preminger)
    Static