The Big Heat
You and Me
The Woman in the Window
Clash by Night
Ida Lupino, Dana Andrews, and George Sanders star in one of Lang’s personal favorites, in which big-city newshounds fight over a (literally) killer scoop. “Examined America’s unquenchable lust for greed, power, and corruption . . . a movie ahead of its time” (San Francisco Examiner).
A crusading newspaperman hopes to prove the cruelty of capital punishment—by framing himself for murder—in Lang’s last, low-budget, nihilistic noir. Dana Andrews and Joan Fontaine star.
A killer cast—Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe—star as fated misfits in Monterey. A classic noir, shot on location, “brisk, tense, crackling” (Los Angeles Times).
Arthur Kennedy searches for the bandit who killed his fiancée, and finds Marlene Dietrich, in this brilliantly curdled western-psychodrama.
A recently married woman (Joan Bennett) begins to suspect her new husband (Michael Redgrave) is after her life in Lang’s take on the woman-in-peril gothic melodrama. “Lang’s direction is masterly. . . . A remarkable film” (Time Out).
A middle-aged cashier and amateur artist (Edward G. Robinson) finds himself caught between a bewitching beauty (Joan Bennett) and a psychotic thug (Dan Duryea) in one of Lang’s most visually intense works, inspired by Renoir’s La chienne.
A mild flirtation draws a college professor (Edward G. Robinson) into a hopelessly tangled web of blackmail and murder in Lang’s claustrophobic noir. “A thriller with the logic and plausibility of a nightmare” (Pauline Kael).
Henry Fonda and Sylvia Sidney are outlaw lovers on the run in this much-loved classic, a film of “tragic intensity and visual creativity” (Andrew Sarris).
George Raft and Sylvia Sidney are ex-cons employed in a department store in this Brechtian/Runyonesque fairy tale, with music by Kurt Weill.
Lang’s first Hollywood film stars Spencer Tracy and Sylvia Sidney in a powerful indictment of mob justice. A vivid social melodrama with many visual elements of Expressionism-turned-noir.
Lang’s remake of Renoir’s La bête humaine stars Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame (both from The Big Heat) as a Korean War veteran and the sultry femme fatale who leads him toward his doom.
A noir masterpiece, and not a pretty picture, as cop Glenn Ford prowls the underworld for his wife’s killers. Gloria Grahame delivers a memorable performance as the girlfriend of brutal gangster Lee Marvin.