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The Criterion Channel | Fox Noir

The troubled, cynical underbelly of postwar America is reflected in these dark diamonds from Twentieth Century-Fox, where directors like Otto Preminger, Elia Kazan, and Henry Hathaway, working with stars such as Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell, and Dana Andrews, created some of the defining film noirs of the 1940s and ’50s. In gritty crime dramas like Call Northside 777 and Cry of the City, Fox distinguished itself with documentary-like location shooting that gave their productions a jolt of bracing realism, while Robert Wise’s The House on Telegraph Hill combines noir and gothic melodrama for a moody mystery of curiously strange and haunting power.

Block or Report
  • Fallen Angel
  • The Dark Corner
  • Kiss of Death
  • Call Northside 777
  • Cry of the City
  • Thieves' Highway
  • Panic in the Streets
  • The House on Telegraph Hill