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CrossfireCrossfire (1947) Recommended
Dir. Edward Dmytryk
Feat. Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan
Controversial Best Picture nominee, with Robert Mitchum investigating an anti–Semitic murder committed amongst American soldiers recently…
Set-Up, TheSet-Up, The (1948) Recommended
Dir. Robert Wise
Feat. Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias
This film noir classic is a gripping, real–time examination of a night in the life of an aging prize–fighter who refuses to be corrupted…
CaughtCaught (1949)
Dir. Max Ophuls
Feat. Robert Ryan, Barbara Bel Geddes, James Mason
Noir–melodrama hybrid has half–mad millionaire Robert Ryan (a role based on Howard Hughes), wrapping Barbara Bel Geddes in the coils of a…
Act of ViolenceAct of Violence (w/ Mystery Street) (1949-1950)
Dir. Fred Zinnemann, John Sturges
Feat. Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh
Van Heflin's blissful small–town existence is upended when a returning WWII–vet arrives, determined to settle an old score. Disturbingly…
On Dangerous GroundOn Dangerous Ground (1951) Aro Favourite
Dir. Nicholas Ray
Feat. Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond
Grimly rewarding noir, with real–life tough guy Robert Ryan in one of his best roles. As a cop helping with a protracted rural manhunt, he…
Racket, TheRacket, The (1951)
Dir. John Cromwell
Feat. Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Lizabeth Scott
An incorruptible police captain's attempts to clean up the streets of his town leads to confrontation with the local mob boss. Minor noir, previously…
Clash by NightClash by Night (1952)
Dir. Fritz Lang
Feat. Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Ryan, Marilyn Monroe
Simmering jealousies in a run–down fishing village provide downbeat fare from the pen of Clifford Odets. With Barbara Stanwyk, Robert Ryan and…
Horizons WestHorizons West (1952)
Dir. Budd Boetticher
Feat. Robert Ryan, Julie Adams, Rock Hudson
Western with shades of film noir and gangster pic, set in post–civil war Texas, where two confederate soldier brothers return to their family…
Naked Spur, TheNaked Spur, The (1953) Recommended
Dir. Anthony Mann
Feat. James Stewart, Janet Leigh, Robert Ryan
Cited as one of the Great Westerns; a tough, hard little film about self–styled bounty hunter Stewart trying to capture Ryan, who stirs tension…
Bad Day at Black RockBad Day at Black Rock (1955) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Sturges
Feat. Spencer Tracy, Robert Ryan, Lee Marvin
An unflappable Spencer Tracy arrives in a desolate town to investigate a dormant missing–persons report, but the surly locals don't take to…

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