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THRILLER/NOIR

Fiori nel fango DVD (1949)
Also known as: Shockproof DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: Douglas Sirk

Cast: Cornel Wilde, Patricia Knight, John Baragrey, Esther Minciotti, Howard St. John, Russell Collins, Charles Bates

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Jenny Marsh, still dangerously attractive after 5 years in prison for killing a man in defense of her shady lover Harry, clashes at first with parole officer Griff Marat, who's determined to make Jenny go straight. For lack of other prospects Griff finds Jenny a job in his own home, and his objectivity about her wavers, while Jenny continues to meet Harry secretly. However, when Jenny transfers her affections from Harry to Griff, the situation becomes even more dangerous...

Flic story DVD (1975)
Also known as:: Flic Story (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Jacques Deray

Cast: Alain Delon, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Claudine Auger, Paul Crauchet, Renato Salvatori, Maurice Biraud, André Pousse, Mario David, Denis Manuel, Marco Perrin, Henri Guybet, Maurice Barrier, Françoise Dorner, William Sabatier, Adolfo Lastretti

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: This movie depicts the authentic story of the hunt for the dangerous criminal Emile Buisson, who escaped from prison in 1947. During three years Buisson manages to hide from detective Borniche by repeatedly killing his informants. When he's finally caught with help from the little criminal Paul, Buisson will have committed more than 100 robberies and killed 30 people.

La folle impresa del Dottor Schaefer DVD (1967)
Also known as: The President's Analyst DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller, Sci-Fi, Comedy

Director: Theodore J. Flicker

Cast: James Coburn, Pat Harrington Jr., William Daniels, Joan Darling, Arte Johnson, Godfrey Cambridge, Severn Darden, Joan Delaney, Barry McGuire, Jill Banner, Eduard Franz, Walter Burke, Will Geer, Sheldon Collins, Martin Horsey

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: At first, Dr. Sidney Schaefer feels honored and thrilled to be offered the job of the President's Analyst. But then the stress of the job and the paranoid spies that come with a sensitive government position get to him, and he runs away. Now spies from all over the world are after him, either to get him for their own side or to kill him and prevent someone else from getting him.

Follia DVD (1941)
Also known as: Rage in Heaven DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama

Director: W.S. Van Dyke

Cast: Robert Montgomery, Ingrid Bergman, George Sanders, Lucile Watson, Oskar Homolka, Philip Merivale, Matthew Boulton, Aubrey Mather, Frederick Worlock, Francis Compton, Gilbert Emery, Ludwig Hardt, Stuart Hall, Major McBride, Clive Morgan

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Old friends Ward and Phillip both become smitten with Phillip's mother's attractive young secretary Stella. But Stella marries Phillip and stands by him as his behavior becomes more and more erratic and his jealousy of Ward increases.

La follia del silenzio DVD (1951)
Also known as: Pickup DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Film-Noir

Director: Hugo Haas

Cast: Hugo Haas, Beverly Michaels, Allan Nixon, Howland Chamberlain, Jo-Carroll Dennison, Bernard Gorcey, Mark Lowell, Jack Daley, Art Lewis, Marjorie Beckett

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Low-budget, tabloid-lurid story with high camp value of older man falling for much younger beauty who's busy figuring out how she can kill him now that they're married. Nasty verbal encounters and above all, Beverly Michaels, spike up this flick.

La follia di Roberta Donge DVD (1952)
Also known as: La vérité sur Bébé Donge DVD (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: French

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Henri Decoin

Cast: Danielle Darrieux, Jean Gabin, Jacques Castelot, Daniel Lecourtois, Madeleine Lambert, Juliette Faber, Jacqueline Porel, Gaby Bruyère, Meg Lemonnier, Alinda Kristensen, Yvonne Claudie, Jean-Marc Tennberg, Marcel André, Claude Génia, Gabrielle Dorziat

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Francois Donge, a wealthy manufacturer, is fighting death at hospital. He officially suffers from a food poisoning. But actually, his wife Bebe deliberately poisoned him. Flashback: ten years before, Francois meets Bebe. He is already wealthy, and has many affairs. She is an idealistic young woman. He is thinking of taking a wife, she is looking for love...

Follia di massacro DVD (1967)
Also known as: Hypnos follia di un massacro DVD (alternative title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Paolo Bianchini

Cast: Robert Woods, Giovanni Cianfriglia, Fernando Sancho, Rada Rassimov, Lino Coletta, Piero Gerlini, Nino Vingelli

Medium: DVD R/RW

Follia scatenata DVD (1942)
Also known as: Fingers at the Window DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Adventure, Romance, Mystery, Film-Noir

Director: Charles Lederer

Cast: Laraine Day, Basil Rathbone, Lew Ayres, Walter Kingsford, Miles Mander, Charles D. Brown, Cliff Clark, James Flavin, Russell Gleason, William Tannen, Mark Daniels, Bert Roach, Russell Hicks, Charles Wagenheim, Robert Homans

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The City of Chicago is gripped by an Axe Murderer. The streets are empty at night as there has been six murders and six people have been caught, but they are lunatics. Only one person has lived to tell about it and that was Edwina, who is as dumb as a brick. If it were not for Oliver, she would be number seven. When there is a second attempt on Edwina, Oliver figures that the crimes are not random and that someone is hypnotizing these people to do his bidding, but the police and Edwina are skeptical.

Fort Bronx DVD (1980)
Also known as: Night of the Juggler DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Robert Butler

Cast: James Brolin, Julie Carmen, Dan Hedaya, Mandy Patinkin, Marco St. John, Cliff Gorman, Richard S. Castellano, Linda Miller, Barton Heyman, Sully Boyar, Abby Bluestone, Frank Adu, Nancy Andrews, Rick Anthony, Tony Azito

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A tough cop goes on a citywide rampage when his daughter is mistakenly kidnapped by a psycho. The psycho had originally targeted someone else's daughter, but is just as prepared to kill anybody unless his colossal ransom demands are met.

Forza bruta DVD (1947)
Also known as: Brute force DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: Jules Dassin

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Yvonne De Carlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Charles Bickford, Anita Colby, Sam Levene, Jeff Corey, John Hoyt, Jack Overman, Roman Bohnen, Sir Lancelot, Vince Barnett, Jay C. Flippen

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: At overcrowded Westgate Penitentiary, where violence and fear are the norm and the warden has less power than guards and leading prisoners, the least contented prisoner is tough, single-minded Joe Collins. Most of all, Joe hates chief guard Captain Munsey, a petty dictator who glories in absolute power. After one infraction too many, Joe and his cell-mates are put on the dreaded drain pipe detail; prompting an escape scheme that has every chance of turning into a bloodbath.

Le forze del male DVD (1948)
Also known as: Force of Evil DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: Abraham Polonsky

Cast: John Garfield, Thomas Gomez, Paul Fix, Marie Windsor, Howland Chamberlain, Roy Roberts, Stanley Prager, Barry Kelley, Paul McVey, Beatrice Pearson

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Lawyer Joe Morse wants to consolidate all the small-time numbers racket operators into one big powerful operation. But his elder brother Leo is one of these small-time operators who wants to stay that way, preferring not to deal with the gangsters who dominate the big-time.

La fossa dei dannati DVD (1954)
Also known as: Make Haste to Live DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Film-Noir

Director: William A. Seiter

Cast: Dorothy McGuire, Edgar Buchanan, John Howard, Carolyn Jones, Argentina Brunetti, Stephen McNally, Mary Murphy, Ron Hagerthy, Pepe Hern, Eddy Waller, Rosa Turich, Julian Rivero, Celia Lovsky, William Bailey, Bob Carney

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Crystal 'Chris' Benson, a single mother in a small New Mexico town, senses a shadowy menace stalking her in the night. She acquires a gun and makes arrangements anticipating her own death, tape-recording a message for her teenage daughter which (in flashback) tells of her involvement with Steve Blackford, who has very good reason to hate her. Chris is determined and resourceful, but Steve has had 18 years to plan revenge. Doom closes in...

La fossa dei peccati DVD (1951)
Also known as: Another Man's Poison DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: Irving Rapper

Cast: Bette Davis, Gary Merrill, Emlyn Williams, Anthony Steel, Barbara Murray, Reginald Beckwith, Edna Morris

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Mystery writer Janet Frobisher lives alone in a dark English country house, when she's not philandering with her secretary's fiancée. At an extremely awkward moment, she has an unwelcome visitor: George Bates, who claims to be the partner in crime of Janet's estranged husband. George insinuates himself into Janet's home and life despite her efforts to get rid of him; the tangled relationships develop into a macabre, murderous cat-and-mouse game.

Foxtrot DVD (1976)
Country: Mexico

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Adventure

Director: Arturo Ripstein

Cast: Peter O'Toole, Charlotte Rampling, Max von Sydow, Jorge Luke, Helena Rojo, Claudio Brook, Max Kerlow, Christa Walter, Mario Castillón Bracho, Anne Porterfield

Medium: DVD R/RW

Foxy Brown DVD (1974)
Also known as: Foxy Brown DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Comedy, Crime

Director: Jack Hill

Cast: Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown, Terry Carter, Sid Haig, Bob Minor, Fred Lerner, H.B. Haggerty, Kathryn Loder, Harry Holcombe, Juanita Brown, Sally Ann Stroud, Tony Giorgio, Judith Cassmore, Boyd 'Red' Morgan

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A sexy black woman, Foxy Brown, seeks revenge when her government agent boyfriend Michael is shot down by gangsters led by the kinky couple of Steve Elias and Miss Katherine.

Frank Costello faccia d'angelo DVD (1967)
Also known as: Le samouraï DVD (original title)

Country: France

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville

Cast: Alain Delon, François Périer, Nathalie Delon, Cathy Rosier, Jacques Leroy, Michel Boisrond, Robert Favart, Jean-Pierre Posier, Catherine Jourdan, Roger Fradet, Carlo Nell, Robert Rondo, André Salgues, André Thorent, Jacques Deschamps

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Hitman Jef Costello is a perfectionist who always carefully plans his murders and who never gets caught. One night however, after killing a night-club owner, he's seen by witnesses. His efforts to provide himself with an alibi fail and more and more he gets driven into a corner.

I fratelli Rico DVD (1957)
Also known as: The Brothers Rico DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: Phil Karlson

Cast: Richard Conte, Kathryn Grant, James Darren, Argentina Brunetti, Paul Picerni, Dianne Foster, Larry Gates, Lamont Johnson, Harry Bellaver, Paul Dubov, Rudy Bond, Richard Bakalyan, William Phipps

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Eddie Rico has been the book-keeper of an important Mafia boss but now he is an honest merchant and lives with his family in Florida. Everything changes when the police starts to search for his brothers. Now Eddie sees himself forced to get in touch with the Mafia again.

Frenesia del delitto DVD (1959)
Also known as: Compulsion DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, History, Biography

Director: Richard Fleischer

Cast: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall, Martin Milner, Richard Anderson, Gavin MacLeod, Diane Varsi, Robert F. Simon, Edward Binns, Robert Burton, Wilton Graff, Louise Lorimer, Ina Balin, Edmund Cobb

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In 1924 Chicago, Artie Strauss and Judd Steiner are friends and fellow law students who both come from wealthy backgrounds. They have few true friends as they believe all their contemporaries are intellectually inferior. Within their relationship, Artie is the dominant and Judd the submissive who says he will do whatever Artie tells him. Although Judd acts intellectually arrogant to others, he also shows signs of weakness and reticence most evident to Artie. Part of their goal in life is to experience how it feels to do everything. As such, they plot to commit what they consider the perfect crime...

Frenzy DVD (1972)
Also known as: Frenzy DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Crime

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Cast: Jon Finch, Alec McCowen, Billie Whitelaw, Anna Massey, Michael Bates, Jean Marsh, Barry Foster, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Bernard Cribbins, Vivien Merchant, Clive Swift, Madge Ryan, Elsie Randolph, Gerald Sim, John Boxer

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: London is terrorised by a vicious sex killer known as the neck tie murderer. Following the brutal slaying of his ex-wife, down-on-his-luck Richard Blaney is suspected by the police of being the killer. He goes on the run, determined to prove his innocence.

Fu Manciù A.S. 3 operazione Tigre DVD (1965)
Also known as: The Face of Fu Manchu DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Don Sharp

Cast: Christopher Lee, Karin Dor, James Robertson Justice, Tsai Chin, Ric Young, Nigel Green, Joachim Fuchsberger, Howard Marion-Crawford, Walter Rilla, Harry Brogan, Poulet Tu, Archie O'Sullivan, Edwin Richfield, Joe Lynch, Peter Mosbacher

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Grisly strangulations in London alert Nayland Smith of Scotland Yard to the possibility that fiendish Fu Manchu may not after all be dead, even though Smith witnessed his execution. A killer spray made from Tibetan berries seems to be involved and clues keep leading back to the Thames.

Fu Manciù mistero d'oriente DVD (1943)
Also known as: Drums of Fu Manchu DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Adventure

Director: William N. Witney

Cast: Henry Brandon, William Royle, Robert Kellard, Luana Walters, Tom Chatterton, Olaf Hytten, Gloria Franklin, John Merton, Guy D'Ennery, Philip Ahn, John Dilson, Lal Chand Mehra, Paul Renay, George Cleveland, Joe De Stefani

Medium: DVD R/RW

La fuga DVD (1947)
Also known as: Dark Passage DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Film-Noir

Director: Delmer Daves

Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead, Tom D'Andrea, Clifton Young, Douglas Kennedy, Rory Mallinson, Houseley Stevenson, John Alvin

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Bogart plays a man convicted of murdering his wife who escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence. Bogart finds that his features are too well known, and is forced to seek some illicit backroom plastic surgery. The entire pre-knife part of the film is shot from a Bogart's-eye-view, with us seeing the fugitive for the first time as he starts to recuperate from the operation in the apartment of a sympathetic young artist (played by Bacall) for whom he soon finds affection. But what he's really after is revenge.

Fuga da Alcatraz DVD (1979)
Also known as: Escape from Alcatraz DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Don Siegel

Cast: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau, Fred Ward, Larry Hankin, Frank Ronzio, Paul Benjamin, Bruce M. Fischer, Fred Stuthman, David Cryer, Madison Arnold, Blair Burrows, Bob Balhatchet, Matthew Locricchio

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A group of inmates attempt a daring escape from the notorious Alcatraz prison island, from which no-one had managed to escape before. Based on a true story.

Fuga senza scampo DVD (1970)
Also known as:No Place to Hide DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Robert Allen Schnitzer

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Henry G. Sanders, Jed Mills, Tony Page, Rebecca Grimes, Vickie Lancaster, Dennis Tate, Barbara Lee Govan, Roy White, David Orange, Joe Kottler, Linda Adana, Laura Giammarco, Lillian Baley, Susan Glassman

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In New York in the late 60s, a politically motivated group of students plans bombings of company offices who do business with dictators in Middle American countries. But when they contact a known terrorist and bombing specialist, the FBI gets on their track.

Fuggiaschi DVD (1952)
Also known as: Red snow DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Adventure

Director: Boris Petroff

Cast: Guy Madison, Mala, Carole Mathews, Gloria Saunders, Lee Frederick, John Bryant, Richard Vath, Philip Ahn, Tony Benroy, Gordon Barnes, John Bleifer, Gene Roth, Muriel Maddox, Robert Bice, Renny McEvoy

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Lieutenant Johnson, a U. S. Air Force pilot, on the tip of Alaska, a few miles from the Bering Straits from Siberia, helps foil a Soviet plot to test a new secret weapon by loyal Alaskan Eskimos. He is aided by Sergeant Koovuk, an Alsaka native Eskimo also in the U.S. military service. Along the way there is an ice-floe evacuation, an air-ice rescue and a fight with a polar bear.

Fuggiasco DVD (1947)
Also known as: Odd Man Out DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Romance, Film-Noir

Director: Carol Reed

Cast: James Mason, Robert Newton, Cyril Cusack, Robert Beatty, Dan O'Herlihy, F.J. McCormick, William Hartnell, Fay Compton, Denis O'Dea, W.G. Fay, Maureen Delaney, Elwyn Brook-Jones, Kitty Kirwan, Beryl Measor, Roy Irving

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Johnny McQueen, leader of a clandestine Irish organization, has been hiding in the house of Kathleen and her mother, planning a hold-up that will provide his group with the funds needed to continue its activities. During the hold-up, things go sour: Johnny is wounded, cannot make it back to the hideout, and disappears in the back-alleys of Belfast. Immediately, a large-scale man-hunt is launched, and the city is tightly covered by the constabulary, whose chief is intent on capturing Johnny and the other members of the gang. Kathleen sets out in search of Johnny.

Il fuggitivo DVD (1948)
Also known as: Escape DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Cast: Rex Harrison, Peggy Cummins, Cyril Cusack, William Hartnell, Norman Wooland, Jill Esmond, Frederick Piper, Marjorie Rhodes, Betty Ann Davies, John Slater, Frank Pettingell, Michael Golden, Frederick Leister, Walter Hudd, Maurice Denham

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Matt Denant, ex-RAF flier, sentenced to three years in Dartmoor for striking and accidentally killing a detective who was attempting to arrest a lady of the evening to whom Denant had been casually speaking. Rankling under the injustice...

Funerale a Berlino DVD (1966)
Also known as: Funeral in Berlin DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama

Director: Guy Hamilton

Cast: Michael Caine, Paul Hubschmid, Oskar Homolka, Eva Renzi, Guy Doleman, Hugh Burden, Heinz Schubert, Wolfgang Völz, Thomas Holtzmann, Günter Meisner, Herbert Fux, Rainer Brandt, Rachel Gurney, John Abineri, David Glover

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Colonel Stok, a Soviet intelligence officer responsible for security at the Berlin Wall, appears to want to defect but the evidence is contradictory. Stok wants the British to handle his defection and asks for one of their agents, Harry Palmer, to smuggle him out of East Germany.

Funerale a Los Angeles DVD (1972)
Also known as: Un homme est mort DVD (original title)

Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Jacques Deray

Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ann-Margret, Roy Scheider, Angie Dickinson, Georgia Engel, Michel Constantin, Carmen Argenziano, Ted de Corsia, Jackie Earle Haley, Felice Orlandi, Carlo De Mejo, Umberto Orsini, Rico Cattani, Edward Greenberg, Philippa Harris

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a french contract assassin hired by a Los Angeles crime family, ostensibly to perform a hit on some other mafia target. But simultaneously, as he arrives to do his job, a slaying occurs inside the household of the mob boss supposed to employ him. Suspicion is deliberately cast against Trintignant from within that very family. From that moment on, Trintignant is on the run from the police, and the minions of two different mob families. What makes his escape hazardous is that the real murderer shares all the information known about him to aid in his capture and death.

Fuori dalla nebbia DVD (1941)
Also known as: Out of the Fog DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: Anatole Litvak

Cast: John Garfield, Ida Lupino, Thomas Mitchell, Eddie Albert, George Tobias, John Qualen, Jerome Cowan, Aline MacMahon, Odette Myrtil, Leo Gorcey, Robert Homans, Bernard Gorcey, Paul Harvey

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Fishermen Jonah Goodwin and Olaf Johnson are confronted by gangster Harold Goff who tries to extort "boat protection" money out of the two men. Afraid to go to the law, the two men decide to take matters into their own hands after Goff falls in love with Jonah's daughter Stella.

Il fuorilegge DVD (1942)
Also known as: This Gun for Hire DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Crime, Mystery, Film-Noir

Director: Frank Tuttle

Cast: Veronica Lake, Robert Preston, Alan Ladd, Marc Lawrence, Laird Cregar, Tully Marshall, Olin Howland, Roger Imhof, Pamela Blake, Frank Ferguson, Victor Kilian, Patricia Farr, Harry Shannon, Charles C. Wilson, Mikhail Rasumny

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Hit man Philip Raven, who's kind to children and cats, kills a blackmailer and is paid off by traitor Willard Gates in "hot" money. Meanwhile, pert entertainer Ellen Graham, girlfriend of police Lieut. Crane (who's after Raven) is enlisted by a Senate committee to help investigate Gates. Raven, seeking Gates for revenge, meets Ellen on the train; their relationship gradually evolves from that of killer and potential victim to an uneasy alliance against a common enemy.

Furia DVD (1936)
Also known as: Fury DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Romance, Film-Noir

Director: Fritz Lang

Cast: Sylvia Sidney, Spencer Tracy, Walter Abel, Bruce Cabot, Walter Brennan, Frank Albertson, Edwin Maxwell, Edward Ellis, George Walcott, Arthur Stone, Morgan Wallace, George Chandler, Roger Gray, Howard C. Hickman, Jonathan Hale

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Based on the story "Mob Rule" by Norman Krasna. Joe Wilson and Katherine Grant are in love, but he doesn't have enough money for them to get married. So Katherine moves across the country to make money. Through the course of the movie, Fritz Lang shows us how a decent and once civilized man can become a ruthless and bitter man.

Furia bianca DVD (1954)
Also known as: The Naked Jungle DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Adventure

Director: Byron Haskin

Cast: Eleanor Parker, Charlton Heston, William Conrad, Douglas Fowley, Abraham Sofaer, Romo Vincent, John Dierkes, Leonard Strong, Norma Calderón

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: It's 1901. At 19, tough, stubborn Christopher Leiningen came to South America and built levees to claim thousands of acres of Rio Negro river land for a chocolate plantation. Now 34, with no knowledge of women, he recruits a mail-order bride in New Orleans. She's beautiful, independent, and arrives ready to be his stalwart helpmate; however, no one has told him she's a widow. He rejects her. During the next week, as she awaits the boat to take her back to the US, they learn that legions of army ants will strike in a few days' time. She joins the fight to save the plantation; their courage and his probable loss of all he's worked for may crack his resolve to send her away.

Furia nel deserto DVD (1947)
Also known as: Desert Fury DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Western

Director: Lewis Allen

Cast: Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, Wendell Corey, Mary Astor, John Hodiak, Kristine Miller, William Harrigan, James Flavin, Jane Novak, Anna Camargo

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Fritzi Haller is a powerful casino owner in Chuckawalla, Nevada. Her daughter Paula (having quit school) returns at the same time as racketeer Eddie Bendix, who left under suspicion of murdering his wife. Paula and Eddie become involved; each for their own reasons, Fritzi, Paula's old beau Tom, and Eddie's pal Johnny try to break up the relationship. Then Eddie's past catches up with him in an unexpected way.

La furia umana DVD (1949)
Also known as: White Heat DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: Raoul Walsh

Cast: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O'Brien, Fred Clark, Margaret Wycherly, Steve Cochran, John Archer, Wally Cassell

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Cody Jarrett is the sadistic leader of a ruthless gang of thieves. Afflicted by terrible headaches and fiercely devoted to his 'Ma,' Cody is a volatile, violent, and eccentric leader. Cody's top henchman wants to lead the gang and attempts to have an 'accident' happen to Cody, while he is running the gang from in jail. But Cody is saved by an undercover cop, who thereby befriends him and infiltrates the gang. Finally, the stage is set for Cody's ultimate betrayal and downfall, during a big heist at a chemical plant.

Furore sulla città DVD (1952)
Also known as: The Turning Point DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: William Dieterle

Cast: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith, Ed Begley, Ted de Corsia, Neville Brand, Tom Tully, Danny Dayton, Adele Longmire, Ray Teal, Don Porter, Howard Freeman

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn't understand why Matt is reluctant, but cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows: he's seen Matt with mob lieutenant Harrigan. Jerry's friendship for John is tested by the question of what to do about Matt, and by his attraction to John's girl Amanda. Meanwhile, the threatened racketeers adopt increasingly violent means of defense.

La gang DVD (1951)
Also known as: The Racket DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Drama, Crime, Film-Noir

Director: John Cromwell

Cast: Robert Mitchum, Lizabeth Scott, Robert Ryan, Ray Collins, William Conrad, Les Tremayne, William Talman, Joyce Mackenzie, Robert Hutton, Virginia Huston, Walter Sande, Don Porter, Walter Baldwin, Brett King, Richard Karlan

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The big national crime syndicate has moved into town, partnering up with local crime boss Nick Scanlon. There are only two problems: First, Nick is the violent type, preferring to do things the old-fashioned way instead of using the syndicate's more genteel methods. The second problem is McQuigg, the only honest police captain on the force, and his loyal patrolman, Johnson. Together, they take on the violent Nick and try to foil the syndicate's plans to elect Welch, the crooked prosecutor running for a crooked judgeship.

La gang dell'arancia meccanica DVD (1974)
Also known as: Çirkin dünya DVD (original title)

Country: Turkey

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Osman F. Seden

Cast: Hülya Koçyigit, Savas Basar, Dogan Bavli, Oktar Durukan, Bülent Kayabas, Günfer Feray, Ahmet Danyal Topatan, Osman Alyanak, Ismail Hakki Sen, Renan Fosforoglu, Müserref Çapin, Nezihe Güler, Ilknur Tamer, Hakki Kivanç, Teyfik Sen

Medium: DVD R/RW

Gangster '70 DVD (1969)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Mino Guerrini

Cast: Joseph Cotten, Franca Polesello, Giampiero Albertini, Giulio Brogi, Bruno Corazzari, Dennis Kilbane, Jean Louis, Franco Ressel, Linda Sini, Milly Vitale, Cesarino Miceli Picardi, Salvatore Basile, Giancarlo Badessi, Giovanni Pallavicino, Roberto Simmi

Medium: DVD R/RW

Gangsters contra charros DVD (1948)
Country: Mexico

Spoken Languages: Spanish

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director(s): Juan Orol

Cast: Rosa Carmina (as Rosa), Juan Orol (as Johnny Carmenta), José Pulido (as Pancho Domínguez / El Charro del Arrabal), Roberto Cañedo (as Julio), Raúl Guerrero (as Murciélago / Pepe El Templao), Manuel Arvide (as Felipe), Florencio Castelló (as Paquiro), Chel López (as Mechanic), José Negrete, José Slim, Jorge Camacho, Ramón Randall, Ricardo Avendaño, Kiko Mendive, Silvestre Méndez

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Gangster Johnny Carmenta must confront the "Charro of the Slums" Pancho Domínguez, who has control over the city, but their rivalry gets worse when rumba dancer Rosa befriends both men.

Gangsters in agguato DVD (1954)
Also known as: Suddenly DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Romance, Film-Noir

Director: Lewis Allen

Cast: Frank Sinatra, Sterling Hayden, James Gleason, Willis Bouchey, Nancy Gates, Kim Charney, Paul Frees, Christopher Dark, James O'Hara, Kem Dibbs, Clark Howat, Charles Smith, Paul Wexler

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The tranquility of a small town is marred only by sheriff Tod Shaw's unsuccessful courtship of widow Ellen Benson, a pacifist who can't abide guns and those who use them. But violence descends on Ellen's household willy-nilly when the U.S. President passes through town... and slightly psycho hired assassin John Baron finds the Benson home ideal for an ambush.

Garage DVD (1975)
Also known as: Garaget DVD (original title)

Country: Sweden

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama

Director: Vilgot Sjöman

Cast: Agneta Ekmanner, Frej Lindqvist, Per Myrberg, Christina Schollin, Kerstin Hänström, Lil Terselius, Peter Lindgren, Carl Billquist, Axel Düberg, Åke Fridell, Ewert Granholm, Annika Levin, Jan Nygren, Rolf Skoglund

Medium: DVD R/RW

Gardenia blu DVD (1953)
Also known as: The Blue Gardenia DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime, Mystery, Film-Noir

Director: Fritz Lang

Cast: Anne Baxter, Richard Conte, Ann Sothern, Raymond Burr, Richard Erdman, George Reeves, Nat 'King' Cole, Jeff Donnell, Ruth Storey, Ray Walker

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In Los Angeles, on the day of her birthday, the telephone operator Norah Larkin decides to celebrate dining alone at home, with the picture of his beloved fiancé, a soldier overseas, and reading his last letter for her. In the letter he tells that he met a Japanese nurse and he wanted to get married with her. Norah, completely upset, accepts to blind date the Don Juan and photographer of calendar girls Harry Prebble. They go to the Blue Gardenia Club, and Norah drinks six strong cocktails Polynesian Pearl Divers and gets completely drunk. Harry takes her to his apartment and tries to force Norah to have sex, and she uses a poker to hit Harry on the head. On the next morning, she wakes-up in her apartment with her two roommates, but she can not remember what happened. When she reads the newspaper, she finds that Harry is dead...

La gatta con la frusta DVD (1964)
Also known as: Kitten with a Whip DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Douglas Heyes

Cast: Ann-Margret, John Forsythe, Peter Brown, Patricia Barry, Richard Anderson, Ann Doran, Audrey Dalton, Skip Ward, Diane Sayer, Patrick Whyte, Leo Gordon, Patricia Tiara, Nora Marlowe, Frances Robinson, Maxine Stuart

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Jody, a juvenile delinquent, escapes from reform school by stabbing a matron and attempting to burn down the building and then takes refuge in a house owned by an ambitious politician David Patton. Despite the hellcat's ample charms, the would-be officeholder wants nothing to do with her and tries to drive her away. She responds by shortly returning to his house accompanied by a gang of delinquent pals and taking him hostage. A sudden act of violence causes more trouble, leading Jody and her gang to hijack David and force him to drive a getaway car to Mexico.

Gatti rossi in un labirinto di vetro DVD (1975)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Director: Umberto Lenzi

Cast: Martine Brochard, John Richardson, Ines Pellegrini, Andrés Mejuto, Mirta Miller, Daniele Vargas, George Rigaud, Silvia Solar, Raf Baldassarre, José María Blanco, Marta May, John Bartha, Olga Pehar, Verónica Miriel, Olga Montes

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Killer in red cape and hood is killing off tourists on a tour bus by gouging out thier eyeballs.

Il gatto a nove code DVD (1971)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Mystery

Director: Dario Argento

Cast: James Franciscus, Karl Malden, Catherine Spaak, Pier Paolo Capponi, Horst Frank, Rada Rassimov, Aldo Reggiani, Carlo Alighiero, Vittorio Congia, Ugo Fangareggi, Tom Felleghy, Emilio Marchesini, Fulvio Mingozzi, Corrado Olmi, Pino Patti

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Franco Arno is a blind man that lives with his young niece and makes a living writing crossword puzzles. One night, while walking on the street, he overhears a weird conversation between two man sitting in a car parked in front of a medical institute where genetic experiments are performed. The same night someone breaks in the institute and kills a guard. Arno decides to investigate with the help of reporter Carlo Giordani.

Il gatto dagli occhi di giada DVD (1977)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Horror, Mystery

Director: Antonio Bido

Cast: Corrado Pani, Paola Tedesco, Franco Citti, Fernando Cerulli, Giuseppe Addobbati, Gianfranco Bullo, Jill Pratt, Bianca Toccafondi, Inna Alexeievna, Paolo Malco, Cristina Piras, Roberto Antonelli, Gaetano Rampin, Giuseppe Pennese, Giovanni Vannini

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A pharmacist is murdered, and a woman happens to see the culprit leave the scene. She soon finds herself being stalked by the killer, and when her boyfriend tries to discover who the murderer is and stop him, he begins to find out that there is much more to the murder than the ordinary killing it first appeared to be.

Il gatto e il topo DVD (1974)
Also known as: Mousey DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Drama

Director: Daniel Petrie

Cast: Kirk Douglas, Jean Seberg, John Vernon, Bessie Love, Beth Porter, Sam Wanamaker, James Bradford, Suzanne Lloyd, Stuart Chandler, Valerie Colgan, Mavis Villiers, Elliott Sullivan, Bob Sherman, James Berwick, Margo Alexis

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A high school teacher separated from his son plots revenge on his ex-wife.

Genova a mano armata DVD (1976)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Crime

Director: Mario Lanfranchi

Cast: Tony Lo Bianco, Maud Adams, Adolfo Celi, Barbara Vittoria Calori, Howard Ross, Fiona Florence, Luigi Bonos, Yanti Somer, Giacomo Assandri, Armando Brandolino, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Dario Ghirardi, Andrea Gnecco, Carlo Gravina, Mario Lanfranchi

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: The city suffers and succumbs unarmed, but an ex secret agent succeeds in winning the struggle against the gangsterism. Intrigue and violence grip a society victim of the crime.

Geometria di un delitto DVD (1969)
Also known as: The Big Cube DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama

Director: Tito Davison

Cast: Lana Turner, George Chakiris, Richard Egan, Dan O'Herlihy, Karin Mossberg, Pamela Rodgers, Carlos East, Augusto Benedico, Víctor Junco, Norma Herrera, Pedro Galván, Regina Torné, Javier Batiz, Carolina Cortázar, Rogelio Guerra

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Adriana Roman is a former actress who marries a wealthy tycoon Charles Winthrop, who dies in a boat accident off the Mexican coast. Winthrop's daughter, Lisa, whom despises Adriana, plot to drive her insane with drugs so she and her drug-addict boyfriend, Johnny, can marry and inherit all the money for themselves. When a Broadway playwright, named Frederick Lansdale, and a close friend of Adriana suspects something, he tries to rescue Adriana from the mental hospital where she gets committed and redeem Lisa before Johnny can double cross her.

Gestapo in agguato DVD (1954)
Also known as: Rittmeister Wronski DVD (original title)

Country: West Germany

Spoken Languages: German

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Ulrich Erfurth

Cast: Willy Birgel, Elisabeth Flickenschildt, Antje Weisgerber, Ilse Steppat, Irene von Meyendorff, Paul Hartmann, Claus Holm, Olga Tschechowa, Axel Monjé, Volker von Collande, Rudolf Forster, Ernst Schröder, Marina Ried, Ernst Stahl-Nachbaur, Rolf von Nauckhoff

Medium: DVD R/RW

Getaway DVD (1972)
Also known as: The Getaway DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Action, Thriller, Crime

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Cast: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers, Al Lettieri, Slim Pickens, Richard Bright, Jack Dodson, Dub Taylor, Bo Hopkins, Roy Jenson, John Bryson, Bill Hart, Tom Runyon, Whitney Jones

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Doc McCoy has been granted parole. The catch is that Sheriff Beynon expects a small favor from McCoy for his generosity: robbing another bank! Beynon does not really intend to let McCoy walk away after the heist and neither does co-robber Rudy Butler, but stopping Doc proves a trifle difficult.

Giallo a Venezia DVD (1979)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Horror, Crime, Mystery, Erotic

Director: Mario Landi

Cast: Leonora Fani, Jeff Blynn, Gianni Dei, Michele Renzullo, Eolo Capritti, Vassili Karis, Giancarlo Del Duca, Mariangela Giordano, Maria Mancini

Medium: DVD R/RW

Il giardino del Dr. Cook DVD (1971)
Also known as: Dr. Cook's garden DVD (originale title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama

Director: Ted Post

Cast: Bing Crosby, Blythe Danner, Barnard Hughes, Bethel Leslie, Frank Converse, Thomas Barbour, Fred Burrell, Staats Cotsworth, Abby Lewis, Carol Morley, Jordan Reed, Helen Stenborg

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A young doctor returns to his New England home town after a long absence. He visits with the town's kindly old physician, Dr. Cook, a man he has admired since childhood. However, he soon finds out that the old doctor isn't quite what he seems to be, and the young doctor finds his life in danger.

Il giardino del piacere DVD (1925)
Also known as: The Pleasure Garden DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Romance

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Cast: Nita Naldi, Virginia Valli, Carmelita Geraghty, Miles Mander, John Stuart, Ferdinand Martini, Florence Helminger, Georg H. Schnell, Karl Falkenberg, Lewis Brody

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Patsy Brand is a chorus girl at the Pleasure Garden music hall. She meets Jill Cheyne who is down on her luck and gets her a job as a dancer. Jill meets adventurer Hugh Fielding and they get engaged, but when Hugh travels out of the country, she begins to play around

I giganti del mare DVD (1959)
Also known as: The Wreck of the Mary Deare DVD (original title)

Country: UK

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Crime

Director: Michael Anderson

Cast: Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Alexander Knox, Virginia McKenna, Richard Harris, Emlyn Williams, Cecil Parker, Ben Wright, Peter Illing, Terence de Marney, Ashley Cowan, Charles Davis

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: In the English Channel John Sands, captain of a small rescue ship, finds the freighter Mary Deare drifting. Although there's only a little fire, the whole crew seems to have left the ship. John's already looking forward to a large salvage fee, but then he finds first officer Gerald Patch still on board, who sends him away. Although he doesn't understand yet what happened on the Mary Deere, Sands allows Patch to persuade him not to talk about what he saw on board and to drag out the official investigation of the incident.

Il giglio nero DVD (1956)
Also known as: The Bad Seed DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Horror, Drama, Mystery

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Cast: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, William Hopper, Paul Fix, Frank Cady, Evelyn Varden, Jesse White, Gage Clarke, Joan Croydon

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Christine Penmark seems to have it all: a lovely home, a loving husband and the most "perfect" daughter in the world. But since childhood, Christine has suffered from the most terrible recurring nightmare. And her "perfect" daughter's accomplishments include lying, theft and possibly much, much worse. Only Christine knows the truth about her daughter and only Christine's father knows the truth about her nightmare.

Gilda DVD (1946)
Also known as: Gilda DVD (original title)

Country: USA

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Romance, Film-Noir

Director: Charles Vidor

Cast: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, Gerald Mohr, Steven Geray, Joe Sawyer, Mark Roberts, Ludwig Donath, Donald Douglas

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: Just arrived in Argentina, small-time crooked gambler Johnny Farrell is saved from a gunman by sinister Ballin Mundson, who later makes Johnny his right-hand man. But their friendship based on mutual lack of scruples is strained when Mundson returns from a trip with a wife: the supremely desirable Gilda, whom Johnny once knew and learned to hate. The relationship of Johnny and Gilda, a battlefield of warring emotions, becomes even more bizarre after Mundson disappears...

Giochi d'amore proibiti DVD (1975)
Also known as:: Juego de amor prohibido DVD (original title)

Country: Spain

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Erotic

Director: Eloy de la Iglesia

Cast: John Moulder-Brown, Javier Escrivá, Inma de Santis, Simón Andreu, Joaquín Pamplona, Blaki, Paul Benson, Francisco J. Escriva, María José Parra, Ignacio Campos, Carlos Larrañaga Jr.

Medium: DVD R/RW

Giochi erotici di una famiglia per bene DVD (1975)
Country: Italy

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller, Horror, Mystery, Erotic

Director: Francesco Degli Espinosa

Cast: Donald O'Brien, Erika Blanc, Malisa Longo, Maria D'Incoronato, Gianni Pulone, Carla Mancini

Medium: DVD R/RW

Gioco d'azzardo per un giovane funzionario di polizia DVD (1971)  
Also known as: Geheime meisjesmarkt DVD (German title)

Country: Spain

Spoken Languages: Italian

Genre(s): Thriller

Director: Igmaco F. Iquino

Cast: Larry Wilox, Alan De Muth, Arlene Fulton, Roy Richmond, Frank Tilson, Martha Kent, Joan Rubin

Medium: DVD R/RW

Il gioco del potere DVD (1978)
Also known as: Power Play DVD (original title)

Country: Canada

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Thriller, Drama

Director: Martyn Burke

Cast: Harvey Atkin, Dick Cavett, David Hemmings, Peter O'Toole, Donald Pleasence, August Schellenberg, Chuck Shamata, George Touliatos, Eugene Amodeo, Jon Granik, Barry Morse, Gary Reineke, Eli Rill, Alan Rosenthal, Marcella Saint-Amant

Medium: DVD R/RW

Plot: A group of military officers, angered and frustrated by the corruption and repression of the current government, finally decide that for the good of the country they must overthrow the regime. However, the planned coup's leader, an infantry colonel, finds that in order to get the support he needs he must work with people he neither respects nor trusts, and soon comes to believe that their main opponent, the country's fearsome chief of the secret police, has planted a spy in their midst.

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