16 mm Film Noir Features For Sale

Ride The Pink Horse    1947    

From a novel by Dorothy B. Hughes 
Robert Montgomery, Wanda Hendrix     Script by Ben Hecht

Thomas Gomez, Art Smith, Fred Clark    

Produced by Joan Harrison


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A rickety old carnival carousel is at the center of this left of center,  noir comedy. For film fans who know this movie, it's safe to say that 'Pink Horse' is a underrated masterpiece. If you are unfamiliar  with it, get your hands on a video copy as soon as possible! (see our video list). Taken from a novel by Dorothy B. Hughes, who also wrote 'In A Lonely Place'  & 'The Fallen Sparrow', and a wonderful script by Ben Hecht,  the dialogue, while dark and poignant moves along with a sense of humor not found anywhere else in the noir canon. Tension between the deadly and the comedic brings the viewer to the conclusion that everything is a bit off and that the unexpected will happen soon. Director Robert Montgomery also plays ex-G.I. Gagin, looking to revenge the death of his war buddy "Shorty''. Gagin's quest takes him to a small village in rural New Mexico, reaffirming the notion that murder & mayhem do not need the polluted city landscape to create Film Noir. Wanda Hendrix, as an infatuated indian peasant, gives her best screen performance ever. Thomas Gomez  won an Oscar nomination for his role as 'Poncho' the owner of the carousel and Gagin's spiritual guardian. 

16 mm film,  EXCELLENT Condition

PRICE .........................................    $  750.00






Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant, Claude Raines

Of 'Notorious' , Hitchcock recounted years later: "I wanted to make this film about a man who forces a woman to go to bed with another man because it's his professional duty. The politics of the thing didn't much interest me, but I realized we had to have a reason for the Germans to be in Brazil. We thought of jewel mining, precious minerals, that sort of thing, and then one day I said to the Ben Hecht, "What about uranium?" and he shrugged and said he didn't think it mattered, that one MacGuffin was as good as another if we were really putting together a love story."

The Origin of the MacGuffin: It might be a Scottish name, taken from a story about two men in a train. One man says, "What's that package up there in the baggage rack?" And the other answers, "Oh, that's a MacGuffin." The first one asks, "What's a MacGuffin?" "Well," the other man says, "it's an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands." The first man says, "But there are no lions in the Scottish Highlands," and the other one answers, "Well then, that's no MacGuffin!" So you see that a MacGuffin is actually nothing at all.  

16mm The RKO original release version  Fair Condition very watch able and more of a sepia toned quality  

PRICE .......................  $  450.00  SOLD

16mm The Selsnick Studios version in Good Condition. Shaper picture, but not as much as a collector's item as the RKO. 

PRICE ................ $  450.00   SOLD




Notorious    1946

Written by Ben Hecht
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Grant & Bergman hopelessly caught up in love.

Both the RKO & SELSNICK STUDIOS versions are available. 

Mitchum & Russell arrive in Macao shortly after she has picked his pocket of all ready cash!

Macao    1952     

Jane Russell, Robert Mitchum, Gloria Grahame
Directed by Nicholas Ray
Nick Cochran, an American in exile in Macao, has a chance to restore his name by helping capture an international crime lord. Undercover, can he mislead the bad guys and still woo the beautiful singer/petty crook, Julie Benson? 


Can it be love after all ?

Josef von Steinberg started the direction of "Macao".  It is interesting to note that von Sternberg is a major influence in the development of the noir style. In fact he can be though of as  'A Grandfather of Noir'.  In the definitive book ' FILM NOIR: The Encyclopedic Reference to the American Style' , the authors list a historic chronology of  noir movies. The first movie we find on the list is his 1927 feature 'Underworld'. Von Sternberg's film noir legacy only includes 4 pictures, 'Underworld' (1927), 'Thunderbolt' (1929), ''The Shanghai Gesture' (1941) and finally 'Macao' (1952). In four decades and only four films, no other director made a larger impact with so little effort as Josef von Sternberg, a master of German cinema.  

An  RKO original print 16mm in Very Good Condition.

2 Reels In Plastic Reels & Cans

 PRICE .........................................    $  380.00

The Big Heat    1953     Directed by Fritz Lang  

Glenn Ford, Gloria Graham and Lee Marvin

"The Big Heat" has one of the most gut wrenching scenes found in film noir. Lee Marvin throws hot coffee into the face of Gloria Grahame.  Known in real life as 'the Lady with the Novocain lips',  Grahame lets out a scream that can be heard in the Van Allen Belt. 'The Big Heat' must rank along with Phil Karlson's 'The Phenix City Story' and Robert Aldrich's 'Kiss Me Deadly' as masterpieces of  what Paul Schrader called "late noir'.  Like 'Kiss Me Deadly', it features an almost psychotic protagonist, obsessed cop Dave Bannion (Glenn Ford). Like many of the late film noirs, it features a blistering critique of  public corruption and incompetence, and offers instead a highly conservative, almost fascist populism. Like almost all of Lang's films, it is superbly paced, well acted and blessed with a laconic, witty, taut script. It also has some of the great 'shocks' in all of cinema. 

  Cappucchino anyone ? 
16mm on 3 Reels In Excellent condition in plastic reels & cans


PRICE .........................................    $  400.00




Ex - G.I. & New York gambler Nick Blake (John Garfield), returns home from WWII to find that both his girl & and gambling operation have been taken over. After extorting a substantial payoff for his investment, he and a henchman, Al Doyle, leave for California for a vacation. In L.A., con man Doc Ganson convinces them to assist in a scam scheme that involves a target , Gladys Halvorsen ( Geraldine Fitzgerald) . Blake falls for the attractive widow and all hell breaks loose. 

Originally Humphrey Bogart was to star in 'Nobody Lives For Ever' after he finished 'To Have & Have Not'. Plans changed and Garfield got the role which was probably better suited for him. 

Directed by Jean Negulesco, Produced by Joan Harrison

 Filmed by Harry J. Wild  

16mm in excellent condition on 3 plastic reels & cans

PRICE ..........................................   $  450.00



Nobody Lives Forever    1946

John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan 



Cast Condition PRICE
The Brasher Doubloon 1947

George Montgomery, Nancy Guild


$ 650.00

Cry Of The City 1948 Richard Conte, Victor Mature, Shelly Winters A + Original $ 450.00
High Sierra 1940 Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino / Dir: Raoul Walsh Very Good $ 400.00
House Of Bamboo  (color) 1955 Robert Ryan, Robert Stack, Shirley Yamaguchi Good Low Fade $ 255.00
Las Vegas Story 1952 Jane Russell, Victor Mature, Hoagy Carmichael Good w/ splices $ 300.00
The Letter 1940 Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, Cecil Kellaway Fair but Rare  $ 200.00
The Maltese Falcon 1941

Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre

Very Good $ 400.00
Boomerang! 1947 Dana Andrews, Jane Wyatt, Lee J. Cobb Very Good $ 250.00
The Unknown Man 1951 Walter Pidgeon, Ann Harding, Barry Sullivan Good w/ splices $ 95.00
Loan Shark 1952 George Raft, Dorothy Hart, Paul Stewart Fair  $ 85.00
Foreign Intrigue  (color) 1956 Robert Mitchum, Genevieve Page, Jean Galland Beautiful Color  $ 250.00
The Raging Tide 1951 Richard Conte, Shelly Winters, Stephen McNally Excellent   $ 350.00
Make Haste To Live 1954 Dorothy McGuire, Stephen McNally, Mary Murphy Very Good & Rare $ 300.00
They Live By Night 1949 Kathy O'Donnell, Farley Granger, Howard da Silva Good $ 250.00
Angel In Exile 1948 John Carroll, Adela Mara, Thomas Gomez Good $ 175.00
Dark Waters 1944 Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Elisha Cook Jr. Very Good $ 250.00
The Woman On Pier 13  1949 Laraine Day, Robert Ryan, Thomas Gomez Very Good $ 300.00
The 13th Letter 1951 Linda Darnell, Charles Boyer, Michael Renne Very Good

$ 250.00

Spy Hunt 1950 Howard Duff. Marta Toren, Walter Slezak Very Good $ 300.00
TV Noir  16 mm Shows


Cast Condition


Naked City   'Death of a Princess'   10/12/60 Paul Burke Very Good $ 125.00
Naked City  'Bullets Cost Too Much' 04/12/61 Dick York, Paul Burke, Horce McMahon  Very Good $ 125.00
77 Sunset Strip 'All Our Yesterdays' 11/21/58 Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Ed "Cookie" Byrnes A +  $ 125.00





EIKI    Super Slim Line SLL-1  Great Slot loading   W/ Detachable loud speaker   Runs well & quiet $200.00
EIKI    Super Slim Line SLL-1  Good Slot loading   W/ Detachable loud speaker   Used but Runs well $170.00
BELL & HOWELL  Filmosound 1574 Manuel Loading  great for old film -  good control  Old, but a tank $135.00
Kodak  CT-1000     New

Wonderful cross between manual & slot loading  

NEW $600.00
MOVIE SCREENS Several types & sizes available  email us

$50 - $125

Pricing Does Not Include Shipping

Collecting and preserving 16mm films can be extremely rewarding. For film fans, there is still nothing that can grab you like  high intensity light projected through film. Projecting presents a warm and rounded picture not found in video or digital imaging. Watching Film Noir movies on your own big screen in your home is thrilling. 16mm is still an affordable medium,  and vintage film if maintained and stored properly will gain value and can be seen as an investment with a modest profit later. Storage & maintenance of film is not rocket science and can be done quite easily. Although, getting started in this hobby can be confusing. Please feel free to contact us, we can help. Remember that 'The Knitting Circle" is a resource here for your benefit.          

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