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Hollywood Film Noir in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles C

Titles C

Call Northside 777
"A Chicago reporter finds himself stuck in a decade-old murder investigation when he follows a newspaper ad offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer."

Cape Fear
"An ex-con is determined to wreak bloody revenge on the small-town lawyer who helped send him to jail."

Chan Is  Missing
"Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest to figure out what happened to Chan and their missing cash leads them on a journey that illuminates the pitfalls of Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society."

Chinatown
"Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown."

City of Fear
"An escaped convict headed to Los Angeles has gotten hold of a substance known as 'Cobalt-60', a radioactive powder that is explosive enough to blow the city off the map. What he doesn't know is that exposure to the element is slowly killing him, and the authorities must find him and the 'Cobalt-60' before that happens." - Frank Fob

Clash By Night
"A party girl decides she has had enough of the wild lifestyle and returns to her childhood home, where she finds security with a new husband but soon finds herself in an affair with his best friend."

Code Two
"Accepted into the Los Angeles Police Academy, cadets Chuck O'Flair, Harry Whenlon, and Russ Hardley pass the rigorous training program, but are soon bored with their humdrum assignments. After a grueling series of tests, they're transferred to the LAPD's elite motorcycle squad and begin to patrol the city. So when a routine traffic stop ends in Whenlon's murder, O'Flair and Hardley set out to track down the killers."

 Cornered
"From England to continental Europe to Buenos Aires, ex-RCAF pilot Dick Powell stalks the Nazi collaborator who murdered his bride. But one fact constantly surfaces during his quest: no one can describe the mysterious man."

Crack-up
"After a train wreck sends art critic George Steele into a mental tailspin, he's fired from his job at a New York art museum. Seems unjust, until you learn there was no train wreck. This relentless, nervy film noir explores the sinister world of violence and the monied world of aesthetics as Steele's attempt to reconstruct what really happened leads him to murder, mania and an international conspiracy that threatens the museum's masterpieces."

Crime in the Streets
"Following a turf rumble with a rival group, street gang leader John Casavetes tells his gang to do what they've never done before: kill a snitch."

Crime of Passion
"Kathy Ferguson is an extraordinary woman, trapped in a decade that worships the ordinary. She's smart and witty, and an ace at her job. She's an advice columnist at a San Francisco newspaper, with her name on billboards all over town. But Kathy makes a big mistake, she falls in love. After marrying Bill Doyle, a Los Angeles detective, somewhere between the olive dip and the shiny waxed floors, she begins to realize that Bill wants nothing more than this -- for him or her -- ever. Her thwarted ambition turns ugly, and before long this capable career woman is capable of anything."

Crime Wave
"Three San Quentin escapees kill a cop in a gas-station holdup. Wounded, one of the escapees flees through black-shadowed streets to the handiest refuge: with former cellmate Steve Lacey. Steve is paroled, with a new life and lovely wife, and can't afford to be caught associating with old cronies. But homicide detective Sims wants to use Steve to help him catch the other 2 escapees, who in turn extort his help in a bank job."

The Crooked Way
"John Payne plays a wounded WWII veteran who has lost his memory. As he heads to Los Angeles to try and figure out his identity, two police detectives arrest him. When he is framed for a murder he must find the real killer and clear his name, by navigating through the crooked underbelly of Los Angeles."

Crossfire
"A police captain methodically unravels the truth behind the brutal murder of an innocent Jewish man by a World War II soldier with a rabid hatred of Jews."

Cry Vengeance
"Vic Barron, a former San Francisco detective, is released from prison after three years for crimes he didn't commit. His wife and child were blown up in a car bomb meant for him, leaving him physically and emotionally scarred for life, and he was framed as a dirty cop and lost his job. Now he's crying vengeance against all those responsible."