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

Titles D

Daisy Kenyon
"Daisy Kenyon is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men-- one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return. While in an emotionally draining love affair with married attorney Dan O'Mara, who refuses to leave his wife, she meets returning Army sergeant Peter Lapham-- a decent and gentle man who instantly falls in love with her. Although she carries a torch for Dan, she knows Peter will give her the secure life she desires and agrees to marry him. But when Dan divorces his wife, Daisy is suddenly torn between her obligations and her passions."

The Damned Don't Cry
"Ethel Whitehead learns there's only one way for a woman to survive in a man's world : be as tempting as a cupcake and as tough as a 75-cent steak. Ethel moves from the wrong side of the tracks to a mobster's mansion in high society one man at a time. Some of those men love her. Some use her. And one, a high-rolling racketeer, abuses her. When the racketeer murders his rival in Ethel's swanky living room, she flees a sure murder rap, right back to the poverty she thought she had escaped. And this time there may not be a man to pick up the pieces of her shattered life."

Dark City
"A stranger's suicide and a gambler's murder are both linked to an uncashed cashier's check won at a crooked card game."

The Dark Corner
"A detective, already framed for murder once, is framed for the murder of his ex-partner, the man who framed him the first time."

Dead Reckoning
"Ex-G.I Rip Murdock tries to find out who framed his pal Johnny and then killed him. While tracking his war buddy's shadowy past, Rip becomes involved with the mysterious night club singer who had once been his friend's sweetheart."

Deadline at Dawn
"A gangster's sister lies dead. All clues point to sailor Bill Williams as the murderer. Slated to depart for duty at dawn, the swabbie, aided by good-hearted dime-a-dancer Susan Hayward and affable cabbie Paul Lukas, has mere hours to prove his innocence."

Decoy
"Gangster Frank Olins is about to die in the gas chamber much to the dismay of his girlfriend Margot Shelby. Only Frank knows the location of $400,000. Margot seduces gangster Jim Vincent to get him to engineer the removal of Olins body from the prison immediately after he dies. She forces the prison doctor to administer an antidote for cyanide gas poisoning to Olins. The revived Olins gives Margot half of a map showing the money location and Vincent, in a fit of jealousy, kills Olins and takes the other half. Because the doctor's plates on his car will get them through the police roadblocks, Vincent and Margot take him with them on the money hunt."

Desperate
"Steve Brodie is a postwar Everyman sho accepts what he thinks is an honest trucking job, only to find he's the driver in a botched heist that puts Brodie and his bride (Audrey Long) on the run from the cops and the cons who planned the job (including the chief thug Raymond Burr)."

Detective Story
"An embittered cop neglects his wife as he leads a New York precinct of characters in their grim battle with the city's lowlife."

Detour
"After he is picked up while hitchhiking, Al Roberts' samaritan dies of a heart attack. Afraid of being accused of the murder, he ditches the body, then takes the man's clothes, wallet, and car."

Dial 1119
"An asylum inmate escapes to the city, where he takes hostages at a local dive, guns down a bar employee and warns authorities his captives will be next if the doctor whose testimony first put him away doesn't arrive within the hour."

Dillinger
"Traces Dillinger's violent career from his early days through his rise to the top of the FBI most-wanted list, and concludes with the well-known 'lady in red' betrayal that left Dillinger a bullet-riddled corpse on a dark Chicago street."

Dirty Harry
"A violently inclined San Francisco police inspector is the only cop who is able to arrest a rooftop sniper. When the man is released through lack of evidence, he takes private revenge."

D.O.A.
"When Frank Bigelow realizes that he's been poisoned by deadly iridium, he desperately retraces the last 24 hours of his life, trying to discover who wants to murder him."

Double Indemnity
"An insurance man and a suburban wife conspire to trick her husband into signing a policy that pays double for accidental death--then push him from a train. It's an almost perfect crime."

A Double Life
"The portrayal of an actor who finds his on stage role of Othello is affecting his off stage life as murderous revenge begins to seem reasonable."

Drive a Crooked Road
"Eddie Shannon is a top-flight mechanic and budding racecar driver who is socially inept. When the beautiful Barbara enters his life, he experiences his first chance at love. But Barbara has other plans, wanting him to help Steve and Harold by driving a getaway car in a bank robbery. What looks like a simple business proposition is not as easy as it seems, however, leading Eddie to fend for his life."