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

Titles P-R

Party Girl
"A mob lawyer has a professional crisis of conscience after he begins a romantic relationship with a naive showgirl."

Pesadilla = The Strange Fffair of Uncle Harry
"Bachelor Harry Quincey, head designer in a small-town cloth factory, lives with his selfish sisters, glamorous hypochondriac Lettie and querulous widow Hester. His developing relationship with new colleague Deborah Brown promises happiness at last...thwarted by passive, then increasingly active opposition from one sister. Will Harry resort to desperate measures."

Pickup on South Street
"Petty crook Skip McCoy has his eye set on the big score. When the three-time convict picks the pocketbook of unsuspecting Candy, he finds a haul bigger than he ever could have imagined: a strip of microfilm bearing confidential U.S. secrets. Tailed by the Feds and the unwitting courier's Communist puppeteers, Skip and Candy find themselves in a precarious gambit that pits greed against redemption."

Pitfall
"An happily married insurance salesman's brief affair with a convict's girlfriend leads to blackmail and murder."

Plunder Road
"Five hardened criminals rob a government train of gold bullion and are chased across the country by state troopers and police."

Point Blank
"A professional criminal helps pull off an underworld heist, then is gunned down and left for dead. He resurfaces to track down his share of the loot."

Possessed
"She loves him when he goes away for months. She loves him when he refuses to marry her. But when callow David Sutton chooses to marry someone else, Louise Howell's love for him takes a darker turn. Give her a gun and she'll love him to death."

Pushover
"A bank heist yields $210,000. Soon, sultry Lona McLane, girlfriend of one of the robbers, meets Paul Sheridan and has a torrid affair. When she finds out Paul's a cop, to save herself she sets out to corrupt him. He's a pushover. But it won't be easy for Paul to get his hands on the money when he's part of a complex, peeping-tom stakeout. Soon, he's in much deeper than he'd planned, amid atmospheric night scenes." - Rod  Crawford