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

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Odds Against Tomorrow
"One hundred and fifty thousand dollars, ready for the taking. It's too much to resist for Earl Slater, a bigoted ex-con slumming through life with a patronizing girlfriend, an obliging neighbor and zero expectations. He agrees to be part of a bank job planned by former cop Burke. Until, that is, he finds out one of his partners will be a black man. Earl's desperate need for cash, however, leads him to reconsider. For the job only, he'll put his racism aside ... until moments away from the score, hatred erupts."

On Dangerous Ground
"City cop goes to the countryside to help solve a brutal murder and falls in love with a blind woman who's brother is a suspect."

One Girl's Confession
"Another of the 'Fate and Irony' films from director-writer-producer-actor Hugo Haas but this one has less hair-shirt torment than most of his offerings, although his camera, as usual, lingers provocatively on the contours of the leading lady and, in this case, the leading lady is more than well-contoured. Mary Adams works in a tawdry waterfront restaurant where the owner not only maltreats her, he also cheated her father out of a fortune years ago. The owner acquires $25,000 in an illegal transaction, which Mary promptly steals, hides, confesses her crime and serves a short sentence. Freed, she goes to work in a restaurant owned by Dragomie Damitrod and when he gets into trouble over a gambling debt she offers to help him by telling him where the $25,000 is hidden and she will loan him the amount he needs. But circumstances indicate that he has stolen all of the money and she clouts him on the head with a whiskey bottle, apparently killing him. She then learns that he didn't steal the money, digs it up and donates it to an orphanage and then surrenders to the police where she learns that Damitrod is not dead. Well,dang. But all is not lost as she seems to be heading for matrimony with fisherman Johnny, who has been hanging around romancing her at her various jobs between jail stints." - Les Adams

Out of the Past
"Former private detective Jeff Bailey is trying to lead a quiet life, but his past comes back to haunt him and he finds himself framed for murder."

The Outfit
"'You know how it is. You hit us. We hit you.' Career thief Earl Macklin pays no mind to the mobster's threat. He intends to put a big hurt on an L.A crime outfit. He, his girlfriend, and his partner will avenge the murder of Macklin's brother by cutting down gangland operations bit by violent bit."

"Sexy blonde dance club girl learns the photography trade and moves to New York in pursuit of a new career."