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

Titles L

L.A. Confidential
"Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slaying of the patrons at an all-night diner in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films."

The Lady from Shanghai
"A seaman becomes involved in the murderous intrigue of a crippled lawyer and his homicidal frustrated wife. The film culminates in a shoot-up in a hall of mirrors."

Lady on a Train
"While watching from her train window, Nikki Collins witnesses a murder in a nearby building. When she brings the police to the scene of the crime, they think she's crazy since there's no body. She then enlists a popular mystery writer to help with her sleuthing."

Lady in the Lake
"Detective Marlow sets out to find the missing wife of a publishing magnate. Several smack-arounds, one dead gigolo, a few angry cops, a booze-soaked frame-up and one dame in the lake later, Marlowe finds the killer and finds that he's also looking at the business end of a gun."

A Lady Without Passport
"An American immigration detective is sent to Havana to uncover an alien smuggling ring."

"A beautiful young woman named Laura is found murdered shortly before her wedding to a dashing young playboy. Stirred by her portrait and adoring descriptions by her admirers, the detective assigned to her case finds that he is strangely under Laura's spell."

Leave Her to Heaven
"An extremely possessive woman will do whatever it takes to keep her husband all to herself, even murder."

The Letter
"Set on a rubber plantation in Malaya, this story centers on a woman's reasons for killing a man who was a close family friend."

The Lineup
"Police track two ruthless killers across San Francisco. Murder by contract: A hit man discovers his next target is a woman."

The Long Goodbye
"Robert Altman reinvents the Raymond Chandler private eye, Phillip Marlowe. Elliot Gould plays a laid-back Marlowe, investigating a case involving what the police dismiss as a murder/suicide."