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10 Greatest Film Noir Posters

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New film thriller, Manhattan Night—starring Adrien Brody and Yvonne Strahovski—opens this Friday, May 20. With it, director Brian DeCubellis carries on the grand Hollywood tradition of film noir. In honor of the May 16th Manhattan Night premiere, RealClearLife has curated a list of the 10 greatest film noir posters from the genre’s golden age.

The Blue Dahlia
A poster of ‘The Blue Dahlia’ (1946) starring William Bendix, Doris Dowling, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake. (Alamy)
Somewhere in the Night
A poster for ‘Somewhere in the Night’ (1946) starring John Hodiak, Nancy Guild, and Richard Conte. (Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
Mildred Pierce
A poster for the ‘Mildred Pierce’ (1945) starring Joan Crawford. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Laura
A poster for ‘Laura’ (1944) starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews. (Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
The Maltese Falcon
A poster for ‘The Maltese Falcon’ (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. (Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
The Postman Always Rings Twice
A poster for ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’ (1946) starring Lana Turner and John Garfield. (Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
The Big Sleep
An Italian poster for ‘The Big Sleep,’ (1946) starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. (Everett Collection)
Strangers on a Train
A poster for ‘Strangers on a Train’ (1951) starring Farley Granger and Ruth Roman. (Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
The Night of the Hunter
A poster for ‘The Night of the Hunter’ (1955) starring Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters. (Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)