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List of Film noir movies/films with performances by Burt Lancaster, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These Burt Lancaster Film noir roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these Burt Lancaster Film noir movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years Burt Lancaster has become known for playing characters in Film noir movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.

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Brute Force is a 1947 film noir starring Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn and Charles Bickford. It was directed by Jules Dassin, with a screenplay by Richard Brooks and the cinematography by William H. Daniels. The film was among several films noir made by Dassin during the postwar period. The others were Thieves' Highway, Night and the City and The Naked City. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Burt Lancaster, Yvonne De Carlo, Hume Cronyn, Ann Blyth, Charles Bickford, + more

Initial Release: 1947

Directed by: Jules Dassin

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Criss Cross is a 1949 film noir starring Burt Lancaster, directed by Robert Siodmak from Don Tracy's novel of the same name. This black-and-white film was shot partly on location in the Bunker Hill section of Los Angeles. The film was written by Daniel Fuchs. Franz Planer's cinematography creates a black-and-white film noir world. Miklós Rózsa scored the film's soundtrack. It was remade as The Underneath in 1995. The production nearly derailed when producer Mark Hellinger died suddenly before filming began. Lancaster claimed he was unhappy with the way Siodmak and Fuchs had reworked Hellinger's idea of a racetrack heist into a fatal romantic triangle. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Yvonne De Carlo, Dan Duryea, Alan Napier, + more

Initial Release: 1949

Directed by: Robert Siodmak

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Desert Fury is a 1947 Paramount Pictures color film noir drama directed by Lewis Allen and featuring Lizabeth Scott, John Hodiak and Burt Lancaster, with Mary Astor and Wendell Corey. The story was adapted for the screen by A.I. Bezzerides and Robert Rossen, based on the racy novel Desert Town by Ramona Stewart. The picture was produced by Hal Wallis, with music was by Miklós Rózsa and cinematography in Technicolor by Charles Lang. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Burt Lancaster, Mary Astor, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey, John Hodiak, + more

Initial Release: 1947

Directed by: Abel Meeropol, Lewis Allen

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I Walk Alone is a 1948 film noir directed by Byron Haskin, his directorial debut, and starring Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, and Kirk Douglas. This was the first of several films that Lancaster and Douglas made together over the decades, including Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Devil's Disciple, Seven Days in May, and Tough Guys, establishing the pair as something of a team in the public's imagination. Douglas was always billed under Lancaster but, with the exception of I Walk Alone, their roles were usually more or less of the same importance. ...more on Wikipedia

Actors: Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Lizabeth Scott, Marc Lawrence, Freddie Steele, + more

Initial Release: 1948

Directed by: Byron Haskin

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