Ok Don, I’ll play the pick 8 game. Despite the fact that more of these obscurities are coming out regularly on very good to decent looking Blu-rays, there are still many of them that are just not available in prints that can be theatrically screened. Many of them are best watched on the VLC player on your PC. I’m going on a hunch that Eddie will show them in a chronological order. Also, I did not limit myself to what IMDB categorizes what is a “noir”.
Stranger On The Third Floor (1940) – I agree with you on this one since it has often been mentioned as the first “pure” noir to come out of the studio system.
Detour (1945) – Many theater goers may have seen it on TCM, but it is the quintessential B noir.
The Guilty (1947) and High Tide (1947). Yes High Tide has been shown at other NC venues, but not in Chicago, and besides both these films have been recently released and restored with the help of the FNF.
I Wouldn’t Be In Your Shoes (1948) – a virtual unknown noir that has recently appeared in a greatly improved print.
One Girl’s Confession (1953) – how can you have a B noir marathon with at least one Cleo Moore/Hugo Haas potboiler?
Hell Bound (1957) – as the night wears on June Blair will keep the men in the audience from dozing off.
And finally –
Guns Girls And Gangster (1959) – Lee Can Cleef and Gerald Mohr teamed with Mamie Van Doren at her steamy best. A little bit of Mamie goes a long way, and she will leave the guys in the Music Box something to contemplate as they work their way home with a big smile on their face.