Robert Mitchum as Jeff 'Red' Bailey in 'Out of the Past' (1947). Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring. Based on the novel 'Build My Gallows High' by Geoffrey Homes (Daniel Mainwaring). #RobertMitchum #NousheensQuestion #PrivateInvestigator
La Femme Fatale. Gloria Grahame in The Big Heat (Fritz Lang, 1953)
Robert Taylor in The High Wall (1947). Such an under-rated actor, who starred in a quite a few excellent films noir and crime melodramas -- equally at ease as villain, hero or more often, something in between.