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  According to our research, listed below are the 50 filmmakers whose films have most often been cited as noir. To qualify, a director must have at least one film on the 250 Quintessential Noir Films listing.  
     
 

1

Fritz Lang 11 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 18 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE BIG HEAT)

2

Robert Siodmak 9 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 13 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE KILLERS)

3

Anthony Mann 6 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 16 films cited as noir (Key Film: RAW DEAL)

4

Alfred Hitchcock 6 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 15 films cited as noir (Key Film: SHADOW OF A DOUBT)

5

Otto Preminger 5 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 7 films cited as noir (Key Film: LAURA)

6

Nicholas Ray 4 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 7 films cited as noir (Key Film: IN A LONELY PLACE)

7

Joseph H. Lewis 6 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 8 films cited as noir (Key Film: GUN CRAZY)

8

Henry Hathaway 5 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 9 films cited as noir (Key Film: KISS OF DEATH)

9

Robert Wise 4 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 9 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE SET-UP)

10

John Huston 3 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 7 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE MALTESE FALCON)
11 Jules Dassin 4 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 6 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE NAKED CITY) 12

Orson Welles 4 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 6 films cited as noir (Key Film: TOUCH OF EVIL)
13 Phil Karlson 4 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 8 films cited as noir (Key Film: KANSAS CITY CONFIDENTIAL) 14 Edward Dmytryk 4 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 7 films cited as noir (Key Film: MURDER, MY SWEET)
15 Don Siegel 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 12 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE LINEUP) 16 Billy Wilder 4 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 4 films cited as noir (Key Film: DOUBLE INDEMNITY)
17 Jacques Tourneur 3 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 8 films cited as noir (Key Film: OUT OF THE PAST) 18 Samuel Fuller 4 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 6 films cited as noir (Key Film: PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET)
19 Richard Fleischer 3 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 7 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE NARROW MARGIN) 20 John Farrow 4 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 7 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE BIG CLOCK)
21 Edgar G. Ulmer 3 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 6 films cited as noir (Key Film: DETOUR) 22 Rudolph Maté 3 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 6 films cited as noir (Key Film: D.O.A.)
23 Michael Curtiz 3 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 7 films cited as noir (Key Film: MILDRED PIERCE) 24 John Brahm 4 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 7 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE LOCKET)
25 Lewis Allen 1 film on the Quintessential list; a total of 8 films cited as noir (Key Film: SUDDENLY) 26 Jean Negulesco 4 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 6 films cited as noir (Key Film: ROAD HOUSE)
27 Raoul Walsh 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 7 films cited as noir (Key Film: WHITE HEAT) 28 Joseph Losey 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 8 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE PROWLER)
29 William Castle 1 film on the Quintessential list; a total of 9 films cited as noir (Key Film: WHEN STRANGERS MARRY) 30 Robert Aldrich 3 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 5 films cited as noir (Key Film: KISS ME DEADLY)
31 Vincent Sherman 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 6 films cited as noir (Key Film: NORA PRENTISS) 32 William Dieterle 3 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 7 films cited as noir (Key Film: DARK CITY)
33 Anatole Litvak 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 6 films cited as noir (Key Film: SORRY, WRONG NUMBER) 34 John Sturges 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 5 films cited as noir (Key Film: MYSTERY STREET)
35 Mark Robson 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 6 films cited as noir (Key Film: EDGE OF DOOM) 36 Ted Tetzlaff 1 film on the Quintessential list; a total of 7 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE WINDOW)
37 Maxwell Shane 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 5 films cited as noir (Key Film: FEAR IN THE NIGHT) 38 Gordon Douglas 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 5 films cited as noir (Key Film: KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE)
39 Stuart Heisler 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 5 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE GLASS KEY) 40 Russell Rouse 1 film on the Quintessential list; a total of 5 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE THIEF)
41 Howard Hawks 1 film on the Quintessential list; a total of 3 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE BIG SLEEP) 42 André De Toth 3 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 4 films cited as noir (Key Film: PITFALL)
43 Curtis Bernhardt 3 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 4 films cited as noir (Key Film: CONFLICT) 44 Frank Tuttle 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 5 films cited as noir (Key Film: THIS GUN FOR HIRE)
45 Joseph L. Mankiewicz  2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 5 films cited as noir (Key Film: SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT) 46 Felix E. Feist 1 film on the Quintessential list; a total of 5 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE MAN WHO CHEATED HIMSELF)
47 John Cromwell 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 4 films cited as noir (Key Film: DEAD RECKONING) 48 Irving Pichel 1 film on the Quintessential list; a total of 5 films cited as noir (Key Film: THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME)
49 Tay Garnett 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 2 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE) 50 Stanley Kubrick 2 films on the Quintessential list; a total of 2 films cited as noir (Key Film: THE KILLING)
 
             
             
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