The Strip is an all-singing all-dancing glossy 1951 MGM film noir. If your first thought is that a film noir musical just isn’t going to work then you’d be at least partly correct. It doesn’t quite work, but it’s by no means a total loss.
Here is a GALLERY featuring images from "THE BIG HEAT", the movie adaptation of William P. McGivern's 1953 novel (also serialized in the Saturday Evening Post). Directed by Fritz Lang, the movie starred Glenn Ford and Gloria Grahame.
So many great movies have been lost over the years. Most of the films of the silent era are lost forever and so are quite a few early talkies. Film noir hasn't suffered as badly but I'm sure that a few gems have been lost.
Johnny Angel is an interesting little 1945 RKO film noir.
Johnny Angel (George Raft) is a sea captain, like his father. When he finds his father’s ship, the Emmaline Quincy, drifting at sea in the Gulf of Mexico, with its cargo intact but the crew (including his father) nowhere to be found, he is determined to find out what has happened.