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Poll: Classic Film-Noir Villains

In a genre where even the good guys are somewhat ambiguous, the villains are likely to be more than just "morally corrupted".

Creepy, eccentric, charismatic, dark or mysterious, these classic film-noir villains were certainly among the main ingredients that gave their movies this taste of cinematic immortality.

Which of these classic film-noir villains is your favorite?

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(to stay on the "noir" mood, no color or neo-Noir movies included)

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    Orson Welles in Touch of Evil (1958)

    POLICE CAPTAIN HANK QUINLAN
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    Gloria Swanson in Sunset Blvd. (1950)

    NORMA DESMOND
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    Robert Mitchum in The Night of the Hunter (1955)

    REVEREND HARRY POWELL
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    Sydney Greenstreet in The Maltese Falcon (1941)

    KASPER GUTMAN
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    Orson Welles in The Third Man (1949)

    HARRY LIME
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    Edward G. Robinson in Key Largo (1948)

    JOHNNY ROCCO
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    Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity (1944)

    PHYLLIS DIETRICHSON
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    Charles Boyer in Gaslight (1944)

    GREGORY ANTON
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    Peter Lorre in M (1931)

    HANS BECKHERT
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    Judith Anderson in Rebecca (1940)

    MRS. DANVERS
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    Joseph Cotten in Shadow of a Doubt (1943)

    UNCLE CHARLIE
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    James Cagney

    ARTHUR 'CODY' JARRETT
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    Angela Lansbury in The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

    MRS. ELEANOR SHAW ISELIN
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    Rita Hayworth in The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

    ELSA BANNISTER
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    Mary Astor in The Maltese Falcon (1941)

    BRIGID O'SHAUGHNESSY
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    Bette Davis in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

    BABY JANE HUDSON
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    Claude Rains in Notorious (1946)

    ALEXANDER SEBASTIAN
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    "Cape Fear" Robert Mitchum 1961 Universal

    MAX CADY
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    Burt Lancaster in Sweet Smell of Success (1957)

    J.J. HUNSECKER
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    Robert Walker in Strangers on a Train (1951)

    BRUNO ANTONY
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    Clifton Webb in Laura (1944)

    WALDO LYDECKER
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    Lana Turner in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

    CORA SMITH
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    Paul Muni in Scarface (1932)

    TONY CAMONTE