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L.A. Noir
L.A. Noir

Los Angeles has provided the backdrop for some of cinema's greatest crime pictures

By Danny Miller
Special to MSN Movies

There's something about Los Angeles that brings out the most stylish denizens from the city's underbelly. We're talking perfectly dressed gangsters, hard-boiled private eyes, and sultry femme fatales in stories about betrayal, deception, love triangles, and endless double-crossing. As the L.A.-based 1940s-era "Gangster Squad" hits our screens, let's take a look at other classy crime-filled movies that have featured Los Angeles as an iconic backdrop.

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(Warner Bros.)

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