IA #94: I Love Trouble (1948)

 I Love Trouble (1948) on IMDb

One of the best-represented, critically acclaimed genres in the Internet Archive’s Feature Films collection is film noir, and this is the first example on this list. (Or the last example, if you’re reading 1 to 100.) Franchot Tone plays LA detective Stuart Bailey, the same character who would be the hero of the 1958 TV series 77 Sunset Strip.

In I Love Trouble, Bailey is hired by a wealthy man to investigate his missing wife’s background. Bailey pulls at the threads of information until he gets tangled up in at least one murder. It’s noir, which means that no one can be trusted, and I’ll leave it at that. The quality of the print starts out rough but quickly improves enough to keep this movie in the IA Top 100.