Alias Jimmy Valentine

Despite the staunchly corny story of redemption, this is redeemed by its inventive proto-noir visuals (and a "haunted by the past" plot that would become a noir theme), colorful characters, and a story full of nuances yet told with very few title cards. Also includes Sing Sing prison yard scenes that appear authentic, as several prisoners can clearly be seen to be hiding their faces from the camera.

Jimmy Valentine's tinted memory
Safe cracking, ceiling view
Jimmy Valentine's gang in the shadows
Jimmy Valentine's protoNoir look
Forty years later, every noir viewer would know what this shot meant.