Killer’s Kiss is about a man (Davey) who is a boxer and is in love with his neighbor (Gloria) who is a hall dancer, they planned to run away together. Gloria has an abusive relationship with a gangster (Vincent) she doesn’t like. (Vincent is shown below.)
This movie is so noir in that it is in black and white and the multiple scenes that are very dark.
Noir is also seen in the plot in that the plot is about a couple and a jealous man trying to break them up. The bad guy (Vincent) is killed in the end by Gloria’s lover Davey (the good guy). The cigarettes and outfits worn throughout the movie also help build on the noir theme.
Chinatown is about a private investigator called Jake Gittes who was hired to watch Mr. Mulwray. Mrs. Mulwray was suspicious of an affair. Later in a plot twist it is revealed that Mulwray girlfriend is Evelyn’s daughter and sister.
This movie has plenty of noir elements such as a femme fatale character (Evelyn), the clothing worn throughout the movie (the hats and suit), and smoking.