Classic noir had its share of great directors. Anyone's shortlist of the best of the best would probably include heavyweights like Jules Dassin, Robert Wise, Anthony Mann, Fritz Lang, Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, and Richard Fleischer.
But who a) did his best work in noir? b) made more great noirs than anyone? and c) put such a stamp on noir that his style is essentially a synonym for the genre itself?
Click here to read my essay on Robert Siodmak.