L.A. Noire film reels and landmarks guide

11. The Maltese Falcon

Just northwest of Grand Ave. (and one block north of 1st Street), you'll see a mostly fenced-in alley/semi-vacant area next to the Globe Bakery. Head in through the south entrance.


Once you've entered, immediately turn right and head into the Globe's backyard.

You'll see the next reel along the inside of the southern fence, just waiting to be grabbed.


12. Angels With Dirty Faces

While the map above shows the next reel's location as the corner of 2nd and Spring, you won't find it just lying on the street. Instead, you'll need to look for the ladder up to the construction site on 2nd, between Spring and Broadway.

Once you climb up, head right from the ladder and follow the walkway as it curves around to the left. You should see a little makeshift hut:

Head inside, and you'll see the 1938 James Cagney classic sitting on the edge of a wire-spool table.


13. Strangers on a Train

The next reel is just two blocks southeast of Angels With Dirty Faces - look for a parking lot next to a cathedral, with a small security-guard post.

Drive into the parking lot and head for the arches on the back wall. (You can also enter the narrow walkway next to the guard post instead; either way, you're going to the same place.)

If you went in through the parking lot, vault over the wall next to the arches and continue heading toward them. 

Hang a left, and you'll see the next reel on the ground.


14. The Big Heat

This one's super-easy to find, provided you've discovered the Angels Flight landmark. Head into its top entrance, where Olive Street (sort of) intersects with 3rd Street.

Just in front of the entrance to the train car, you'll find The Big Heat laying on the floorboards.


15. Touch of Evil

On 6th Street, just west of Broadway, you'll find the entrance to a large alley. Head in there.

You'll know you're in the right one if you see the sign for the Los Angeles Theatre. Head toward the staircase on the back wall.

Ignore the staircase. It won't help you get where you need to go. Instead, shimmy up the pipe to the right of it and follow the path up to the roof.

Once you're up there, take the first left and head down the long stretch of roof toward the theater's arched facade.

Touch of Evil is on the ground at the end of the roof. Grab it and head back down the way you came.


16. The Asphalt Jungle

Just south of Maple and 6th, you'll see this big-ass elevated train station. Head southwest along Maple and look for a ramp that'll take you up there.

Once you've driven up the ramp, bear right and head toward the platforms.

The Asphalt Jungle's been discarded at the eastern edge of the platform pictured below. Go grab it.


17. Out of the Past

Near the south end of Broadway, you'll see a train depot that looks like this:

Head into the lane through its center, and you'll see the next reel hiding in a sunbeam.


18. The Big Carnival

Head northwest from where you found Out of the Past, and look for this house to the north of 9th St., just west of where it intersects with Figueroa.

Run over there, and you'll find The Big Carnival sitting on the unguarded back porch.

Next page: Finish your search of Central with reels 19-26 


  • vogler1604 - May 18, 2011 9:53 a.m.

    This will be EXTREMELY helpful for me when the game comes out in Australia tomorrow.
  • Redeater - May 18, 2011 12:05 p.m.

    Sweet! I can't wait to use this after I finish this game. I am really loving it so far. Though it seems odd that there is some slow down for me during fire fights and not driving.....
  • juicenpancakes - May 18, 2011 1:38 p.m.

    Your billions of hours of dedication to this is greatly appreciated. I'll get all of these that I can on my own without looking them up and then use this to clean up any loose ends afterward. GR, home of the best guides on the interwebs. Thank you kind gents.
  • WonsAuto - May 18, 2011 6:25 p.m.

    Another awesome open-world guide by Wikiparez. Can you collect this stuff after beating the main story, or does it have to be before? Also, I saw your Twitter feed early this morning, can't believe you stayed at the office so late to work on this. Your ridiculous work ethic shan't go unappreciated!
  • GamesRadarMikelReparaz - May 18, 2011 6:52 p.m.

    @WonsAuto: Hey, thanks for the support. You can go after this stuff after finishing the game - in fact, the best way to do it is by going into the "Cases" menu and picking Free Roam (which becomes available for each desk as you finish them, and is also great for going after any street-crime cases you didn't get to before).
  • elpurplemonkey - May 19, 2011 12:22 a.m.

    I saw that tweet also- you stayed in the office until 3am or so doing this right? That's insane, but thank you very much for it.
  • 435 - May 19, 2011 7:51 a.m.

    Many thanks, my friend.
  • Darkrose2222 - May 19, 2011 6:43 p.m.

    Thanks for this I appreciate it. I am not sure if your aware of this You don't have to crash through gates to get certain items. He will easily hop over the fence even if there is a wire on top of it. I mean of course if you want to have fun you can do so. There are some easier ways to get some of the Items instead of what you are telling people they have to do. But I do love this site so Thanks again.
  • FVDub - May 19, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    It is absolutely incredible that you have made such an awesome guide so soon after the game has come out. THANK YOUR GR!
  • leeloo - May 20, 2011 4:08 a.m.

    Thank you for an awesome guide. Managed to get all landmarks, still working on the film reels.
  • TheSoftMachine - May 21, 2011 10:08 p.m.

    Ohahha wow i knew i wasnt the only one lazy enough to not park at the bottom of the stairs. i understand you had to put that pic in driving up the stairs i would have done the same myself. bravo.
  • TheGreatWeskby - May 24, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    Great guide... very helpful
  • Eaxis - May 26, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Great Guide, just got everything. Now I need to find every car.
  • zer0hvk - May 28, 2011 5:46 a.m.

    This was an awesome guide, now I'm closer to 100%! Thanks Mr. Reparaz!
  • thochaos - May 28, 2011 11:31 a.m.

    This was really helpful. I would never have found any of the reels without this guide and it made the last few landmarks extremely easy. Thanks!
  • Chiefslapaho - May 31, 2011 3:20 p.m.

    Am i the only one who thinks the ramshackle farmhouse looks a lot like John Marston's house?
  • dray - June 2, 2011 5:51 a.m.

    Only created A account to make this comment about youre guide. Well done, really excellent job, I really liked it with the pictures made it rather very easy to find them quickly. Took me maybe a good 2Hours or something to collect them all. Only used the Film reels Guide though. Again well done.
  • cranston - June 6, 2011 7:41 p.m.

    Had to register just to thank you for this guide, no way was I finding all of these in under 10hrs using the Social Club map. By far the best guide to finding the reels anywhere on internet. Thankyou!!
  • daz9111972 - June 25, 2011 8:32 a.m.

    GR8 guide . Hope this helps the garys of this world get their 100%. Just go in free roam 2 collect them.
  • spektreumek - July 1, 2011 2:01 a.m.

    100% done. Top guide GR. Shame Gary is still looking for cars. lol

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