L.A. Noire film reels and landmarks guide

19. Mildred Pierce

Compared to finding this reel, the rest are a total cakewalk. It's only accessible through a long railway tunnel; assuming you're taking these in order, we recommend taking this entrance, situated just off Hill Street between 4th and 5th (see map below).

Follow the tunnel until you see it fork to the right. That's your cue to slam on the brakes and get out.

Head into the fork (which turns out to be a dead end), and you'll see the 1945 version of Mildred Pierce sitting next to the tracks. Once you've grabbed it, get back in the car and continue heading through the tunnel, as the exit will take you near the next reel.


20. This Gun for Hire

The next reel's in the shadow of the Beverly Boulevard bridge, in a construction site a block east of Glendale. Here's how to get there if you're coming from the east end of 1st Street.

Turn northeast onto the short, nameless road, and then hang a right into the construction site as soon as you're able. (Just smash through any barriers you find.) 

Immediately hang another right, drive down into this ditch and smash through the chain-link gates at the end.

The path bottoms out in a construction pit with a wooden scaffold:

Just inside of that scaffold, you'll find a ramp. Head up it.

Turn around when you're at the top of the ramp, and This Gun For Hire will be waiting for you at the end of the platform.


21. Rififi

In the suburban tangle between 6th and 3rd streets, a little east of Union Ave., you'll find this little teal-and-white house:

March on up to its front porch, and you'll discover the classic 1955 heist film, partially hidden behind the railing.


22. Sweet Smell of Success

North of where you found the last reel, and just south of 3rd Street, you'll find a big drive-in diner. Across the street from it to the west, you'll see a big red crane behind a couple of large houses. Head over to it.

Head left at the crane and you'll find yourself on the rim of a large construction pit.

The next reel is sitting by a little wooden shelter at the pit's southeast corner.


23. Murder, My Sweet

On Beacon between 8th and 9th (just north of a huge oil field), look west and you'll see a plaza with stairs leading down. Head over to them.

At the bottom of the stairs, you'll find a parking garage - and, more importantly, a tree at its center. The next reel is sitting among its roots.


24. Night and the City

Look south from the bridge in MacArthur Park, and you'll see a little yellow-roofed gazebo just sitting out in the middle of the water. But how to get there?

Oh, it turns out the water's safe to wade through. Neat.

Jog out to the gazebo, and you'll find the next reel laying in plain sight.


25. The Big Clock

Along the winding, hilly path between Grand View and Alvarado (and north of 6th), you'll find this expensive-looking home, with the address 131.

The next reel is sitting on its front porch. Easy!


26. The Naked City

From Beverly Boulevard, head south onto Bonni Brae Street and look right. You should see this imposing two-story blue house. Head over to the porch that the arrow's pointing to:

At the end of the porch, you'll find The Naked City just sitting there, unattended.

Next page: Move on to the Wilshire district with reels 27-36 


  • Roshilala - September 29, 2014 9:16 p.m.

    The best guide for this trophy! Thank you for this oh so much
  • Aphobic - November 14, 2011 5:59 a.m.

    Best game guide on the internet, well done! It helped me immensely - I'm now 60/60 with 1400 achievement points! Don't mind the uneducated, illiterate gerbil below me, keep up the great work!
  • auramarx - September 10, 2011 3:33 p.m.

    I really dont kno why deez people are praising you dat much.Honestly i had to find da film reels on my own with little help of your dont even kno how to put a destination mark in its place.i had to go look for da film reel cuz your destination mark is in da wrong places.smh next time if you ever decide to do a guide on how to find sumthing put put da destination mark where da object is cuz you dont kno how to put where we have to go correctly
  • spektreumek - July 1, 2011 2:01 a.m.

    100% done. Top guide GR. Shame Gary is still looking for cars. lol
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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!
  • zer0hvk - May 28, 2011 5:46 a.m.

    This was an awesome guide, now I'm closer to 100%! Thanks Mr. Reparaz!
  • Eaxis - May 26, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    Great Guide, just got everything. Now I need to find every car.
  • TheGreatWeskby - May 24, 2011 8:53 a.m.

    Great guide... very helpful
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 435 - May 19, 2011 7:51 a.m.

    Many thanks, my friend.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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!

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