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|Genre||Mystery & Suspense/Film Noir|
|Format||NTSC, Subtitled, Anamorphic|
|Runtime||1 hour and 27 minutes|
From Michael Gordon, the acclaimed director of An Act of Murder, The Lady Gambles, Woman in Hiding, Pillow Talk, Portrait in Black and Texas Across the River, comes this stylish film noir starring Ella Raines (Phantom Lady, The Suspect), Edmond O’Brien (The Hitch-Hiker, D.O.A.), William Bendix (Lifeboat, Wake Island) and Vincent Price (Tales of Terror, The House of the Seven Gables). Leopold Kroner, formerly of Colby Enterprises, is released after five years in prison for embezzlement. Andrew Colby (Price), claiming that Kroner has threatened him, hires lawyer Bob Regan (O’Brien) as a secret bodyguard. Sure enough, Kroner turns up in Colby’s room with a gun, and Regan kills him. Then Regan, who sticks around to romance Colby’s secretary Noel (Raines), begins to suspect he’s been used. Director Gordon and the superb cast spin a web of deception, seduction and murder in this first-rate crime drama.
-NEW Audio Commentary by Professor and Film Scholar Jason A. Ney -Theatrical Trailer
- Language : English
- Package Dimensions : 17 x 13.6 x 1.4 cm; 60 Grams
- Media Format : NTSC, Subtitled, Anamorphic
- Run time : 1 hour and 27 minutes
- Subtitles: : English
- Studio : Kl Studio Classics
- ASIN : B092L34X63
- Country of origin : USA
- Number of discs : 1
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This film Noir movie is really quite good. Vincent Price does a great job here as he always does in all his movies no matter how big the part is. This gives us a glimpse of his abilities long before he was known as a horror actor. Ella Raines is also much appreciated in this crime drama. A nice addition is the film Historian audio commentary included on the disc. If you are a fan of Vincent Price or Film Noir movies you might like this forgotten gem.
Director: Michael Gordon
Writers: William Bowers, Bertram Millhauser, Harry Kurnitz
Starring: Ella Raines, Edmond O'Brien, William Bendix, Vincent Price, Maria Palmer, John Abbott
Producer: Jerry Bresler
The story is developed well with some surprises including the ending. Worth getting and adding to your Film Noir library and worth watching again over time.
Update--I left the movie running and about 10 minutes into it, the jumpiness finally ended. So it is a flawed copy, but only at the beginning.