Film Noir Classic Collection, Vol. 4
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Film Noir Classic Collection, Vol. 4

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Director: André De Toth, Anthony Mann, Don Siegel, Fred Zinnemann

Cast: André De Toth, Anthony Mann, Don Siegel, Fred Zinnemann

     
 
This gripping, gritty film noir begins as a mortally wounded physician staggers into the apartment of a vicious vixen, the leader of a notorious gang of thieves. Shots ring out, and the police rush to the scene. Sergeant Leonard gets there to find the doctor dead, and the woman failing fast. As she lay gasping she decides to tell the sergeant the whole terrible story

Overview

This gripping, gritty film noir begins as a mortally wounded physician staggers into the apartment of a vicious vixen, the leader of a notorious gang of thieves. Shots ring out, and the police rush to the scene. Sergeant Leonard gets there to find the doctor dead, and the woman failing fast. As she lay gasping she decides to tell the sergeant the whole terrible story that began when she got involved with a cop-killing robber who was captured and sentenced to death. Before his fateful date with the gas chamber, he lets the rest of the gang know where he hid the $40,0000 they netted from the caper; he, with her help, also arranges to ingest the doctor's newly developed drug, an antidote to cyanide, to escape his "execution." The plot works, and eventually, the gangster is back in business. He gives his girl half of the map, but unfortunately gets shot by a rival before he can give her the other half. The ruthless woman and another gang member then force the doctor to assist them with their search. They are heading off to the location, when the double-crossing she-devil kills the other gangster in a horrible manner and continues on with the doctor. They find the chest containing the loot and they get an awful surprise. The woman begins laughing hysterically as if on the verge of a full-blown break down. She shoots the doctor and then flees, thereby bringing the story up to the present. Just before she dies, the ruthless woman reveals the astonishing contents of the chest.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/31/2007
UPC:
0085391150206
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
13:53:00

Special Features

Commentaries and featurettes on all titles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cathy O'Donnell Keechie,Ellen Norson
Edward G. Robinson Victor Scott
Farley Granger Joe Norson,Bowie
Jean Gillie Margot Shelby
Ricardo Montalban Lt. Peter Morales
Richard Basehart Warren Quimby
Robert Mitchum Jeff Cameron,Lieut. Duke Halliday
Sterling Hayden Detective Sgt. Sims
Van Heflin Frank R. Enley
Audrey Totter Claire Quimby
Edward Norris Jim Vincent
Faith Domergue Margo Lannington
Gene Nelson Steve Lacey
Jane Greer Joan "Chiquita" Graham
Nina Foch Ellen Miles
Robert Ryan Joe Parkson
Sally Forrest Grace Shanway
Bruce Bennett Dr. McAdoo
Claude Rains Frederick Lannington
Cyd Charisse Mary Chanler
Howard Da Silva Chickamaw
Hugh Marlowe Ray Borden
James Craig Georgie Garsell
Janet Leigh Edith Enley
Phyllis Kirk Ellen
Donald Smith Frank Olins
William Bendix Captain Blake
Barry Sullivan Lt. Collier Bonnabel
Elsa Lanchester Mrs. Smerrling
Herbert Rudley Dr. Lloyd Craig
Jay C. Flippen T-Dub
Jayne Mansfield Angel O'Hara
Maureen O'Sullivan Julie
Patric Knowles Fiske
Paul Kelly Capt. Walter Anderson
Phyllis Thaxter Ann Sturges
Ted de Corsia Doc Penny
Albert Dekker Frank Garland
Charles Kemper Police Chief
Helen Craig Mattie
Jean Hagen Harriet Sinton
Marshall Thompson Henry Shanway
Mary Astor Pat
Ramon Novarro Col. Ortega
Sheldon Leonard Sgt. Joseph Portugal
Tom D'Andrea Freddie
Berry Kroeger Johnny
Lloyd Gough Barney Deager

Technical Credits
André De Toth Director
Anthony Mann Director
Don Siegel Director
Fred Zinnemann Director
Jack Bernhard Director
John Berry Director
John Farrow Director
John Sturges Director
Lewis Allen Director
Nicholas Ray Director

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