Raw Deal by Anthony Mann |Anthony Mann, Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt | 796019797818 | DVD | Barnes & Noble
Raw Deal

Raw Deal

5.0 1
Director: Anthony Mann

Cast: Anthony Mann, Dennis O'Keefe, Claire Trevor, Marsha Hunt

     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Violent and viscerally sexual, Anthony Mann's muscular low-budget noir tells the tale of a framed gangster's quest for vengeance after he busts out of prison. Once freed, gangster Joe Sullivan Dennis O'Keefe) and his girl friend Pat (Claier Trevor) set off to find the mobster who set him up. The kidnapping of Ann Martin (Marsha Hunt), the social worker who wrote to

Overview

Violent and viscerally sexual, Anthony Mann's muscular low-budget noir tells the tale of a framed gangster's quest for vengeance after he busts out of prison. Once freed, gangster Joe Sullivan Dennis O'Keefe) and his girl friend Pat (Claier Trevor) set off to find the mobster who set him up. The kidnapping of Ann Martin (Marsha Hunt), the social worker who wrote to Joe in prison, leads the fugitive into a romantic triangle of death, passion and tragedy.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Adam Bregman
A noir with several, clever scenes, some fine cinematography and no shortage of violence, Raw Deal is a better than average, crime story, but it lacks plausibility at times, and telegraphs its upcoming twists. Noir genius John Alton handles the camera here and deftly cloaks the whole film in shadows. As the film opens, Joe Sullivan (Dennis O'Keefe) is visited by both Pat (Claire Trevor) and Ann Martin (Marsha Hunt) in prison. This scene sparkles with some smart dialogue and is a nice warm-up to the love triangle that follows. The gangsters in Raw Deal are pretty mean with Raymond Burr leading the pack as he scalds a party girl with his birthday flambeé. One problem with Raw Deal is the lack of believable chemistry between Joe and Ann. She likes Joe, but quickly changes her mind and attempts to call the police after he breaks out of prison. Not long after, she declares her love for him again after shooting the man who's attempted to kill him. Why Joe so prefers Ann to his longtime girlfriend Pat is also not made clear. On the screen, Joe and Ann don't seem to have much in common and the attraction seems vague at best. Though, otherwise, this is an entertaining, if not terribly artful noir, with Alton's camerawork standing out more than Anthony Mann's direction.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/18/2005
UPC:
0796019797818
Original Release:
1948
Rating:
NR
Source:
Classic Media
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:19:00

Related Subjects

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis O'Keefe Joe Sullivan
Claire Trevor Pat Regan
Marsha Hunt Ann Martin
John Ireland Fantail
Raymond Burr Ricky Coyle
Curt Conway Spider
Chili Williams Marcy
Richard Fraser Fields
Whit Bissell Murderer
Cliff Clark Gates

Technical Credits
Anthony Mann Director
John Alton Cinematographer
Leopold Atlas Screenwriter
Ridgeway Callow Asst. Director
Alfred de Gaetano Editor
Frances Ehren Costumes/Costume Designer
Irving Friedman Musical Direction/Supervision
John C. Higgins Screenwriter
Edward Ilou Art Director
Ted Larsen Makeup
Armor E. Marlowe Set Decoration/Design
Jack R. Rabin Special Effects
Paul Sawtell Score Composer
Earl Sitar Sound/Sound Designer
Edward Small Producer
Clarence I. Steensen Set Decoration/Design
George J. Teague Special Effects
Ern Westmore Makeup

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Raw Deal
1. I Wanna' Breathe [6:08]
2. Corkscrew Alley [4:29]
3. Ahead of the Dragnet [6:01]
4. Playing Hopscotch [2:37]
5. Slippery As An Eel [6:41]
6. Four State Alarm [4:03]
7. In the Clear [:20]
8. Tidy Pile of Rocks [5:33]
9. Run Amok [3:56]
10. Crescent City Motel [5:17]
11. Real Sharp Guy [3:12]
12. End of the Line [6:26]
13. Get Your Things [5:14]
14. All Aboard [1:49]
15. On the Rocks [5:04]
16. A Kind of Happiness [4:37]

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Raw Deal 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love film-noir you can't miss this tougher than nails crime flick.