×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Time without Pity
     

Time without Pity

Director: Joseph Losey, Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern

Cast: Joseph Losey, Michael Redgrave, Ann Todd, Leo McKern

 

See All Formats & Editions

Joseph Losey directed this intelligent thriller about a man desperate to save his son from a date with the hangman, which has been given a solid presentation for its release on DVD. Time Without Pity has been transferred to disc in the full-screen aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English with no

Overview

Joseph Losey directed this intelligent thriller about a man desperate to save his son from a date with the hangman, which has been given a solid presentation for its release on DVD. Time Without Pity has been transferred to disc in the full-screen aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English with no multiple-language options. Bonus materials include an essay from author and critic Wheeler Winston Dixon, filmographies for director Losey and stars Michael Redgrave and Leo McKern, and Pete Roleum and His Cousins, a short subject Losey directed for screening at the 1939 World's Fair.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Time Without Pity is an unusual film noir in that, though it has at its center a murder, it is not a murder mystery. Rather, the film's considerable suspense comes from wondering whether the real killer will be fingered before the accused is put to death. This may seem like a small point, but it actually provides a very high level of tension throughout and also distinguishes Time from many other murder films of the period. Credit goes both to director Joseph Losey and adapter Ben Barzman for the creation and maintenance of the palpable tension, which is crucial to Time's success. Barzman's script is lean and skillful, and peppered with memorable twists. For his part, Losey never lets the viewer forget that time is the real enemy in this picture; few films are as feverishly obsessed with time and its passage. He also gets marvelous performances from Ann Todd and Leo McKern, and a tremendously powerful one from Michael Redgrave. Looking like hell, Redgrave's torment (and deep regret) are painful -- and so is his weakness. Even more than Losey's or Barzman's, Redgrave's contribution is essential to Time's success.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/30/2004
UPC:
0037429193723
Original Release:
1957
Rating:
NR
Source:
Homevision
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[B&W]
Sound:
[monaural]
Time:
1:25:00

Special Features

New digital transfer; Peter Roleum and His Cousins, Losey's directorial debut film short, commissioned for the 1939 New York World's Fair; Director and actor filmographies; Essay by author and critic Wheeler Winston Dixon

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Redgrave David Graham
Ann Todd Honor Stanford
Leo McKern Robert Stanford
Peter Cushing Jeremy Clayton
Alec McCowen Alan Graham
Renee Houston Mrs. Harker
Paul Daneman Brian Stanford
Lois Maxwell Vicky Harker
Richard Wordsworth Maxwell
George Devine Barnes
Joan Plowright Agnes Cole
Ernest Clark Under Secretary
Peter Copley Prison Chaplain
Richard Leech Proprietor of Espresso Bar
Hugh Moxey Prison Governor
Julian Somers 1st Warder
John Chandos 1st Journalist
Dickie Henderson Comedian
Christina Lubicz Jenny Cole
Vernon Greeves Second Journalist
Arnold Diamond Third Journalist
Aubrey Richards Prison Gatekeeper
Gwynne Whitby Stanford's Housekeeper
Dervis Ward First Mechanic
David Lander Second Mechanic
David Heneker Pianist

Technical Credits
Joseph Losey Director
Leigh Aman Production Manager
John Arnold Producer
Ben Barzman Screenwriter
Colin M. Brewer Asst. Director
Tristram Cary Score Composer
Leon Clore Executive Producer
Marcus Dods Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Freddie Francis Cinematographer
Alex Garfath Makeup
Arthur Ibbetson Camera Operator
Alan Osbigton Editor
Reece Pemberton Production Designer
Bernard Sarron Art Director
Anthony Simmons Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Execution at 8 [5:25]
2. The Prisoner [4:41]
3. Guilty or Innocent? [4:52]
4. The Stanfords [5:47]
5. The Flat [5:36]
6. Evidence [3:43]
7. You're Graham! [4:40]
8. Vickie Harker [4:51]
9. Lost Hope [6:08]
10. Honor [6:51]
11. The Visit [6:16]
12. Reprieve Denied [7:20]
13. Christmas Eve [6:06]
14. Murderer! [3:56]
15. Something Tangible [8:09]
16. End Credits [:43]

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews