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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681432403
  • ISBN: 1681432404
  • Physical Description: DVD videorecording
    2 videodiscs (approximately 112 minutes) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 inches.
  • Edition: Two-DVD special edition.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : The Criterion Collection, [2016]
  • Producer: Beverly Hills, California : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1950.

Content descriptions

General Note: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1950.
Based on the novel by W.R. Burnett.
Full screen (1.37:1).
Special features: audio commentary from 2004 by film historian Drew Casper, featuring recordings of actor James Whitmore; new interviews with film noir historian Eddie Muller and cinematographer John Bailey; archival footage of writer-director John Huston discussing the film; Pharos of chaos a 1983 documentary about actor Sterling Haydon; episode of the television program City lights from 1979 featuring John Huston; audio excerpts of archival interviews with Huston; trailer. Container insert includes essay "A left-handed form of human endeavor" by film critic Geoffrey O'Brien.
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director of photography, Harold Rosson ; film editor, George Boemler ; music by Miklos Rozsa.
Participant or Performer Note: Sterling Hayden, Louis Calhern, Jean Hagen, James Whitmore, Sam Jaffe, John McIntire, Marilyn Monroe.
Summary, etc.: A heist is being set up to be pulled off by Doc, who has recruited a small gang to help him carry it out. Everything he could possibly think of was taken care of, down to the very last detail. It's the night of the heist and suddenly Doc's luck turns sour when betrayal strikes and the gangsters need to flee from the police.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC region 1, full screen (1.37:1) presentation; Dolby Digital monaural.
Language Note:
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
Source of Description Note:
Title from disc surface.
Subject: Jewelry theft -- Drama
Ex-convicts -- Drama
Jewel thieves -- Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films.
Film noir.
Fiction films.
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Topic Heading: Closed-captioned DVDs.

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