[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, c2007.
[Full screen version.]
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (35 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
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Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 383.
DVD; Dolby Digital mono.
In English, with optional English (SDH) subtitles.
Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne DeCarlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Anita Colby, Sam Levene, Howard Duff, Art Smith, Jeff Corey.
Director, Jules Dassin ; producer, Mark Hellinger ; director of photography, William Daniels ; editor, Edward Curtiss ; music, Miklos Rozsa.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1947 by Universal-International Pictures.
Based on a story by Robert Patterson.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Joe Collins, along with his fellow inmates, live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins's dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains?
Special features: audio commentary by film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; a new interview with Paul Mason, author of Capturing the Media: Prison Discourse in Popular Culture; theatrical trailer; stills gallery.