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Film noir classics III [videorecording]
DVDs DVDs | Sony Pictures Home Entertainment | 2012
Available at Adult DVD-Nonfiction (Call number: DVD F pt.1-5 DRAMA) plus 1 more
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Imprint
Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012]
Descript
5 videodiscs (ca. 419 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series
The collector's choice
TCM vault collection
TCM vault collection.
Collector's choice (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm))
System Det
DVD; Dolby digital.
Note
Title from container.
Originally released as motion pictures by Columbia Pictures Corporation in 1945 (My name is Julia Ross), 1951 (The mob), 1954 (Drive a crooked road), 1955 (Tight spot), and 1957 (The burglar).
My name is Julia Ross is based on the book The woman in red by Anthony Gilbert.
The mob is based on the Collier's magazine story Waterfront by Ferguson Findley.
Drive a crooked road is from a story by James Benson Nablo.
Tight spot is based upon the play Dead pigeon by Lenard Kantor.
The burglar is adapted from the novel The burglar by David Goodis.
My name is Julia Ross and The mob are full screen format (1.33:1 aspect ratio); Drive a crooked road, Tight spot and The burglar are widescreen format (1.85:1 aspect ratio).
Special features: scene stills and movie posters; Martin Scorsese introduces Drive a crooked road and The burglar.
Cast
My name is Julia Ross: Nina Foch, Dame May Whitty, George Macready, Roland Varno, Anita Bolster, Doris Lloyd.
The mob: Broderick Crawford, Betty Buehler, Richard Kiley, Otto Hulett, Matt Crowley.
Drive a crooked road: Mickey Rooney, Dianne Foster.
Tight spot: Ginger Rogers, Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith.
The burglar: Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers, Peter Capell, Mickey Shaughnessy.
Audience
Not rated.
Summary
My name is Julia Ross: "An unemployed London secretary is hired as a live-in assistant for an elderly woman but soon finds herself in a nightmarish situation"--Container.
The mob: "A police detective ... goes undercover as a dock worker in New Orleans in order to investigate the criminal activities of a waterfront racket"--Container.
Drive a crooked road: "Los Angeles mechanic and race car enthusiast Eddie Shannon is seduced by a gangster's girlfriend and blackmailed into participating as the getaway driver in a bank robbery"--Container.
Tight spot: "A district attorney springs former model Sherry Conley from prison and tries to pressure her to testify against a powerful mobster she knew through close mutual acquaintances"--Container.
The burglar: "A cunning jewel thief ... targets the mansion of a wealthy evangelist as his final career heist"--Container.
Contents
My name is Julia Ross / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by Muriel Roy Bolton ; produced by Wallace Macdonald ; directed by Joseph H. Lewis (ca. 64 min., 1945) -- The mob / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by William Bowers ; produced by Jerry Bresler ; directed by Robert Parrish (ca. 86 min., 1951) -- Drive a crooked road / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by Blake Edwards ; adaptation by Richard Quine ; produced by Jonie Taps ; directed by Richard Quine (ca. 83 min., 1954) -- Tight spot / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screen play by William Bowers ; produced by Lewis J. Rachmil ; directed by Phil Karlson (ca. 96 min., 1955) -- The burglar / Columbia Pictures Corporation presents ; screenplay by David Goodis ; produced by Louis W. Kellman ; directed by Paul Wendkos (ca. 90 min., 1957).
Local Note
Drct, 3-12; 8-12(add)
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Alt Title
Film noir classics 3
Columbia Pictures Film noir classics III
Columbia Pictures film noir classics 3
My name is Julia Ross.
Mob.
Drive a crooked road.
Tight spot (Motion picture)
Burglar (Motion picture : 1957)
ISBN/ISSN
608866795414
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