Film Noir Classic Collection Vol., 5

Film Noir Classic Collection Vol., 5

Director: Don Siegel, Edward Dmytryk Cast: Anthony Mann, Gerald Mayer



This box set pays homage to classic Hollywood film noir with eight crime and suspense classics pulled from studio vaults. The package begins with Cornered (1945), from genre master Edward Dmytryk (Mirage); it stars Dick Powell as a Canadian WWII pilot who encounters a host of complications upon attempting to track down and kill the collaborationist responsible for his wife's death. The second feature in the set, 1947's Desperate, comes from another noir stalwart, Anthony Mann; this one stars Steve Brodie as an innocently trucker unwittingly caught up in a fur robbery and forced to confess a crime he didn't commit. The film then includes one of the most familiar of all noir titles, The Phenix City Story, with John McIntire as a good-natured attorney who gets pulled into an effort to reform a corrupt southern small town. The fourth film in the collection, 1950's Dial 1119, was helmed by Gerald Mayer, nephew of mogul Louis B. Mayer; it stars Marshall Thompson as an emotionally distraught young man who decides to hold some bar patrons hostage. The fifth feature in the collection, Armored Car Robbery , concerns a diabolical attempt by career criminal Dave Purvis (William Talman) to mastermind the titular theft, despite his relentless pursuit by a determined cop. Don Siegel (Dirty Harry) helmed the sixth title in the set, 1956's Crime In the Streets, with John Cassavetes as an angry, dysfunctional teenager who conspires to commit homicide. The legendary Susan Hayward headlines Deadline at Dawn (1946), about an aspiring actress attempting to clear the name of a sailor accused of murder. Finally, 1950's Backfire stars Gordon MacRae as a released hospital patient searching for an old military buddy who has been framed on a murder charge. Bonus features in the set include theatrical trailers for two of the titles.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/13/2010
UPC: 0883929042197
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 11:23:00

Special Features

Theatrical trailers on 2 titles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles McGraw Lt. Jim Codell
Dick Powell Gerard
James Whitmore Ben Wagner
John McIntire Albert Patterson
Marshall Thompson Gunther Wyckoff
Steve Brodie Steve Randall,Al Mapes
Susan Hayward June Goth
Virginia Mayo Julie Benson
Adele Jergens Yvonne
Audrey Long Anne Randall
Gordon MacRae Bob Corey
John Cassavetes Frankie Dane
Paul Lukas Gus
Richard Kiley John Patterson
Virginia Field Freddy
Walter Slezak Incza
Bill Williams Alex Winkley
Edmond O'Brien Steve Connolly
Kathryn Grant Ellie Rhodes
Nina Vale Senora Camargo
Raymond Burr Walt Radak
Sal Mineo Baby Gioia
Sam Levene Dr. John Faron
William Talman Dave Purvis
Dane Clark Ben Arno
Douglas Fowley Benny,Pete
Edward Andrews Rhett Tanner
Joseph Calleia Bartelli
Leon Ames Earl
Mark Rydell Lou Macklin
Micheline Cheirel Mme. Jarnac
Denise Alexander Maria Gioia
Lenka Peterson Mary Jo Patterson
Morris Carnovsky Santana
Osa Massen Helen Robinson
Viveca Lindfors Lysa Randolph
William Challee Reynolds
Jason Robards Ferrari
Virginia Gregg Mrs. Dane

Technical Credits
Anthony Mann Director
Don Siegel Director
Edward Dmytryk Director
Gerald Mayer Director
Harold Clurman Director
Phil Karlson Director
Richard Fleischer Director
Vincent Sherman Director

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