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Classic Film Noir, Vol. 3 - 10 Movie Pack

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10 Film Noir Movies on 3 DVDs. Includes Borderline, Danger Street, Strange Illusion, Tokyo File 212 and others. Robert Young, Claire Trevor, Fred MacMurray, Joan Fontaine and Edmund O'Brien are among the stars.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Joan Fontaine, Fred MacMurray, Constance Towers, Robert Young, Ida Lupino
  • Directors: Ida Lupino, Samuel Fuller, James V. Kern
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: St. Clair Vision
  • DVD Release Date: October 23, 2007
  • Run Time: 68 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000UL61KM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #230,426 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Classic Film Noir, Vol. 3 - 10 Movie Pack" on IMDb

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58 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Annie Van Auken TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 29, 2007
Format: DVD
Film noir (or dark cinema) was popular from the mid-1930s to the mid-50's. In this genre, happy endings are non-existent-- the protagonist often ends up humiliated, defeated or even dead.

The ten titles in CLASSIC FILM NOIR, Vol. 3 include not-widely-available films, such as:

TOKYO FILE 212-- An early American/Japanese production concerning a spy ring in Japan that's out to sabotage America's Korean War efforts.

THE BIGAMIST-- An adoption agent discovers that a potential client has a wife and child in another town. Excellent cast and a well-told story directed by co-star Ida Lupino.

POSTMARK FOR DANGER-- This British-made suspense film has all the atmsophere of American noir. A twisting and turning yarn that begins with a car going off a cliff.

DANGER STREET-- Jane Withers (remember the "Josephine the Plumber" TV ads?) is a reporter who photographs a gambling place and almost gets killed for it.

The ULTIMATE FILM NOIR COLLECTION consists of both Volumes 1 and 2 of this series in one convenient package.

ST. CLAIR DVD multi-packs are reasonably priced, and offer fine quality video/audio transfers of unrestored public domain material. Discs are single-side recorded, plastic storage cases fairly sturdy, movie liner notes appear on box's back cover.

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Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.

DISC ONE--
(6.2) The Second Woman (1951) - Robert Young/Betsy Drake/Jason Robards Sr./Jimmie Dodd
(6.1) Borderline (1950) - Fred MacMurray/Claire Trevor/Raymond Burr
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By mrliteral VINE VOICE on June 16, 2008
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For every major noir film - an Out of the Past or Murder My Sweet - there are probably a dozen lesser known movies, films that (sometimes rightfully) are mostly forgotten nowadays. Classic Film Noir collects ten of these lesser known movies in a 3 DVD set.

Disc One has three movies: The Second Woman, Borderline and The Naked Kiss. The Second Woman is something of a whodunit, with Robert Young as an architect beleaguered by bad luck. Is someone out to kill him, or is it all a paranoid fantasy? Borderline has Claire Trevor and Fred MacMurray as two undercover operatives out to stop Raymond Burr; the twist is that neither knows the other is a cop. The Naked Kiss is an old Sam Fuller movie with a prostitute trying to start a new life and being distrusted by a local police captain. This final movie is actually the best in the set, and pretty gritty for its era (made in 1964, it is also the most recent of the ten films by eight years). The other two are passably entertaining.

Disc Two also has three movies. Devil's Sleep is the weakest in the bunch, something of a Reefer Madness sort of cautionary flick about drugs, but too dumb and preachy to be effective. The Bigamist is not the standard noir movie as the only crime is bigamy, with Edmond O'Brien married to both Joan Fontaine and Ida Lupino (who also directed); how he got into this mess is related in flashback. Postmark for Danger is reminiscent of Hammer's old film noirs with its British setting; the plot itself has a resemblance to Laura, with some diamond smuggling thrown into the mix.

Disc Three has four movies. Danger Street is one of those whodunits with a pair of intrepid reporters exchanging witty lines as they solve crimes. The light touch eliminates any real sense of danger for the heroes.
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Pat Marvin (Jane Withers) and her trusty camera are on the spot, taking incriminating pictures for FLICK magazine. Along w/ her boss, Larry Burke (Robert Lowery), they've got all of the local ne'er-do-wells and reprobates on the run! Oh no! The owner of the magazine has decided to sell it. So, Pat, Larry, and the rest of the crew pool their resources and buy it themselves. Oh no again! Some of the money raised wasn't "on the level". Now, they need $2,600.00 fast! Luckily, a reclusive Countess could be just the ticket, if only Pat can get her picture. Pat and Larry don disguises as servants for the Countess' latest soiree, cameras at the ready. Bingo! The perfect photo is taken. Everything appears settled, until someone winds up dead! DANGER STREET is a humorous movie w/ wacky characters and a little bit of crime-drama suspense tossed in. Withers and Lowery are a good team. Very watchable...
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By M. Denny on June 18, 2014
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Great movie. Funny with enough mystery and suspense to keep it interesting. It's a wonderful movie to just relax and watch -- you don't have to think too much!
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Thomas Tunstall on December 12, 2007
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I previously bought Volume 1 and 2, and was pleased with both. While there are some duds in all three, there is 13+ hours of content. A great cross-section of film noir for a great price.
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