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A collection of classic film noir.
Genre: Feature Film-Drama
Release Date: 6-JUL-2004
Media Type: DVD
"Build my gallows high, baby"--just one of the quintessentially noir sentiments expressed by Robert Mitchum in this classic of the genre. Mitchum, in absolute prime, sleepy-eyed form, relates a complicated flashback about getting hired by gangster Kirk Douglas to find femme fatale Jane Greer. The chain of film noir elements--love, money, lies--drags Mitchum into the lower depths. Director Jacques Tourneur gets the edgy negotiations between men and women as exactly right as he gets the inky shadows of the noir landscape (even the sunlit exteriors are fraught with doubt). This is Mitchum in excelsis, with his usual laid-back cool laced with great dialogue and tragic foreshadowing. As for his co-star, James Agee immortally opined that Jane Greer "can best be described, in an ancient idiom, as a hot number." Remade in 1984, unhappily, as Against All Odds (with Greer in a supporting role). --Robert Horton
Outstanding film - although it was made in the 1940s, the fear, anxiety, and cynicism that lurks in the background is Very similar to what frames our social and cultural background... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Cliff H
This, to me, is the best film noir ever made with the ASPHALT JUNGLE second. Mitchum is excellent but it is the surrounding cast that makes this superb. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RPorter
Fantastic example of the noir genre. Everybody is out to double-cross everyone else. Some aspects are a bit dated, but the cast is wonderful and the filming locations are worth... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Derek S.
Terrific writing and acting in this movie. A guy trying to dump an evil but beautiful girl for a more homely but loving girl, and switch from an evil but well paying job for an... Read morePublished 2 months ago by etienne
Considered by many to be the best film-noir movie - for good reason. Old cobra eyes is at the top of his game - no one can possibly top his performance in this role.Published 3 months ago by Denis L blackmore
One of the best film noirs ever. Jane Greer is absolutely fantastic. I understand she was the one who said no to Howard Hughes and for that reason did not work that much but this... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dennis J. Pauly