Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics III
First, in "My Name Is Julia Ross" (1945), Nina Foch is an unemployed secretary whose quest for work leads her to a wealthy widow. After getting hired to help the woman, she is thrust into a strange world of murder and mistaken identity. With Dame May Whitty, George Macready. Next, Broderick Crawford is a New Orleans police detective who goes undercover to stop "The Mob" (1951). Betty Buehler, Richard Kiley, Ernest Borgnine co-star. Auto racing enthusiast Mickey Rooney is blackmailed and must "Drive A Crooked Road" (1954) as the man behind the wheel for some bank robbers. With Dianne Foster, Kevin McCarthy. Then, a cast-against-type Ginger Rogers shines as an uncooperative witness in a criminal case whose association with gangsters puts her in a "Tight Spot" (1955). With Edward G. Robinson, Brian Keith. Lastly, the shot-in-Philadelphia filming of David Goodis' "The Burglar" (1954) has jewel thief Dan Duryea planning one final heist with the help of accomplices Jayne Mansfield, Mickey Shaughnessy, and Peter Capell. 7 hrs. total on five discs. Standard/Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
- Phil Karlson, Joseph H. Lewis, Robert Parrish, Richard Quine, Paul Wendkos
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Mickey Rooney, Nina Foch, Ginger Rogers, Broderick Crawford, Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Betty Buehler, Edward G. Robinson, Dame May Whitty, Dianne Foster, Brian Keith, Richard Kiley, George Macready, Martha Vickers, Kevin McCarthy, Jack Kelly, Roland Varno, Lucy Marlow, Otto Hulett, Peter Capell, Harry Landers, Lorne Greene, Neville Brand, Anita Bolster, Mickey Shaughnessy... More