Film Noir Classic Collection, Vol. 4
A WWII veteran finds his quiet civilian life thrown into turmoil when he's pursued by a fellow former soldier out for revenge after all their buddies were killed while being held in a Nazi prison camp, in "Act Of Violence" (1948). Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh star. "The Big Steal" (1949) follows Robert Mitchum, Jane Greer, Patric Knowles, and William Bendix on a suspenseful chase across the Southwest in pursuit of a six-figure sum in a stolen Army payroll shipment. When a female skeleton is discovered in Cape Cod, a Boston detective (Ricardo Montalban) must find the killer before the wrong man is sent to prison, in "Mystery Street" (1950). With Marshall Thompson, Sally Forrest. And, after sending an innocent man to the electric chair, a D.A. (Edward G. Robinson) resigns and enters private practice, only to find himself mixed up with the criminal underworld, in "Illegal" (1955). With Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe. Five-disc set also includes "Decoy," "They Live By Night," "Side Street," "Where Danger Lives," "Tension," and "Crime Wave." 13 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French; audio commentary; featurettes; theatrical trailers.
Academy Award ®
Nominee: Best Original Story
- Lewis Allen, Jack Bernhard, John Berry, Andre DeToth, John Farrow, Anthony Mann, Nicholas Ray, Don Siegel, John Sturges, Fred Zinnemann
- Black & White
- Closed Captioned:
- Cast: Sterling Hayden, Edward G. Robinson, Robert Mitchum, Van Heflin, Farley Granger, Ricardo Montalban, Richard Basehart, Cathy O'Donnell, Jean Gillie, Faith Domergue, Gene Nelson, Sally Forrest, Nina Foch, Jane Greer, Audrey Totter, Edward Norris, Robert Ryan, Hugh Marlowe, Cyd Charisse, Janet Leigh, Bruce Bennett, William Bendix, James Craig, Claude Rains, Phyllis Kirk... More