The Resource Columbia Pictures film noir classics, II, (videorecording)

Columbia Pictures film noir classics, II, (videorecording)

Label
Columbia Pictures film noir classics, II
Title
Columbia Pictures film noir classics
Title number
II
Title variation
Film noir classics
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Human desire: A Korean War veteran comes back to his job as a railroad engineer, and becomes entangled with a violent co-worker and the man's alluring wife in a web of deception, suspicion, and murder
  • Pushover: A cop, staking out the apartment of a bank robber's girlfriend, makes a move on her to get information. But he makes the mistake of really falling for her, testing his loyalties with deadly results
  • The brothers Rico: A businessman and husband is contacted by his former organized crime boss, and is drawn back into the danger of the mob, putting his family on the line
  • Nightfall: A commercial artist is pursued by the police for a crime he didn't commit, and chased by criminals for money he didn't steal
  • City of fear: A convict steals a container from the prison infirmary, thinking it contains cocaine, and escapes, intending to sell the drug for a fortune. However, the powder is really a highly radioactive substance that will kill everyone who is exposed to it
Member of
Cataloging source
JBL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Human desire: director, Fritz Lang ; producer, Lewis J. Rachmil ; screenplay, Alfred Hayes, based on the novel by Émile Zola, La bête humaine
  • Pushover: director, Richard Quine ; producer, Jules Schermer ; screenplay, Roy Huggins, adapted from two novels, The Night Watch by Thomas Walsh, and Rafferty by Bill S. Ballinger
  • The brothers Rico: director, Phil Karlson ; producer, Lewis J. Rachmil ; screenplay, Lewis Meltzer and Ben Perry, based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Les frères Rico
  • Nightfall: director, Jacques Tourneur ; producer, Ted Richmond ; screenplay, Stirling Sillphant, based on the novel Nightfall by David Goodis
  • City of fear: director, Irving Lerner ; producer, Leon Chooluck ; screenplay, Steven Ritch, Robert Dillon
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
PerformerNote
  • Human desire: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Edgar Buchanan
  • Pushover: Fred MacMurray, Philip Carey, Kim Novak, Dorothy Malone
  • The brothers Rico: Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates, James Darren, Harry Bellaver
  • Nightfall: Aldo Ray, Brian Keith, Anne Bancroft, Jocelyn Brando, James Gregory, Frank Albertson, Rudy Bond
  • City of fear: Vince Edwards, John Archer, Patricia Blair, Steven Ritch
Runtime
425
Series statement
Collector's choice
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Columbia Pictures film noir classics, II, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • "Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and The Film Foundation partner once again to bring five films to DVD for the first time, fully restored and remastered"--Container
  • Special features: Martin Scorsese on The brothers Rico ; Pulp paranoia with Christopher Nolan ; Terror and desire with Emily Mortimer ; original theatrical trailers
  • Originally released as motion pictures 1954-1959
  • Human desire, The brothers Rico, and City of fear are in b&w. Pushover and Nightfall are in color
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
[1] Human desire (1954) -- [2] Pushover (1954) -- [3] The brothers Rico (1957) -- [4] Nightfall (1957) -- City of fear (1959)
Control code
ocn646306692
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (425 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396319646
Other physical details
sd., b&w or col.
Publisher number
31964
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)646306692
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital ; widescreen ; region 1 encoding
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Columbia Pictures film noir classics, II, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • "Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and The Film Foundation partner once again to bring five films to DVD for the first time, fully restored and remastered"--Container
  • Special features: Martin Scorsese on The brothers Rico ; Pulp paranoia with Christopher Nolan ; Terror and desire with Emily Mortimer ; original theatrical trailers
  • Originally released as motion pictures 1954-1959
  • Human desire, The brothers Rico, and City of fear are in b&w. Pushover and Nightfall are in color
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
[1] Human desire (1954) -- [2] Pushover (1954) -- [3] The brothers Rico (1957) -- [4] Nightfall (1957) -- City of fear (1959)
Control code
ocn646306692
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
5 videodiscs (425 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
043396319646
Other physical details
sd., b&w or col.
Publisher number
31964
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)646306692
System details
DVD ; Dolby digital ; widescreen ; region 1 encoding
Video recording format
DVD

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