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Author: Rudolph MatéEdmond O'BrienPamela BrittonLuther AdlerEdgar G UlmerAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Questar, Inc. [distributor], 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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D.O.A.: On vacation from his clinging girlfriend, a complacent accountant unknowingly swallows a drink spiked with radioactive poison and then spends the last desperate hours of his life trying to find out who killed him -- and why.
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Genre/Form: Film noir
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Rudolph Maté; Edmond O'Brien; Pamela Britton; Luther Adler; Edgar G Ulmer; Tom Neal; Ann Savage; Claudia Drake; Orson Welles; Sam Spiegel; Edward G Robinson; Loretta Young; Philip Merivale; Fritz Lang; Joan Bennett; Dan Duryea; Byron Haskin; Hunt Stromberg; Lizabeth Scott; Don Defore; Questar, Inc.
ISBN: 1594640688 9781594640681
OCLC Number: 56089287
Notes: Special features (Disc 6): What is film noir? ; Femme fatale: the film noir dame ; 38 classic film noir trailers ; posters of film noir.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 6 videodiscs (540 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Disc 1. D.O.A. / director, Rudloph Mate ; producer, Leo C. Popkin ; cast, Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler (1950, 83 min.) --
Disc 2. Detour / director, Edgar G. Ulmer, producer, Leon Fromkees ; cast: Tom Neal, Ann Savage, Claudia Drake (1945, 68 min.) --
Disc 3. The Stranger / director, Orson Welles ; producer, S.P. Eagle ; cast: Edward G. Robinson, Orson Welles, Loretta Young, Philip Merivale (1946, 94 min.) --
Disc 4. Scarlet Street / producer, director, Fritz Lang ; cast: Edward G. Robinson, Joan Bennett, Dan Duryea (1945, 106 min.) --
Disc 5. Killer Bait / director, Byron Haskin ; producer, Hunt Stromberg ; cast: Lizabeth Scott, Don Defore, Dan Duryea (1949, 99 min.) Stromberg ; director, Byron Haskin ; cast: Lizabeth Scott, Don DeFore, Dan Duryea (1949, 99 min.).
Other Titles: D.O.A.
Detour.
Stanger.
Scarlet Street.
Killer bait.
Five film noir killer classics

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D.O.A.: On vacation from his clinging girlfriend, a complacent accountant unknowingly swallows a drink spiked with radioactive poison and then spends the last desperate hours of his life trying to find out who killed him -- and why.

Detour: Hitchhiking across the country to reunite with his girlfriend the film's "hero" encounters two sinister characters -- one of them a venomous, blackmailing woman whom he accidentally murders.

Stranger: Orson Welles directs and stars in this thriller about a monstrous Nazi official who's hiding out as a small-town American college professor. A war crimes detective turns up determined to expose him -- even if it means endangering the Nazi's innocent wife.

Scarlet street: Homely, henpecked Chris Cross leads an honorable, if tedious, middle-class life until he falls madly in love with the dangerously seductive young Kitty.

Killer bait: A bickering couple finds a bag of money in the back seat of their car. The husband wants to turn the illicit cash in, but his money-hungry wife has a different idea -- and she'll do anything to realize it.

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