- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: February 18, 2003
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"I don't think you fully understand, Bigelow. You've been murdered." (Doctor to Frank Bigelow)
"He's not afraid, Chester. You can tell from a man's eyes when he is afraid. Look at his eyes." (Majak to his gunsel Chester)
"All I did was notarize a bill of sale..." (Frank Bigelow)
Wall Street Journal - 08/16/2012
"Film noir was defined by the darkness of its plots, and few were darker than this unnerving effort by director Rudolph Mate, about a man searching for his own murderer."
Description by OLDIES.com:
A doomed man races against time to find out who poisoned him in this classic film noir. Accountant Frank Bigelow (Edmund O'Brien) arrives in San Francisco for a brief vacation and visits a local dive, the Fisherman's Club, where a mysterious stranger slips him a mickey of "luminous toxin" that leaves Bigelow with less than a week to live! In a desperate attempt to locate his murderer, Bigelow embarks on a lurid odyssey of double-dealing, betrayal and murder that leads to a nightmarish climax.
This famous film-noir murder mystery features an inventive twist: the victim as "detective," desperately trying to solve his own murder. An accountant on vacation in San Francisco gets a dose of lethal, slow-acting poison. He then begins a desperate search for the individual responsible for his impending demise. Irresistible plot given remakes in 1969 as COLOR ME DEAD, and in 1988 starring Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid.
Film Noir |
Theatrical Release |
- A classic film noir-murder mystery with an inventive twist: the victim serves as his own "detective," desperately trying to solve his own murder.
- Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.