- 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.
- 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.