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The Narrow Margin

A cop guards a gangster's moll as she travels by train to testify before a grand jury. Also riding: determined hitmen who want the moll dead.
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Format:  DVD-R
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DVD-R Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 11 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: December 9, 2014
  • Originally Released: 1952
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Total Count: 10


User Ratings: 1,123
Along with Ulmer's Detour, the ultimate noir "aesthetics of hunger" manifesto Full Review
Mar 14, 2010
Rating: 4.5/5 -- One of the best B-movies I've ever seen, and deserves to be better known. Full Review
Goatdog's Movies
Apr 4, 2007
Rating: A- -- The cast may be B-level, but the sharp writing, taut direction, and production values of the Richard Fleischer's noir thriller (which is superior to the 1990 remake) are not. Full Review
Feb 18, 2011
Rating: 2.5/4 -- ...a stripped-down premise that's employed to watchable yet far-from-enthralling effect... Full Review
Reel Film Reviews
Mar 21, 2018
The Narrow Margin rumbles along at a good speed with a minimum of fuss, making beautiful use of its compact train locale. Full Review
Combustible Celluloid
Aug 1, 2005
Rapid, concise, and beautifully photographed, The Narrow Margin is an exercise in craft with few reverberations beyond the fascination of its technological exactness. Full Review
The New York Review of Books
Aug 13, 2018
Rating: A -- This sleeper may very well be the best B-film ever made. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 25, 2005

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Charles McGraw plays a cop guarding a gangster's moll (Marie Windsor) as she travels west to testify before a grand jury. Also riding: determined hitmen who know the moll is on the train, but don't know what she looks like.


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Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 5,036
  • UPC: 888574105518
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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