The Black Book
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 29 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: November 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:
|Performer:||Richard Basehart, Richard Hart, Arlene Dahl, Arnold Moss, Norman Lloyd, Charles McGraw, Jess Barker & Beulah Bondi|
|Directed by||Anthony Mann|
|Edited by||Fred Allen|
|Screenplay by||Philip Yordan & Æneas MacKenzie|
|Cinematography by||John Alton|
|Story by||Philip Yordan & Æneas MacKenzie|
|Produced by||William Cameron Menzies|
|Director of Photography:||John Alton|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 30 ratings.
A skillfully done, low-budget film about the final days of the Reign of Terror in 18th Century France. Richard Basehart is wonderful as the evil Robespierre. The film should be remastered by Criterion with commentary.
A relatively low budget film done to the max, to appear bigger than it was. Superbly acted, and fine athmosphere of the French Revolution.
The historical characterizations are quite strikingly good in this fictionalized drama of history. Highly recommended.
This french revolution drama is a real gem. Out of the chaos and carnage of the French Revolution, Anthony Mann fashions not a sweeping historical epic à la A Tale of Two Cities but a tight and shaded suspense story. His gifted collaborator is director of photography John Alton, whose preference for the murky suggestively limned with light was never so evident as in his work here, in country inns and the cellars of bakeshops and the cobbled pavements of torchlit Paris.
- Sales Rank: 21,134
- UPC: 089218428394
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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