A Picture As Excitingly Different As Its Title!
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 23 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: April 28, 2015
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Film Detective
- Encoding: Region [unknown]
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Performer:||Neville Brand, Pamela Britton, William Ching, Laurette Luez, Luther Adler, Henry Hart, Jess Kirkpatrick, Beverly Garland & Lynne Baggett|
|Edited by||Arthur H. Nadel|
|Written by||Russell Rouse & Clarence Greene|
|Composition by||Dimitri Tiomkin|
|Cinematography by||Ernest Laszlo|
|Art Direction by||Duncan Cramer|
|Produced by||Leo C. Popkin|
|Executive Production by||Harry M. Popkin|
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)
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.
Wall Street Journal
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.