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Columbia Pictures film noir classics. II.

Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976 (Added Author). Quine, Richard, 1920-1989 (Added Author). Karlson, Phil, 1908-1985 (Added Author). Tourneur, Jacques, 1904-1977 (Added Author). Lerner, Irving, 1909-1976 (Added Author). Rachmil, Lewis J., 1908-1984 (Added Author). Schermer, Jules. (Added Author). Richmond, Ted, 1910-2013 (Added Author). Chooluck, Leon, 1920-2002 (Added Author). Hayes, Alfred, 1911-1985 (Added Author). Huggins, Roy, 1914-2002 (Added Author). Meltzer, Lewis. (Added Author). Perry, Ben (Ben L.) (Added Author). Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-1996 (Added Author). Ritch, Steven, 1921-1995 (Added Author). Dillon, Robert. (Added Author). Ford, Glenn, 1916-2006 (Added Author). Grahame, Gloria. (Added Author). Crawford, Broderick, 1911-1986 (Added Author). Buchanan, Edgar, 1903-1979 (Added Author). MacMurray, Fred, 1908-1991 (Added Author). Carey, Philip, 1925-2009 (Added Author). Novak, Kim. (Added Author). Malone, Dorothy. (Added Author). Conte, Richard, 1910-1975 (Added Author). Foster, Dianne, 1928- (Added Author). Crosby, Kathryn, 1933- (Added Author). Gates, Larry, 1915-1996 (Added Author). Darren, James. (Added Author). Bellaver, Harry, 1905-1993 (Added Author). Ray, Aldo. (Added Author). Keith, Brian, 1921-1997 (Added Author). Bancroft, Anne, 1931-2005 (Added Author). Brando, Jocelyn, 1919-2005 (Added Author). Gregory, James, 1911-2002 (Added Author). Albertson, Frank, 1909-1964 (Added Author). Bond, Rudy, 1912-1982 (Added Author). Edwards, Vince, 1928-1996 (Added Author). Archer, John, 1915-1999 (Added Author). Blair, Patricia, 1931- (Added Author). Scorsese, Martin. (Added Author). Nolan, Christopher, 1970- (Added Author). Mortimer, Emily. (Added Author). Columbia Pictures. (Added Author). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). Film Foundation. (Added Author). Human desire: director, Fritz Lang ; producer, Lewis J. Rachmil ; screenplay, Alfred Hayes, based on the novel by Émile Zola, La bête humaine. (Cast). Pushover: director, Richard Quine ; producer, Jules Schermer ; screenplay, Roy Huggins, adapted from two novels, The Night Watch by Thomas Walsh, and Rafferty by Bill S. Ballinger. (Cast). The brothers Rico: director, Phil Karlson ; producer, Lewis J. Rachmil ; screenplay, Lewis Meltzer and Ben Perry, based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Les frères Rico. (Cast). Nightfall: director, Jacques Tourneur ; producer, Ted Richmond ; screenplay, Stirling Sillphant, based on the novel Nightfall by David Goodis. (Cast). City of fear: director, Irving Lerner ; producer, Leon Chooluck ; screenplay, Steven Ritch, Robert Dillon. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch DVD COLU (Text) 39391006484248 DVD Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City DVD DRAMA (Text) 30403001830942 DVD - Drama Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 5 videodiscs (425 min.) : sound, black and white or color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2010.

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
"Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and The Film Foundation partner once again to bring five films to DVD for the first time, fully restored and remastered"--Container.
Special features: Martin Scorsese on The brothers Rico ; Pulp paranoia with Christopher Nolan ; Terror and desire with Emily Mortimer ; original theatrical trailers.
Originally released as motion pictures 1954-1959.
Human desire, The brothers Rico, and City of fear are in b&w. Pushover and Nightfall are in color.
Formatted Contents Note: Human desire (1954) -- Pushover (1954) -- The brothers Rico (1957) -- Nightfall (1957) -- City of fear (1959).
Creation/Production Credits Note: Human desire: director, Fritz Lang ; producer, Lewis J. Rachmil ; screenplay, Alfred Hayes, based on the novel by Émile Zola, La bête humaine.
Pushover: director, Richard Quine ; producer, Jules Schermer ; screenplay, Roy Huggins, adapted from two novels, The Night Watch by Thomas Walsh, and Rafferty by Bill S. Ballinger.
The brothers Rico: director, Phil Karlson ; producer, Lewis J. Rachmil ; screenplay, Lewis Meltzer and Ben Perry, based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Les frères Rico.
Nightfall: director, Jacques Tourneur ; producer, Ted Richmond ; screenplay, Stirling Sillphant, based on the novel Nightfall by David Goodis.
City of fear: director, Irving Lerner ; producer, Leon Chooluck ; screenplay, Steven Ritch, Robert Dillon.
Participant or Performer Note: Human desire: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Edgar Buchanan.
Pushover: Fred MacMurray, Philip Carey, Kim Novak, Dorothy Malone.
The brothers Rico: Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates, James Darren, Harry Bellaver.
Nightfall: Aldo Ray, Brian Keith, Anne Bancroft, Jocelyn Brando, James Gregory, Frank Albertson, Rudy Bond.
City of fear: Vince Edwards, John Archer, Patricia Blair, Steven Ritch.
Summary, etc.: Human desire: A Korean War veteran comes back to his job as a railroad engineer, and becomes entangled with a violent co-worker and the man's alluring wife in a web of deception, suspicion, and murder.
Pushover: A cop, staking out the apartment of a bank robber's girlfriend, makes a move on her to get information. But he makes the mistake of really falling for her, testing his loyalties with deadly results.
The brothers Rico: A businessman and husband is contacted by his former organized crime boss, and is drawn back into the danger of the mob, putting his family on the line.
Nightfall: A commercial artist is pursued by the police for a crime he didn't commit, and chased by criminals for money he didn't steal.
City of fear: A convict steals a container from the prison infirmary, thinking it contains cocaine, and escapes, intending to sell the drug for a fortune. However, the powder is really a highly radioactive substance that will kill everyone who is exposed to it.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note: DVD ; Dolby digital ; widescreen ; region 1 encoding.
Language Note: English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject: Murder > Drama.
Detective and mystery plays.
Criminals > Drama.
Criminal investigation > Drama.
Gangsters > Drama.
Fugitives from justice > Drama.
Radioactive substances > Drama.
Adultery > Drama.
Genre: Film noir.
Mystery films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.

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