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Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD FILM (5 DISCS) (DRAMA) (Text) 39206020376065 Audiovisual - DVD Checked out 12/15/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 1435965051
  • ISBN: 9781435965058
  • Physical Description: 5 videodiscs (428 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
"The big heat" based on the magazine articles by William P. McGivern; "5 against the house" based on the novel by Jack Finney.
Originally released as motion pictures 1952-1958.
Features: Martin Scorsese on Murder by contract, The sniper, and The big heat; Michael Mann on The big heat; The influence of noir with Christopher Nolan; commentary.
Formatted Contents Note:
The sniper (1952) / produced by Stanley Kramer ; written by Harry Brown ; directed by Edward Dmytryk -- The big heat (1953) / produced by Robert Arthur ; screenplay by Sydney Boehm ; directed by Fritz Lang -- 5 against the house (1955) / produced by Stirling Silliphant ; written by John Barnwell, William Bowers, Stirling Silliphant ; directed by Phil Karlson -- The lineup (1958) / produced by Jaime Del Valle ; written by Stirling Silliphant ; directed by Don Siegel -- Murder by contract (1958) / produced by Leon Chooluck ; written by Ben Simcoe ; directed by Irving Lerner.
Participant or Performer Note:
The sniper: Adolphe Menjou, Arthur Franz ; The big heat: Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame ; 5 against the house: Guy Madison, Kim Novak ; The lineup: Eli Wallach, Robert Keith ; Murder by contract.
Summary, etc.:
Police are baffled by random killings of women; Det. Sgt. Dave Bannion takes on a powerful crime syndicate; plans to rob a casino as a hoax by a group of friends go awry when one of them takes it very seriously; two hit men must explain the disappearance of a heroin stash to their boss; a normally pragmatic hit man finds he has misgivings when his next job is to kill a woman who is about to give evidence against his boss.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
For private home use only.
Language Note:
Subject: McGivern, William P. > Film and video adaptations.
Finney, Jack > Film and video adaptations.
Digital recordings.
Murder > Drama.
Detective and mystery plays.
Criminals > Drama.
Criminal investigation > Drama.
Genre: Film noir.
Crime films.
Detective and mystery films.
Motion picture film collections.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Fiction films.
Feature films.

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