The Film Noir Collection DVD
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Produced in 1950
Main Language - English
Countries & Regions - American film
This 4-disc collection includes the classic film noir titles Fallen Angel (1945, Otto Preminger), Whirlpool (1949, Otto Preminger), Night and the City (1950, Jules Dassin) and Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950, Otto Preminger). With their combination of intrigue, moral ambiguity and stylised black and white photography, these essential noirs exemplify the very best that this much loved Hollywood genre has to offer.
Length: 375 mins
Format: DVD B&W
Released: 16th November 2009
Cat No: BFIVD870
- 4 discs
- Theatrical Trailers
- Fully illustrated booklet with essays, credits and biographical information.
by Barry Forshaw on 8th December 2009
This is a very welcome collection of classic film noir titles from two of the world's most acclaimed directors, Otto Preminger and Jules Dassin. This cherishable BFI b... Read on
This is a very welcome collection of classic film noir titles from two of the world's most acclaimed directors, Otto Preminger and Jules Dassin. This cherishable BFI box set (a joint issue with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment), delivers that invigorating noir meld of dark psychology and vivid black and white imagery. The films are Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger, 1945), with Dana Andrews as an up-against-it press agent in thrall to the seductive, soon-to-be-dead Stella (Linda Darnell). Preminger also directed Whirlpool (1949) with Gene Tierney married to upscale psychoanalyst (Richard Conte) and involved with a malevolent hypnotist (José Ferrer). Jules Dassin's classic Night and the City (1950) is the definitive film of Gerald Kersh's celebrated London underworld novel, with Richard Widmark as a low-rent tout at the edges of the wrestling rackets of post-war London. Hide