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USA 1953

 

After learning that her boyfriend, a GI in Korea, has found someone else, Norah Larkin (Anne Baxter) impulsively agrees to meet womanizer Harry Prebble (Raymond Burr) for dinner. Norah allows herself to get drunk and accept Prebble's invitation to his apartment. When he tries to force himself on her, she hits him with a poker. Unfortunately, Prebble is found dead the next morning, and Norah, not even remembering how she got home, thinks that she killed him. Meanwhile, newspaperman Casey Mayo (Richard Conte), looking for an angle, invites the "Blue Gardenia Murderess" to turn herself in to him. The high point of the film is the interplay between the vulnerable Baxter and Burr at his smarmiest.

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Theatrical Release Date: March 23, 1953

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DVD Review: Image Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC

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Distribution Image Entertainment  Region 0 - NTSC
Runtime 1:28:09 
Video 1.33:1.00 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.25 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s
 

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
Subtitles None
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Studio: Image Entertainment

 

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1.33:1.00 - Original Aspect Ratio

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DVD Release Date: April 11th, 2000
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Chapters: 12
 

Comments:
I won't be overly critical about the Image Entertainment transfer. It actually looks better on my TV than in the captures below. The contrast level was quite strong, but it was not as defined an image as you might have hoped. The sound quality was very good and it suffers from no extras... not even a 'Menu' start screen. The film launches when you put the DVD in and reverts only to a Chapter menu. Still if you can get this cheap and are a noir fan, I would say pick this up. I liked it.    out of  

- Gary W. Tooze


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