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USA 1955


In one of the most notable films on the theme of home-invasion assault in American suburbia, three escaped convicts take a family hostage in their home. With Wyler at the helm you can count on adept direction with a straightforward and dynamic style. A strong cast includes Bogie, Frederic March, Arthur Kennedy and Martha Scott with mainstays like Ray Collins in the background. Creeping into the Film Noir genre, the real central dream is that of March's "Don't tred on me" with another majestic but subtle flag waving 'vestige of proud America' film. It was remade by Michael Cimino in 1990, but don't bother with that one - this is the real deal. out of     

Gary W. Tooze



Theatrical Release: October 5th, 1955

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DVD Review: Paramount Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution Paramount Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:52:24 
Video 1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.29 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.


Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0), DUB: French (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, None

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Studio: Paramount Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original aspect Ratio 1.78:1

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DVD Release Date: December 12th, 2003

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Chapters: 25



Quite an impressive image from Paramount - bordering on stupendous. Acceptable subtitles, original audio with an optional French DUB. Paramount has again gone the more pragmatic route including no extras, but the price is correspondingly right. We recommend ! out of     

Gary W. Tooze


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