(aka 'Now It Can Be Told')

directed by Henry Hathaway
USA 1945

Taut and tense mystery thriller that paved the way for many imitators and was one of the first 'Hollywood' pictures to use real locations. Hathaway used advanced camera techniques and a semi-documentary style to tell the tale of a Nazi spy ring in Washington DC during the early years of the Second World War. When college graduate Dietrich (Eythe) is recruited by the Nazis, he runs straight to the FBI and Inspector Briggs (Nolan). Turned into a double agent, Dietrich is sent back out to find the head of the spy ring.

Excerpt from Channel Four's capsule located HERE

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Theatrical Release: September 10th, 1945

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DVD Review: 20th Century Fox - Region 1 - NTSC

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Distribution 20th Century Fox (Fox Film Noir # 7) - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:27:45 
Video 1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.74 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), English (Dolby Digital 1.0), DUB: Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0) 
Subtitles English, Spanish, None
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Release Information:
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Commentary by film noir historian Eddie Muller
• Photo gallery
• Original press booklet

DVD Release Date: September 6th, 2005

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Chapters: 20

 

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This print was quite dirty and still shows numerous scratches and marks. Some may find close-ups very grainy at times, but I wasn't bothered. It is, for the most part, a very sharp image. There could have been some slight manipulation in the contrast, its quite hard to be certain, but blacks are pitch and grey levels well defined. Eddie Muller's commentary is a good one expanding upon his, already, bountiful noir knowledge. Yes, this is a typical and hence very appealing Fox Noir product (#7 on the spine). We recommend all of them to date and this included.

Gary W. Tooze

 





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