Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen
USA 1956

 

  There's $200,000 in a Los Angeles safety-deposit box that mobster Willis Trent (Beery Kroger) would like to have, so he gets two-timing, double-dealing Flo Randall (Anita Ekberg) to get the box number for him. He offers locksmith Tommy Dancer (William Campbell) $5,000 to make the key but Tommy refuses. Trent threatens to harm Tommy's girl friend, Betty Turner (Karen Sharpe), and Tommy gives in and goes to the bank. In a few nerve-racking minutes, Tommy makes the key and pockets the $200,000 for himself. Trent sends word that he has kidnapped Betty and the ransom is $200,000.

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Theatrical Release: December 10th, 1956

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DVD Review: Paramount - Region 1 - NTSC

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Part of the The Batjac Suspense Collection which includes Ring of Fear / Track of the Cat / Plunder of the Sun and Man in the Vault.

               

Distribution Paramount Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC
Runtime 1:13:12 
Video 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.15 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

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Audio English (Dolby Digital 2.0)  
Subtitles English, None
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Studio: Paramount Home Video

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Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1

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DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2006

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This is probably not the DVD that you would buy individually. This film and Ring of Fear are definitely the weak points in The Batjac Suspense Collection and this DVD is quite bare bones. The progressive and 1.78 anamorphisized image quality is acceptable - digital noise with nicely rendered grey tones - it is fairly clean. Audio is consistent, if unremarkable, and there are no extras.  

I guess you would consider this a standard low budget noirish crime thriller - it's not all that bad but it tends to get a little derailed in the finale.

Gary W. Tooze

 





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DVD Box Cover

   

CLICK to order from:

Part of the The Batjac Suspense Collection which includes Ring of Fear / Track of the Cat / Plunder of the Sun and Man in the Vault.

               

Distribution Paramount Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC



 

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