Directed by Anatole Litvak and Jean Negulesco (uncredited)
USA 1940

 

  Cagney is Danny Kenny, a truck driver who enters "the fight game" and Sheridan his former girlfriend, Peggy. Danny realizes success in the ring and uses his income to pay for his bother Eddie's music education. Danny is blinded by acid on the boxing gloves of his opponent during a fight. When Danny attempts to get even with the gangster who was responsible for for his blindness he is wounded. His former manager finances a newsstand for the now blind and handicapped Danny. The movie ends some time later when Eddie becomes a successful composer and dedicates a symphony at Carnegie hall to his brother who listens to the concert on the radio from his newsstand. Peggy, in the audience at Carnegie, rushes to Danny at his newsstand where they reunite. The movie is based on a novel of the same name.

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Theatrical Release: September 21st, 1940

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DVD Review: Warner Home Video - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC

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Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC

Can be bought individually or as part of the Warner Bros. Pictures Tough Guys Collection which also includes Bullets or Ballots / Each Dawn I Die / G Men, San Quentin and A Slight Case of Murder.

Runtime 1:44:08 
Video 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 5.73 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) 
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, None
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Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1

Edition Details:

• Warner Night at the Movies 1940: Vintage newsreel, Oscar-nominated short Service with the Colors, classic cartoon Stage Fright
• New featurette Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films
• Breakdowns of 1940: studio blooper reel
• Audio-only Bonus: 2/9/1942 Lux Radio Theater Broadcast
• Commentary by Richard Schickel
• Theatrical Trailer

DVD Release Date: July 18th, 2006

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Chapters: 29

 

 

Comments:

Another strong film with definite Noir overtones. Heavy on the melodrama supported by fabulous performances. NOTE: Jean Negulesco took over direction of the film for a short period when Anatole Litvak suffered an eye injury.

This is possibly the sharpest transfer of the Tough Guys Collection... and for many it may be the best film. It has moments of darkness, but possibly this is exactly how the film appeared theatrically. 

Warner Night at the Movies extra starts with 5 options of shorts, trailers or a cartoon. Richard Schickel's commentary is a bit weaker than the others in the boxset - it seems rather unpolished an rushed, but still some decent information is imparted - just not enough it appears. Still a great film - tight image and another reason for the entire boxset to get a strong recommendation.

Gary W. Tooze

 





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DVD Box Cover

   

CLICK to order from:

Distribution Warner Home Video - Region 1,2,3,4 - NTSC

Can be bought individually or as part of the Warner Bros. Pictures Tough Guys Collection which also includes Bullets or Ballots / Each Dawn I Die / G Men, San Quentin and A Slight Case of Murder.




 

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