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Directed by Robert Siodmak
USA 1950

 

For one of his last Hollywood assignments, film noir master Robert Siodmak, director of The Suspect, The Spiral Staircase, The Killers, Cry of the City, The Dark Mirror and Criss Cross, ventured to Italy—with legendary cinematographer William H. Daniels (The Naked City) and a script by writer/producer Robert Buckner (Bright Victory)—to film this gangster drama inspired by the deportation of real-life Mafia kingpin Lucky Luciano. Jeff Chandler (Man in the Shadow) plays Vic Smith, an American “undesirable citizen” who is shipped back to his native country of Italy. There, he gets wrapped up in a black-market ring and a romance with a beautiful widow, the virtuous Countess Christine di Lorenzi (Märta Torén, Spy Hunt), who may help put an end to Vic’s immoral ways. This riveting crime story has been one of the hardest to find of Siodmak’s American films—until now! The wonderful supporting cast includes Claude Dauphin (The Quiet American), Marina Berti (Prince of Foxes) and Richard Rober (Jet Pilot).

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The real-life deportation of gangster Lucky Luciano was the inspiration for this romanticized and slightly crackbrained crime drama. Jeff Chandler plays the Luciano counterpart, who once he arrives in Italy renews his criminal activities.

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Theatrical Release: May 25th, 1950

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Distribution Kino - Region 'A' - Blu-ray
Runtime 1:28:52.326      
Video

1.85:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 23,150,177,889 bytes

Feature: 21,473,101,824 bytes

Video Bitrate: 28.33 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

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DTS-HD Master Audio English 1972 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1972 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 2.0 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Commentary:

Dolby Digital Audio English 192 kbps 2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps

Subtitles English (SDH), None
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Kino

 

1.85:1 1080P Single-layered Blu-ray

Disc Size: 23,150,177,889 bytes

Feature: 21,473,101,824 bytes

Video Bitrate: 28.33 Mbps

Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video

 

Edition Details:

• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Eddy Von Mueller
• Trailers


Blu-ray Release Date:
November 16th, 2021
Standard Blu-ray Case

Chapters 9

 

 

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ADDITION: Kino Blu-ray (November 2021): Kino have transferred Robert Siodmak's Deported to Blu-ray. It is on a single-layered disc with a supportive bitrate. There are a couple of weaker scenes and occasional speckles but it's a decent 1080P image. There is texture and contrast supports the darker scenes and shadows. A pleasing HD presentation.

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On their Blu-ray, Kino use a DTS-HD Master dual-mono track (24-bit) in the original English language - with some Italian. Deported has only a few aggressive moments - minor gunplay - that export modest depth. The effective score is by Walter Scharf (Abandoned, Three Violent People, Casbah, The Glass Key, Hans Christian Andersen, The Geisha Boy, Rock-a-Bye Baby) sounding like a strong replication in the lossless. Kino offer optional English subtitles on their Region 'A' Blu-ray.

The Kino Blu-ray offers a new commentary by Eddy Von Mueller. He sees echoes of The Godfather series, talks about the cast including Jeff Chandler's colorful career (recording albums to being the inspiration for Roger 'Race' Brannon in Jonny Quest), a lot about the Italian film industry (including post-DUB'ing) and post war economics, Nathan Juran's art direction (eventual director of The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad and Attack of the 50 Foot Woman among other films), editor Ralph Dawson (Harvey), the small budget, and a lot of political perceptions reading ideals into Deported, only briefly acknowledging the Marshall Plan. It's well-paced and interesting to here his viewpoint as he eventually discusses Siodmak. There are also some trailers but none for Deported

Robert Siodmak's Deported is a decent film taking the reverse angle of the 'immigrant makes good' premise with the Italian-born gangster getting deported - his experiences and moral shifts. Shot, almost entirely, in Italy, it has minor travelogue aspects (Tuscany.) I liked Marina Berti and Chandler - Robert Siodmak is always a pleasure. Kino's Blu-ray of Deported has value and I was very attentive throughout. Worth seeing!

Gary Tooze

 


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