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With fear of communism running rampant, Hollywood scripts of the 1950s often
dealt with Soviet plots to undermine the American way of life. One example is
United Artists' A Bullet for Joey (1955), starring Edward G. Robinson as
a police inspector on the trail of a spy who plots to kidnap an important
American atomic scientist. George Raft co-stars as the gangster who is hired to
carry out the abduction - but balks when he learns what is at stake and helps
the G-man keep the world safe for democracy.
Theatrical Release: April 15th, 1955
DVD Review: MGM - Region 1 - NTSC
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|Distribution||MGM Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC|
Average Bitrate: 6.33 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 mono), DUBs: Spanish (Dolby Digital mono), French (Dolby Digital mono)|
|Subtitles||English, Spanish, None|
NOTE WhiteSheik says -: "A Bullet For Joey - clearly an open matte transfer - in 1955 this film was projected at 1:85 in the US, as is clearly and obviously evident by the abnormal amount of headroom in every shot, which completely subverts the framing." (Thanks Brian!)
Decent progressive, single-layered, transfer from MGM. Fair contrast and acceptable grey tones and the image is fairly clean. Still some artifacts but its a little better than I was anticipating from the usual lackluster manner that MGM tends to treat vintage films.
No extras at all but there are optional subtitles and a couple of DUBs available. The lack of extras makes the price on the exorbitant side. The film, although certainly not a pure representative of the Noir style - has some of the signature markers. It does have a favorite Noir gal - Audrey Totter. For hardcore 'noirists' only.