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directed by Richard Wilson
USA 1960

 

Based on real incidents in the life and death of Lt. Joseph Petrosino (Ernest Borgnine) of the New York police force, this tale set between 1906-1909 details the history of the lieutenant's fight to prove Sicilian Mafia involvement in crimes in his city. Lt. Petrosino has a series of dangerous close calls as he distinguishes himself by saving singer Enrico Caruso from a Mafia bomb outside the Metropolitan Opera, and by also saving the father of Adelina (Zohra Lampert) the woman he loves. Several other exploits eventually lead to Petrosino's trip to Sicily to nail evidence for the Mafia's activities in New York, and for a final meeting with destiny. This represented the last screen credit of scenarist Bertram Millhauser, who died in 1958; he had received his penultimate credit nine years before that, on the 1949 Tokyo Joe.

Excerpt of review from Eleanor Mannikka located HERE

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Theatrical Release: 27 July 1960 (USA)

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DVD Review: Warner Home Video (Warner Archive Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Distribution

Warner Home Video

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:51:01
Video

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 4.86 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.

Bitrate

Audio Dolby Digital 2.0 (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Warner Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: September, 2009
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Chapters 12

 

 

Comments

A very strong progressive, anamorphic transfer with very limited damage, although cue marks are still present on the print (see last capture). Dolby Digital sound is as strong although, as usual for Warner Archive discs, it is not subtitled or closed-captioned.

 No extras are available on the disc, not even a trailer, but for a film previously unavailable on home video this is a pretty strong release.

 - Gregory Meshman

 



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Distribution

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Region 0 - NTSC

 




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