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(aka "I Married a Communist" )

 

directed by Robert Stevenson
USA 1949

 

A future of happiness awaits San Francisco shipping executive Brad Collins (Robert Ryan) and his new bride (Laraine Day).Yet Brad’s past could undo everything. Back in his days as a dockworker, he was an activist member of the Communist Party. Now the Party has resurfaced like a bad dream in Brad’s life, putting the screws on and threatening to spill his past if he doesn’t play ball and stir up a labor strike. In an era when some officials sought to weed out Communists real and imagined, Hollywood made numerous films that exploited the times. Among them: Big Jim McLain, Invasion USA, I Was a Communist for the FBI and this film – arguably the most hyperbolic of all – originally titled I Married a Communist."

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Theatrical Release: 8 October 1949 (Hollywood, California)

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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 1:12:30
Video

1.31:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.17 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:
Fullscreen - 1.31:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: December, 2009
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Chapters 8

 

Comments

Another noir addition to the Warner Archive collection, Woman on Pier 13 features unrestored, but progressive transfer. The image has slight black bars on the sides, making the image closer to 1.31:1 aspect ratio. As a norm for these releases, the subtitles are not included, but mono audio is passable. There is no trailer included for this film.

Some people reported an authoring error on their DVD-R where the film skips at the 45 minute mark to the 60 minute mark , but my copy purchased in the end of December played without any issues.

 - Gregory Meshman

 



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Distribution

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