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(aka "Crosstown" )

 

directed by Phil Karlson
USA 1953

 

A down-on-his-luck boxer, who is reduced to driving a cab, offers to help a would-be actress who is accused of murdering a stage producer...but finds that he must clear his name as well when his wife's lifeless body turns up in the back of his cab] Based on a story by George Zuckerman.

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Theatrical Release: 2 October 1953 (New York)

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DVD Review: MGM (MGM Limited Edition Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Distribution

MGM

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:23:03
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.21 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 Mono (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: MGM

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: January 18th, 2011
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Chapters 9

 

Comments

99 River Street is an excellent, but little seen thriller from United Artists from 1953. It became the first classic film noir released in MGM's made-on-demand service and our first review from MGM Limited Edition Collection line. The disc starts with a disclaimer that "the best source materials available" were used, but overall the transfer looks excellent - good contrast and very minimal damage on the print. Unfortunately, the disc is interlaced.

The audio is without any distortion and is clean. Per usual standards for these MOD releases, there are no subtitles and chapters are fixed at every 10 minutes, making 9 total for this 83-minute film. There are no extras, but we still highly recommend this release just on the quality of the film itself.

  - Gregory Meshman

 



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Region 0 - NTSC

 

 




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