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(aka "Hounded" )


directed by Ted Tetzlaff
USA 1949


Ex-gangster Johnny Allegro (George Raft) makes the acquaintance of the beautiful Glenda Chapman (Nina Foch) when he helps her out of a tight spot. As a result, a Government agent persuades Allegro to exploit his new contact to go undercover and infiltrate a crime ring led by Glenda's husband, Morgan Vallin (George Macready, Gilda). Allegro achieves his objective, arriving at an island owned by Vallin, but realizes quickly that Vallin is a formidable opponent with a disturbing hobby. Can Allegro trust Glenda - the wife of the man he's trying to bring down? Will Vallin discover that he and Allegro are on the opposite sides of a dangerous and deadly game?


Theatrical Release: 26 May 1949 (USA)

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DVD Review: Sony Pictures (Screen Classics by Request) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Runtime 1:20:57

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 4.32 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 Dolby Digital Mono (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Sony Pictures

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: September 21st, 2010
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Johnny Allegro was one of the first 100 titles released by Sony Pictures through their new made-on-demand service "Screen Classics by Request" back in September. The near-film-noir crime drama looks very attractive in this single layered disc. There is virtually no damage on the print and the contrast is impressive.

The mono soundtrack is decent. There is no extras on the disc and no menu, so the film starts when you insert the disc after a couple of unskippable FBI warning screens. Unfortunately, the film is a bit dull and George Raft is a bit wooden in his performance, but the film is saved by interesting George Macready's character with his bow-and-arrow fetish and always attractive Nina Foch.

  - Gregory Meshman



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