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directed by Sidney Salkow
USA 1957

 

Brian Keith stars as Jim Fremont, an Illinois States Attorney fighting corrupt unions in Chicago. The union crooks in collaboration with a gambling syndicate try to pin a murder rap on an uncooperative union leader Blane (Dick Foran). Fremont and his co-worker fiancee Laura (Beverly Garland), work to prove Blane's innocence and to punish the true villains.

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Theatrical Release: 30 August 1957 (USA)

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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 1:13:12
Video

1.82:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 7.46 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 Mono (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: MGM

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.82:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: April 18th, 2011
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Chapters 8

 

Comments

Senate hearings on organized crimes, also known as Kefauver hearings named after the senator heading them, was a big hit on American TVs in 1950. Hollywood took notice and number of films, so called city exposť, appeared on movie screens across America starting with independently produced The Captive City in 1952. Coming late in the cycle and sharing the same distributor, United Artists, Chicago Confidential is a prime example of this sub-genre featuring an excellent cast - Brian Keith, Beverly Garland and Elisha Cook Jr.

The single-layered MOD disc from MGM is progressive and overall has decent print quality. Contrast suffers as there is a greenish hue on the print and some digital noise, especially during the night scenes. There are no extras, although if you can find the disc for a reasonable price, it can be moderately recommended.

  - Gregory Meshman

 



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