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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "City on a Hunt" )


directed by Charles Bennett
USA 1953


When the available evidence in a murder case points to a young woman as the main suspect, her boyfriend, a police detective, arranges for a struggling songwriter who is playing piano in a bar to be blamed for the crime. The girl, knowing that neither she nor the piano player committed the murder, helps him to escape from the police dragnet and try to find the real killer.

Excerpt of review from imdb located HERE


Theatrical Release: 31 July 1953 (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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Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:15:54

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
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.


Audio Dolby Digital Mono (English)
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: MGM

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: September 27th, 2011
Keep Case

Chapters 8



Talk about unfortunate spoilers!! MGM fit to put it on the cover and now all descriptions of this little-seen film noir from United Artists boasts this spoiler all over the internet. Marjorie Steele only made three films, but she and Lew Ayres make a nice pair of protagonists running all over San Francisco from the police.

MGM's made-on-demand DVD is decent quality - we've certainly seen worse from them. The progressive transfer can be soft, with minor damage, but nothing too intrusive from the enjoyment of the picture. Mono soundtrack is, likewise, good quality. There are no extras and only 8 chapters which is enough for such a short film. A minor recommendation for film noir fans.

  - Gregory Meshman


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