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(aka "The Gauntlet" or "The White Road")

 

directed by Rudolph Maté
USA / France 1952

 

Plenty of points of interest went into The Green Glove – a seasoned cast, locations in France (Paris, the Midi), a dangerous quest for a fabulous artifact. But not much energy was expended on making them interesting. It's easy to lose track of who wants what and who killed whom in this lackluster thriller, and hard to care.

Good cinematographer turned so-so director Rudolph Maté cast one of his favorite subjects, Glenn Ford, as a soldier caught up in the liberation of France. There Ford captures but loses George Macready (his old adversary from Gilda, which Maté photographed). Of vague nationality and dubious loyalties, Macready was trying to abscond with the story's Maltese Falcon – a priceless gauntlet which has reposed in a village church for centuries. Ford takes custody of it but, injured, leaves it behind with the family who rescued him.

Excerpt of review from Bill McVicar at imdb.com located HERE

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Theatrical Release: 31 January 1952 (Los Angeles)

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DVD Review: Alpha - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Distribution

Alpha

Region 0 - NTSC

Runtime 1:28:39
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.2 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: Alpha

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Alpha Video DVD Catalog

DVD Release Date: April 27th, 2004
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Chapters 6

 

Comments

The Green Glove is interesting noirish thriller from DOA's Rudoph Maté. Like many other films independently produced, its rights are now in public domain and there are many PD versions available on DVD. For this review, we covered the Alpha disc.

Per their usual lack of standards, the interlaced transfer is weak, with a soft image and some damage on the print, but overall this is a watchable disc (compared to some of the other Alpha releases, not to the higher standard set by Warner and Sony). Hopefully, this being a United Artists release, MGM still owns a better print for this film, but until something better comes along, we can recommend this release with a lot of reservation. Better yet, film is available to watch for free from some online resources, like at archive.org.

  - Gregory Meshman

 


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