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directed by Eugene Forde
USA 1947


When a burned-out car with a body in it turns up in a ravine, the police potter around trying to find out first who was killed and then who killed him. There was a cop-killer the lawyer saved from a murder charge; his law partner who owned him big money; the district attorney who may have been seeing his restless younger wife; another temptress connected to both the partner and the cop-killer; and so on. In fact there are a few too many red herrings squeezed into this compact (66-minute) can.

Excerpt of review from Bill McVicar for located HERE


Theatrical Release: 1 March 1947 (USA)

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DVD Review: Fox (Fox Cinema Archives) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Runtime 1:06:24

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 6.79 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: Fox

Aspect Ratio:
Fullscreen - 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: October 15th, 2013
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20th Century Fox Cinema Archives made-on-demand service is hit and miss, mostly a miss. Their last batch of releases included a few film noirs and our comparison of Cry of the City declared their transfer a winner, so we were really looking forward to other titles released that month. Unfortunately, for another essential noir, Backlash, it's not such a good news. The film starts with a video-generated titles, not original title sequence from 1947. The transfer looks like it was from video days, with overblown whites and grayish blacks. There are plenty of marks and specs and some chroma is evident in the transfer. The mono audio has some problems as well with some hiss throughout the feature. There are no extras presented. A very disappointing release from Fox.

  - Gregory Meshman


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