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directed by Nathan Juran
USA 1955


[Frank Lovejoy] plays the owner of a curbside hamburger joint in The Crooked Web, and Mari Blanchard is the carhop he's engaged to. It's established early on that Stan (he's the man) is willing to take a gamble or two, so when Joanie's brother (Richard Denning) comes through town with a secret deal in the works, he (Stan) is more than willing to cut himself in.

Of course, as is always the case in low budget crime films like this one, things do not go exactly as Stan has planned, and here is where my warning comes in, and let me repeat: Do not read another review of this film. You might not even want to read the writing on the poster.

Excerpt of review from Steve Lewis for Mystery*File located HERE


Theatrical Release: 30 November 1955 (USA)

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DVD Review: Sony Pictures (Choice Collection) - Region 0 - NTSC

Big thanks to Gregory Meshman for the Review!

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Runtime 1:16:54

1:87:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
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: Sony Pictures

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1:87:1

Edition Details:
• None

DVD Release Date: August 7th, 2012
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Sony Pictures continue to impress us with their exceptionally good picture quality on all their made-on-demand releases we review. This is a B crime drama from 1955, a bit far-fetched and we never get to see beautiful Mari Blanchard stretched out on a bed like she does on many posters for this film.

The progressive transfer with nearly no damage is anamorphically enhanced in proper 1:87:1 aspect ratio on a single-layered disc. Audio is, likewise, very good quality. Unfortunately, there is no trailer and not even a menu when the disc is inserted, but the excellent presentation of the main feature makes it an easy recommendation for the right price.

- Gregory Meshman


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