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directed by Daniel Birt

UK 1952

 

The cafes and artists' studios of bohemian Chelsea provide the setting for this tightly plotted early-fifties Brit Noir thriller. Starring B-movie favourite Hy Hazell, noted character actor John Bailey and Ballard Berkely Fawlty Towers' much-loved Major Gowen in the type of detective role for which he was best known during his earlier career, The Night Won't Talk is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

London's riverside 'village' awakens to the news that a murder has been committed. The victim, discovered strangled in bed, is Stella Smith, a beautiful young artist's model. Stella, however, was a girl with many enemies a deceiver of men who was ruthless in the pursuit of money and her career. While there are many who may have had the motive to kill her, the suspicions of Scotland Yard's Inspector West are soon narrowed down to just three people...

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Theatrical Release: October 1952 (UK)

 

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DVD Review: Network - Region 2 - PAL

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Distribution

Network

Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 0:58:10 (4% PAL speedup)
Video

1.33:1 Original Aspect Ratio
Average Bitrate: 7.54 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio English 2.0
Subtitles None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Network

Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Edition Details:
• Image Gallery
• Promotional Material PDF

DVD Release Date: June 27th, 2016
Slim, transparent Amaray Case

Chapters 10

 

 

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Comments

The Night Won't Talk is another in the vein of Brit crime/thriller/cum-Noir. There is enough evidence to make a case for the latter, but it would generally be considered a 'B' thriller. It's low-budget but rather appealing with convincing performances. I enjoyed it - very competent murder mystery - enough enjoyment to re-watch one day.

Another competent and watchable, single-layered SD PAL transfer from Network out of the UK. The film is surprisingly strong. Visuals are at Network's decent high level - clean, crisp, good contrast - and a high-ish bitrate for the format. There are no subtitles on the region 2 disc.

Extras include an image gallery and a promotional material PDF at the root of the SD disc.

The film has some definite merit. Worth a spin, or more. Recommended to fans of the genre.

  - Gary Tooze

 


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