Noir archive 9-film collection. Volume 2, 1954-1956.

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Taylor, Samuel W. 1907-1997, screenwriter.
Haas, Hugo, 1903-1968, film producer,
Moore, Cleo, 1924-1973, actor.
Agar, John, 1921-2002, actor.
Lovejoy, Frank, 1912-1962, actor.
[United States?] : Mill Creek Entertainment, [2019].


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[United States?] : Mill Creek Entertainment, [2019].
Physical Desc
3 Blu-ray discs (approximately 12 hours, 7 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
683904633781, 760137242383


General Note
A 3-disc set containing nine feature films from the noir genre, originally released 1954-1956: Bait (originally released: 1954), The Crooked Web (originally released: 1955), The Night Holds Terror (originally released: 1955), Footsteps in the Fog (originally released: 1955), Cell 245, Death Row (originally released: 1955), 5 Against the House (originally released: 1955), New Orleans Uncensored (originally released: 1955), Spin a Dark Web (originally released: 1955), and, Rumble on the Docks (originally released: 1956).
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Title and credits from container.
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"Compiled in collaboration with Kit Parker Films"--Container.
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Footsteps in the Fog: Based on the original short story "The interruption" by W.W. Jacobs, adapted by Arthur Pierson.
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Spin a Dark Web: Based on the novel Wide boys never work by Robert Westerby.
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Rumble on the Docks: Based on the novel by Frank Paley.
Bait: Hugo Haas, Cleo Moore, John Agar.
Crooked Web: Frank Lovejoy, Mari Blanchard, Richard Denning
Cell 2455, Death Row: William Campbell, Robert Campbell, Marian Carr
5 Against the house: Kim Novak, Guy Madison, Brian Keith
Night Holds Terro: Jack Kelly, Hildy Parks, Vince Edwards
New Orleans Uncensored: Arthur Franz, Beverly Garland, Helene Stanton
Footsteps in the Fog: Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Bill Travers
Spin a Dark Web: Faith Domergue, Lee Patterson, Rona Andersonl
Rumble on the Docks: Robert Blake, Timothy Carey, James Darren
Bait: A tale of deception and seduction, directed by and starring Hugo Haas features three people searching for a lost gold mine: the dangerous Marko, young miner Ray and the comely Peggy. As Marko and Ray search for the mine, Peggy arrives, stirring Ray's passion and igniting Marko's suspicion. As months pass, the three find themselves closing in on the mine, but the tension between them is rising. In the end, the three find themselves involved with a lot of gold and a game of dangerous deceit.
Crooked Web: Stan, a drive-in owner with a gambling problem, falls for Joanie, a carhop working at his restaurant. When Joanie's brother, Frank, comes into town, he offers Stan a sweet deal -- the chance to get a cut of $200,000 worth of gold hidden in Germany. What Stan doesn't know is that Joanie and Frank are undercover cops trying to nail him for a murder he may have committed during the war.
Cell 2455, Death Row: Based on the autobiographical book by Caryl Chessman, tells the story of how a boy becomes a brutal criminal. He begins with petty crime, escalating to violence, and finally convicted on charges of robbery and rape, is sent to San Quentin's Death Row. While awaiting execution, he studies law and manages to successfully represent himself in appeal after appeal.
5 Against the House: Four college students visiting Reno witness a failed casino robbery. As they leave, a cop tells them that there is no way to rob a casino. One of the students decides to prove the cop wrong as a goof, planning to return the money in the end. But another student, a war veteran with a head injury, has other ideas about what to do with the cash.
"Night Holds Terror: One man's act of kindness leads him and his family into an experiment in terror. When Gene Cortier picks up a hitchhiker, little does he know his passenger is part of a trio of heartless thieves. Instead of killing Cortier, the criminals decide to hold him for ransom. Unable to notify the police, Cortier's wife sits and waits for them to contact her. When the police do become involved, it's a tense cat-and-mouse hunt that gets more dangerous by the minute.
New Orleans Uncensored: A gritty crime thriller about a newly-discharged sailor who gets a job as a longshoreman in The Big Easy. He swiftly discovers mob corruption throughout the docks, and when a friend is killed by the gangsters, he convinces the police to let him go undercover and take matters into his own hands.
Footsteps in the Fog: A recently widowed Londoner Stephen Lowry is confronted by his housemaid, Lily, with the knowledge that his deceased wife was poisoned. Mr. Lowry, feeling stunned and blackmailed, promotes to head of the housemaids. Eventually, the threat of blackmail is too much for Mr. Lowry and Lily as they struggle to gain control of the situation, with fatal results.
Spin a Dark Web: A Canadian prizefighter becomes mixed up in organized crime in England, and struggles to get out.
Rumble on the Docks: Jimmy Smigelski, sides off against his own father when he is taken under the wing of one of the local longshoreman's protection racket's goons. Smigelski's association with the gang brings him into fast company, and soon, his family, friends, and girlfriend are afraid that he will go too far, and even become an accessory to murder.
Target Audience
"Not rated"--Container.
System Details
Blu-ray, region A; 1080p high definition; DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0; requires Blu-ray player.
Optionally subtitled in English for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Taylor, S. W. 1., Haas, H., Moore, C., Agar, J., Lovejoy, F., Blanchard, M., Denning, R., Breslow, L., Katzman, S., Juran, N., Sears, F. F., DeWitt, J., MacDonald, W., Campbell, W., Campbell, R., Carr, M., Silliphant, S., Bowers, W., Barnwell, J., Karlson, P., Novak, K., Madison, G., Stone, A. J., Kelly, J., Parks, H., Edwards, V., Finney, J., Castle, W., Hampton, O. H., Meltzer, L., Franz, A., Garland, B., Stanton, H., Jacobs, W. W. 1., Davenport, D., Coffee, L., Frankovich, M., Setton, M., Lubin, A., Simmons, J., Granger, S., Travers, B., Maynard, G., Sewell, V., Black, I. S., Domergue, F., Patterson, L., Anderson, R., Blake, R., Carey, T. A., Darren, J., Paley, F., Morheim, L., Westerby, R., & Chessman, C. (2019). Noir archive 9-film collection . Mill Creek Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Samuel W. 1907-1997, Taylor et al.. 2019. Noir Archive 9-film Collection. [United States?]: Mill Creek Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Samuel W. 1907-1997, Taylor et al.. Noir Archive 9-film Collection [United States?]: Mill Creek Entertainment, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Taylor, Samuel W. 1907-1997,, et al. Noir Archive 9-film Collection Mill Creek Entertainment, 2019.

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