Warner Bros. and Kit Parker Films presents "NEW YORK CONFIDENTIAL" (1955) --- (Dolby digitally remastered) --- The film at times is uneven but the brilliant performances of an outstanding cast is fascinating --- You could say this almost pure film noir with incredible power, usually revolving around Richard Conte, as the calculating cold hitman for hire --- Broderick Crawford's murderous planning is completely straight in a corporate boardroom, shows this audience it is business as usual in the underworld --- Anne Bancroft the rebellious daughter of Broderick Crawford who can't shake her fathers reputation as the leader of the mobs --- an extremely valuable entry in the film noir genre.
Under the production staff of: Russell Rouse (Director) Clarence Greene (Screenwriter) Russell Rouse (Screenwriter) Clarence Greene (Producer) . Edward Small (Producer) Joseph Mullendore (Original Score) Eddie Fitzgerald (Cinematographer) Grant Whytock (Film Editor)
BIOS: 1. Broderick Crawford Date of Birth: 9 December 1911 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Date of Death: 26 April 1986 - Rancho Mirage, California
2. Richard Conte Date of Birth: 24 March 1910 - Jersey City, New Jersey Date of Death: 15 April 1975 - Los Angeles, California
3. Anne Bancroft Date of Birth: 17 September 1931 - The Bronx, New York Date of Death: 6 June 2005 - New York City, New York
the cast includes: Broderick Crawford ... Charlie Lupo Richard Conte ... Nick Magellan Marilyn Maxwell ... Iris Palmer Anne Bancroft ... Kathy Lupo J. Carrol Naish ... Ben Dagajanian Onslow Stevens ... Johnny Achilles Barry Kelley ... Robert Frawley Mike Mazurki ... Arnie Wendler John Doucette ... Shorty
Hats off and thanks to Robert Blair and his staff at VCI Entertainment --- First time on DVD, this is one not to be missed if you're a fan of "film noir" --- Audio commentary by film historian & author Alan K. Rode and film writer, Kim Morgan; Advertising Gallery --- Digitally Remastered & Restored from the original negative which makes for great viewing.
Total Time: 87 min on DVD ~ VCI Home Video KPF-528 ~ (6/29/2010)
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