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4.0 out of 5 stars
New York Confidential [Import]
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on June 19, 2010
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)

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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