Noir archive 9-film collection. Volume 3, 1957-1960

Format: Blu-Ray 2019
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Summary
From out of the shadows comes this final collection of hard-to-find noir classics: The Crimson Kimono (1959); The Lineup (1958); The Shadow in the Window (1956); The Long Haul (1957); Pickup Alley (1957); The Tijuana Story (1957); She Played with Fire (1957); The Case Against Brooklyn (1958); and Man on a String (1960).
Shadow on the window: "Three teenagers, led by psychopathic Jess Reber, break into an isolated farmhouse and murder its prosperous owner whose secretary, Linda Atlas, witnesses the crime. The three thugs decide to hold her hostage. Detective Tony Atlas, perplexed by the sudden disappearance of Betty, his estranged wife, tries desperately to locate her."--IMDb.
The Long haul: After the war Harry Miller settles in Liverpool with his English wife Connie. Harry becomes a truck driver, but his domestic life is not happy. He is easy prey for Lynn, the girl firend of racketeer Joe Easy
Pickup alley: U.S. narcotics agent Charles Sturgis trails international dope smuggler Frank McNally by following his reluctant accomplice Gina Broger through the "pickup alleys" of New York, London, Lisbon, Rome, Naples and Athens.
Tijuana story: Courageous newspaper editor Manuel Acosta Mesa tries to take on the mob in Tijuana through his newspaper, reporting on the violence, prostitution and drug sales in the border town. The syndicate, led by Peron Diaz, looks to do whatever it takes to take down Manuel and his paper, using threats and violence.
She played with fire: An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail and murder.
Crimson kimono: A murder mystery set in the Little Tokyo section of Los Angeles. An exotic dancer is shot in cold blood, and detectives Charlie Bancroft and Joe Kojaku are put on the case. When the two detectives meet a key witness, both cops fall in love with her, making a hard-to-solve murder even more complicated
Man on a string: A Russian-born movie producer has the background necessary to become an ideal counterspy for the CBI. He agrees to the deception, and, aided by agent Avery, pretends to defect. The only question is how long the producer can keep up the charade?
Case against Brooklyn: A gritty, brutal drama that traces how the police, empowered by the D.A., go about smashing a violent betting syndicate.
Contents
Disc One: The Shadow on the window (74 mins.) / Columbia Pictures Corporation ; produced by Jonie Taps ; directed by William Asher
The Long haul (89 mins.) / director, Ken Hughes
Pickup alley (92 mins.) / director, John Gilling. Disc Two: The Tijuana story (72 mins.) / directed by Leslie Kardos
She played with fire (95 mins.) / directed by Sidney Gilliat
The Case against Brooklyn (82 mins.) / directed by Paul Wendkos. Disc Three: T
The Crimson kimono (82 mins.) / written, produced and directed by Samuel Fuller
Man on a string (92 mins.) / directed by André De Toth.

Additional Information
Subjects Murder -- Drama.
Veterans -- Drama.
Americans -- England -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Drama.
Drug traffic -- Drama.
Drug enforcement agents -- United States -- Drama.
Newspaper editors -- Drama.
Gangsters -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Drama.
Insurance investigators -- Drama.
Arson -- Drama.
Murder -- Investigation -- Drama.
Police -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Corruption -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Interracial dating -- Drama.
Racism -- Drama.
Motion picture producers and directors -- Drama.
Spies -- Drama.
Defectors -- Drama.
Tijuana (Baja California, Mexico) -- Drama.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Drama.
Detective and mystery films.
Feature films.
Film noir.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Gangster films.
Crime films.
Romance films.
Fiction films.
Publisher [Golden Valley, Minnesota?] :Mill Creek Entertainment,2019
Edition Blu-ray.
Other Titles Shadow on the window.
Shadow on the window.
Long haul.
Pickup alley.
Fortune is a woman.
Noir archive nine-film collection.
Contributors Asher, William, 1921-2012, film director.
Carey, Philip, 1925-2009, actor.
Garrett, Betty, 1919-2011, actor.
Barrymore, John, 1932-2004, actor.
Hawkins, John, 1910-1978. Shadow on the window.
Hawkins, Ward, 1912-1990. Shadow on the window.
Mature, Victor, actor.
Dors, Diana, actor.
Allen, Patrick, 1927-2006, actor.
Hughes, Ken, 1922-2001, screenwriter, film director.
Mills, Mervyn, 1906-2000. Long haul.
Ekberg, Anita, 1931-2015, actor.
Howard, Trevor, 1916-1988, actor.
Forrest, A. J. Pickup alley.
Gilling, John, 1912-1985, film director.
Kardos, Leslie, film director.
Acosta, Rodolfo, 1920-1974, actor.
Darren, James, actor.
McQueeney, Robert, 1919-2002, actor.
Fuller, Samuel, 1912-1997, director, screenwriter, producer.
Shaw, Victoria, 1935-1988, actor.
Corbett, Glenn, 1933-1993, actor.
Shigeta, James, actor.
Borgnine, Ernest, 1917-2012, actor.
Mathews, Kerwin, actor.
Dewhurst, Colleen, actor.
De Toth, André, 1912-2002, film director.
Gilliat, Sidney, film director, film producer, screenwriter.
Hawkins, Jack, 1910-1973, actor.
Dahl, Arlene, actor.
Graham, Winston. Fortune is a woman.
Wendkos, Paul, 1922-2009, film director.
McGavin, Darren, 1922-2006, actor.
Hayes, Margaret, 1916-1977, actor.
Helms, Bobby, actor.
Participants/Performers Shadow on the window: Phil Carey, Betty Garret, John Barrymore, Jr.
The Long haul: Victor Mature, Diana Dors, Patrick Allen.
Pickup alley: Victor Mature, Anita Ekberg, Trevor Howard.
The Tijuana story: Rodolfo Acosta, James Darren, Robert McQueeney.
She played with fire: Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, Dennis Price.
Case against Brooklyn: Darren McGavin, Maggie Hayes, Bobby Helms.
Crimson kimono: Victoria Shaw, Glenn Corbett, James Shigeta
Man on a string: Ernest Borgnine, Kerwin Mathews, Colleen Dewhurst.
Audience "Not rated"--Container.
Language English
Subtitles: English SDH.
Notes "Compiled in collaboration with Kit Parker Films"--Container.
Shadow on the window: Based upon a story by John and Ward Hawkins.
The Long haul: Based on the novel by Mervyn Mills.
Pickup alley: Based on a story by A.J. Forrest
She played with fire: Based on the novel Fortune is a woman by Winston Graham.
Case against Brooklyn: Based on on an article in true magazine by Ed Reid.
System Details Blu-ray, region A; 1080p high definition; DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0; requires Blu-ray player.
Description 3 videodiscs (approximately 12 hr., 44 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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