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Dark Crimes : Film Noir Thrillers (2012, original release: 1942)
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Call Number DVD/DRAMA/DARK


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Published: Universal City, Calif. : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2012
Series: TCM vault collection
Description:  3 videodiscs (271 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Language:  English


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Glass key: Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett

Phantom lady: Based on the novel by William Irish

Glass key: Originally released as a motion picture in 1942

Phantom lady: Originally released as a motion picture in 1944

Blue dahlia: Originally released as a motion picture in 1946

Bonus features on The glass key feature film disc include: Introduction; Eddie Muller on Dashiell Hammett's The glass key; Eddie Muller on Lake and Ladd; publicity stills; scene stills; behind-the-scenes photos; movie posters; lobby card set; TCMDb article

Bonus features on the Phantom lady feature film disc include: Eddie Muller on Robert Siodmak; Eddie Muller on Phantom lady; Marsha Hunt on film noir; publicity stills; scene stills; behind-the-scenes photos; movie posters; lobby cards

Bonus features on The blue dahlia feature film disc include: Eddie Muller on Raymond Chandler's The Blue Dahlia; publicity stills; scene stills; behind-the-scenes photos; movie posters; lobby card set

Glass key: Brian Donlevy, Veronica Lake, Alan Ladd, Bonita Granville, Richard Denning

Phantom lady: Franchot Tone, Ella Raines, Alan Curtis, Thomas Gomez, Aurora, Elisha Cook, Jr., Regis Toomey

Blue dahlia: Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva, Doris Dowling

Glass key: "Ed Beaumont ... is the loyal right-hand man of Paul Madvig ... , a slightly corrupt politician who is accused of murder"--Container

Phantom lady: "Carol Richman ... attempts to clear her boss ... of a murder he did not commit"--Container

Blue dahlia: "A WWII veteran ... is accused of killing his unfaithful wife and races against time to find the real murderer with the help of a sympathetic stranger"--Container

Not rated

DVD, NTSC, region 1; full frame 1:33:1; Dolby Digital



The glass key / Phantom lady / The blue dahlia /



Universal ; a Paramount picture ; screen play by Jonathan Latimer ; associate producer, Fred Kohlmar ; directed by Stuart Heisler -- Universal Pictures Company, Inc. ; screen play by Bernard C. Schoenfeld ; associate producer, Joan Harrison ; directed by Robert Siodmak -- Universal ; a Paramount Picture ; a George Marshall production ; written by Raymond Chandler ; produced by John Houseman ; directed by George Marshall

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