Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 15, 2011
Macho men, lethal dames, shadowy photography and twisted plots are highlighted in all of the five movies included in the new DVD collection, Film Noir Classics III, from the Columbia Pictures studio vaults. The box set of hard-to-find classics will be available in January from Movies Unlimited, one of the world’s top DVD and Blu-ray retail specialists.
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) showcases Nina Foch is an unemployed secretary whose assignment to a wealthy widow (Dame May Whitty) and her son (George Macready) somehow leads her identity to change into a woman just out of a mental institution. Joseph H. Lewis (The Big Combo) directs this unpredictable mystery.
Broderick Crawford is at his tough guy best in The Mob (1951), playing a suspended cop who goes undercover as a longshoreman to take down a brutal mob boss (Matt Crawley). Richard Kiley, Neville Brand and Ernest Borgnine also star in this gritty crime drama helmed by Robert Parrish (Cry Danger).
Ginger Rogers tries a change-of-pace part in 1955’s Tight Spot, essaying the role of a cynical female prisoner convinced by the district attorney to testify against a group of hoods. While being held in a hotel while contemplating her testimony, Rogers falls for the policeman (Brian Keith) guarding her. Edward G. Robinson also stars in this crackerjack crime yarn from Phil Karlson (99 River Street).
The Burglar (1957) stars Jayne Mansfield in her first lead role portraying a member of a gang of hoodlums out to swipe a necklace owned by a fake Philadelphia psychic. Dan Dureya, Mickey Shaugnessy and Martha Vickers are also featured in this exciting and stylish heist saga from the pen of David Goodis (Dark Passage), directed by Paul Wendkos (The Mephisto Waltz).
And in Drive a Crooked Road (1964), Mickey Rooney is a race car enthusiast who is blackmailed into driving the getaway car during a bank robbery in this action-packed thriller helmed by Richard Quine (The Caine Mutiny) from a script co-written by Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther).
Movies Unlimited is one of the world's oldest and most reliable video retailers, specializing in DVD and Blu-ray titles. Film Noir Classics III can be ordered through their http://www.moviesunlimited.com website or by calling 1-800-4-MOVIES. The Philadelphia-based company also publishes the annual 800-page encyclopedic Movies Unlimited DVD Catalog. Film Noir Classics III is being released in conjunction with Turner Classic Movies.
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