FORGOTTEN NOIR Collector's Set VOL 1 [DVD] [1957, 1954, 1952, 1949, 1953, 1947]
From 1947 thru 1957 Portland Expose, They Were So Young, Loan Shark, Arson Inc, Shadow Man, Shoot to Kill.
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
From 1947 thru 1957, a six-pack of forgotten film noirs that you won’t want to miss. Murder, Mystery and Scandal…it’s all here! This incredible set includes: PORTLAND EXPOSÉ, THEY WERE SO YOUNG, LOAN SHARK, ARSON INC., SHADOW MAN, SHOOT TO KILL. Some first time on video and/or DVD.
In the 1950’s LIFE Magazine printed a blistering exposé on the rampant sin, crime and Teamsters-controlled corruption that at the time had a stranglehold on Portland, Oregon. Producer Lindsley Parsons seized upon the considerable publicity and assembled a cast of great character actors for the starring roles. Although the film crew was threatened with physical violence, the result is a dark and gritty filmed-on-location crime drama that contains considerable violence for a 1950’s movie, most notably a violent rape scene with the Frank Gorshin character and a teenage girl.
THEY WERE SO YOUNG:
Five European models arrive in Rio de Janeiro and become trapped in a white slavery ring. An exciting crime melodrama with Raymond Burr at his villainous best!
Tough ex-con George Raft is hired by a factory owner and a union leader to help smash a loan-sharking mob preying on their employees. To obtain the necessary evidence, Raft puts his life on the line by joining the gang.
A Bureau of Fire Investigation agent goes under cover to confront a ruthless arson ring that has left a trail of bodies, burned out buildings with various and sundry carnage!
A saloon owner falls in love with the abused wife of a heavy gambler. He is snared into a web of intrigue when an ex-girlfriend is found murdered in his apartment.
SHOOT TO KILL:
A tale of plotting and counterplotting commences after the new district attorney and an escaped gangster are killed in a car crash!
Harold D. Schuster
- Original Theatrical Trailers
- Photo Gallery
- Anamorphic Widescreen - Enhanced for 16x9 Monitors
- Commentary by Assistant Director Lindsley Parsons Jr.
- Original Advertising Materials
- Inside Lippert (Part 1: 1907-1949) as told by Robert L. Lippert Jr.
- Loan Shark Audio Commentary by Richard M. Roberts
- Movie Trivia
- Inside Lippert (Part 2: 1950-1976) as told by Robert L. Lippert Jr.
- Shoot to Kill Schedule & Luana Walters Wardrobe Plot
- Day Player & Stuntman Contracts (Shoot To Kill)
- Original Script - Sample pages with Director's Notes (Shoot To Kill)
Region All Regions
Audio Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.33:1 / 4x3
Rating Not Rated
Year 1957, 1954, 1952, 1949, 1953, 1947