Note: This is an Region 1 DVD which will work with only U.S. and Canada DVD Players.
There are a million stories in the naked city and the best are told in high contrast black and white.
Enter a world of hard-boiled losers, desperate women, and incredibly dramatic lighting. It's called Film Noir and two classic examples are presented here.
So put on your trench coat, have a seat in the shadows, and let the flickering light from your TV screen show you just how far a guy will go to find the truth, or hide from it.
Sultry bombshell Ava Gardner stars as Mary, a women with a past who returns from the big city to her whistle stop hometown.
George Raft is Kenny, her former flame who is now a womanizing boozer. Gardner displays the smoldering sensuality that made her a movie goddess and Raft really delivers as a conflicted loser who has one last chance at happiness until he's framed for murder by his big-shot rival.
Why couldn't she have been a different girl?
That's what Tom Neal wants to know when he stars as Al Roberts, a small-time loser who picks up hitchhiker Vera (Ann Savage) on the way to California. Vera turns out to be one of the most evil-minded, cold-hearted, and conniving femme fatales in the history of film. And she's got the goods on Al. How far will Al go to escape her clutches? Find out in this haunting Noir classic.
Cat's Canary cartoon included!