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Forgotten noir collector's set, Series one, Kit Parker Films, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Forgotten noir collector's set, Series one
Title
Forgotten noir collector's set
Title number
Series one
Statement of responsibility
Kit Parker Films
Title variation
Forgotten noir collector's set
Contributor
Actor
Adapter
Screenwriter
Author
Composer
Director
Distributor
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Contains six classic film noir features from the 1940s and 1950s
  • Portland exposé: "The owner of a tavern is pressured by the local mob to go into business with them, and figures it's better all around if he does that rather than cause trouble. However, when he starts to see what kind of place his nice little neighborhood bar is turning into, and when one of the mob's goons tries to rape his daughter, he decides to fight them."--IMDb website
  • They were so young: "Five European models arrive in Rio de Janeiro and become trapped in a white slavery ring."--Container of a different release of this title
  • Loan shark: An ex-con gets an undercover job at a tire company in order to expose a loan shark
  • Arson, Inc.: An insurance investigator goes undercover in order to expose a ring of arsonists
  • Shadow man: Why is Cesar Romero's character carrying around the dead body of Kay Kendall's character?
  • Shoot to kill: A gangster is framed by a crooked DA so the gangster's wife secures a job as the DA's assistant, the better to find the proof of the DA's dishonesty. She gets help from a reporter who falls in love with her
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
BKX
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • (Portland exposé) Director of photography, Ekkehard Kyrath; editor, Maurice Wright; music, Paul Dunlap
  • (They were so young) Director of photography, Carl Berger; editor, Eva Kroll; music, Michael Jary
  • (Loan shark) Director of photography, Joseph Biroc; editor, Al Joseph; music, Heinz Roemheld
  • (Arson, Inc.) Director of photography, Carl Berger; editor, Edward Mann; music, Raul Kraushaar
  • (Shadow man) Director of photography, Phil Grindrod; editor, Geoffrey Muller; music, Eric Spear
  • (Shoot to kill) Director of photography, Benjamin Kline; editor, Arthur A. Brooks; music, Darrell Calker, Gene Rodgers
Dewey number
  • [Fic]
  • 813/.54
Intended audience
Not rated by the MPAA
Language note
In English
PerformerNote
  • (Portland exposé) Edward Binns, Carolyn Craig, Virginia Gregg
  • (They were so young) Scott Brady, Raymond Burr, Johanna Matz
  • (Loan shark) George Raft, Dorothy Hart, John Hoyt
  • (Arson, Inc.) Robert Lowery, Ann Gwynne, Edward Brophy
  • (Shadow man) Cesar Romero, Kay Kendall, Edward Underdown
  • (Shoot to kill) Russell Wade, Susan Walters, Vince Barnett
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1986
  • 1905-1992
  • 1916-1990
  • 1934-1970
  • 1919-2010
  • 1908-1958
  • 1906-
  • 1924-1985
  • 1917-1993
  • 1932-
  • 1917-2003
  • 1918-1976
  • 1922-2004
  • 1905-1991
  • 1901-1985
  • 1903-1958
  • 1892-1953
  • 1916-1971
  • 1918-2003
  • 1895-1960
  • 1908-2001
  • 1925-1997
  • 1905-1988
  • 1907-1966
  • 1907-1994
  • 1926-1959
  • 1908-1989
  • 1899-1989
  • 1917-2006
  • 1912-1963
  • 1905-1964
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schuster, Harold D.
  • DeWitt, John
  • Parsons, Lindsley
  • Binns, Edward
  • Craig, Carolyn
  • Gregg, Virginia
  • Dunlap, Paul
  • Neumann, Kurt
  • Lützkendorf, Felix
  • Companéez, J.
  • Brady, Scott
  • Burr, Raymond
  • Matz, Johanna
  • Jary, Michael
  • Friedman, Seymour
  • Ling, Eugene
  • Rackin, Martin
  • Luber, Bernhard
  • Raft, George
  • Hart, Dorothy
  • Hoyt, John
  • Roemheld, Heinz
  • Berke, Wm.
  • Caesar, Arthur
  • Tombragel, Maurice
  • Lippert, Robert L
  • Stephens, William
  • Lowery, Robert
  • Gwynne, Anne
  • Brophy, Edward
  • Kraushaar, Raoul
  • Vernon, Richard
  • Cohen, Nat
  • Levy, Stuart
  • Williams, William H
  • Romero, Cesar
  • Kendall, Kay
  • Underdown, Edward
  • Meynell, Laurence
  • Spear, Eric
  • Westrate, Edwin Victor
  • Wade, Russ
  • Walters, Luana
  • Calker, Darrell
  • Rodgers, Gene
  • Allied Artists Pictures Corporation
  • Lippert Pictures, Inc
  • Exclusive Films
  • Anglo Amalgamated Film Distributors
  • Merton Park Studios
  • Kit Parker Films
  • VCI Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
428
Series statement
Kit Parker double features
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Meynell, Laurence
  • Labor unions
  • Human trafficking
  • Usury
  • Arson
  • Arson investigation
  • Murder
  • Political corruption
  • Organized crime
  • Criminals
  • Criminal investigation
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Motion pictures
Technique
live action
Label
Forgotten noir collector's set, Series one, Kit Parker Films, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of six motion pictures produced in 1947 (Shoot to kill),1949 (Arson, Inc.), 1952 (Loan shark), 1953 (Shadow man), 1954 (They were so young) and 1957 (Portland exposé)
  • Title and credits from containers
  • Shadow man is based on The creaking chair / by Lawrence Meynell
  • They were so young also released under German title: Mannequins für Rio. Shadow man also released under title: Street of shadows
  • Special features (vol. 1) original theatrical trailers; commentary by Lindsley Parsons; original advertising material; bios; stills gallery; (vol. 2) original theatrical trailers; 'Inside Lippert : part 1, 1907-1949'; audio commentary for Loan shark by Richard M. Roberts; bios; stills gallery; movie trivia; (vol. 3) original theatrical trailers; 'Inside Lippert : part 2, 1950-1976'; original advertising material; Shoot to kill schudule & Luana Walters Wardrobe plot; Shoot to kill day player & stuntman contracts; Shoot to kill original script sample pages with director's notes
  • "VCI Film Noir Classics to die for."--Opening frames
  • (Shadow man) "The following is the original British release version titled 'Street of shadows.' It contains 7 minutes of scenes that were deleted from the U.S. version."--Opening frames
  • Aspect ratio for vol. 1: enhanced for 16x9 monitors; aspect ratio for vol. 2-3: 4x3
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Vol. 1. Portland exposé (72 min.) / Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents ; directed by Harold D. Schuster ; written by Jack DeWitt ; a Lindsley Parsons production. They were so young (80 min.) / a Lippert Pictures presentation ; produced and directed by Kurt Neumann ; screenplay by Felix Luetzkendorf and Kurt Neumann based on an outline prepared from official documents by Jacques Companeez -- vol. 2. Loan shark (ca. 74 min.) / Lippert Pictures, Inc. presents an Encore Production ; directed by Seymour Friedman ; screenplay by Eugene Ling and Martin Rackin, from a story by Martin Rackin ; produced by Bernhard Luber. Arson Inc. (ca. 63 min.) / Exclusive Films present ; Robert L. Lippert presents ; directed by William Berke ; original story, Arthur Caesar ; screenplay, Maurice Tombragel ; produced by William Stephens -- vol. 3. Shadow man (ca. 83 min.) / Anglo Amalgamated Film Distributots Ltd. ; Nat Cohen and Stuart Levy present a Merton Park Studios production ; directed by Richard Vernon ; screenplay by Richard Vernon ; produced by William H. Williams. Shoot to kill (ca. 63 min.) / Robert L. Lippert presents ; produced and directed by William Berke ; original screenplay, Edwin V. Westrate
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Anamorphic widescreen vol. 1; standard format vol. 2-3.
Extent
3 videodiscs (428 min.)
Isbn
9781557391865
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
089859055027
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
KPF-550
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn475679949
  • (OCoLC)475679949
  • 1547207
System details
DVD, NTSC, all regions; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Forgotten noir collector's set, Series one, Kit Parker Films, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Videodisc release of six motion pictures produced in 1947 (Shoot to kill),1949 (Arson, Inc.), 1952 (Loan shark), 1953 (Shadow man), 1954 (They were so young) and 1957 (Portland exposé)
  • Title and credits from containers
  • Shadow man is based on The creaking chair / by Lawrence Meynell
  • They were so young also released under German title: Mannequins für Rio. Shadow man also released under title: Street of shadows
  • Special features (vol. 1) original theatrical trailers; commentary by Lindsley Parsons; original advertising material; bios; stills gallery; (vol. 2) original theatrical trailers; 'Inside Lippert : part 1, 1907-1949'; audio commentary for Loan shark by Richard M. Roberts; bios; stills gallery; movie trivia; (vol. 3) original theatrical trailers; 'Inside Lippert : part 2, 1950-1976'; original advertising material; Shoot to kill schudule & Luana Walters Wardrobe plot; Shoot to kill day player & stuntman contracts; Shoot to kill original script sample pages with director's notes
  • "VCI Film Noir Classics to die for."--Opening frames
  • (Shadow man) "The following is the original British release version titled 'Street of shadows.' It contains 7 minutes of scenes that were deleted from the U.S. version."--Opening frames
  • Aspect ratio for vol. 1: enhanced for 16x9 monitors; aspect ratio for vol. 2-3: 4x3
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Vol. 1. Portland exposé (72 min.) / Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents ; directed by Harold D. Schuster ; written by Jack DeWitt ; a Lindsley Parsons production. They were so young (80 min.) / a Lippert Pictures presentation ; produced and directed by Kurt Neumann ; screenplay by Felix Luetzkendorf and Kurt Neumann based on an outline prepared from official documents by Jacques Companeez -- vol. 2. Loan shark (ca. 74 min.) / Lippert Pictures, Inc. presents an Encore Production ; directed by Seymour Friedman ; screenplay by Eugene Ling and Martin Rackin, from a story by Martin Rackin ; produced by Bernhard Luber. Arson Inc. (ca. 63 min.) / Exclusive Films present ; Robert L. Lippert presents ; directed by William Berke ; original story, Arthur Caesar ; screenplay, Maurice Tombragel ; produced by William Stephens -- vol. 3. Shadow man (ca. 83 min.) / Anglo Amalgamated Film Distributots Ltd. ; Nat Cohen and Stuart Levy present a Merton Park Studios production ; directed by Richard Vernon ; screenplay by Richard Vernon ; produced by William H. Williams. Shoot to kill (ca. 63 min.) / Robert L. Lippert presents ; produced and directed by William Berke ; original screenplay, Edwin V. Westrate
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Anamorphic widescreen vol. 1; standard format vol. 2-3.
Extent
3 videodiscs (428 min.)
Isbn
9781557391865
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
089859055027
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
KPF-550
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn475679949
  • (OCoLC)475679949
  • 1547207
System details
DVD, NTSC, all regions; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
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