Sunday, April 29, 2018

Act of violence (1948) - little known film noir from director Fred Zinnemann, starring Van Heflin, Robert Ryan, Janet Leigh and Mary Astor

Rating 7.5/10
Runtime: 82 min
Language: English
Country: USA
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
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Van Heflin ... Frank R. Enley
Robert Ryan ... Joe Parkson
Janet Leigh ... Edith Enley
Mary Astor ... Pat
Phyllis Thaxter ... Ann Sturges
Berry Kroeger ... Johnny
Taylor Holmes ... Gavery
Harry Antrim ... Fred Finney

Description: Joe Parkson is a disabled war veteran who is out for revenge. The target of his wrath is his former commanding officer, Frank Enley, who he blames for what happened to him. They flew 25 missions together and were shot down, ending up in a German POW camp. As the senior officer in their hut, Enley tried to dissuade the men from trying to escape. They were all starving however and Parkson and the rest of the crew felt they had no choice. Enley made a pact with the devil however and has been haunted with his choices ever since. None of that dissuades Parkson who follows Enley after he goes on the run to Los Angeles. Once there, a distraught and drunken Enley makes yet another deal that he is unable to live with...







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Video and audio information:

Video : 2.59 GB, 4520 Kbps, 23.976 fps, 720x480 ~> 720x540 (4:3), V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC x264 core 148
Audio : 113/47 MB (main/commentary), 192/80 Kbps, 48000 Hz, 1/2 channel(s), 0x55 = AC3/VORBIS, CBR

Subtitles (English (hearing impaired) and French closed captions embedded in a movie, to play them choose Subtitle=>Sub Track in VLC Player and separate English (including hearing impaired), Spanish, French, Portuguese-Brazilian, Turkish, Greek, Polish) posters and screenshots included

Dual audio track information

This movie contains two audio tracks, one is original English, and the other is commentary by Dr. Drew Casper, a Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California. You can use VLC Player to easily choose between any of audio tracks (Audio => Audio track and switch to main audio track on Track 1, commentary on Track 2)