Columbia Pictures film noir classics. II

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[Human desire] A Korean War veteran comes back to his job as a railroad engineer, and becomes entangled with a violent co-worker and the man's alluring wife in a web of deception, suspicion, and murder .
[Pushover] A cop, staking out the apartment of a bank robber's girlfriend, makes a move on her to get information. But he makes the mistake of really falling for her, testing his loyalties with deadly results.
[The brothers Rico] A businessman and husband is contacted by his former organized crime boss, and is drawn back into the danger of the mob, putting his family on the line.
[Nightfall] A commercial artist is pursued by the police for a crime he didn't commit, and chased by criminals for money he didn't steal.
[City of fear] A convict steals a container from the prison infirmary, thinking it contains cocaine, and escapes, intending to sell the drug for a fortune. However, the powder is really a highly radioactive substance that will kill everyone who is exposed to it.
Human desire / screen play by Alfred Hayes ; produced by Lewis J. Rachmil ; directed by Fritz Lang (91 min., b&w, 1954)
Pushover / screen play by Roy Huggins ; produced by Jules Schermer ; directed by Richard Quine (88 min., col., 1954)
The brothers Rico / a William Goetz production ; screen play by Lewis Meltzer, Ben Perry ; produced by Lewis J. Rachmil ; directed by Phil Karlson (92 min., b&w, 1957)
Nightfall / screen play by Stirling Sillphant ; a Copa production ; produced by Ted Richmond ; directed by Jacques Tourneur (79 min., col,. 1957)
City of fear / written by Steven Ritch and Robert Dillon ; produced by Leon Chooluck ; directed by Irving Lerner (76 min., b&w, 1959).

Additional Information
Subjects Zola, Émile, -- 1840-1902 -- Film adaptations.
Walsh, Thomas, -- 1908-1984 -- Film adaptations.
Ballinger, Bill S. -- (Bill Sanborn), -- 1912-1980 -- Film adaptations.
Simenon, Georges, -- 1903-1989 -- Film adaptations.
Goodis, David, -- 1917-1967 -- Film adaptations.
Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Veterans -- Conduct of life -- Drama.
Murder -- United States -- Drama.
Adultery -- United States -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- United States -- Drama.
Railroad engineers -- United States -- Drama.
Bank robberies -- United States -- Drama.
Gangsters -- Family relationships -- United States -- Drama.
Mafia -- United States -- Drama.
Brothers -- United States -- Drama.
Commercial artists -- United States -- Drama.
Fugitives from justice -- United States -- Drama.
Escaped prisoners -- United States -- Drama.
Radioactive substances -- Drama.
Film noir.
Crime films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Detective and mystery films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Publisher Culver City, Calif. :Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,2010
Edition Widescreen.
Other Titles Human desire (Motion picture)
Pushover (Motion picture)
Brothers Rico (Motion picture)
Nightfall (Motion picture : 1957)
City of fear (Motion picture : 1959)
Bête humaine.
Night watch.
Frères Rico.
Film noir classics.
Contributors Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976.
Quine, Richard, 1920-1989.
Karlson, Phil, 1908-1985.
Tourneur, Jacques, 1904-1977.
Lerner, Irving, 1909-1976.
Rachmil, Lewis J., 1908-1984.
Schermer, Jules.
Richmond, Ted, 1910-2013
Chooluck, Leon, 1920-2002.
Hayes, Alfred, 1911-1985.
Huggins, Roy, 1914-2002.
Meltzer, Lewis.
Perry, Ben (Ben L.)
Silliphant, Stirling, 1918-1996.
Ritch, Steven, 1921-1995.
Dillon, Robert (Screenwriter), active 1959-2000.
Ford, Glenn, 1916-2006.
Grahame, Gloria.
Crawford, Broderick, 1911-1986.
Buchanan, Edgar, 1903-1979.
MacMurray, Fred, 1908-1991.
Carey, Philip, 1925-2009.
Novak, Kim.
Malone, Dorothy.
Conte, Richard, 1910-1975.
Foster, Dianne, 1928-2019
Crosby, Kathryn, 1933-
Gates, Larry, 1915-1996.
Darren, James.
Bellaver, Harry, 1905-1993.
Ray, Aldo.
Keith, Brian, 1921-1997.
Bancroft, Anne, 1931-2005.
Brando, Jocelyn, 1919-2005.
Gregory, James, 1911-2002.
Albertson, Frank, 1909-1964.
Bond, Rudy, 1912-1982.
Edwards, Vince, 1928-1996.
Archer, John, 1915-1999.
Blair, Patricia, 1933-2013.
Scorsese, Martin.
Nolan, Christopher, 1970-
Mortimer, Emily.
Zola, Émile, 1840-1902. Bête humaine.
Walsh, Thomas, 1908-1984. Night watch.
Ballinger, Bill S. (Bill Sanborn), 1912-1980. Rafferty.
Simenon, Georges, 1903-1989. Frères Rico.
Goodis, David, 1917-1967. Nightfall.
Columbia Pictures.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
Film Foundation.
Participants/Performers [Human desire] Glenn Ford, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Edgar Buchanan, Kathleen Case, Peggy Maley, Diane DeLaire, Grandon Rhodes .
[Pushover] Fred MacMurray, Philip Carey, Kim Novak, Dorothy Malone. E.G. Marshall, Allen Nourse,
[The brothers Rico] Richard Conte, Dianne Foster, Kathryn Grant, Larry Gates, James Darren, Atrgentina Brunetti, Lamont Johnson, Harry Bellaver, Paul Picerni, Paul Dubov, Rudy Bond, Richard Bakalyan, William Phipps.
[Nightfall] Aldo Ray, Brian Keith, Anne Bancroft, Jocelyn Brando, James Gregory, Frank Albertson, Rudy Bond.
[City of fear] Vince Edwards, John Archer, Steven Ritch, Patricia Blair, Kelly Thordsen, Lyle Talbot, Cathy Browne, Sherwood Price, Joseph Mell, ,
Other Contributors [Human desire] Director of photography, Burnett Guffey ; editor, Aaron Stell ; music, Danielle Amfitheatrof, conducted by Morris Stoloff.
[Pushover] Director of photography, Lester H. White ; editor, Jerome Thoms ; music, Arthur Morton, conducted by Morris Stoloff.
[The brothers Rico] Director of photography, Burnett Guffey ; editor, Charles Nelson ; music, George Dunning, conducted by Morris Stoloff.
[Nightfall] Director of photography, Burnett Guffey ; editor, William A. Lyon ; music, George Dunning, conducted by Morris Stoloff.
[City of fear] Director of photography, Lucien Ballard ; editor, Robert Lawrence ; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Audience Not rated by MPAA.
Language English
English dialogue with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Notes Human desire based on the novel by Émile Zola, La bête humaine.
Pushover adapted from two novels, The night watch by Thomas Walsh, and Rafferty by Bill S. Ballinger.
The brothers Rico based on a novel by Georges Simenon, Les frères Rico.
Nightfall based on the novel Nightfall by David Goodis.
Originally released as motion pictures by Columbia Pictures Corporation in 1954 (Human desire, Pushover ), 1957 (The brothers Rico, Nightfall), and 1959 (City of fear).
"Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and The Film Foundation partner once again to bring five films to DVD for the first time, fully restored and remastered"--Container.
Special features: Martin Scorsese on The brothers Rico ; Pulp paranoia with Christopher Nolan ; Terror and desire with Emily Mortimer ; original theatrical trailers.
Human desire, The brothers Rico, and City of fear are in b&w. Pushover and Nightfall are in color.
System Details DVD ; Dolby digital ; widescreen ; region 1 encoding.
Description 5 videodiscs (426 min.) : sound, black and white or color ; 4 3/4 in.
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