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Title Riot in Cell Block 11 [videorecoding] / Allied Artists Pictures Corporation presents a Walter Wanger production ; story and screenplay by Richard Collins ; directed by Don Siegel.

Publication Info. [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    RIO    Available
Edition Dual-format Blu-ray and DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (80 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (27 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm)
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text rdacontent booklet
video v rdamedia Blu-ray
video v rdamedia DVD
unmediated n rdamedia booklet
videodisc vd rdacarrier Blu-ray
videodisc vd rdacarrier DVD
volume nc rdacarrier booklet
Blu-ray digital optical mono LPCM rda
DVD digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
Blu-ray laser optical NTSC rda
DVD laser optical NTSC rda
Blu-ray video file Blu-ray region A rda
DVD video file DVD video region 1 rda
Series Criterion collection ; 704
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 704.
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 704.
System Details Blu-ray; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; monaural; NTSC, region A; requires Blu-ray player.
DVD, region 1, NTSC; 1.37:1 aspect ratio; monaural.
Language In English with optional English subtitles for the hearing impaired (SDH).
Cast Neville Brand, Emile Meyer, Frank Faylen, Leo Gordon, Robert Osterloh, Paul Frees, Don Keefer, Alvy Moore, Dabbs Greer, Whit Bissell, James Anderson, Carleton Young, Harold J. Kennedy, William Schallert, Jonathan Hole, Robert Patten, William Phipps, Joel Fluellen, Roy Glenn, Joe Kerr, John Tarangelo, Robert Burton.
Credits Photographed by Russell Harlan ; film editor, Bruce B. Pierce ; art director, David Milton ; set decorator, Robert Priestley ; music composed and conducted by Herschel Burke Gilbert ; orchestrations, Joseph Mullendore.
Note Videodisc release of the 1954 motion picture.
Accompanying booklet contains a brief essay by critic Chris Fujiwara, a 1954 article by Walter Wanger, and a brief 1974 essay by Sam Peckinpah.
Additional information on the film available online at the Criterion Collection's website.
Summary "A ripped-from-the-headlines social-problem picture about inmates' rights that was inspired by a recent spate of uprisings in American prisons ... shot on location at Folsom State Prison, with real inmates and guards as extras"--Container.
Note Special features: Commentary (featuring film scholar Matthew H. Bernstein); Don Siegel on Riot in Cell Block 11 (Kristoffer Tabori, Don Siegel's son, reads the chapter on Riot in Cell Block 11 from the director's autobiography A Siegel Film); Excerpt from Don Siegel: Director (Tabori reads excerpts from the chapter on Riot in Cell Block 11 from Stuart Kaminsky's 1974 book Don Siegel: Director, which includes in interview with actor Neville Brand); The challenge of our prisons (excerpts from journalists Peg and Walter McGraw's NBC radio documentary series The Challenge of Our Prisons originally aired in March 1953). All features available on both formats. Blu-ray disc contains the feature film in high definition; DVD disc contains the feature film in standard definition.
Subject Folsom Prison -- Drama.
Prisons -- California -- Drama.
Prisons -- Drama.
Prison riots -- Drama.
Male prisoners -- Drama.
Male prisoners -- Civil rights -- Drama.
Prison administration -- Drama.
Genre/Form Social problem films.
Prison films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Wanger, Walter, 1894-1968, film producer, writer of supplementary textual content.
Collins, Richard, 1914-2013, screenwriter.
Siegel, Don, 1912-1991, film director.
Brand, Neville, 1920-1992, actor.
Meyer, Emile, 1910-1987, actor.
Faylen, Frank, 1905-1985, actor.
Gordon, Leo V., 1922-2000, actor.
Osterloh, Robert, actor.
Frees, Paul, actor.
Keefer, Don, 1916-2014, actor.
Moore, Alvy, 1921-1997, actor.
Greer, Dabbs, 1917-2007, actor.
Bissell, Whit, 1909-1996, actor.
Anderson, James, 1921-1969, actor.
Young, Carleton, 1906-1971, actor.
Kennedy, Harold J., 1914-1988, actor.
Schallert, William, 1925- actor.
Hole, Jonathan, actor.
Patten, Robert, 1925-2001, actor.
Phipps, William, 1922- actor.
Fluellen, Joel, 1907-1990, actor.
Glenn, Roy, 1915-1971, actor.
Kerr, Joe, active 1948-1959, actor.
Tarangelo, John, 1930-1985, actor.
Burton, Robert, 1895-1962, actor.
Harlan, Russell, 1903-1974, director of photography.
Pierce, Bruce, film editor.
Milton, Dave, 1888-1979, art director.
Priestley, Robert, 1901-1986, set designer.
Gilbert, Herschel Burke, composer (expression), conductor.
Mullendore, Joseph, composer (expression)
Bernstein, Matthew, commentator.
Tabori, Kristoffer, performer.
Contains excerpts of (work): Siegel, Don, 1912-1991. Siegel film.
Contains excerpts of (work): Kaminsky, Stuart M. Don Siegel, director.
Fujiwara, Chris, writer of supplementary textual content.
Peckinpah, Sam, 1925-1984, writer of supplementary textual content.
Allied Artists Pictures Corporation, presenter, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Riot in Cell Block Eleven
Note Container title: Walter Wanger's Riot in Cell Block 11
ISBN 9781604658323
Standard No. 715515114615
Music No. CC2351BDDVD The Criterion Collection (container)
CC2351BDDVD-1 The Criterion Collection (Blu-ray disc)
CC2351BDDVD-2 The Criterion Collection (DVD)

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