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Title Brute force [videorecording] / Mark Hellinger Productions ; directed by Jules Dassin ; produced by Mark Hellinger ; screenplay by Richard Brooks.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library DVD    BRU    Available
Edition Special ed.
Description 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (36 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.)
Series Criterion collection ; 383
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 383.
Note Based on a story by Robert Patterson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1947.
"Special features include: audio commentary by film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini; a new interview with Paul Mason, author of Capturing the Media: Prison Discourse in Popular Culture; theatrical trailer; stills gallery; a new essay by film critic Michael Atkinson, a 1947 profile of producer Mark Hellinger, and rare correspondence between Hellinger and Production Code administrator Joseph Breen over the film's content" --Container.
Cast Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne DeCarlo, Ann Blyth, Ella Raines, Anita Colby, Sam Levene, Howard Duff, Art Smith, Jeff Corey, Whit Bissell.
Summary "Joe Collins, along with his fellow inmates, live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins's dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains" --Container.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Language Subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing.
Genre/Form Prison films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Hellinger, Mark, 1903-1947.
Brooks, Richard, 1912-1992.
Silver, Alain, 1947-
Ursini, James.
Breen, Joseph Ignatius, 1890-1965.
Mason, Paul, 1900-1971.
Dassin, Jules, 1911-2008.
Lancaster, Burt, 1913-1994.
Cronyn, Hume.
Bickford, Charles, 1891-1967.
De Carlo, Yvonne.
Blyth, Ann, 1928-
Raines, Ella, 1921-1988.
Colby, Anita, 1914-1992.
Levene, Sam, 1905-1980.
Duff, Howard.
Smith, Art, 1899-1973.
Corey, Jeff, 1914-2002.
Bissell, Whit, 1909-1996.
Mark Hellinger Productions, Inc.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
ISBN 1934121304
Standard No. 715515022828
Music No. CC1686D Criterion Collection

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