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Title Crime wave [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures. Decoy / Monogram Pictures Corporation presents a Bernhard-Brandt production.

Imprint Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007].


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Description 1 videodisc (74, 76 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Film noir classic collection double feature
Film noir classic collection double feature.
Note DVD, region 1, full screen presentation ; Dolby Digital mono.
Title from container.
Crime wave based on a Saturday Evening Post story by John and Ward Hoskins.
Crime wave originally released as a motion picture in 1954; Decoy originally released as a motion picture in 1950.
Special features: Commentaries by James Ellroy and film historian Eddie Muller on 'Crime wave' and writer Stabley Rubin and film historian Glenn Erickson on 'Decoy;' new featurettes: "Crime wave: the city is dark" and "Decoy: a map to nowhere;" 'Crime wave' theatrical trailer.
Contents Crime wave (74 min.) -- Decoy (76 min.)
Credits Crime wave: produced by Bryan Foy ; screenplay by Crane Wilbur ; directed by Andre de Toth.
Decoy: produced by Jack Bernhard and Bernard Brandt ; screenplay by Ned Young ; original story by Stanley Rubin ; directed by Jack Bernhard
Performer Crime wave: Sterling Hayden, Gene Nelson, Phyllis Kirk.
Decoy: Jean Gille, Edward Norris, Robert Armstrong, Herbert Rudley, Sheldon Leonard, Marjorie Woodwarth.
Summary Crime wave: Three San Quentin escapees kill a cop in a gas-station holdup. Wounded, one of the escapees flees through black-shadowed streets to the handiest refuge: former cellmate Steve Lacey. Steve is paroled, with a new life and lovely wife, and can't afford to be caught associating with old cronies. But homicide detective Sims wants to use Steve to help him catch the other 2 escapees, who in turn extort his help in a bank job.
Decoy: Gangster Frank Olins is about to die in the gas chamber, much to the dismay of his girlfriend Margot Shelby. Only Frank knows the location of $400,000. Margot seduces gangster Jim Vincent to get him to engineer the removal of Olins' body from the prison immediately after he dies. She forces the prison doctor to administer an antidote for cyanide gas poisoning to Olins. The revived Olins gives Margot half of a map showing the location of the money and Vincent, in a fit of jealousy, kills Olins and takes the other half. Because the doctor's plates on his car will get them through the police roadblocks, Vincent and Margot take him with them on the money hunt.
Language English dialogue, optional French subtitles ; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Subject Escapes -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Drama.
Gangsters -- Drama.
Genre/Form Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Film noir
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Bernhard, Jack, 1913-
Brandt, Bernard.
Young, Nedrick.
Rubin, Stanley, 1917-
Gillie, Jean, 1915-1949.
Norris, Edward, 1910-
Armstrong, Robert, 1890-1973.
Rudley, Herbert, 1911-
Leonard, Sheldon, 1907-1997.
Woodworth, Marjorie, 1919-2000.
Kay, Eddie, 1898-1973.
Foy, Bryan, 1896-1977.
Wilbur, Crane, 1886-1973.
De Toth, André, 1912-2002.
Hayden, Sterling, 1916-1986.
Nelson, Gene, 1920-1996.
Kirk, Phyllis, 1930-2006.
Hoskins, John.
Hoskins, Ward.
Monogram Pictures Corporation.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Added Title Decoy.
ISBN 1419851225
Standard No. 085391150244
Music No. 115024 Warner Home Video

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