Film Noir Classics

Four classic titles by Otto Preminger and Jules Dassin, delivering a heady dose of intrigue, moral ambiguity and stylish black and white photography.

Bringing together four all-time classic titles from two of the world’s most celebrated directors, this essential box set delivers that unique combination of intrigue, moral ambiguity and stylish black and white photography which truly defines this much-loved Hollywood genre.

Fallen Angel (Otto Preminger, 1945)

Eric Stanton (Dana Andrews) is a down-on-his-luck press agent who falls for the beautiful Stella (Linda Darnell). When Stella is found murdered, Eric becomes the main suspect. Using his investigative instincts to find the real murderer, Eric soon makes a shocking discovery.

USA | black and white | 98 min | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Includes original theatrical trailer

Whirlpool (Otto Preminger, 1949)

Ann Sutton (Gene Tierney) is the well-dressed wife of a successful psychoanalyst (Richard Conte). When she is arrested for shoplifting, the scandal is averted by the intervention of a sinister hypnotist (Jose Ferrer). However, Ann soon finds herself enmeshed in a web of blackmail and murder.

USA | black and white | 93 min | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1

Night and the City (Jules Dassin, 1950)

Harry Fabian (Richard Widmark), a small-time American nightclub tout, dreams of entering the wrestling rackets of post-war London. Scheming with his long-suffering girlfriend (Gene Tierney) and the sultry wife of a nightclub owner (Googie Withers) he attempts to take on the racketeers.

UK | black and white | 92 min | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Includes audio commentary by Paul Duncan

Where the Sidewalk Wnds (Otto Preminger, 1950)

Mark Dixon (Dana Andrews) is a brutal cop whose harsh methods get him in trouble with his superiors. When he accidentally kills a murder suspect he knows he is finished if he’s discovered. He decides to dispose of the body and pin the murder on someone else. Soon he will pay the ultimate price.

USA | black and white | 91 min | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Includes original theatrical trailer

 

Product information

    • Certificate

      12

    • Colour

      Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      374mins

    • Original aspect ratio

      4:3

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD870

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