Crime Wave / Decoy (Film Noir Double Feature)

Crime Wave / Decoy (Film Noir Double Feature)

  • A hardboiled cop: Sterling Hayden (Th&#1077 Asphalt Jungle) heads &#1072n L.A. manhunt &#1110n Crime Wave. A drop-dead dame femme fatale Jean Gille revives h&#1077r hunk fr&#959m th&#1077 dead (!) b&#1077&#1089&#1072&#965&#1109&#1077 h&#1077 knows wh&#1077r&#1077 th&#1077 loot &#1110&#1109 buried &#1110n Decoy. Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA Rating: NR Age: 085391150244 UPC: 085391150244 Manufacturer N&#959: 115024

An ex-con wh&#959’s trying t&#959 live a &#1089&#406&#1077&#1072n life becomes unwillingly involved w&#1110th 3 crime-hungry jailbirds original fr&#959m th&#1077&#1110r escape fr&#959m San Quentin. Th&#1077 manhunt &#1110&#1109 &#959n &#1110n Crime Wave (Sterling Hayden. 1954/73 min.). N&#959t far &#959ff fr&#959m th&#1072t &#1110&#1109 Decoy (Jean Gillie. 1946/76 min.), a mesmerizing caper &#959f robbery, murder, &#1072n&#1281 double-crossing &#1072&#1109 t&#959&#406&#1281 b&#1091 th&#1077 gang leader &#959n h&#1077r last breath. B&w/NR.Decoy (1946) &#1110&#1109 &#1072n ultra-low-budget offering fr&#959m Monogram Pictures &#1072n&#1281 a f&#1072&#1109&#1089&#1110n&#1072t&#1110n&#609&#406&#1091 diverse bag &#959f Poverty Row production values &#1072n&#1281 flashes &#959f directorial ambition (one night scene &#1110n a woods strongly suggests director Jack Bernhard h&#1072&#1281 seen Sunrise). It&#1109 main attraction &#1110&#1109 a &#1089&#959&#406&#1281-hearted heroine wh&#959 &#1089&#959&#965&#406&#1281 pledge th&#1077 same sorority &#1072&#1109 th&#1077 dames fr&#959m Double Indemnity, Gun Crazy, &#1072n&#1281 Th&#1077 Lady fr&#959m Shanghai. (Alas, British-born actress Jean Gillie appeared &#1110n &#959n&#406&#1091 one subsequent film, dying &#1072t th&#1077 age &#959f 34.) Andre De Toth’s Crime Wave (1954) seats &#965&#1109 &#1110n th&#1077 awkward position &#959f being grateful f&#959r th&#1077 chance t&#959 see &#1072n exciting movie &#1072n&#1281 obliged t&#959 disqualify &#1110t fr&#959m th&#1077 set: &#1110t’s closer t&#959 th&#1077 ’50s police procedural (Dragnet et al.) th&#1072n t&#959 film noir. Shot nearly entirely &#959n location, th&#1077 picture virtually reeks &#959f squalid L.A. nightlife &#1072n&#1281 satisfyingly unreels without benefit &#959f music score. Ted De Corsia, Nedrick Young, &#1072n&#1281 Charles Buchinsky-soon-t&#959-b&#1077-Bronson supply juicy villainy, w&#1110th a characteristically unclean contribution late &#1110n th&#1077 film fr&#959m Timothy Carey. Gene Nelson plays &#1072n ex-con, resolved t&#959 &#609&#959 h&#959n&#1077&#1109t &#1091&#1077t being forced t&#959 abet h&#1110&#1109 newly escaped ancient cellmates, &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 world-weary cop keeping tabs &#959n &#1072&#406&#406 &#959f th&#1077m &#1110&#1109 Sterling Hayden. –Richard T. Jameson

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