The Burglar: DVD, 1957, Dan Duryea, Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers, Film Noir Blockbuster, Widescreen

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Appears in: Film Noir / Crime 'April Deals'

MOVIE TITLE: THE BURGLAR

YEAR OF RELEASE: 1957

FILM SHOT IN:  BLACK AND WHITE (you would receive the "WIDESCREEN" version)

RUNNING TIME: 90 MINUTES

PICTURE QUALITY RATING: = 9 out of 10 (EXCELLENT QUALITY. THESE RARE FILMS COME FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES~PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT MODERN DAY HIGH DEFINITION DIGITAL QUALITY.)

DIRECTED BY: PAUL WENDKOS

STARRING: JAYNE MANSFIELD, DAN DURYEA, MARTHA VICKERS, PETER CAPELL, MICKEY SHAUGHNESSY  

BRIEF PLOT SUMMARY: DAN DURYEA AND AND HIS WILD SET OF CRONIES ROB A FAKE SPIRITUALIST AND THEN THEN TAKE IT ON THE LAM TO ATLANTIC CITY.  

COMMENTS: THIS FILM IS ARTY, FULL OF OFFBEAT CAMERA ANGLES AND STRANGE LIGHTING THAT SOMETIMES MAKES PEOPLE LOOK STARTLED, AS IF THEY'RE CONTINUALLY HAVING THEIR PICTURE TAKEN. IT'S A TAWDRY TALE ABOUT LITTLE PEOPLE WITH BIG PROBLEMS, AND IT WORKS. FOR ALL I KNOW IT COULD BE A WORK OF ART. THE STORY IS MOSTLY ABOUT A JEWEL ROBBERY, BUT IT'S ALSO ABOUT THE STRANGE, ALMOST INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DAN AND JAYNE, WHICH BOTH DOES AND DOESN'T HAVE A WHOLE LOT TO DO WITH JEWELS. THERE IS A VERY BAD GUY INVOLVED WHO COMES ACROSS LIKE A YOUNG SENATOR JOE MCCARTHY. THERE ARE SCENES IN AN AMUSEMENT PARK; AND MORE SCENES IN AN EMPTY STADIUM. I'M NOT SURE WHY. THE FILMS IS DAZZLING AND AMBITIOUS AND PRETENTIOUS, SO MUCH SO THAT IT'S BEYOND MERE FILM NOIR AS SUCH; IT'S MORE LIKE ART NOIR!!


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