Film noir, a classic film style of the '40s and '50s, is noted for its dark themes, stark camera angles and high-contrast lighting. Comprising many of Hollywood's finest films, film noir tells realistic stories about crime, mystery, femmes fatales and conflict. This compelling suspense drama spends its time with a tormented young man (Richard Basehart) as he teeters on a New York hotel's 15th floor window ledge, deciding whether or not to jump. Paul Douglas plays a traffic cop, the first officer on the scene, and through his gentle, compassionate talk, he becomes the only one the man on the ledge trusts. He certainly doesn't trust his mother (Agnes Moorehead) or ex-fiancee (Barbara Bel Geddes). The crowd below is mesmerized and for some, the fourteen hours that follow will change their lives forever. This film is notable for the film debut of Grace Kelly in a small role.
Audio Commentary with Film Historian Foster Hirsch; Interactive Pressbook Gallery, Original Theatrical Trailer.
Presented in Black & White, Subtitles: English (Closed Captioned).
|Studio Name:||20th Century Fox Home Entertainment|
|DVD Release Date:||08/29/2006|
|Screen Format:||Full Frame|
|Run Time (in minutes):||92 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, Mono|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.3|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||0.7 x 5.5 x 7.8|
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