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The House on Carroll Street (Blu-ray) PG

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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 17, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1988
  • Label: KL Studio Classics
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • DTS

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 6


User Ratings: 1,262
Rating: 3/5 -- Probes the moral issues involved in recruiting former Nazis to secure America's scientific lead over the Russians in the Cold War. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Aug 28, 2004
Rating: 3/4 -- There is a kind of movie sequence which Alfred Hitchcock always did well, and which most later directors have chosen not to do at all. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jan 1, 2000
...Scenes of treesy New York streets cluttered with roadsters and clean, sleek, moderne-style subway cars beautifully harken back to the times of the city in its heyday...
Mar 2, 1988

Product Description:

In 1951, Emily Crane (Kelly McGillis), a Life magazine photography editor, is fired from her job for refusing to name names in a House Un-American Activities Committtee hearing. Undaunted by the extreme climate of McCarthyism and repression, Emily continues to associate with her liberal friends and takes a new job as a caretaker and reader for Miss Venable (Jessica Tandy), an elderly woman in her neighborhood. One day while working for Miss Venable, Emily overhears a suspicious conversation taking place in the house next door. She begins to suspect that she has stumbled upon a conspiracy to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the United States using the identities of dead Jews--a siniser plot that is being orchestrated by Selwan (Mandy Patinkin), a highly respected public official who led the investigation against her. Unfortunately, because Emily has been labeled a subversive and a communist, no one believes her, except for FBI agent Cochran (Jeff Daniels)--the love-struck agent assigned to follow her--and the conspirators themselves. As Emily and Agent Cochran hunt for the truth, they become entangled in a web of murder and intrigue that threatens their lives. Peter Yates's enchanting period thriller ends with a grand Hitchcockian finale in New York's Grand Central Station.


Production Notes:

  • The film was completed in late 1986 but not released to theaters until March 1988.
  • Screenwriter Walter Bernstein was blacklisted in the 1950s by the House Un-American Activities Committee.
  • The used bookstore where Emily meets the young translator is New York's famous Strand bookstore.
Kino Lorber Studio Classics

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  • Sales Rank: 97,039
  • UPC: 738329183028
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