Warner Archive Collection (series)
After a train wreck sends art critic George Steele into a mental tailspin, he's fired from his job at a New York art museum. Seems unjust - until you learn there was no train wreck.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 33 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: August 24, 2010
- Originally Released: 1946
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Ray Collins & Wallace Ford|
|Directed by||Irving Reis|
|Edited by||Frederic Knudtson|
|Written by||Raymond Spencer & John Paxton|
|Composition by||Leigh Harline|
|Cinematography by||Robert De Grasse|
|Story by||Fredric Brown|
Rating: B -- The art lesson didn't register, but as a thriller Crack-Up wasn't a disaster. Full Review
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Description by OLDIES.com:
After a train wreck sends art critic George Steele (Pat O'Brien) into a mental tailspin, he's fired from his job at a New York art museum. Seems unjust - until you learn there was no train wreck. This relentless, nervy film noir explores the sinister world of violence and the monied world of aesthetics as Steele's attempt to reconstruct what really happened leads him to murder, mania and an international conspiracy that threatens the museum's masterpieces. Herbert Marshall (Foreign Correspondent, The Letter) joins the hunt as a mysterious Brit who's awfully chummy with the cops. And noir great Claire Trevor (Murder, My Sweet; Key Largo) plays Steele's sweetheart, a savvy journalist who may know more a lot more than she's telling.
A film noir about an art critic who blacks out and must reconstruct the missing hours in order to prove an art forgery conspiracy. A taut thriller that's become a minor classic of suspense.
- The Turner videocassette is part of the "RKO Collection."
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