Mobster Movies: The Chase/Crime, Inc./Shoot to Kill/Woman on the Run [DVD]
- SKU: 14412496
- Release Date: 06/07/2005
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Ratings & Reviews
- Digitally mastered
- Interactive menus
- Chapter selections
- Digitally enhanced audio 5.1
The stars of Shoot to Kill are Douglas Blackley and Susan Walters, both of whom later changed their professional names to, respectively, Robert Kent and Luana Walters. Blackley is a gangster who is framed by crooked DA Edmund MacDonald. Walters, Blackley's wife, secures a job as MacDonald's assistant, the better to find the proof of the DA's dishonesty. Reporter Russell Wade helps Walters expose MacDonald, falling in love with her along the way. The film is related in flashback by Walters, who lies hovering between life and death in a hospital bed. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
The Hunt (original Spanish title: La Caza) involves a less-than-sentimental journey to the onetime battlefields of the Spanish Civil War. Three aging pro-Franco veterans of that tragic contretemps, joined by a teenaged boy, embark upon a rabbit hunt where once they had exchanged gunfire and ideologies. As tensions flare between the trio of grey-haired warriors, the rabbits bear the brunt: they are slaughtered without mercy, much to the dismay of the youngest member of the expedition. This inevitably leads to the accidental death of one of the hunters--and a virtual recreation of the pointless carnage of the Civil War. Director Carlos Saura cowrote his script for The Hunt with Angelino Fons. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
More expensive-looking than most PRC productions, Crime Inc. is based on a story by former crime reporter Martin Mooney. Drawing from his own experiences, Mooney has concocted a tale of a newspaper journalist who faces a prison term because he refuses to reveal his sources. Tom Neal plays the Mooney counterpart, a crime reporter who takes on a gang of racketeers. His effectiveness is somewhat diluted when he falls in love with Martha Tilton, the sister of one of the crooks. Further complicating things is the fact that the foreman of a jury listening to testimony against the racketeers is in fact the leader of the gang. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Woman on the Run
Frank Johnson (Ross Elliott), a window-dresser and struggling artist, accidentally witnesses a mob-related rub-out of a witness (Thomas P. Dillon), while out walking his dog one night -- after being shot at for his trouble, he's approached by the police, who want to put him into protective custody. But before they can do that, he runs out, and it's up to Inspector Ferris (Robert Keith) to find him before the killer does. He approaches Johnson's wife, Eleanor (Ann Sheridan), only to discover that not only were they the most distant -- nearly estranged -- couple he's ever encountered, but that she doesn't want to help find him, or care if he is found. Then she learns that he has a potentially serious heart condition that he never told her about, and that he has no medication -- she decides to try and find him to give him help, dodging the police with help from a pushy reporter named Leggett (Dennis O'Keefe), covering his job and all of his old haunts; and in the process, she discovers a man that she never really bothered to know or understand, one who not only wanted to love her but does love her, despite the way their marriage has gone, and discovers that there may still be a marriage worth saving. But to do that she's got to find him to head off not only a potentially fatal heart seizure but also save him from the killer who, unbeknownst to her, is just a step behind her and has already started covering her trail and murdering potential witnesses. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- Russell Wade - George Mitchell
- Edmund MacDonald - Lawrence Dale
- Vince Barnett - Charlie Gill
- Nestor Paiva - Gus Miller
- Charles Trowbridge - John Forsythe
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