Bad Day at Black Rock [DVD] [1955]

  • SKU: 34036267
  • Release Date: 05/22/2018
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

Synopsis


Bad Day at Black Rock
This powerfully tense, fast-paced suspense drama also yields a grim social message about racial prejudice. Spencer Tracy is John J. MacReedy, a one-armed stranger who comes to the tiny town of Black Rock one hot summer day in 1945, the first time the train has stopped there in years. He looks for both a hotel room and a local Japanese farmer named Komoko, but his inquiries are greeted at first with open hostility, then with blunt threats and harassment, and finally with escalating violence. MacReedy soon realizes that he will not be allowed to leave Black Rock; town boss Reno Smith (Robert Ryan), who had Komoko killed because of his hatred of the Japanese, has also marked MacReedy for death. MacReedy must battle town thugs, a treacherous local woman (Anne Francis), and finally Smith himself to stay alive. The entire cast is flawless, especially Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin as the mean-spirited town bullies, and the relentlessly paced action never eclipses the film's sobering themes. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Spencer Tracy
    Spencer Tracy - John J. Macreedy
  • Robert Ryan
    Robert Ryan - Reno Smith
  • Anne Francis
    Anne Francis - Liz Wirth
  • Dean Jagger
    Dean Jagger - Tim Horn
  • Walter Brennan
    Walter Brennan - Doc Velie



Overall customer rating

5
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern Western

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    ProfessorX
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    If you love it. You will love it more. It's a western in a modern setting. No horses or stagecoaches, just a train and motor vehicles. One man against a town with a secret. An exceptional cast starting with Spencer Tracy and Robert Ryan does not disappoint. The picture looks great an the dialogue is clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    Squeek
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    Great movie. Basic plot, but a well acted taut thriller. Bluray picture quality is a revelation and looks amazing. Cinemascope!!! Sound is limited by age but serviceable. Only a commentary for special features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Warner Archive does it again

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    BKELLEY3rd
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    Another excellent restoration from the gang at Warner Archive for this 1950s classic film captured on with the super widescreen CinemaScope camera. It also features a running commentary.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Spencer Tracy Movie

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    1446RF
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    Greatly enjoyed this movie. The transfer of this classic 1950s movie looks wonderful. Warner Archives always does a great job with restorations of classic films.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic film !

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    Asters1
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    Great blu ray transfer of a 50's classic! One of my favorites from the great Spencer Tracy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic

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    LJ77
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    This is a classic in every sense of the word. A high recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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