Dog Eat Dog! [DVD] [1964]

Jayne Mansfield brings cheesy life to this fascinating but oddly pitched crime drama shot in Yugoslavia in 1964, and given new life in this DVD release. Dog Eat Dog has received a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. The image is crisp and clean throughout, and the sharp contrasts of Riccardo Pallottini's camerawork are beautifully rendered in this release. The audio on this edition is in English, with optional subtitles in English but no multiple language options; the sound is rich and clear, especially given the age of this picture. As a bonus, this DVD includes the film's original trailer (in which the narrator refers to the movie by its British release title, When Strangers Meet), a gallery of production stills and ad artwork, and two bits of newsreel footage featuring Mansfield, one from a vacation in Europe just prior to the making of Dog Eat Dog. Considering the obscurity of this title, Dark Sky Films has done a great job bringing it to DVD, and fans of '60s genre cinema will eat this up.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Newsreel footage of Jayne Mansfield
  • Photo gallery
  • Theatrical trailer

Synopsis

Dog Eat Dog
A fortune in cash is the bait that draws some would-be criminals into a feeding frenzy in this offbeat but stylish crime drama. Lylle Corbett (Cameron Mitchell) and his girlfriend, Darlene (Jayne Mansfield), have just pulled off the heist of a lifetime, stealing one million dollars in American currency as it's being transported from Europe back to the United States. Hiding out in a small, run-down hotel on the Mediterranean coast, Lylle and Darlene plan to hire a boat and make their way back to the States, where they can start spending some of their loot. However, Darlene's abundance of enthusiasm and lack of common sense cause Livio Morelli (Aldo Camarda), the manager of the hotel, to suspect that she and Lylle are responsible for the robbery that's been all over the news. Livio quickly hatches a plan to steal the fortune from Lylle and cover his tracks, but Livio's hardly the only one looking for the loot, with his spinster sister, Sandra (Dody Heath), greedy butler Dolph (Ivor Salter), and eccentric heiress Madame Benoit (Isa Miranda) all conniving to get their hands on the cash. Dog Eat Dog (aka La Morte Vestita di Dollar) was released in the United Kingdom as When Strangers Meet, the title of the novel that was the basis for its screenplay. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jayne Mansfield
    Jayne Mansfield - Darlene
  • Cameron Mitchell
    Cameron Mitchell - Lylle Corbett
  • Werner Peters
    Werner Peters
  • Image coming soon
    Pinkas Braun
  • Elisabeth Flickenschildt
    Elisabeth Flickenschildt - Xenia
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