Cover image for Illegal
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2007]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (160 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer.
Target Audience:
Not rated.
Film noir classic collection double feature
Language Note:
English dialogue, French subtitles; closed-captioned, English subtitles for the deaf and the hearing impaired.
Added Title:
Title on set container: Film noir classic collection. Vol. 4 : 10 timeless suspense thrillers
General Note:
Title from container.

The big steal based on the Saturday Evening Post story "The road to Carmichael's" by Richard Wormser.

Illegal originally released as a motion picture in 1955; The big steal originally released as a motion picture in 1949.

Special features: Commentaries by Nina Foch and film historian Patricia King Hanson on 'Illegal' and film historian Richard B. Jewell on 'The big steal; ' vintage "Behind the cameras" segment with Edward G. Robinson from the 'Warner Bros. presents' TV series; new featurettes: "Illegal: marked for life" and "The big steal: look behind you; " theatrical trailers.
Illegal (88 min.) -- The big steal (72 min.)
Illegal: Ambitious D.A. Victor Scott zealously prosecutes Ed Clary for a woman's murder. But as Clary walks to the electric chair, Scott receives evidence that exonerates the condemned man. Realizing that he's made a terrible mistake he tries to stop the execution, but is too late. Scott resigns as a prosecutor and enters private practice. He draws the attention of mob kingpin Frank Garland. Scott represents one of Garland's stooges on a murder rap and Scott, in a grand display of courtroom theatrics, wins the case. Embroiled in dirty mob politics, the situation becomes intolerable when his former protege is charged with a murder that seems to implicate her as an informant to the Garland mob.

The big steal: Jane and Duke (alias Capt. Blake) accidently meet in Vera Cruz while chasing flim-flam man Fiske. Soon the local Inspector General (El Gato) is involved. Fiske races across Mexico, pursued by Jane and Duke, trailed by the real Capt. Blake. The crafty Inspector General is waiting for them in Tihuacan but they all give him the slip.
Added Title:
Big steal.


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Audiovisual NOIR ILLEGAL 1 .SOURCE. 8/07 DDD
DVD PN1997.I44 1

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