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Ida Lupino co-wrote and stars in this classic film noir about a desperate cop (Steve Cochran) straying off the straight-and-narrow, falling for a world-weary lounge singer (Lupino), and betraying his honest partner (Howard Duff).

Directed with grim, artful efficiency by Don Siegel (Charley Varrick), Private Hell 36 is a thriller that revels in the claustrophobic tawdriness of its characters and is much smarter and potent than its gears-turning plot first reveals. The stellar cast includes Dean Jagger as the detectives’ Captain and Dorothy Malone as Duff’s understandably worried wife.

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Alan Ladd (Appointment with Danger) plays the title role in this film noir about a former OSS operative who returns to Italy after the war to avenge the death of resistance worker Giulia (Wanda Hendrix), but only to find out that his “deceased” lover is not only still alive, but also the wife of a powerful Italian baron (Francis Lederer).

Carey decides to stick around, hoping to flush out the traitor who’d caused the wartime deaths of several of his OSS colleagues and resistance fighters.

Enhanced by the incidental musical number “Mona Lisa”, which subsequently won the 1951 Academy Award for Best Original Song and later became an all-time classic. Directed by Mitchell Leisen (No Man of Her Own).

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Legendary director Leo McCarey (An Affair to Remember) took on this controversial and infamous drama about a conservative religious couple (Helen Hayes, Dean Jagger) that suspects their oldest son to be a communist.

The arrogant and intellectual young man (Robert Walker), a worker in a federal agency, returns home from a long absence spouting pro-communism doctrine and deriding the beliefs of capitalism and religion. Things become very serious when an FBI agent (Van Heflin) shows up to tell the horrified parents that their son may be an enemy spy.

Robert Walker (Stranger on a Train) died at age 32 due to adverse reaction to prescription drugs and before My Son John production was finished. Leo McCarey received a 1953 Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story.

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More from Olive Films as they have announced the DVD and Blu-Ray debuts of the titles above...Streeting on August 21st,

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Comment by Darkness To Light... on May 27, 2012 at 12:21am

[A Scene from "Private Hell 36" Starring S.Cochran, I.Lupino amnd H.Duff...]

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