The final Blu-ray to be viewed in my latest pile of Olive fare is another wonderful film -- Bretaigne Windust's 1951 The Enforcer.
Some of you are probably mouthing the words...
While not terribly well known in the cinema, he had a very successful career on Broadway in the 1940s, and was responsible for directing State of the Union and Finian's Rainbow. He then moved to Hollywood, with a contract with WB.
The Enforcer is a gritty police procedural / thriller / noir-ish production. Mr. Bogart is superb, and the youngish pre- HUAC Zero Mostel gives a great performance.
Photographed in black & white by the great Robert Burks (think Hitchcock), I'd have once again hoped for more here. Since the original elements survive, and work was performed at UCLA, as funded by The Film Foundation, this Blu-ray should look far better than it does.
As it stands, it looks like a decent transfer taken from dupe elements.
Just more ho-hum...
Image - 3.5
Audio - 4