Felix Feist may not be name that rolls off the tip of the tongue.
He spent the 1930s directing shorts of M-G-M, along with the occasional feature film – Deluge (1933). At the end of is career, he produced (and directed) various television programming from The Californians, Adventures in Paradise, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, and Peyton Place.
Flicker Alley has released his 1950 noir, The Man Who Cheated Himself, which sports a superb cast, and was produced – we’ll remove any confusion – not by Jack L. Warner of Warner Bros, but by his son, Jack M.
The film apparently spent decades in PD hell, but has now, under the good auspices of UCLA and The Film Noir Foundation, arrives via Flicker Alley in reasonably clean form, due to a UCLA restoration. Billed as 4k, but not sporting any 4k detail, which was never there in the first place, it makes for a quality Blu-ray of a production that hasn’t been seen in any real quality in years.
Worthy of your time and funds.
Image – 3.75
Audio – 4
Pass / Fail – Pass