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Matt Hough

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Edward Dmytryk’s Crossfire works magnificently as both a film noir mystery and as a viable and necessary comment on bigotry and hate that merits further discussion.



Crossfire (1947)



Released: 15 Aug 1947
Rated: Approved
Runtime: 86 min




Director: Edward Dmytryk
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery



Cast: Robert Young, Robert Mitchum, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame
Writer(s): John Paxton (screenplay), Richard Brooks (adapted from a novel by)



Plot: A man is murdered, apparently by one of a group of demobilized soldiers he met in a bar. But which one? And why?



IMDB rating: 7.3
MetaScore: N/A





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Studio: Warner Brothers
Distributed By: Warner Archive
Video Resolution: 1080P/AVC...

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Robert Crawford

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A great film so I'm looking forward to my Blu-ray. With that said, I wish Eddie Muller did a commentary or even Imogen Sara Smith before Silver and Ursini, who I found boring lately with their commentaries. Anyhow, thanks for the fine review.:)
 

Matt Hough

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Amazon just sent me an email that my BD won't arrive until some time in April.:laugh:
Argh! I'm sorry. It's really a beautiful transfer. You'll get it eventually, and you're sure to enjoy it. I also agree about the commentary. The two guys are OK, but I'd rather have heard Eddie for the length of the film.
 

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I've never found anything wrong with "Robert Young’s excessively lengthy climactic monologue" although many other people have complained that it's a preachy author's message. I love this film and I'll be upgrading to the Blu-ray disc even though the DVD is pretty good.
 

Robert Crawford

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Argh! I'm sorry. It's really a beautiful transfer. You'll get it eventually, and you're sure to enjoy it. I also agree about the commentary. The two guys are OK, but I'd rather have heard Eddie for the length of the film.
It's all good as I have so many movies and show to watch in the meantime, I can be patient enough to eventually watch this great looking Blu-ray.:)
 

Scott Merryfield

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Thanks for the fine review, Matt. I am glad to read that Warner Archive has done its usual excellent job with the transfer. I will definitely be picking this up down the road as an upgrade to the DVD. It's a terrific film with a great cast.
 

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