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Dead On Arrival
Actors: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland, Lynn Baggett
Director: Rudolph MatÃ©
Small-town accountant Frank Bigelow goes to San Francisco for a week's fun prior to settling down with fiancée Paula. After a night on the town, he wakes up with more than just a hangover; doctors tell him he's been given ... more »
Great Flick, Terrible transfer
T. Collins | 05/11/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've read some reviews of the other edition of this film and they also say that the quality is poor, so it's probably a problem with the available stock of this film for a transfer. There is no way that this "remastered" edition is any better, I couldn't imagine the quality being much worse for a film from 1950. And I've seen my share of noirs from the 40s, so I don't mean in comparison to modern DVDs. But, that being said, I don't regret my purchase because I do love this film that much. It pains me to not give it 5 stars."
Wrong Running Time
TheCragus | Indiana | 01/15/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If Amazon's description is correct, this movie is thirteen minutes shorter than other released versions that run 83 minutes. I have not seen this version but would stay away if the running time is really that much shorter.
Amazon carries another version by Image that is 83 minutes."
As Socrates once said "I drank what?"
bernie | Arlington, Texas | 09/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien, you may remember him as Winston Smith in `1984' 1956) realizes after he had a one night fling that he does not feel so good. He feels bad enough to see a doctor. Yep he is D.O.A. (Dead On Arrival) as he has been poisoned and only has a little time left to live.
Obsessed with finding out who did it and why, Frank has to reconstruct his wild night. Will he find out in time? If so what then?
D.O.A. ~ Dennis Quaid