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The Chase (1946): Special Edition

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Genres: Crime, Drama, Film Noir
Starring: Robert Cummings, Michèle Morgan, Steve Cochran, Lloyd Corrigan, and Jack Holt
Director: Arthur Ripley
Plot Sypnosis:

The noir genre is known for its labyrinthine plots, but Arthur Ripley's The Chase takes the "wrong man" premise to unexpected extremes. Robert Cummings (Saboteur) stars as Chuck Scott, a down-on-his-luck veteran who lands a job as a chauffeur to a sadistic millionaire (Steve Cochran, Private Hell 36) and his reptilian bodyguard (Peter Lorre, My Favorite Brunette). Scott plays white knight to his boss's suffering wife, stealing her away to Havana. But when she is fatally stabbed in a crowded nightclub, Scott is accused of murder, and must flee the shadowy streets of Cuba in a reckless attempt to prove his innocence.

Adapting a novel by Cornell Woolrich (author of Rear Window and The Bride Wore Black), screenwriter Philip Yordan (The Big Combo) introduced a number of twists to the original story, including a third-act surprise that transforms what might have been a conventional story of an ill-fated love into something truly mind-bending and surreal - making it one of the most unique entries in the hardboiled genre. Co-starring legendary French actress Michèle Morgan (Port of Shadows) and wonderfully directed by Arthur Ripley (Voice in the Wind).

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • PREVIOUSLY RESTORED from 35mm Elements Preserved by UCLA
  • Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Guy Maddin
  • Two Radio Adaptations of Cornell Woolrich's Source Novel, The Black Path of Fear, Starring Cary Grant and Brian Donlevy
  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
  • Optional English Subtitles
Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1946
Tech Specs & Release Details

Specs: PREVIOUSLY RESTORED from 35mm Elements Preserved by UCLA Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect Ratio(s): 1.37:1
Subtitles/Captions: English