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3e220 CRIME WAVE German program '54 different images of Nelson, de Corsia, Bronson, Hayden & Kirk!

Date Sold 5/16/2010
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An Original 1954 (from the first release of this movie in Germany) Vintage German Film Program (measures 7 1/4" x 10 1/2" [18 x 27 cm]; 4 pages) (Learn More)

Crime Wave (released other English-speaking countries as "The City Is Dark"), the 1953 Andre de Toth Los Angeles California escaped convicts crime film noir ("Mob-land vengeance pulls the fuse...and The City Is Dark"; "The new Warner Bros. Killers vs. Cops sensation"; "Before your shocked eyes -- the city blasted sin-side out!"; "Every mugger-nest, creep-joint and dim-lit dive busts wide-open in the year's bullet-riddled cops vs. killers sensation!"; "'Scream baby - I don't mind!'"; "The One-Time Loser! Squeezed both ways - by the law and the mob!"; "Chinatown Hideout! Blasted wide open!"; "The 'Badge' - who looks more like a hood than the hoods he rounds up!"; "From a Saturday Evening Post Story by John and Ward Hawkins"; "Sin stalks the sidewalks! Crime crawls in shadow!"; about an ex-con, played by Gene Nelson, who has gone straight, but some of his former crime buddies escape from San Quentin and they take refuge in the ex-con's house, and he is caught between them and the police, who think he is in with them) starring Sterling Hayden, Gene Nelson, Phyllis Kirk, Timothy Carey, Ted de Corsia, Jay Novello, Nedrick Young, and an extremely young Charles Bronson (billed as "Charles Buchinsky", his real name). Note that this is an almost completely forgotten film noir, but is is very much in the tradition of "The Asphalt Jungle" and "The Killing", and it has a really first rate cast with the three escapees played by Gene Nelson, Ted de Corsia, and Charles Bronson!
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Important Added Info: Note that we have provided an image of all the pages of this 4-page program (we did this by opening it and laying it flat and photographing the front and back cover together, and the interior two pages together). This way, you see the entire program, and can well determine the exact condition of it from our super-sized image. But of course this means that the front cover appears in the top right of our image, but normally, the program would be folded down the center and you would view the cover by itself (and it will be sent folded as was originally intended).

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