The Glass Wall (1953) ‘night, Mother (1986) Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984) $ 10.00. Again for those who enjoy the genre, it is generally an enjoyable collection. Lizabeth Scott, Gloria Grahame, and Evelyn Keyes were some of the best of the period, and are among Noir fans' favorites for their roles in such classics of the genre as Dead Reckoning and The Racket (Scott), The Big Heat and Human Desire (Grahame), 99 River Street and The Prowler (Keyes). Less of a noir than what the industry used to call a "woman's picture," Bad succeeds largely as a camp practice, thanks in part to Heston's voracious scenery chewing. Great Director Howard Hawks once said that he had never made a "message movie" and he hoped he never would. Volume 1 is rounded out with The Glass Wall (also '53), with Vittorio Gassman as a Hungarian immigrant searching for the American G.I. Noir fave Gloria Grahame is the out-of-work factory employee whose own desperation drives her to help Gassman. The plot of this movie is as fresh as today's news about refugees, asylum seekers, detentions and deportations, sensationalized images of immigrants, and the question of who gets to come to the US. He's probably best remembered for his work with Lions, Tigers and maybe even Bears in his productions. There is a way for him to enter the country legally, but corroborating testimony of his aiding a U.S. soldier is needed and they won't let him get it. A noter que les deux galettes contenues dans ce coffret requièrent un lecteur dézoné. The only film that could waste the talents of Gloria Grahame AND Vittorio Gassman! VERY EXCITING, FAST PACED.) Vittorio Gassman is a stowaway on a ship bound for America. He needs to find an ex-G.I named Tom whom he helped during the war, as Tom.can prove Peter's right to legal entry iof the United States. If it's not quite noir (its idealism disqualifies it), it sure looks and feels like noir. And, just so you'll get the connection, they imported an Italian to play the lead, the wonderful Vittorio Gassman, (although the Anna Magnani roll is filled by that B-Babe fave Gloria Grahame). -. Dans Bad for each other (1953 Irving Rapper) on retrouve Lizabeth au bras, cette fois, de Charlton Heston. He has one chance--a G.I. This is a great set of movies by Columbia. who wrote the screenplay. PHONE 1 boxed set. If you love film noir, and actresses like Lizabeth Scott, you must not miss out on this collection. So many people have forgotton the thing which made this country great: To welcome people who have been through the unimaginable. So he jumps ship to do the government's work for himself. I'm no authority on the film noir genre, but Glass Wall had enough of the elements as I understand them -- gritty, urban streets; smoky, downstairs jazz rooms; beaten-down characters with nothing to lose; an urban milieu that suggests a struggle for existence; and the overbearing presence of authority -- to be a very satisfying film for me. His name is Tom and he plays the clarinet somewhere near Times Square. Noir Archive Volume 2: 1954-1956 (9-film Collection) [Blu-ray], Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics I (The Big Heat / 5 Against the House / The Lineup / Murder by Contract / The Sniper), Noir Archive Volume 1: 1944-1954 (9 Movie Collection) [Blu-ray], Film Noir 10-Movie Spotlight Collection (Double Indemnity / Touch of Evil / This Gun for Hire / The Glass Key / Phantom Lady / The Blue Dahlia / Black Angel / The Killers / The Big Clock / Criss Cross). New York City becomes an "open city" worthy of Rosellini, et al -- with a wonderful mix of documentary and theatrical footage, quite an innovation for 1953. The Glass Wall (1953) Trivia. Tagline: THE 10-HOUR MANHUNT…that tore New York apart!Genres: DramaOriginal Title: The Glass WallSpoken Language(s): EnglishRating: 4.5Vote Count: 4Status: ReleasedRelease Date: March 19, 1953Primary Year: 1953IMDB Link: tt0045824Runtime: 82min | 1h 22min Production Countries: United States of AmericaProduction Companies: Columbia PicturesVideos: Original Trailer. DVD PLANET STORE © 2019. | Follow us on social channels or subscribe to our feed to stay updated. He battles time and an unfamiliar land to try to find him. Not a film noir, no crime intrigue in it, but the settings and photography could have been perfect for a crime flick. Therefore, his situation is even more dire; it's a race with time, for him to find his friend. < Not Noir but a very good film. TRAILERS, ALL STAR THEATER episode. Get unlimited DVD Movies & TV Shows delivered to your door with no late fees, ever. The vintage Times Square sequences alone are worth a look. The location work is juxtaposed with really bad rear projection shots. The Glass Wall is a 1953 American black-and-white drama film directed by Maxwell Shane and starring Vittorio Gassman and Gloria Grahame. There's lots of strikingly progressive depictions here for an American film from the early 1950s, even what might be a sympathetically depicted inter-racial couple.The marginalization of women under patriarchy and work place sexual harassment are tackled in this film many years before Hollywood broadly began to address issues of sexism. However, this poor guy DOES know someone in America--a guy named Tom who could sponsor him and who plays a trumpet on Times Square! Based on a real smallpox outbreak in New York in 1947, the film is part medical thriller and part educational film thanks to a doom-and-gloom narrator (the ubiquitous Reed Hadley) who informs the viewer of Keyes's progress in spreading death. It has the UN, jazz, and Grahame! I wasn't expecting much, not having heard of it among Grahame's usual list of noirs. The film is very effective at making the viewers feel for the foreigner and his plight, as he is only one of many who leave their homeland for America and who sees a new beginning with hope for a better day there. They are what they are, Film Noir. Please note that a product being listed on our website does not necessarily mean it is in stock and readily available for order. — Read more. Keep an eye out for Jerry Paris (we all know him as Dick Van Dyke's next door neighbor/dentist), directed a whole lot of TV shows in the 1960s and 1970s. And right at the climax comes the worst bit of writing in the film, a Gassman monologue delivered to an empty United Nations chamber. Who can deny Gloria Grahame's beauty- and talent? Reviewed in the United States on October 15, 2016, Four more noirs/dramas from the Columbia vaults, Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2009, Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2013. Très réussi dans la façon dont les deux complices échafaudent cette escroquerie à l'identité, le film compte dans sa distribution Edmund O'Brien et Terry Moore. The Glass Wall (1953) In this noir-inspired look at the perils of covert immigration into America, Italian actor Vittorio Gassman gets a rare Hollywood leading-man role as Peter Kaban, a displaced survivor of a Nazi concentration camp ordered by the United Nations to relocate to America. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. "The Glass Wall" is probably a curiosity piece in the career of Gloria Grahame (as this is found on a Bad Girls of Film Noir DVD set,) but the film belongs to Vittorio Gassman. Please try again. I will add that "The Killer That Stalked New York" has a slight twist; not quite the plot subject you would expect, but it follows the noir form just fine. Even with the film's implicit anti-communism, it wouldn't surprise me if several of the filmmakers went on to get blacklisted. A lot of pleasant viewing for an old movie fan. A wounded Hungarian stowaway races through the jungle of New York to find the one man who can prevent him from being sent back. I won't add anything else to the other comments. Terrific most of the time, and terrible in little spurts. Grahame doesn't get nearly enough time, although her performance is wonderful as always. In any case, I caught this ittle noir gem in Determined to maintain her stiff upper lip and pampered life despite the upheaval, Grace continues her friendship with the Duke of Orléans (Jean-Claude Dreyfus) while risking her life and liberty to protect a fugitive.This is 100% Genuine product. Véritable hymne aux bienfaits de la vaccination, le film est porté par Evelyn Keyes et permet de retrouver dans deux petits rôles Dorothy Malone et Richard Egan. Rent Bad for Each Other / The Glass Wall (1953) starring Charlton Heston and Lizabeth Scott on DVD and Blu-ray. Présentées dans des copies globalement magnifiques (1.33:1 Full screen), les films sont proposés en vo uniquement avec la possibilité de sous-titres anglais. This website [also] uses the TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb. The immigration theme is well-done but with a few annoyingly goofy plot turns. Here he plays "Tom", someone from Peter's past who can help him if he can be located. The Glass Wall [1953] [DVD] The Glass Wall [1953] [DVD] Vittorio Gassman (actor) Gloria Grahame (actor) Format: all-region dvd (worldwide) Runtime: 79 min Quality: Very good. Peter Kaban, a Hungarian refugee, is about to be deported after jumping ship in New York harbor. There's a problem loading this menu right now. It tied with two other films for the 1953 Golden Leopard, the top prize at the Locarno International Film Festival. In my honest opinion, it has to be one of the best and effective film noirs out there. We actually have a number of regular customers based in the US, Canada and Australia who never have problems with our region 2 discs. Unable to add item to List. don't diminish the suspense. Add it to your 'must-see' noir list. The acting and plots are typical to the genre. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. However, just before the ship departs, he jumps off and roams the streets of Manhattan looking for Tom. But once there he feels lost and overwhelmed, because of his wound and being discouraged about finding his friend. Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2011. Peter ( Vittorio Gassman) and Maggie (Gloria Grahame) show what can happen to immigrants that arrive here without proper papers. All movies are in Full frame, B&W and run for about 1 hr 15mins. Immigration quizzes him. Peter Kaban, a displaced person seeking to enter the US (Vittorio Gassman in a touching performance), escapes from detention and begins a desperate search through nighttime New York for the jazz musician who can corroborate his claims to having saved the life of an American soldier. | This film puts that ideal right in the crosshairs. And of the great trombonist Jack Teagarden. And Scott returns in Bad for Each Other (1953), a sudsy drama with Charlton Heston as a weak-willed army doctor who falls under the sway of a socialite (Scott, naturally) who lures him away from his small-town practice. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Rodeo stunt rider Richard Barthelmess (as Joe “Chief” Thunder-Horse) thrills crowds at the Chicago “World’s Fair” celebrating a century of progress in Native American Indian affairs. However, once caught, the authorities decide to deport him--as he WAS a stowaway and he has no resources in the country. Please try again. All he knows is that Paris is a clarinetist who works somewhere around Times Square.