Best Of Film Noir: Vol. 2
The scenes are unnervingly familiar along with the high-contrast visuals and dark criminal overtones that are set in these American films of the 1940's and 1950's. The Best Of Film Noir continues with Film Chest's 3 DVD Collector's Set Vol. 2 led by the brilliant Pitfall featuring Dick Powell, Jane Wyatt and Lizabeth Scott; along with Orson Welles' The Stranger featuring Edward G. Robinson and The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers with Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin and Lizabeth Scott. All classic noir!
What propels Pitfall into the ranks of a chilling film noir drama is the appearance of a ruthless sociopath willing to destroy all in his path to secure his objective, which in this case is possessing a woman, body and soul.
Orson Welles directs and stars as an ex-Nazi war criminal who assumes a new identity while Edward G. Robinson, an agent from the U.N.'s War Crimes Commission, threatens to expose the lurid past.
The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers
Classic film noir doesn't get much darker than this sordid tale of betrayal, blackmail, intimidation and murder.