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The Resource Crime wave : Decoy, [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Bryan Foy ; screenplay by Crane Wilbur ; directed by Andre de Toth. Decoy / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Monogram Pictures Corporation presents a Bernhard-Brandt production ; produced by Jack Bernhard and Bernard Brandt ; screenplay by Ned Young ; original story by Stanley Rubin ; directed by Jack Bernhard, (DVD videorecording)

Crime wave : Decoy, [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Bryan Foy ; screenplay by Crane Wilbur ; directed by Andre de Toth. Decoy / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Monogram Pictures Corporation presents a Bernhard-Brandt production ; produced by Jack Bernhard and Bernard Brandt ; screenplay by Ned Young ; original story by Stanley Rubin ; directed by Jack Bernhard, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Crime wave : Decoy
Title
Crime wave
Title remainder
Decoy
Statement of responsibility
[presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Bryan Foy ; screenplay by Crane Wilbur ; directed by Andre de Toth. Decoy / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Monogram Pictures Corporation presents a Bernhard-Brandt production ; produced by Jack Bernhard and Bernard Brandt ; screenplay by Ned Young ; original story by Stanley Rubin ; directed by Jack Bernhard
Title variation
  • Crime wave
  • Decoy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Crime wave: Three San Quentin escapees kill a cop in a gas-station holdup. Wounded, one of the escapees flees through black-shadowed streets to the handiest refuge: with former cellmate Steve Lacey. Steve is paroled, with a new life and lovely wife, and can't afford to be caught associating with old cronies. But homicide detective Sims wants to use Steve to help him catch the other 2 escapees, who in turn extort his help in a bank job
  • Decoy: Gangster Frank Olins is about to die in the gas chamber much to the dismay of his girlfriend Margot Shelby. Only Frank knows the location of $400,000. Margot seduces gangster Jim Vincent to get him to engineer the removal of Olins' body from the prison immediately after he dies. She forces the prison doctor to administer an antidote for cyanide gas poisoning to Olins. The revived Olins gives Margot half of a map showing the money location and Vincent, in a fit of jealousy, kills Olins and takes the other half. Because the doctor's plates on his car will get them through the police roadblocks, Vincent and Margot take him with them on the money hunt
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English dialogue, French subtitles
PerformerNote
  • Crime wave cast: Sterling Hayden, Gene Nelson, Phyllis Kirk
  • Decoy cast: Jean Gillie, Edward Norris, Robert Armstrong, Herbert Rudley, Sheldon Leonard, Marjorie Woodwarth
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1896-1977
  • 1886-1973
  • d. 2002
  • 1913-
  • 1917-
  • 1916-1986
  • 1920-1996
  • 1930-2006
  • 1911-2002
  • 1890-1973
  • 1911-
  • 1907-1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Foy, Bryan
  • Wilbur, Crane
  • De Toth, André
  • Bernhard, Jack
  • Brandt, Bernard
  • Young, Ned
  • Rubin, Stanley
  • Hayden, Sterling
  • Nelson, Gene
  • Kirk, Phyllis
  • Gillie, Jean
  • Norris, Edward
  • Armstrong, Robert
  • Rudley, Herbert
  • Leonard, Sheldon
  • Woodwarth, Marjorie
  • Hoskins, John
  • Hoskins, Ward
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
  • Monogram Pictures Corporation
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
150
Series statement
Film noir classic collection double feature
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  • Escapes
  • Criminal behavior
  • Criminal investigation
  • Gangsters
  • Antidotes
  • Treasure troves
  • Feature films
  • Film noir
  • Thrillers (Television programs)
  • Films for the hearing impaired
  • DVDs
  • Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Crime wave : Decoy, [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Bryan Foy ; screenplay by Crane Wilbur ; directed by Andre de Toth. Decoy / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Monogram Pictures Corporation presents a Bernhard-Brandt production ; produced by Jack Bernhard and Bernard Brandt ; screenplay by Ned Young ; original story by Stanley Rubin ; directed by Jack Bernhard, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Closed-captioned, English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Title from container
  • Crime wave from a Saturday Evening Post story by John and Ward Hoskins
  • Crime wave originally released as a motion picture in 1954; Decoy originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • Special features: Commentaries by James Ellroy and film historian Eddie Muller on 'Crime wave' and writer Stabley Rubin and film historian Glenn Erickson on 'Decoy;' new featurettes: "Crime wave: the city is dark" and "Decoy: a map to nowhere;" 'Crime wave' theatrical trailer
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Crime wave (74 min.) -- Decoy (76 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (150 min.)
Isbn
9781419851223
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391150244
  • 085391150206
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • 115024
  • 115020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn156887813
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Crime wave : Decoy, [presented by] Warner Bros. Pictures ; produced by Bryan Foy ; screenplay by Crane Wilbur ; directed by Andre de Toth. Decoy / Warner Bros. Pictures ; Monogram Pictures Corporation presents a Bernhard-Brandt production ; produced by Jack Bernhard and Bernard Brandt ; screenplay by Ned Young ; original story by Stanley Rubin ; directed by Jack Bernhard, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Closed-captioned, English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Title from container
  • Crime wave from a Saturday Evening Post story by John and Ward Hoskins
  • Crime wave originally released as a motion picture in 1954; Decoy originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • Special features: Commentaries by James Ellroy and film historian Eddie Muller on 'Crime wave' and writer Stabley Rubin and film historian Glenn Erickson on 'Decoy;' new featurettes: "Crime wave: the city is dark" and "Decoy: a map to nowhere;" 'Crime wave' theatrical trailer
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
Crime wave (74 min.) -- Decoy (76 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (150 min.)
Isbn
9781419851223
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391150244
  • 085391150206
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
  • 115024
  • 115020
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn156887813
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital mono., dual-layer
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected and may be played only on licensed devices.
Video recording format
DVD

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