Two Rare Fritz Lang Film Noirs On Warner Archive On-Demand DVDs
Two rare Fritz Lang film noirs are now available on the Warner Archive DVD-on-demand line. In While The City Sleeps (1956), a psychopath (John Barrymore Jr.) is murdering women in Manhattan and scrawling "Ask Mother" in lipstick on the walls. But the real drama is at the media empire now run by the playboy son (Vincent Price) who encourages his staff to fight over a high position by uncovering "The Lipstick Killer." Dana Andrews is the cynical reporter who puts his fiancÃ© in danger just for a scoop. It also includes an all-star cast that features George Sanders, Howard Duff, Thomas Mitchell, Rhonda Fleming and Ida Lupino. Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (1956) stars Dana Andrews as a novelist who plots to expose the injustices of capital punishment by purposely framing himself for murder. Unfortunately the one man who knows of his plan, and the evidence, disappears and the noose tightens around his neck. With Joan Fontaine and Sidney Blackmer. Both paranoid thrillers look great remastered.