D.O.A. (1950)

Directed by Rudolph Maté, written by Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene (story and screenplay)

“I don’t think you fully understand, Bigelow. You’ve been murdered.”


At the outset a man walks into a police station to report his own murder. While half of everyone he met has lied to him, our womanizing anti-hero has hurled himself around L.A. trying to figure out who killed him and why. Eventually his panic settled into resolve as the clock ran down and one thing became clear: when a man has nothing left to lose and has not yet resigned himself to death, best stay out of his way.

D.O.A. is a rocket and a damned-fine film.

5- stars


*There are many different releases out there, but my research led me to the Image Entertainment DVD based on picture quality.


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