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Format: DVD
Sku: 40232118
UPC: 012569585829
UPC 14: 00012569585829
Rating: NR
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Their Love was a Flame that Destroyed!
The sexual chemistry between a drifter and a waitress at a roadside cafe is so intense that they are willing to do anything to be together - even killing the woman's husband.
Editor's Note
The sexual chemistry between a drifter and a waitress at a roadside cafe is so intense that they will do anything to be together - even if it means killing the woman's husband.

Features

Video Features DVD, French, Spanish, Subtitled

Technical Info


Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/27/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 113 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1946
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 65858
Video UPC UPC: 00012569585829
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 4:3
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) - DVD Review
By: Mark Athitakis filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 8/21/2009 2:42 PM
Cain’s original novel never explained its title – there are no postmen around to ring anything. But Garnett’s version gives it a whirl, in a final monologue from Garfield that is one of the more poignant speeches about love, death, and second chances. People who know Postman only from the Jack Nicholson-Jessica Lange version might find this a bit more wooden. But what it lacks in sex it gains in passions of other sorts. It smolders....read the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Cecil Kellaway
Video Cast Info Hume Cronyn
Video Cast Info John Garfield
Video Cast Info Lana Turner
Video Cast Info James M. Cain - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Sidney Wagner - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Tay Garnett - Director
Video Cast Info George White - Editor
Video Cast Info George Bassman - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Carey Wilson - Producer
Video Cast Info Harry Ruskin - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Niven Busch - Screenplay
Plot Summary
Set during the Depression, this story concerns an older man and his attractive young wife, who take on drifter Frank Chambers as an employee at their roadside cafe. Cora, the unhappy wife, is searching for a way out of her drab day-to-day existence. Soon she and Frank develop lustful feelings for each other, and their passions grow until they plan a new life together -- a new life that begins with her husband's murder.

Memorable Quotes

"Well, so long mister, thanks for the ride, the three cigarettes, and for not laughing at my theories on life." ---- Frank Chambers (John Garfield) to driver

"Parking by a fire hydrant'll get you 20 years in jail." ---- District Attorney to Frank (John Garfield)

Professional Reviews

Total Film
"...One of the steamiest crime tales ever made..." -- 4 out of 5 stars 03/01/2000 p.84

USA Today
"Turner has one of the best screen entrances in history; Garfield literally reels." 01/16/2004 p.4E

Sight and Sound
"Lana Turner's Cora is all fire and ice, while John Garfield's Frank takes a sweaty, convincing journey from besotted suitor to wary partner in crime." 07/01/2004 p.77

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Cronyn,Hume
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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