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"A Picture As Excitingly Different As Its Title!"
  • NR
  • 1950
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 7.2  (13,004)

D.O.A. is a classic film noir from 1949 that tells the story of Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien), a small-town accountant who heads to San Francisco for a much-needed vacation. However, on his first night in the city, he is poisoned with a deadly toxin that is slowly killing him. With only a short time to live, he sets out to find the person responsible for his murder.

Frank's journey takes him to various locations in San Francisco, where he meets a series of shady characters who might be connected to his predicament. He begins to unravel a web of deceit, secret love affairs, and double-crosses that gradually lead him to the truth about his poisoning. Along the way, Frank must fight his physical weakness and stay focused on his mission to find his murderer.

Helping him in his quest is Paula Gibson (Pamela Britton), a woman he meets at a dance club who works as a secretary at the Pacific Repeating Service. She becomes his loyal sidekick as they chase down leads and clues. Paula is intrigued by Frank's predicament and is determined to help him get to the bottom of his murder before it's too late. Luther Adler plays Majak, a gangster and nightclub owner who is rumored to be involved in the poisoning and who provides one of the film's most memorable performances.

As Frank gets closer to the truth about his murder, he realizes that time is running out. He becomes increasingly desperate and starts taking chances that could get him killed. The tension builds as the viewer wonders if he will solve the case before it's too late.

D.O.A. is a gripping film that tells a fast-paced tale of mystery and suspense. The black and white cinematography creates an eerie atmosphere that adds to the tension of the story. Edmond O'Brien gives an excellent performance as the doomed protagonist who is fighting against the clock. Pamela Britton is also impressive as Paula, who is both tough and sympathetic.

Overall, D.O.A. is a must-see for anyone who loves classic film noir. The film's plot twists and turns keep the audience engaged until the very end, and its memorable central character and supporting cast make it a true classic of the genre.

D.O.A. is a 1950 crime movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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    1 hr 23 min
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    7.2  (13,004)