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d. Rudolph Mate, United Artists, 1950, 83 min. Is it the greatest noir premise of all-time? Edmond O’Brien plays a man given a slow-acting poison who has only hours to figure out who has killed him, and why. Ernest Laszlo’s inventive camerawork gives viewers a breathless tour of noir-era San Francisco before zooming to Los Angeles for the nail-biting climax. A terrific supporting cast brings to life an insanely inspired script by Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene

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Added by peterme on January 3, 2008