Cavalcanti's Brit-Noir classic They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) comes to Blu-ray from Kino Classics, in restoration by the BFI National Film Archive, with funding provided by The Film Foundation
Street date: July 24th
"Dynamic crime drama brilliantly and broadly realized." -- International Herald Tribune
For Immediate Release
New York, NY - July 5, 2012 - Kino Classics is proud to announce the Blu-ray release of They Made Me a Fugitive (1947), from director Alberto Cavalcanti (Went the Day Well?), a gripping, taut suspense thriller set on the streets of post-WWII London.
This Kino Classics Archival Collection edition is mastered from the restoration by the BFI National Film Archive, with funding provided by The Film Foundation.
Set to street on July 24th, They Made Me a Fugitive comes to Blu-ray with a SRP of $29.95. It is currently available for prebook.
Trevor Howard (Brief Encounter, The Third Man) stars as Clem, a hardened and disillusioned ex-serviceman who gets drawn in to the dangerous and thrilling world of black-marketeering in the seedy underbelly of post-WWII London. He works for a psychotic crime boss, Narcy (Griffith Jones), who betrays him when Clem refuses to deal drugs, setting off an intense revenge story in the best film noir tradition.
Released in the US under the title I Became a Criminal, the film is a classic of British film noir. Cavalcanti sets this gripping thriller in the picturesque Soho district, infusing the brooding images of London pubs, back alleys and bedrooms with poetic urban realism, enhanced by shadowy cinematography by Otto Heller.
UK 1947 B&W 100 Min. 1.33:1 1920x1080p
Kino Classics Presents: They Made Me a Fugitive (aka I Became a Criminal) (1947)
Director: Alberto Cavalcanti
Genre: Film Noir
Street date: July 24, 2012
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
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News Editor July 9, 2012, 7:34 am