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Act of Violence

Act of Violence(1949)

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  • movies not yet on dvd

    • joan dalton
    • 4/22/14

    another great movie!waiting for it to come out on dvd to purchase!

  • Excellent Film

    • WOW
    • 3/28/14

    Ryan v Heflin,wrongs being righted,WWII POWs meet again to resolve differences,stalking,man on run,soliciting murder,ends tragically,but a powerful statement.Needs to be on DVD,esp with an intro by Mr Osbourne.He mentioned this flick on Wed salute of Mary Astor and her decision on costume and depiction of her role.

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    • Michael Steven
    • 2/26/12

    "ACT OF VIOLENCE"is a part of the film-noir era of Hollywood.By the late 40's-early 50's............things were changing.Van Heflin gives a GOOD performance,as does Robert Ryan,Janet Leigh.But it's Mary Astor,at age 55,STEALS the show.Mary was at MGM at the time,& she was getting VERY tired of making the types of movies she'd been making at this studio.She spent 2 weeks working on this film with director Fred Zinnemann,& ENJOYED IT!It was Mary,who came up with the final look of her character.Zinnemann was taken aback when Mary turned up on the set,looking the way she did.He said,"What the hell have you got that kind of an outfit on for?What's the matter with you anyway-you look like a two-bit tart!"Mary responded back with"I was very pleased."Sadly,this period of time,would mark the downside of Mary Astor's best years in Hollywood.She just didn't enjoy it anymore.Personal problems aside...........she spent her remaining active years perfoming on stage,television,& the occasional film or two.Her last film was"HUSH,HUSH,SWEET CHARLOTTE,'in 1964.She died in 1987,at the age of 81."ACT OF VIOLENCE",is not the type of film MGM was known for making,YET,it stands out.For lack of better description................IT'S INTERESTING.CHECK IT OUT.

  • Furious film noir classic

    • Emgee
    • 10/25/10

    There are a lot of merely good film noirs, but this is one of the greats. The suspense is there from the get-go, and keeps on the boil till the (literally) final shot.Robert Ryan is menacing and brooding as usual in his role as a vengeful war veteran, and Van Heflin convincingly goes slowly but surely down the drain as his veneer of respectability begins to peel away.Add superb shadowy camerawork and dramatic score and you get a real noir gem

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