Dead Men Are Dangerous DVD

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In an early lead role Robert Newton stars in a compelling murder melodrama charting a struggling novelist's desperate bid to start life anew - in a dead man's clothes... Released in 1939 Dead Men Are Dangerous captures the richly talented British stage star at a point of transition as West End acclaim gave way to burgeoning film success; Newton's pre-War achievements would be consolidated with iconic portrayals of Bill Sikes and Long John Silver in the 1940s and '50s. This rare London-set thriller is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer from the original... film elements. Aylmer Franklyn an unsuccessful writer saddled with debts seizes the chance to change his identity after discovering a corpse under a fallen branch. Faking his own death he swaps his clothes for those of the dead man and even attends his own inquest. But the events that result make him only too happy to resume his own identity... Special Features: Image Gallery [show more]

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Released
28 April 2014
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66 minutes 
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PAL 
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Robert Newton stars in this 1930s British crime thriller directed by Harold French. Aylmer Franklyn (Newton) is a struggling writer with debt collectors on his trail. When he discovers a dead man partially hidden beneath a tree, Aylmer hatches a plan he believes will help leave his problems behind - by exchanging his clothes with the dead man he will feign his own death and escape his financial obligations. Unfortunately, the dead man whose identity he assumes had some problems of his own and Aylmer quickly finds Scotland Yard on his trail. Can he disentangle himself from the mess before he ends up in even more trouble?

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. In an early lead role, Robert Newton stars in a compelling murder melodrama charting a struggling novelist's desperate bid to start life anew in a dead man's clothes...Released in 1939, Dead Men Are Dangerous captures the richly talented British stage star at a point of transition, as West End acclaim gave way to burgeoning film success; Newton's pre-War achievements would be consolidated with iconic portrayals of Bill Sikes and Long John Silver in the 1940s and '50s. This rare, London-set thriller is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer from the original film elements.Aylmer Franklyn, an unsuccessful writer saddled with debts, seizes the chance to change his identity after discovering a corpse under a fallen branch. Faking his own death, he swaps his clothes for those of the dead man, and even attends his own inquest. But what follows makes him only too happy to resume his own identity... Actors: Robert Newton, Betty Lynne, John Warwick, Peter Gawthorne, Googie WithersDirectors: Harold FrenchFormat: PALLanguage: EnglishRegion: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)Number of discs: 1