Two masterpieces of low-budget "noir" cinema are featured. Businessman Edmond O'Brien learns he has been poisoned with a "luminous toxin" and, with only days left to live, begins a desperate search for his own killer. Luther Adler, Neville Brand, Pamela Britton also star in director Rudolph Mate's classic "D.O.A." Plus, two family men on a fishing trip make a fatal mistake when they pick up a psychotic thumb-tripper in director Ida Lupino's "The Hitch-Hiker." Based in part on a true story, thethriller stars O'Brien, Frank Lovejoy and William Talman. 191 min. total Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; newsreel footage.
Two of Edmond O'Brien's classic features: D.O.A. and THE HITCH-HIKER. D.O.A. is the classic drama of suspense with Edmond O'Brien giving one of his finest performances as Frank Bigelow, a real-estate salesman whose life suddenly turns into a bizarre nightmare. "This is the City, Los Angeles, California", intones the narrator of this tense crime drama, THE HITCH-HIKER, told in semi-documentary style. A psychotic killer uses the storm drains of the city to hide from the police. Good performances by the entire cast.