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The Resource The postman always rings twice, presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Carey Wilson ; screenplay by Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch ; directed by Tay Garnett

The postman always rings twice, presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Carey Wilson ; screenplay by Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch ; directed by Tay Garnett

Label
The postman always rings twice
Title
The postman always rings twice
Statement of responsibility
presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Carey Wilson ; screenplay by Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch ; directed by Tay Garnett
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Presenter
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Frank Chambers (John Garfield) is a drifter who lands at a roadside gas station owned by jolly old Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway) and his young, blonde wife Cora (Lana Turner). In a matter of minutes, Frank and Cora fall in love, and plot to murder Nick. Eventually wedding bells ring, the body count rises, and the gavel slams-of course, nothing ever goes as planned. Part of what makes the film noir is watching the characters react, as their plans are derailed one by one
Member of
Cataloging source
OWL
Characteristic
videorecording
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  • Postman always rings twice (Motion picture : 1946)
  • Postman always rings twice (Motion picture : 1946)
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Credits note
Director of photography, Sidney Wagner ; film editor, George White ; musical score, George Bassman
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not rated
Language note
English and French soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French and Spanish
PerformerNote
Lana Turner (Cora Smith), John Garfield (Frank Chambers), Cecil Kellaway (Nick Smith), Hume Cronyn (Arthur Keats), Leon Ames (Kyle Sackett), Audrey Totter (Madge Gorland), Alan Reed (Ezra Liam Kennedy)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1889-1962,
  • 1894-1969,
  • 1903-1991,
  • 1921-1995,
  • 1891-1973,
  • 1902-1993,
  • 1914-1997,
  • 1911-1998,
  • 1892-1977
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  • Wilson, Carey
  • Ruskin, Harry
  • Busch, Niven
  • Garnett, Tay,
  • Turner, Lana
  • Garfield, John,
  • Kellaway, Cecil
  • Cronyn, Hume,
  • Ames, Leon
  • Wagner, Sidney,
  • Bassman, George
  • White, George
  • Cain, James M.
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer,
  • Turner Home Entertainment (Firm),
  • Warner Home Video (Firm),
Runtime
113
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  • Cain, James M.
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Crimes of passion
  • Murder
  • Cain, James M.
  • Feature films
  • Crimes of passion
  • Love
  • Man-woman relationships
Technique
live action
Label
The postman always rings twice, presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Carey Wilson ; screenplay by Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch ; directed by Tay Garnett
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by James M. Cain
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • Special features include: Introduction by Richard Jewell [film historian and author]; Documentary profile "The John Garfield Story", narrated by Julie Garfield (58 min.); Behind-the-scenes image gallery [slide show]; Theatrical trailer-1946 (3 min.); Theatrical trailer-1981 remake (3 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
54060256
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Standard version
Extent
1 videodisc (113 min.)
Isbn
9780790785899
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Colby: No Public Performance Rights
Other control number
  • 012569585829
  • 00012569585829
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
65858
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)54060256
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital mono, original theatrical presentation aspect ratio, 1.33:1
Terms governing use
  • Colby: No Public Performance Rights
  • Bates: No Public Performance Rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The postman always rings twice, presented by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Carey Wilson ; screenplay by Harry Ruskin and Niven Busch ; directed by Tay Garnett
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the novel by James M. Cain
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1946
  • Special features include: Introduction by Richard Jewell [film historian and author]; Documentary profile "The John Garfield Story", narrated by Julie Garfield (58 min.); Behind-the-scenes image gallery [slide show]; Theatrical trailer-1946 (3 min.); Theatrical trailer-1981 remake (3 min.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
54060256
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Edition
Standard version
Extent
1 videodisc (113 min.)
Isbn
9780790785899
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Colby: No Public Performance Rights
Other control number
  • 012569585829
  • 00012569585829
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Physical substance
plastic
Publisher number
65858
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)54060256
System details
DVD, Region 1, Dolby Digital mono, original theatrical presentation aspect ratio, 1.33:1
Terms governing use
  • Colby: No Public Performance Rights
  • Bates: No Public Performance Rights purchased; home, library, or classroom use only
Video recording format
DVD

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