Rent 711 Ocean Drive (1950)

3.5 of 5 from 54 ratings
1h 42min
Rent 711 Ocean Drive (aka Blood Money) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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A telephone repairman in Los Angeles uses his knowledge of electronics to help a bookie set up a betting operation. When the bookie is murdered, the greedy technician takes over his business. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the top of the local crime syndicate, but then gangsters from a big East Coast mob show up wanting a piece of his action.
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Frank N. Seltzer
Richard English, Francis Swann
Blood Money
Action & Adventure, Classics, Drama, Romance, Thrillers
Release Date:
Run Time:
102 minutes
Release Date:
Run Time:
102 minutes
English LPCM Mono
English Hard of Hearing
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • Audio commentary with Glenn Kenny on '711 Ocean Drive'
  • The Guardian Interview with Ernest Borgnine (2001): archival audio recording
  • Ernest Borgnine in Conversation (2009): archival video recording
  • The End of the Affair: archival interview with Peter Ford, son of Glenn Ford
  • Swedes in America (1943): Irving Lerner's Oscar-nominated short film, presented by Ingrid Bergman
  • Diary of a Sergeant (1945): Joseph M. Newman's documentary portrait of Harold Russell
  • The Steps of Age (1950): dramatised documentary, written and directed by Ben Maddow Caribbean (1951): documentary account of life and culture in the West Indies, British Guiana, and British Honduras
  • The Senate Crime Investigations (1951): extracts from the US senate committee's hearings into organised crime that would influence many noirs
  • Original theatrical trailers
  • Image galleries: promotional and publicity materials
  • Six short films starring the Three Stooges, lampooning the tropes and themes of the features included in this set
  • World and UK premieres on Blu-ray

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An Extra - 711 Ocean Drive review by CH

Spoiler Alert

The main film here is quite a good, if didactic view of contemporary Los Angeles - cars, buildings, a dam - amidst race-track criminals, but hidden is something rather shorter and much better. That is, one of the extras is "Diary of a Sergeant" (1945). In this, Harold Russell re-enacts his coping with artifical hands - hooks - after losing them to grenade practice , in Carolina, before setting off to join the troops which had just begun the D-Day invasion.

In hospital wards, with unflinching views of the stumps, he shows the way in which - learning to button a tunic, type, play a slot machine - he learns new ways of dealing with everyday matters, even going on a date. And also to write his diary by hand rather than dictate it.

In fact it is narrated by Alfred Drake even though Russell is the man on the screen, and there is an uncredited appearance by Roosevelt. This twenty-minute film was seen by William Wyler, who gave him an award-winning rôle in The Best Years of Our Lives.

Five stars for this; three for 711 Ocean Drive.

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