Rent The Dark Past (1948)

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1h 13min
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When a detective scoffs at his suggestion that an 18 year-old criminal be referred for psychiatric examination Dr. Andrew Collins (Lee J. Cobb), the police psychiatrist, tells him the story of his encounter with Al Walker (William Holden). Walker had a history of violence and killed the prison warden during an escape. He and his gang took the Collins family and their friends hostage but when Dr. Collins learns that Walker has a violent recurring dream, he offers to help him decipher the dream and determine exactly what has driven him to a life of crime and violence.
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Buddy Adler
Malvin Wald, Oscar Saul, Philip MacDonald, Michael Blankfort, Albert Duffy, James Warwick
Classics, Drama, Thrillers
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
73 minutes
Release Date:
Run Time:
74 minutes
English LPCM Mono
English Hard of Hearing
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
  • Audio commentary with Eloise Ross on 'The Dark Past'
  • Pulp Paranoia: Christopher Nolan on film noir
  • The Poised Performance: Pamela Hutchinson on the career of Nina Foch
  • Categorically Dependable: Kim Newman on the films of Gordon Douglas
  • The Gulf Screen Guild Theater: 'Blind Alley' (1940): radio adaptation of The Dark Past's source play
  • The Autobiography of a "Jeep" (1943): light-hearted documentary by 'City of Fear' director Irving Lerner, with optional Jeremy Arnold commentary
  • Hymn of the Nations (1944): documentary produced and edited by Lerner featuring Arturo Toscanini, presented complete and uncut
  • The Cummington Story (1945): documentary produced by Lerner featuring the music of Aaron Copland
  • Three Lives (1953): short film reuniting the writers, director and lead actor of 'The Sniper'
  • Not One Shall Die (1957): short film made by the core crew members of numerous Columbia noirs Original theatrical trailer
  • Image gallery
  • Six short films starring the Three Stooges, lampooning the tropes and themes of the features included in this set
  • World premieres on Blu-ray

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