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Film Noir: D.O.A.


August 15, 2012

Please join us on Wednesday, August 15 at 7 p.m. for Rudolph Maté's D.O.A. (1950, 83 min) on the first floor of the Mid-Manhattan Library.

Film Noir is part of Mystery Summer and a full schedule is available online at: All screenings are FREE and seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Description: D.O.A. (1950), a film noir drama film directed by Rudolph Maté, is considered a classic of the genre. The frantically paced plot revolves around a doomed man's quest to find out who has poisoned him, and why.

"Inspired by [Siodmark’s] Der Mann, Der Seinen Morder Sucht, which tells about a dying man's quest to find the cause of his oncoming unnatural demise. Maté used the same delirious plot...illustrating the corrupt nature of society and the cynicism, chaos and alienation among the restless people striving for wealth and pleasure."
—Dennis Schwartz, Ozus’ World Movie Reviews

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