This collection features three film Noir classics. THE BOSS (1956) – Noir and sci-fi specialist Byron Haskin (I Walk Alone, The War of the Worlds) takes on The Boss in this gritty crime classic. Film starring John Payne, (99 River Street), William Bishop, (The Redhead from Wyoming) and model-turned-actress Doe Avedon and Gloria McGehee, (A Child Is Waiting). Based on the real-life scandal of Kansas City politico Tom Pendergast, The Boss is celluloid dynamite from the pen of Dalton Trumbo (Spartacus, Lonely Are the Brave), originally uncredited due to Hollywood’s blacklisting.
CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL (1957) stars Brian Keith (The Rare Breed) as he battles corruption as hard-nosed State’s Attorney Jim Fremont. The cast also includes Dick Foran, (The Fearmakers), Beverly Garland, (D.O.A.) and Noir favorite Elisha Cook Jr. (The Killing) in this Windy City noir directed by Sidney Salkow (The Last Man on Earth).
THE FEARMAKERS (1958) – Directed by master of noir Jacques Tourneur (Cat People, Out of the Past). Dana Andrews (The Ox-Bow Incident, Boomerang) stars as Alan Eaton, a Korean War veteran who returns home after being tortured and brainwashed as a P.O.W. and resumes work at a public relations firm in Washington, D.C. He finds that things aren’t quite as he left them, as he uncovers a hotbed of political manipulation that ensnares him in a web of suspicion. Communism and corruption run rampant in this riveting Cold War thriller co-starring Dick Foran (Chicago Confidential), Marilee Earle (Terror in a Texas Town) and Mel Tormé (The Big Operator).