While legendary Hollywood filmmaker, William Castle, is commonly referred to as “The King of Gimmicks,” his legacy extended into other film genres, including two crime dramas from the Film Noir era, Hollywood Story and New Orleans Uncensored. This thrilling double feature denotes the high-definition debut of both landmark films filled with danger, death and intrigue.
HOLLYWOOD STORY (1951) stars Richard Conte as a stage producer with dreams of being in the movie business who decides to shoot a documentary about the mysterious death of a silent film director – only to find himself in danger of suffering a similar fate. The film is loosely based on the real-life murder of film director William Desmond Taylor in 1922.
NEW ORLEANS UNCENSORED (1955) is a gritty crime thriller about a newly-discharged sailor who gets a job as a longshoreman in The Big Easy. He swiftly discovers mob corruption throughout the docks, and when a friend is killed by the gangsters, he convinces the police to let him go undercover and take matters into his own hands.
Richard Conte, Julia Adams, Jim Backus
Arthur Franz, Beverly Garland, Helen Stanton
Frederick Kohner, Frederick Brady, Orville H. Hampton
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