An opportunity to buy a
brand-new PAL (Region 2) DVD of
an excellent American “film-noir from the early 1950s:
The Hoodlum, 1951, starring Lawrence
“Film-noir” crime drama
Director: Max Nosseck
Cast: Lawrence Tierney, with Allene Roberts and Marjorie
Riordan, Lisa Golm and introducing Edward Tierney
Running time: 62 minutes
source material is excellent, both sound and picture, given the age of the
Your brand-new DVD
disc will be created from this source material (without any artwork), and will be supplied in a
clear plastic wallet, NOT in a DVD
that the pictures attached are for illustrative purposes only, and are
therefore NOT included or offered in this auction.
NOTE for American, Canadian and other non-Region 2 buyers:
will need a multi-region DVD
player to play this disc, or you can view it using one of your computer DVD play-back programmes.
The Hoodlum was made by Jack
Schwarz Productions, Inc. The film’s
credits boast no less than four producers: Jack Schwarz, executive producer;
Maurice Kosloff, producer; Sam Neuman and Nat Tanchuck, associate producers.
Vincent Lubeck (Lawrence Tierney)
is an unreformed, hardened criminal who has just been released from prison.
While working at his brother’s (Edward Tierney) gas station, he becomes very
interested in the armoured car that makes regular stops at the bank across the
WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?
Your film will come on a DVD-R disc in a plastic DVD
sleeve with no artwork.
The title of the film will be written on this
sleeve for your convenience.
Region 2 - PAL
Note: This DVD
does not contain any menus.
This film is now in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Original U. S. copyright registration date: 27 July 1951
Original U.S. copyright number: LP1892
Copyright claimant: Jack Schwarz Productions, Inc.
In 1979, the copyright claimant, Jack Schwarz
Productions, Inc., failed to renew its copyright registration in the 28th year
after publication - that is in the 28th year after the film’s first release.
Therefore, when a copyright expires or is not properly
renewed, that work then falls into the public domain and can be freely
reproduced, distributed, and displayed.
Consequently, this film entered the public domain on the
1st January 1980.
all the details of this listing so you know exactly what you are
Max Nosseck had
previously directed Lawrence Tierney in Dillinger in 1945 by the King
Brothers; made with a small budget of less than $200,000, the film grossed some
$4 million on its original release, a huge cost-to-profit ratio for any film.
41 years later, Quentin
Tarantino would use Lawrence Tierney in his crime
picture Reservoir Dogs (1992).
Brothers Vincent and Johnny
Lubeck were played by actual brothers Lawrence Tierney and Edward Tierney. Actor Scott Brady is also one of the Tierney