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Frank Bigelow, told he's been poisoned and has only a few days to live, tries to find out who killed him and why.

  1. Clarence Greene


  2. Russell Rouse


  3. Rudolph Maté


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  1. Edmond O'Brien

    Edmond O'Brien

    Frank Bigelow

  2. Pamela Britton

    Pamela Britton

    Paula Gibson

  3. Luther Adler

    Luther Adler


  4. Beverly Garland

    Beverly Garland

    Miss Foster

  5. Lynn Baggett

    Lynn Baggett

    Mrs. Philips

  6. William Ching

    William Ching


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 23m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • April 30, 1950
    G, Theatrical



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A review by talisencrw

By talisencrw

Edmond O'Brien is one of my favourite actors of the period, and if you need any startling evidence of why, just check out his performance here in Rudolph Mate's heartily original noir-shocker, 'D.O.A.'. Another great reason to check the film out, the Polish-born director, made a smooth transition from being a great cinematographer, and this is probably his most shining triumph helming a picture.

If you have ever wondered why 'film noir' has been considered such a consistently rewarding and enthralling body of cinematic work, like the earlier 'Pre-Code' era, check this one out, and others of... read the rest.

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