NOIR CITY Tough Guy Charles McGraw Tribute--The Threat/Roadblock
THE THREAT. (1949, RKO, 66 min.) RARITY!!! Never on VHS or DVD! Charles McGraw, the toughest man in noir, runs wild as a vengeful ex-con who breaks out of prison and kidnaps everyone who's ever done him wrong. A brutal, violent thriller from director Felix Feist. Scr. Dick Irving Hyland. With Virginia Grey and Michael O'Shea. 35mm print courtesy Warner Classics.
ROADBLOCK (1951, RKO, 73 min.) RARITY!!! Never on VHS or DVD! McGraw is at his best as a straight-arrow insurance investigator who turns crooked to satisfy femme fatale Joan Dixon. An unjustly overlooked example of classic noir, with terrific screenplay by Steve Fisher. Dir. Harold Daniels. 35mm print.
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