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Two August noirs return: Quicksand and Fear in the Night

Mickey and gal pal
Mickey and gal pal
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Film Chest Media Group has been doing a nifty job by offering high-quality DVD culled from one of the world’s largest libraries–10,000+ hours of classic feature films, television, foreign imports, documentaries and special interest, much of it restored and digitized in HD.
So what does August bring?
A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real in the suspense-filled film noir Fear in the Night (1947).
Vince (DeForest Kelley), a meek, mild-mannered bank teller, awakens from a disturbing dream in which he killed a man . . . only to discover bruises on his body and more unsettling evidence. In a daze, he tells his cop brother-in-law (Paul Kelly) who dismisses the story, assuring him it was just a dream.
Unable to shake the nightmare, Vince’s family arranges for a picnic in an attempt to take his mind off of his troubles. But when a thunderstorm suddenly rolls in, forcing them to take shelter in a near-by house, things once again take an eerie turn.
Can Vince be a murderous sleepwalker . . . or is there more than meets the eye?
Also starring Ann Doran and Kay Scott; Fear in the Night is presented in full screen with an aspect ratio of 4 x 3 and original sound.

Taking on a new type of role, Mickey Rooney plays a young man who turns to crime in the film noir classic Quicksand, digitally restored and available on DVD.
Young auto mechanic Dan Brady (Rooney) borrows $20 from his employer’s cash register to take blonde, femme fatale Vera Novak (Jeanne Cagney–who has her eye on a new mink–on a date. Brady intends to put the money back before it is missed, but the garage’s bookkeeper shows up earlier than expected.
As Brady scrambles to cover up evidence of his petty theft, he quickly finds himself in a series of misdeeds, each more serious than the last. With his life spiraling out of control, he is pushed deeper into to debt and corruption . . . and he’s sinking fast.
Also starring Barbara Bates and Peter Lorre .
Quicksand is presented in full screen with an aspect ratio of 4 x 3 and original sound.

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