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Dual Format Edition of classic late 1950s Noir starring Harry Belafonte and Robert Ryan. Dual Format Edition of classic late 1950s Noir starring Harry Belafonte and Robert Ryan.
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Considered by many to be the last of the true 40s and 50s film noirs, Odds Against Tomorrow is the story of a daring robbery gone wrong. When ruthless killer Eric Slater (Robert Ryan) teams up with crooked ex-cop Dave Burke (Ed Begley), and gambler Johnny Ingram (Harry Belafonte) to rob a New York bank, things quickly start to wrong. Fuelled by his racist hatred, Eric continually clashes with Johnny resulting in the heist quickly spiralling out of control. With the escalating tension comes increasing violence as Slater’s prejudice drives both him and Ingram to the very edge. With its dark jazz score and brooding atmosphere Odds Against Tomorrow represents one of the most important films about race and racism, and was directed by 4 time Oscar winner Robert Wise (The Sound of Music, West Side Story). Considered by many to be the last of the true 40s and 50s film noirs, Odds Against Tomorrow is the story of a daring robbery gone wrong. When ruthless killer Eric Slater (Robert Ryan) teams up with crooked ex-cop Dave Burke (Ed Begley), and gambler Johnny Ingram (Harry Belafonte) to rob a New York bank, things quickly start to wrong. Fuelled by his racist hatred, Eric continually clashes with Johnny resulting in the heist quickly spiralling out of control. With the escalating tension comes increasing violence as Slater’s prejudice drives both him and Ingram to the very edge. With its dark jazz score and brooding atmosphere Odds Against Tomorrow represents one of the most important films about race and racism, and was directed by 4 time Oscar winner Robert Wise (The Sound of Music, West Side Story).

Extras

• Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition

• Original theatrical trailer

• Odds Against Tomorrow post screening Q&A with Harry Belafonte (2009, 50 mins): an in-depth interview filmed at the Noir City: Chicago film festival

• Adrian Wootton on Odds Against Tomorrow (2016, 31 mins): a newly-filmed appreciation

• The Guardian Interview: Robert Wise at the National Film Theatre (1996, 74 mins): a career-spanning onstage interview

• The John Player Lecture: Robert Ryan at the National Film Theatre (1969, 63 mins, audio only): the actor talks at length about his craft

• illustrated booklet with new writing by Tega Okiti and full film credits

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673012635
Catalogue Number BFIB1263
Subtitle A film by Robert Wise
Product contents DVD/Blu-ray
Year 1959
Director Robert Wise
Format DVD, Blu-Ray
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries USA
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Colour b/w
Subtitles English HOH
Language(s) English
Running time 96 minutes
DVD region 2
Blu-ray region B
Certificate 12

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