Knock on Any Door 1949
Knock On Any Door opens with the murder of a policeman in New York City. Nick Romano (John Derek) is arrested for the crime. Nick is a troubled young man who has grown up in the slums and is fond of saying that his goal is to “Live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse.” Now on trial for his very life, Nick reaches out to lawyer Andrew Morton (Humphrey Bogart), who once unsuccessfully defended Nick’s father in a similar criminal trial. At first, Morton wants nothing to do with Nick but he changes his mind, partially out of guilt over Nick’s father and partially because Morton himself came from the same slums that produced Nick. Even as the district attorney (George Macready) goes for blood, Morton argues that Nick isn’t a menace but instead a victim of a society that left him with little choice but to become a criminal.

BD50, DVD9 | 1080p AVC, PAL | 01:39:53 | 29.3 Gb + 6.42 Gb
Language: English, French
Subtitles: French(DVD only)

Director: Nicholas Ray
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, John Derek, George Macready
Country: USA
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

-- Presentation par Francois Guerif (8 mim)
-- Presentation par Patrick Brion (13 min)
-- Bande-annonce