Actors: Edmond O'Brien, Pamela Brittain
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about D.O.A.|
|Frank Bigelow (O'Brien) is a small town accountant who is fed up with the harping of his girlfriend Girl Friday. He's ditching Paula (Brittain) temporarily for a wild vacation in San Francisco, much to her chagrin.
While there, his hotel is lousy with beautiful women! The end of Market Week is here and Frank is immediately invited to a party and then out on the town with his new-found friends. Of course, when he checks in there's a call from Paula about some annoying person trying to reach him. He has fun in a jazz club, meets a lively blonde ... but when he goes to his room to call the blonde, Paula has sent a flower arrangement. Frank decides to stay in.
The next morning he awakes with a bad stomach ache. He goes to the doctor who tells him he has been poisoned and has days to live. Another doctor confirms this. Frantic, Bigelow begins his hunt to find his own murderer. Who was the mysterious caller and what did he want?
--ldpaulson, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of D.O.A.|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 30%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Time/Era of Movie:
Crime & Police Story?
- catching/stopping killer
- white collar fraud/theft
- hunted by killer/stalker
Criminal enemy is...
- big business/rich guy
- small businessman
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
How much in movie?
- White (American)
- fight for survival
- San Francisco
Small town people:
- nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee
Accounts of torture and death?
- non-gory references to death/punishment
How many deaths in film?
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
How much use of techno gadgets?
- 2 ()
Kind of violence:
Unusual forms of death
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