Day Five of Noirvember: See it on TCM — D.O.A. (1950)
A man walks into a police station and announces that he’s there to report a murder.
“Whose?” he’s asked by a cop.
“My own,” he replies.
That’s D.O.A. (1950).
This first-rate feature stars Edmond O’Brien as Frank Bigelow, the luckless fellow who forecasts his death at the start of the film. As it happens, Bigelow has been given a week to live after unknowingly ingesting a dose of poison, and he spends the time he has left trying to track down the person or persons responsible.
Incidentally, D.O.A. was remade in 1988, with Dennis Quaid in the O’Brien role, but for my money, it doesn’t hold a candle to the original, which you can see November 5th on TCM.
Be sure to catch D.O.A. You’ll be glad you did.
And join me tomorrow for Day Six of Noirvember.