D.O.A. (1950)

Frank Bigelow (Edmond O'Brien), a certified public accountant, goes on vacation in San Francisco. Awakening after a night of drinking, Frank feels sick and is informed by a doctor that he is suffering from "iridium" poisoning… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: April 30, 1950
DVD Release Date: April 30, 1950
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...an underwhelming thriller that could and should have fared so much better.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Apesar de determinados elementos que não envelheceram bem (como as referências na trilha às paqueras do herói), tem uma premissa fascinante que consegue gerar boa dose de suspense.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Features a murder victim who acts as a detective to solve his own murder.

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Cole Smithey

[VIDEO ESSAY] A high-concept movie before there was such a thing, "D.O.A." foreshadowed the poisoning of (possibly) Yasser Arafat and (definitely) Alexander Litvinenko - via polonium-210 - by a half-century.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Rudolph Maté's seminal thriller rapidly decomposes into a campy, confusing bore.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Crafty, potent little noir.

Fernando F. Croce

Sweltering Borgesian fantasy

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David Cornelius

It stands as one of the finest of the post-war B thrillers.

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Scott Weinberg

Contains one of the cleverest noir concepts ever. A great film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Greg S
"I want to report a murder." "Who was murdered?" "I was." One of the great "grabber" openings in movie history… More
xGary Xx
Directed by a cinematographer, and it shows. One of the best looking noirs filmed in high contrast black and white, and Edmond O'Brien is interestingly… More
Randy Tippy
Frank Bigelow is an accountant living on borrowed time. Someone has slipped luminous toxin into his bourbon and now he has just a few days to solve his own… More
Michael Gildea
It's always fun to watch a character with nothing left to lose in action.
Aj V
An extremely exciting, suspenseful movie, a really good movie.
Danny Rovira
Rulolph Mate' gripping original film noir about a small town accountant named Frank Bigelow, played brilliantly by Edmond O'Brien, who is desperately… More