(Richard Quine, 1954) Release date: 19 September 2022 Standard Edition Blu-ray
Moving away from the family comedies and musicals that had made him famous, Drive a Crooked Road finds Mickey Rooney (National Velvet) as a girl-shy mechanic and racing driver.
When a beautiful customer flirts with Eddie Shannon, the lonely mechanic can’t believe his luck – even more so when she appears interested in his hobby of motor racing. She offers him the chance to make enough money to pursue his dream full time… as the getaway driver in a bank heist.
Directed by Richard Quine (Pushover), and co-scripted by Blake Edwards (Experiment in Terror), this classic film noir also features Dianne Foster (Gideon’s Day) and Kevin McCarthy (Buffalo Bill and the Indians).
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
High Definition presentation
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film critic Nick Pinkerton (2020)
The Guardian Interview with Mickey Rooney (1988, 83 mins): archival audio recording of the much-loved actor in conversation with Tony Sloman at the National Film Theatre, London
Introduction by Martin Scorsese (2012, 2 mins)
Screen Snapshots: ‘Mickey Rooney, Then and Now’ (1953, 10 mins): Columbia Pictures promotional short featuring the famed performer looking back at one of his childhood roles
Higher Than a Kite (1943, 18 mins): comedy starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio play mechanics who find themselves in a situation that’s way out of their control
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
#PHIBD302 BBFC cert: 12 REGION B EAN: 5060697922431