(Vincent Sherman, 1957) Release date: 19 September 2022 Standard Edition Blu-ray
Kerwin Matthews (5 Against the House) and J Lee Cobb (The Family Secret) star in a film noir exposé of murder and corruption in the fashion world.
When a Korean war veteran takes a job at his father’s fashion business, he finds they are paying the mob to shut out the union. When pro-union employees begin getting murdered, he decides to take on the gangsters.
Based on true stories about mob involvement in the garment industry, The Garment Jungle stands as a pro-union response to On the Waterfront, and is no less tough and controversial than that film – original director Robert Aldrich (Kiss Me Deadly) was fired for his refusal to compromise, with Vincent Sherman (Affair in Trinidad) stepping in to complete production.
INDICATOR STANDARD EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES
Original mono audio
Audio commentary with film historian Kevin Lyons (2020)
It’s a Jungle Out There (2007, 20 mins): archival interview with actor Robert Loggia, conducted by Alan K Rode of the Film Noir Foundation following a screening of The Garment Jungle
Law of the Jungle (2020, 15 mins): writer and film programmer Tony Rayns discusses Robert Aldrich and The Garment Jungle
Rip, Sew and Stitch (1953, 17 mins): comedy starring the Three Stooges, in which the trio play tailors who find themselves caught up in criminal activities
Original theatrical trailer
Image gallery: publicity and promotional material
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
#PHIBD304 BBFC cert: 12 REGION B EAN: 5060697922455