Blu-ray, DVD Release: A Life at Stake

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Now available
Price: DVD $13.99, Blu-ray $17.99
Studio: The Film Detective

Angela Lansbury and Keith Andes star in A Life At Stake, a highly charged 1955 mystery thriller from director Paul Guilfoyle.

Spoiled young Doris Hillman (Lansbury) invites struggling architect Edward Shaw (Andes) to come in as her husband’s partner in a lucrative real estate deal. However, when Edward becomes romantically involved with Doris, he learns that something deadly is going on. There’s a life at stake, and it could be his own. This independent production from the golden age of film noir was described by the Los Angeles Times as ”a study in fear.” It also shows Angela Lansbury, already a double Oscar nominee, as you’ve never seen her. She’s a charming femme fatale. But is she as bad as she seems?

Special features on The Film Detective’s newly 4K remastered edition include the following:

  • Commentary by Professor and Film Scholar, Jason A. Ney
  • ”A Career at Stake: Angela Lansbury and the Last Days of the B Noir”; by Professor and Film Scholar, Jason A. Ney
  • ”HOLLYWOOD HITCH-HIKERS: INSIDE THE FILMAKERS” an original Ballyhoo Motion Picture Production

Buy or Rent A Life at Stake

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.