Celebrating #Noirvember with a Classic Kino Lorber Giveaway!

Celebrating Noirvember with a Classic Kino Lorber Giveaway!
Winner’s Choice of 4 Classic Titles

Time for our next contest! This time we’re celebrating Noirvember with another cool Kino Classics giveaway… We are happy to say that we have EIGHT classic DVD or Blu-Rays to giveaway on Twitter this month, winners’ choice of four titles –  A Bullet for Joey (Edward G. Robinson and George Raft), No Orchids for Miss Blandish (Jack La Rue, Hugh McDermott and Linden Travers), Daisy Kenyon (Joan Crawford, Dana Andrews and Henry Fonda) or A Kiss Before Dying (Robert Wagner, Jeffrey Hunter). And don’t forget to stay tuned because we’ll also be giving away TWO more DVDs/Blu-Rays via a separate Facebook/Blog giveaway this month too. That said, here we go…

daisy kenyon dana andrews joan crawford henry fonda posterDaisy Kenyon, 1947 (Otto Preminger director)

In order to qualify to win one of these prizes via this contest giveaway, you must complete the below entry task by Saturday, Dec 8 at 10PM EST. However, the sooner you enter, the better chance you have of winning, because we will pick two winners on four different days within the contest period, via random drawings, as listed below… So if you don’t win the first week that you enter, you will still be eligible to win during the following weeks until the contest is over.

  • Nov 17: Two Winners
  • Nov 24: Two Winners
  • Dec 1: Two Winners
  • Dec 8: Two Winners

We will announce each week’s winner on Twitter @ClassicMovieHub (or this blog, depending how you entered), the day after each winner is picked at 10PM EST — for example, we will announce our first week’s winners on Sunday Nov 18 around 10PM EST.


Here are the titles up for grabs:

A Bullet for Joey: Blu-Ray or DVD available. Mastered in HD! Edward G. Robinson (Scarlet Street) and George Raft (They Drive by Night) star in this espionage thriller that pulls out all the stops for excitement and edge-of-your-seat suspense. When a Canadian police inspector investigates a murder, he is hurtled into an adventure involving foreign spies, American gangsters and an explosive high-tech secret that could change the world. In a daring attempt to seize a brilliant physicist’s discoveries, a foreign superpower enlists mobster Joe Victor (Raft) and his gang in a scheme that will ignite a firestorm of betrayal, murder and global intrigue. Police Inspector Leduc (Robinson) is closing in, but the gangsters bring in their ultimate weapon: the stunning Joyce (Audrey Trotter, The Set-Up), a blonde temptress who will teach the scientist a thing or two even he doesn’t know! The breathtaking chase leads through the city streets to a pulse-pounding confrontation aboard an enemy cargo ship. Crackling with unrelenting tension, clever twists and a rapid-fire pace that will have you enthralled until the final action-packed moments, A Bullet For Joey is an adventure of the highest caliber with top-notch direction by the great Lewis Allen (Suddenly).

No Orchids for Miss Blandish:  Blu-Ray or DVD available. Based on a shocking novel by James Hadley Chase (The Night of the Generals)–the film’s mixture of sex, violence and low morals made it one of the most controversial films of the late 1940s. The story tells of a pampered heiress (Linden Travers, The Lady Vanishes) who is abducted on her wedding night by a gang of small time hoods, in what starts out as a jewel robbery and turns into a kidnapping/murder when one of them kills the groom. Despite her terrifying ordeal, Miss Blandish finds herself falling in love with the gang leader, Slim Grisson (Jack La Rue, A Farewell to Arms). They plan to run off together, but the rest of the gang can’t see parting with a potential million dollar ransom, or leaving a witness alive–even if it means killing Slim to get to her. The book was ferociously condemned, but was allegedly the most popular book amongst serving British troops during WWII. The 1971 Robert Aldrich film The Grissom Gang was based on the same Chase novel.

Daisy Kenyon:  Blu-Ray ONLY available. Joan Crawford (Mildred Pierce), Dana Andrews (Boomerang) and Henry Fonda (The Ox-Bow Incident) deliver dazzling performances in this highly polished and slick love triangle directed by the great Otto Preminger (Laura). Daisy Kenyon (Crawford) is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men – one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return. While in an emotionally draining love affair with married attorney Dan O’Mara (Andrews), who refuses to leave his wife, she meets returning army sergeant Peter Lapham (Fonda) – a decent and gentle man who instantly falls in love with her. Although she carries a torch for Dan, she knows Peter will give her the secure life she desires and she agrees to marry him. But when Dan divorces his wife, Daisy is suddenly torn between her obligations… and her passions. Featuring stunning black-and-white cinematography by legendary award-winning cinematographer Leon Shamroy (Leave Her to Heaven, The King and I, Cleopatra). the Best Actor in a Supporting Role Academy Award.

A Kiss Before Dying:  Blu-Ray ONLY available. He had looks, charm, and killer instinct! Beneath his clean-cut looks… was a cold-blooded killer. Robert Wagner (Hart to Hart, The Pink Panther) gambled with his clean-cut image to play the ruthless, conniving killer in this unrelenting thriller co-starring Jeffrey Hunter (The Searchers), Virginia Leith (Fear and Desire), Joanne Woodward (Three Faces of Eve), Robert Quarry (Madhouse), George Macready (Gilda) and Mary Astor (The Hurricane). Based on the novel by suspense master Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives), A Kiss Before Dying is riveting, sure-fire entertainment you can’t miss. Wagner is Bud Corliss, a darkly handsome college boy so obsessed with wealth that he’d do anything to get it. When his rich girlfriend gets pregnant and is threatened with disinheritance, Bud stages her suicide, sending her plummeting from the roof of a high-rise. It’s the perfect crime… until the dead girl’s sister begins to unravel Bud’s deadly scheme. Beautifully shot in cinemascope by the great Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch, The Killing) with top-notch direction by veteran Gerd Oswald (Crime of Passion).

1956 A Kiss Before Dying posterA Kiss Before Dying, 1956 (Gerd Oswald director)


ENTRY TASK (2-parts) to be completed by Saturday, Dec 8 at 10PM EST— BUT remember, the sooner you enter, the more chances you have to win…

1) Answer the below question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog post

2) Then TWEET (not DM) the following message:
Just entered to win the #Noirvember Celebration #Giveaway courtesy of @KinoLorber and @ClassicMovieHub #CMHContest link: http://ow.ly/ZdWM30mA13A

Which of the above films would you like to win and why? 

*If you do not have a Twitter account, you can still enter the contest by simply answering the above question via the comment section at the bottom of this blog — BUT PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ADD THIS VERBIAGE TO YOUR ANSWER: I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

ALSO: Please allow us 48 hours to approve your comments. Sorry about that, but we are being overwhelmed with spam, and must sort through 100s of comments…


You can visit Kino Lorber on their website, on Twitter at @KinoLorber or on Facebook.

Please note that only Continental United States (excluding Alaska, Hawaii, and the territory of Puerto Rico) entrants are eligible.

And — BlogHub members ARE eligible to win if they live within the Continental United States (as noted above).

For complete rules, click here.

And if you can’t wait to win any of these titles, you can click on the images below to purchase on amazon :)


Good Luck!

–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub

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34 Responses to Celebrating #Noirvember with a Classic Kino Lorber Giveaway!

  1. Tim says:

    These all look great!!

    Going with Daisy Kenyon!

    I hope I win!!

  2. steve carmody says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

    As I’m growing in my appreciation of Noir, I’ve been drawn to the more obscure titles. Titles like No Orchids for Miss Blandish(DVD), which occupied the B slot on the theater bill, are ones I find most interesting.

  3. Jodi says:

    I would like to win “Daisy Kenyon” because I’ve just started becoming a fan of Joan Crawford. Just a few days ago, I saw “Mildred Pierce” and was so impressed by her riveting performance!

  4. Vickie L Gleason says:

    I’m very torn between Daisy Kenyon and A Kiss Before Dying. I’ve not seen either. I love Dana Andrews and Henry Fonda as well as Joan Crawford but also Love Joanne Woodward so I cannot pick one yet at this time. I will have to check them both out for sure!

  5. Robert Stein says:

    I’ve never seen “A Bullet For Joey” so I’d pick that one as Edward G. Robinson always came through with a fine performance as did Audrey Totter. The story too looks like a good one.

  6. Keith Pizzo says:

    Which of the above films would you like to win and why?

    The film I would most like to win is A Bullet For Joey. I would like to win this one because first of all, it is a movie I have never seen before and second, it stars two of my favorite actors – Edward G. Robinson and George Raft. I have always enjoyed Edward G. Robinson as an actor. His work in All My Sons, Little Caesar, Key Largo and The Stranger is just stellar. My dad turned me on to his work through old radio shows like Suspense. George Raft is another favorite of mine. I really enjoyed him in Each Dawn I Die with James Cagney and Outpost in Morocco. As a classic movie fan, I have been watching more and more Noir movies and enjoying them immensely. I hope you will consider me for this contest and I hope to be able to add this film to my collection. Thank you! I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  7. Liliana Radwanski says:

    A Tough Decision. I’d Love a Kiss Before Dying.
    I saw it years ago and the remake.
    Robert Wagner plays a Sociopath who pretends to fall in love with, a young Socialite played by Joanne Woodward. They plan to marry but, her family plans on cutting her off and she tells him she’s pregnant. She gets killed by him.

    Later this Sociopath meets and falls for her grieving sister. this was so twisted. a Perfect Noir film. The original is the best version. I so would love it in my collection.

  8. Steven Chaput says:

    I’d love to have “A Bullet for Joey”. I’m a sucker for older noir films and the wonderful Edward G. Robinson. Adding George Raft, just makes it all the better. Each brought an intensity to all their roles, whether as leads or in secondary parts.

  9. Gloria Elizabeth says:

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.
    I’d pick A KISS BEFORE DYING , as I read and enjoyed the book many years ago but have never seen the movie.

  10. Billy Slobin says:

    It would be so awesome to win Daisy Kenyon!
    I love all three of the stars… miss Crawford, Henry Fonda especially the vastly underrated and excellent Dana Andrews!!!
    I also enjoy Ruth Warrick.
    Preminger’s work is terrific in everything!
    The Garfield cameo is icing on the cake!!!

  11. Richard Weatherford says:

    hope i win

  12. Marlee says:

    I’d like to win No Orchids for Miss Blandish because I haven’t been able to find it anywhere! It’s been on my to-watch list!

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  14. Emma Stone says:

    Out of the films listed here, I’m initially curious about Daisy Kenyon, as Preminger is a blind spot for me as a director. Plus, Joan Crawford.

  15. I’d definitely love to win A Kiss Before Dying (1956)! I just saw it for the first time a few months ago and I was blown away. Robert Wagner as a handsome yet ruthless murderer is ingenious casting, and Wagner pulls off the role better than anyone else could have. I met Robert on my birthday in September and told him all about how much I adored him in that picture, more than any other of his works. It’s that good!

  16. Michael Taggart says:

    A Bullet for Joey. Why? EGR and Raft ….how can I go wrong? Excited for the chance to win:)

  17. Jeanine Gutierrez says:

    I would like to win No Orchads for Miss Blandish because it sounds really interesting and I haven’t watched it before.

  18. Carole B says:

    Daisy Kenyon because I have never seen it!

  19. Rick Wright says:

    Daisy Kenyon sounds interesting and has a good story . But I’m gonna get A Bullet For Joey because Edward G. Robinson is unmatched in gangster roles and so I choose the gangster movie!

  20. Stuart Cook says:

    My choice is A BULLET FOR JOEY. It has Edward G. Robinson with George Raft…can’t go wrong with those greats in thc cast!
    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  21. Cody Williamson says:

    I would love “No Orchids for Miss Blandish” on Blu-ray. I love the twisted romantic aspect of the film.

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  23. Sara Stewart says:

    A Bullet for Joey, because I have never seen it and Edward G. Robinson is amazing!

  24. Adam VanHandel says:

    I’d love to win Daisy Kenyon, the cast and director sound really exciting!

  25. Chris Teel says:

    A Bullet For Joey. Any film with Edward G. Robinson AND Audrey Totter has to be amazing, plus I haven’t seen it. Side note: Noir fan and author Christa Faust is to blame for me thinking “Tawdry Otter” every time I see Totter’s name on a film.

  26. Mark PAGAN says:

    “Which one and why?” Don’t know enough – or nearly anything! – about these titles to say… but can’t dismiss the opportunity to learn, so I enter. A little bit of review surfing, and…:A Kiss Before Dying.

  27. Nancy says:

    I’d love to win A Kiss Before Dying because I absolutely love Robert Wagner!

  28. Timothy Costa says:

    I would choose A Kiss Before Dying. I’ve never seen it!

  29. Julie Bowden says:

    I would love to see “No Orchids for Miss Blandish” out of the three I’ve never seen this film and the plot line and cast sound amazing! A true noir story!

  30. Becky H says:

    I LOVE film noir! It’s one of my favorite film genres. It would be amazing to win one of these films that I haven’t seen yet!

    I do not have a Twitter account, so I am posting here to enter but cannot tweet the message.

  31. Laura A. says:

    You saw my tweet but I don’t see my comment here. Hope I’ve been entered all this time!

    • Annmarie Gatti says:

      Thanks Laura. Your comment for some reason didn’t go through, although it’s possible it’s lost somewhere in my spam folder (I get hundreds of spam comments a day; it’s very frustrating!) — but all is good, you were officially entered when you tweeted.

  32. Jesse A. Athey says:

    Daisy Kenyon because Joan Crawford.

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