A man Named Frank Bigelow (Edmund Oí Brian) shows up at a Los Angeles police
station to report a murder his own. Frank is dying of luminous toxic poison. He
recounts to the police the incredible story that brought him to be at the brink
of death in this police station in a strange city. Just a few days ago, he was a
small business owner in a little town called Banning. He had an adoring
girlfriend Paula Gibson (Pamela Britton), who was also his personal secretary.
But Frank has cold feet about marrying Paula and decided to take a little
vacation to San Francisco to give himself some air. Paula called to tell him
that a man named Phillip was desperately trying to reach him, but the name
didnít ring a bell. The next day, Frank found out that he had been fatally and
irreversibly poisoned. Frankís increasingly frantic search for the identity and
motivation of his murdered takes him to two cities, into the criminal
underworld, and onto the wrong end of several pistols before all is done.
Running Time: 83 Minutes
MPAA Ratings: APPROVED
DOA involves nothing less than Edmond O'Brien solving his own murder. He's in
some kind of business and as a sideline he makes a little extra money as a
notary. He notarizes a bill of sale and in doing so is a witness to a piece of
evidence that a man who was a party to the sale had no reason to commit suicide.
CAST & CREW:
Lynn Baggett - Mrs. Philips
William Ching - Halliday
Henry Hart -
Neville Brand - Chester
Laurette Luez - Marla Rakubian
Jess Kirkpatrick - Sam
Cay Forrester - Sue
Frank Jaquet - Dr. Matson
(as Fred Jaquet)
Lawrence Dobkin - Dr. Schaefer (as Larry Dobkin)
Gerstle - Dr. MacDonald
Carol Hughes - Kitty
Michael Ross - Dave
Donna Sanborn - Nurse
Bill Baldwin Sr. - St. Francis Hotel desk clerk
Clarence Greene -
Ernest Laszlo - Cinematography
Arthur H. Nadel - Edito
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