A man Named Frank Bigelow (Edmund O’ 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 didn’t ring a bell. The next day, Frank found out that he had been fatally and irreversibly poisoned. Frank’s 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 - Stanley Philips
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)
Frank Gerstle - Dr. MacDonald
Carol Hughes - Kitty
Michael Ross - Dave
Donna Sanborn - Nurse
Bill Baldwin Sr. - St. Francis Hotel desk clerk (uncredited)
Clarence Greene - Screenplay
Ernest Laszlo - Cinematography
Arthur H. Nadel - Edito
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