May 012022

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema VI presents three more crime-dramas by Kino Lorber and includes SingaporeJohnny Stool Pigeon and The Raging Tide. This set was released on April 26th.



Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema VI
— Singapore / Johnny Stool Pigeon / The Raging Tide —

Genre(s): Film Noir, Drama, Crime
Kino Lorber| NR – 79 min. / 76 min. / 93 min. – $49.95 | April 26, 2022

Date Published: 05/01/2022 | Author: The Movieman

Director: John Brahm (Singapore); William Castle (Johnny Stool Pigeon); George Sherman (The Raging Tide)
Cast (Singapore): Fred MacMurray, Ava Gardner, Roland Culver, Richard Hayon
Cast (Johnny Stool Pigeon): Howard Duff, Shelley Winters, Dan Duryea
Cast (The Raging Tide): Shelley Winters, Richard Conte, Stephen McNally, Charles Bickford

Features: Audio Commentaries, Trailers
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3

Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 2.0)
Video: 1080p/Full Frame 1.37
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A

Kino Lorber provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


SINGAPORE (1947) — In pre-war Singapore, Matt Gordon (FRED MACMURRAY) falls in love with the beautiful Linda Grahome (AVA GARDNER), but loses contact with her when the Japanese attack. Five years later, he returns to Singapore to retrieve a fortune in smuggled pearls and accidentally reconnects with Linda, now married to rich planter Van Leyden (ROLAND CULVER) and suffering from amnesia.

JOHNNY STOOL PIGEON (1949) —San Francisco-based Treasury agent George Morton (HOWARD DUFF) goes undercover to break up a narcotics ring. Johnny Evans (DAN DURYEA) is a convict in Alcatraz who makes a deal with George, becoming the titular “stool pigeon.” Terry Stewart (SHELLEY WINTERS) is the ringleader’s feisty moll who gets involved in the sting.

THE RAGING TIDE (1951) — A San Francisco gangster is rubbed out by rival Bruno Felkin (RICHARD CONTE), who himself reports the crime of Homicide Lieutenant Kelsey (STEPHEN MCNALLY) in an alibi scheme which fails. To escape, he stows away on a fishing boot, where skipper Hamil Linder (CHARLES BICKFORD) receives Bruno kindly. Later, Bruno enlists Hamil’s son Carl (ALEX NICOL) to do his dirty work offshore, but things turn sour when Carl takes an interest in Bruno’s girl Connie (SHELLEY WINTERS).



As with the other “Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema” sets, the three movies are housed in their own cases and side-sliding into a slip case.


  • Audio Commentary — Film Historian Kat Ellinger and Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin
  • Theatrical Trailer


  • Audio Commentary — Professor and Film Scholar Jason A. Hey
  • Trailers


  • Audio Commentary — Film Historian David Del Valle and Producer Miles Hunter
  • Theatrical Trailer


VIDEO – 4¾/5

All three movies are presented in their original 1.37 full frame aspect ratio and 1080p high-definition transfers culled from new 2K masters. The picture all look near pristine, the natural film grain and noise intact and the balance between the blacks and whites was well done. Every film though did have some specs, dirt and other little bits of film damage but nothing overly distracting. Still mightily impressive for movies being 70+ years old.

AUDIO – 5/5

Each movie comes equipped with a DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 track. These sound pretty fantastic, offering up really crisp and clear dialogue and not any evident sounds of hissing, pops or other ailments. Given the film’s age it’s another impressive transfer from Kino Lorber.




Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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