Quicksand (1950) – By Jason S. Lockard

Mickey Rooney had been known for years as good boy Andy Hardy. In 1950 he took a risk and starred in a film noir entitled “Quicksand”! This film is a great departure from his wholesome image and proves he could really act!  

The films follows Dan Brady (Mickey Rooney) an auto mechanic who ‘borrows’ $20 from his employer’s cash register, to go on a date with a blonde femme fatale Vera Nova. This is just the beginning of the descent for the young mechanic as circumstances cause him to spiral deeper and deeper into a life of crime.

Film Chest Media Group has restored this public domain classic to pristine quality. I have owned several copies of this film and it never looked better than it does now! The only downside is there are no bonus features on this DVD.

So if you love Mickey Rooney! If you love crime dramas! You got to check this on out! I highly recommend you head over to www.FilmChest.com or your local DVD provider and find out how you can get your copy of this gem today!

Moral Rating: mild violence
Audience: Parental Guidance
Genre: Film Noir
Length: 79 Minutes
DVD Released: 2014
DVD Rating: A+