D.O.A. (1950). Edmond O'Brien, man of noir from The Killers (and by clever extension, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid) plays the dead man walking in the best one this side of Double Indemnity. Not to be missed.
Fast-forwarding... D.O.A. (1988), starring soon-to-be-inseparable Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, misses the chiaroscuro like a limb, but it limps along gamely on it's full-color legs. Would-be novelists will like Quaid as the writer who finds his soul right before his grave. Or does he?
D.O.A. (1999). But leave it to Christopher Guest, the mad genius behind Spinal Tap and Waiting for Guffman, to do it right . . . Alright, CP has no idea what this movie is about. It's not out yet. But keep it in mind, will ya?
Yes, by the end of the day, GOP hammer-head Phil Gramm had slipped the House an antidote. The trial limps along, looking for the big answer: Should it -- can it -- be killed?