One of the greatest film noir productions in history, D.O.A. has stood the test of time and continues to sizzle with dark, brooding, and gritty appeal. The masterful Edmond O’Brien plays an overworked accountant who goes to the police to report a murder: his own murder. What follows is an account of the events leading to O’Brien’s murder in flashback form. Cigarette smoke laden light weakly fleshes out the dark shadows that compose this absorbing black film. Existential overtones and raw, chilling emotion makes for a powerful journey through a murderous story. D.O.A. is a masterful psychological thriller.