D.O.A. is a true film noir classic. From its first scene, with star Edmund O’Brien walking through the hallway of a police station to report his own murder, its fast pace and slowly unraveling mysteries keep the viewer on the edge of his seat. It’s the movie I remember when anyone says a notary’s job is dull.
In 2004, D.O.A. was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. Leonard Maltin gave this gem 3½ (of 4) stars. It’s a great way to start the Top 20 countdown in the Internet Archive Top 100.