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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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There is a reference to an affair.

A man has a slow-acting poison slipped in his drink, which causes him to become progressively ill throughout the film.

There is a reference to a murder.

A character punches an ill man several times in the stomach after observing how painful it is for him.

Characters are verbally threatened, shaken by the shoulders, have guns pulled on them, etc., as one would expect in a film noir.

Two characters are shot to death.

Another character is given a slow-acting poison, but it is implied that he may survive.

The main character succumbs to the poison in the very last scene.

Very little if any.

Characters are seen drinking in a bar. The main character is poisoned by way of his drink.

One character consistently behaves in a very violent, aggressive, cruel manner, and is described as "psychopathic."

Overall, "D.O.A." will not shock anyone who has seen a film noir before, but the premise is quite dark.

Australia:PG / Canada:G (Ontario) / Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2008) (self applied) / Finland:K-16 (cut) (1956) / Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1950) / Portugal:M/12 / Sweden:15 / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (tv rating) / UK:PG (video rating) (1989) (1995) (2003) / USA:Approved (certificate #14188) / West Germany:16

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