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Sex & Nudity

  • There is a reference to an affair.

Violence & Gore

  • 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.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • 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.


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Violence & Gore

  • 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.

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