Bill Carver is a young medical-school graduate wrongly confined in prison. He escapes and finds a haven and romance in an Arizona small town. But his hopes of happiness and freedom are ... See full summary »

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Linda Harkness
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Wolf - the Dog (as Gray Shadow)

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Bill Carver is a young medical-school graduate wrongly confined in prison. He escapes and finds a haven and romance in an Arizona small town. But his hopes of happiness and freedom are dashed when gangster Joe Mallon and his four henchmen show up. Mallon was the one who engineered Bill into the frame-up felony that sent him to prison along with Mallon. Bill is forced to lead Mallon and his men into an escape attempt across the blistering, sun-scorched desert. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Savage Adventure and Glamorous Romance! (original poster) See more »


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30 September 1940 (USA)  »

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Desert Escape  »

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1.37 : 1
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At 45:28 in this film labeled DESERT ESCAPE AKA MARKED MEN, the black sedan drives up and stops in the desert in front of a large rock formation. Although the filming location is officially listed as Tempe, AZ, the particular rock formation appears to be located on McDowell Rd between Phoenix and Scottsdale. The elevation of McDowell Rd appears to be lower than it was at the time of the making of the film, but there are specific characteristics of the rock face that resemble closely those it at this location, Lat 33.465753° Long -111.953034° on Google Earth. This film was made 76 years ago at this writing and Arizona had only been a state for 28 years. See more »

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Referenced in Arena: The Orson Welles Story (1982) See more »

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Watch this for the German shepherd
24 November 2007 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

The dog plays an important role. He has a handsome face, not a great build. The thing is: He isn't even listed in the credits.

The film itself is a modest Western being passed off as a film noir. OK: It starts with a prison break. A guy hides out. But he hides out in Tempe, Arizona. I felt this to be a Western.

It isn't bad. It isn't memorable either. Isabel Jewell plays the sympathetic woman who meets the escapee. Enough of the plot. No spoilers here.

The acting is pretty basic. I didn't see a good print but I didn't have the sense I was missing out on great cinematography.

It's your call, really. And the dog, who is called Wolf, is appealing.


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