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A Man Betrayed (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 7 March 1941 (USA)
A small-town attorney comes to the city to investigate the murder of a friend and falls in love with the daughter of the crime ring he hopes to expose.

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Cast

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Edward Ellis ...
Tom Cameron
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Casey
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Floyd
Harold Huber ...
Morris Slade
Alexander Granach ...
T. Amato
Barnett Parker ...
George
Edwin Stanley ...
Prosecutor (as Ed Stanley)
Tim Ryan ...
Mr. Wilson
Harry Hayden ...
Langworthy
Russell Hicks ...
Pringle
Pierre Watkin ...
Governor
Ferris Taylor ...
Mayor
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Storyline

Country lawyer Lynn Hollister comes to the city to investigate the murder of a friend found shot after spending the evening in The Inferno, a night club that fronts for an illicit gambling operation. It is covertly run by an affable but corrupt politician, 'Boss' Tom Cameron, who uses voter fraud to maintain influence on city hall and the governor's mansion. Hollister learns that his friend was a winner in a dice game on the night of the murder and threatened exposure of Cameron's vice racket. Complications arise when other underworld forces vie to take over Cameron's operation, and Holister falls in love with Cameron's beautiful daughter. Written by duke1029

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Fearless! Stalking his prey in a stronghold of corruption...Daring death for the woman he loves! (original poster)

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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Release Date:

7 March 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wheel of Fortune  »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to a member of Ms. Dee's family, the scene in which Wayne wraps Dee up in a tablecloth and carries her out to the car was scripted to use a double for Dee. Wayne spontaneously carried off Dee instead, shocking her. The director left it in. See more »

Goofs

A wire can be seen attached to the speech papers. The papers are supposed to be blown away by an electric fan. See more »

Quotes

Dist. Atty. C.R. Pringle: [to Hollister] Cameron's got me towed up tighter than Hitler has Mussolini.
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Crazy Credits

Very near the end of the film where it shows all the luggage is marked "Spring Valley" even on the motorcycle policemen's motorcycle, then on the last policeman's back is a package marked "The End". See more »

Connections

References I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Played as part of the score twice
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The script is simply daft
25 November 2008 | by (near Maldon, Essex, England) – See all my reviews

One wonders how the script came to be written.

Wayne and the other performers do an OK job but as it is neither comedy, romantic thriller or anything else it is all rather disappointing.

One feels as if one of the threads had been pursued it could have been something worthwhile. It is nonetheless interesting to see a real turkey of a story made just before the USA became directly involved with the war. I wonder if the surrounding politics had something to do with trying to make a movie for all tastes but ending up with something that pleases no one.

Nonetheless it has historical value.


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