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Crossroads (1942)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  July 1942 (USA)
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Diplomat is blackmailed for crimes he committed before he had amnesia.

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David Talbot, aka Jean Pelletier
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Lucienne Talbot
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Michelle Allaine
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Henri Sarrou
Margaret Wycherly ...
Madame Pelletier
Felix Bressart ...
Dr. Andre Tessier
Sig Ruman ...
Dr. Alex Dubroc
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Prosecuting Attorney
Philip Merivale ...
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Diplomat is blackmailed for crimes he committed before he had amnesia.

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Where women wait to seal your fate!


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July 1942 (USA)  »

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Encrucijada  »

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Reginald Owen (Concierge), George Davis (Clerk) and Grace Hayle (Patient) are in studio records for those roles, but they were not seen in the film. See more »

Goofs

Although the story takes place in 1935, all of the women's fashions and hairstyles are strictly in the 1942 mode, which was significantly different from 1935. See more »

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Referenced in Ed Wood (1994) See more »

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Auprès de ma blonde
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Played during the opening scene
Whistled by the night watchman
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28 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Not a lot to add to what others have suggested, but this is a very lovely bit of movie making.

Powell really gets to display the acting chops that he had in spades. His ability to show pain, uncertainty and angst is not something that he got to do a lot, and it's enjoyable here. And the writing really helps. Powell seems, in so many ways, to be a contemporary actor, despite the thin mustache! He was just such a natural!

Hedy is mostly eye candy, but that's not her fault. Felix Bressart puts in a spot-on performance. He really nails his role beautifully. Trevor and Rathbone are solid, as always.

And this movie is really shot well, too. Great B & W photography that helps maintain a noir- esquire mood.


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