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Crossroads (1942)

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

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Cast

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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
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Madame Pelletier
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Dr. Andre Tessier
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Dr. Alex Dubroc
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Prosecuting Attorney
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Diplomat is blackmailed for crimes he committed before he had amnesia.

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Encrucijada  »

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$846,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Since John H. Kafka was in Hollywood in the 1940s and even wrote some MGM films, it is not known if his onscreen credit for original story is based on his direct contribution to this film, or was due solely to his work on the original 1938 French version. 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 »

Connections

Featured in The Youngest Profession (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz in A flat major, Op. 39
(uncredited)
Music by Johannes Brahms
Played on the piano by Lucienne
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Good mystery
16 November 2000 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

This is a good, keep-you-guessing mystery. William Powell plays a man who doesn't remember anything of his life beyond 13 years ago. Circumstances begin to make him doubt himself and wonder what he had done before an accident caused him to have amnesia. He is very much in love with his wife (the beautiful Hedy Lamarr), and it is riveting to watch his self-assurance crumble as clues begin to reveal a possible shady past. Also starring Claire Trevor and Basil Rathbone. Good movie, especially if you are a William Powell ("The Thin Man") and/or Hedy Lamarr fan.


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