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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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Complete credited cast:
David Talbot aka Jean Pelletier
Lucienne Talbot
Michelle Allaine
Henri Sarrou
Madame Pelletier
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Dr. Alex Dubroc
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Diplomat is blackmailed for crimes he committed before he had amnesia.

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Release Date:

July 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Encrucijada  »

Box Office


$846,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Auprès de ma blonde
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Great Mystery
11 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyed viewing this film on late night television starring William Powell, (David Talbot) a very successful man working for the French Government and happily married to a very beautiful woman named Lucienne Talbot, (Hedy Lamarr). Every thing is going great for this couple until David has an accident and develops amnesia and cannot remember a period of his life for 13 years. Henri Sarrou, (Basil Rathbone) meets up with David Talbot and blackmail's him for a crime he committed under the name of Jean Pelletier several years ago. Henri also has a woman named Michelle Allaine, (Claire Trevor) who also confirms that David is guilt of this crime and seeks thousands of dollars to keep everything quite. This is a great mystery story starring great classic veteran actors.

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