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A greedy woman turns in her husband, a jewel thief, for the reward. Her husband's friend, a detective, adopts the couple's child and raises her as his own. Eighteen years later the husband,... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Harry 'Heliotrope Harry' Melton
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Flo Melton
Preston Foster ...
Lt. Tom Gaynor
Harold Huber ...
S. Jenkins (Stubby)
Phillip Reed ...
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Miss Clark
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Enzo Calibra
Sharon Douglas ...
Diana Melton aka Diana Gaynor
William Henry ...
Paul Rutherford
Stephanie Foster ...
Diana Melton as a Child
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Morrison
Jack Mulhall ...
Desk clerk
William Haade ...
Relief cop
William Ruhl ...
Detective
Edgar Dearing ...
Joe (Prison guard)
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Storyline

A greedy woman turns in her husband, a jewel thief, for the reward. Her husband's friend, a detective, adopts the couple's child and raises her as his own. Eighteen years later the husband, still in prison, finds out that his ex-wife is now attempting to blackmail their daughter. He vows to break out and put a stop to her once and for all. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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DON'T WORRY, TWO-TIMER...I WON'T KILL YOU...NOW! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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16 April 1942 (USA)  »

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Heliotrope Harry  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Miriam Hopkins replaced Ilona Massey. See more »

Quotes

Harry 'Heliotrope Harry' Melton: [to Eddie Smith, just before shooting him] Enjoy your cigarette. Because after that you're going to quit smoking.
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Version of Heliotrope (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm
(1919) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Sam Lewis and Joe Young
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A Film Noir Sleeper!
21 September 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This classic film noir crime drama is a remake of 1936's Forgotten Faces. Harry's daughter has been raised by the Judge who put him behind bars.When his estranged wife threatens him with blackmail, Harry escapes prison to keep her quiet, permanently. Brian Donlevy stars as the convict willing to sacrifice everything for his daughter, a girl who may never know her real father. A stylish thriller, that although slightly dated, is still a treat to watch if you appreciate the classics.


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