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Dark Mountain (1944)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  September 1944 (USA)
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A woman doesn't realize that the man she has just married is a gangster. When she is implicated in a murder he committed, she turns to an ex-boyfriend, who is now a park ranger, for help. ... See full summary »

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A woman doesn't realize that the man she has just married is a gangster. When she is implicated in a murder he committed, she turns to an ex-boyfriend, who is now a park ranger, for help. He hides her out in a cabin up in the mountains, and her husband goes on the hunt for both of them. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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RUGGED ACTION and THRILLS! (original print ad - mostly caps)

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Often Rather Plain, But Moves At A Decent Pace & Has Its Moments
12 September 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is often rather plain, with some drab-looking sets and some tedious dialogue, but it does usually move at a good pace, and it has its moments. The outdoor scenes and a couple of interesting story developments help keep it going.

The opening forest fire scene is really quite good for a B-movie, but nothing else really matches it. The setup does have some potential, with Ellen Drew as a woman who tires of her long-time boyfriend's blandness and marries a relative stranger. As things develop from there, there is not always a lot of action, but most of the scenes do add something or reveal a little more of what is going on. It actually would have done better to concentrate on building up the tension and to get rid of the comic relief, since most of it is too corny and hurts the atmosphere.

Regis Toomey does a decent job as the heavy, and Elisha Cook, Jr. is good in a small role, but Robert Lowery, in a key role, does not make his character particularly lively or memorable. Drew is sympathetic as the heroine, but the role and the dialogue really limit her. There are a few pieces of a potentially good movie here, and it's all watchable if you enjoy these old B-features, but it's no better than average for this type of movie.


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