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Two bank robbers, Cliff Banks and Sam Baker go their separate ways while being chased by the law. Now fleeing alone, Cliff begins to reflect, via flash back, the various events and unsavory... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Gloria Jean ...
Jane Broderick
Alan Curtis ...
Cliff Banks
Frank Craven ...
Clem Broderick
Grace McDonald ...
Betty
Vivian Austin ...
Phyllis Prager
Frank Fenton ...
Sam Baker
Minna Gombell ...
Marie
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Two bank robbers, Cliff Banks and Sam Baker go their separate ways while being chased by the law. Now fleeing alone, Cliff begins to reflect, via flash back, the various events and unsavory people in his life that lead to his life of crime. Cliff ends up in the idyllic rural town of Paradise Valley. Cliff discovers the local people are very trusting and decides the town would be the perfect place to pull a scam. He meets a farmer named Clem Broderick and his strange blind daughter Jane. Jane seems to have super natural powers; she can use a dowsing rod to find water, has ESP, and can control the forces of nature. However, despite all her powers, she is unable to read Cliff's mind and discover his plan to steal the Broderick farm out from under them. However, when Jane discovers what the stranger is up to, she invokes a vision in which Cliff is terrorized by the forces of nature and drowns in the river. Cliff, now shaken, vows to reform, and in the process save Clems life when he is ... Written by Jim Riecken <youroldpaljim@yahoo.com>

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22 December 1944 (USA)  »

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The Fugitive  »

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This film was originally a segment of the fantasy anthology film Flesh and Fantasy (1943). The footage was excised from the final print and expanded into an independent feature. See more »

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Don't mess with nature
18 March 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Cliff (Alan Curtis) and Sam (Frank Fenton) are on the run after Sam has committed a robbery. They split up and we follow the route that Cliff takes and the women that he meets along the way. Once he comes across Jane (Gloria Jean), his life will change forever.

This film has two flashback sequences at the beginning to explain how Cliff is an unlucky victim in life. He distrusts women and he is told to feel compassion for others if he wants to find happiness in life. The film is inconsistent in that he dumps Betty (Grace McDonald) at the beginning of the film after she has shown her loyalty to him. It didn't make sense. The main part of the story happens once Cliff comes across Jane and her very likable father Clem (Frank Craven). Jane is blind and seems to live in a fairytale world where she works alongside Mother Nature. Don't annoy her. Cliff does...........

The film is short and ties up rather too conveniently but it's still worth watching again.


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