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The Girl Who Dared (1944)

Approved | | Mystery, Romance | 5 August 1944 (USA)
OUT OF THE FOGS OF FEAR! STORMS OF TERROR!...came this amazing person...to thrill you!

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(story "Blood On Her Shoe"), (screenplay)
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Ann Carroll
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Rufus Blair
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Homer Norton
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Cynthia Harrison / Sylvia Scott
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Beau Richmond
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Woodrow
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Chattie Richmond
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David Scott
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Josh Carroll
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Dr. Paul Dexter
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OUT OF THE FOGS OF FEAR! STORMS OF TERROR!...came this amazing person...to thrill you!

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Mystery | Romance

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5 August 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La caza del fantasma  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Audences who bothered to look at Republic's advertising for this film might've felt cheated: one of the 1-sheets clearly shows the film's killer being hauled off by the police. See more »

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Good of its kind
10 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

"The Girl Who Dared" sounds more like a Western adventure instead of a B old-dark-house mystery, but the latter is what it is. This fast (under an hour), breezy film is something of a variation of "And Then There Were None," and actually beat the film version of the Agatha Christie novel to the screens by a year! It leaves no convention unexplored and no cliché unplumbed, and the identity of the killer is more random than motive-inspired. But it is competently done, with some interesting camera work for such a cheapie, and a couple decent plot twists. The trapping of the killer is unique, too. The cast performs competently, and some of the actors play against their usual types, particularly Roy Barcroft, normally a Western and Serial heavy who here plays the hotheaded, jealous ex-husband of one of the key characters, and Kirk "Superman" Alyn, as the equally hot-headed brother of the "Girl" of the title. John "Perry White" Hamilton also enjoys a larger and different kind of role than he was normally given. If only the filmmakers had been so generous with Willie Best, who once again shuffles around as a pop-eyed, comic relief servant who is afraid of his own shadow. All in all, it's worth an hour of a movie buff's time.


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