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Main Street After Dark (1945)

Approved | | Drama | 12 January 1945 (USA)
An unscrupulous woman and her brood prey on soldiers and sailors in an embarkation city.

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(as Edward Cahn)

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Lt. Lorrgan
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'Ma' Abby Dibson
Tom Trout ...
Lefty Dibson
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Jessie Belle Dibson
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Posey Dibson
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Keller
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Rosalie Dibson (as Dorothy Ruth Morris)
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Ma Dibson, her son, daughter and daughter-in-law happily greet son Lefty as he is released from prison. The family makes its living by stealing from (mostly) servicemen who the two younger women meet in bars. Ma insists that Lefty lay low since a local policeman is watching him closely. But old habits die hard and the entire family runs afoul of the law after a local bar owner is shot during an attempted robbery. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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A Great Cast With The Makings Of A Great Film
20 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

Too bad that more work and fine tuning wasn't put into this film. What you get is a mildly entertaining programmer about a family of pickpockets harassed by a police lieutenant who could be held partly responsible for the murder that takes place during a robbery. Even the title is misleading. with a title like "Main street After Dark," one would expect to see either a film noir or a "Naked City" type docudrama. Instead we get a "Crime Does Not Pay" type package that plays too much like a stage presentation, especially for the first thirty minutes. That's not to take away from an intriguing story, acted out by a stellar cast. One of the reviewers for IMDb mixes up the family, although the review itself is excellent. The family consists of ma, one daughter, and two sons. Lefty is one of the sons. He is married to Jessie Belle.


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