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Main Street After Dark (1945)

 -  Drama  -  12 January 1945 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
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Lt. Lorrgan
Selena Royle ...
'Ma' Abby Dibson
Tom Trout ...
Lefty Dibson
Audrey Totter ...
Jessie Belle Dibson
Dan Duryea ...
Posey Dibson
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Keller
Dorothy Morris ...
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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Drama

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12 January 1945 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Odd second feature
27 February 2000 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Main Street After Dark starts out like a big city Shadow of A Doubt, takes a brief turn into Arsenic and Old Lace territory, and then spends it's last half hour playing out as an expanded edition of MGM's Crime Does Not Pay series. It's vaguely unsatisfying but features a stellar cast and has moments of noir sensibility. There are many worse ways to spend a mere 57 minutes of time.


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