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Cornered (1945)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller  |  25 December 1945 (USA)
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Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard finds that his wife has been murdered by a French collaborator. His quest for justice leads him to Switzerland and Argentina.

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Complete credited cast:
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Walter Slezak ...
Melchior Incza
Micheline Cheirel ...
Mme. Madeleine Jarnac
Nina Vale ...
Señora Camargo
Morris Carnovsky ...
Manuel Satana
Edgar Barrier ...
DuBois, Insurance Man
Steven Geray ...
Señor Tomas Camargo
Jack La Rue ...
Diego, Hotel Valet (as Jack LaRue)
Gregory Gaye ...
Perchon, Belgian Banker (as Gregory Gay)
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Marcel Jarnac
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Storyline

On being demobbed at the end of the war, Canadian flyer Laurence Gerard returns to France to discover who ordered the killing of a group of Resistence fighters including his new bride. He identifies Vichy collaborator Marcel Jarnac, who is reported as dead himself. Not believing this, Gerard follows the trail to Argentina where it is apparent that Nazism is also far from dead. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Trivia

Just before Laurence Gerard is struck a second time with a pistol, Luther Adler orders the thug "Casse lui la gueule !" meaning "Beat him up!" See more »

Goofs

In the window of the Bern insurance company, the German word for insurance, "Versicherungen" is misspelled "Vesicherungen". See more »

Quotes

Señora Camargo: Giving a party here is not as easy as it was in Europe. These romantic Latins are really a fraud - so placid and normal.
[Indicating the men in the room]
Señora Camargo: Look, not an ounce of intrigue in their blood.
Laurence Gerard: I thought I noticed a little.
Señora Camargo: Oh, business and politics. You can't count that.
[Referring to marital infidelity and cuckolds]
Señora Camargo: Not more than three husbands will be compromised here tonight at best.
Laurence Gerard: [Pointedly] Who are the other two?
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My brief review of the film
7 July 2005 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

A relatively intriguing bit of film noir, done in a smart, even if quite familiar, fashion - the way in which lightness and darkness are used, and some good camera angles, definitely enhance the experience. It is a bit on the dreary side though, and the plot is at times difficult to follow. The protagonist's motivations are never fully developed either, because inasmuch as he must have loved his wife, would he really go to all the trouble that he does in the film? Still, it is quite interesting stuff, even when it drags, and Jack La Rue has a great little menacing role, although sadly insufficient time on screen.


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