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Cornered (1945)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 1946 (UK)
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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Mme. Madeleine Jarnac
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Manuel Santana
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Diego, Hotel Valet (as Jack LaRue)
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Perchon, Belgian Banker (as Gregory Gay)
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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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Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. 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: [after two kisses] I could make you forget.
Laurence Gerard: [Nastily] But not for long and not enough. For that you've got to have a heart.
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Referenced in Crossfire (1947) See more »

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The hero suffered throughout from bouts of tired headaches - so did I
10 October 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Powell completely reprises his performance and almost his role as Philip Marlowe in "Farewell My Lovely". His very human blundering fallible down-to-earth world-weary performance served him well in the earlier movie set on home ground in the USA. Here it becomes monotonous when it continues unchanged throughout World War, 10,000 miles of travel and 10,000 feet of celluloid. To be fair he was not aided by, as just one other reviewer noted, a largely B movie supporting cast including a femme decidedly not fatale - and a plot with just a series of small squibs rather than any impressive explosions. Apart from Walter Slezak there were no interesting characters - none of the voltage that might have been supplied by Edmond O'Brien, Sydney Greenstreet, Claude Rains - and of course Bogey. It was neither grand fiction as was "The Maltese Falcon" nor a believable semi-documentary as was "The Third Man", illuminating some murky corners. The movie was a rather tiring journey which seemed longer than its 102 minutes. And the end of the villain? They pulled their punches on that one. The movie is rather grey throughout - watch only if outside the weather is even greyer. Or if a Noir fan who wants to complete his or her collection.


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