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Cornered (1945) Poster

(1945)

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The second and last collaboration between Dick Powell and director Edward Dmytryk. Along with Murder, My Sweet (1944), these films transformed Powell's image from that of a light song-and-dance man into a serious "tough guy" actor.
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"Cornered" was a solid success for RKO, clearing a profit of $413,000.
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Four men involved in the making of "Cornered" were later blacklisted for Communist activities: producer Adrian Scott, director Edward Dmytryk, and actors Morris Carnovsky and Luther Adler.
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Luther Adler is given a special solo credit card at the film's conclusion.
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Just before Laurence Gerard is struck a second time with a pistol, Luther Adler's character orders the gun thug, saying "Casse lui la gueule!" meaning "Beat him up!"
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Gerard's separation pay would equate to about $2,205 at the time or $30,556 in 2017.
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