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Shadow of Terror (1945)

One redeeming factor about PRC was their ability to be topical and responsive to "late breaking news" and "this just in" situations, whether it applied or not. Easy to do when making films ... See full summary »

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Richard Fraser ...
Jim, aka Howard Norton
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Victor Maxwell
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Joe Walters
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One redeeming factor about PRC was their ability to be topical and responsive to "late breaking news" and "this just in" situations, whether it applied or not. Easy to do when making films in seven days or less and the time from start-of-production to release of film was often less a month. An example is in this film when they were able to add just-released US government shots of the Atomic bomb test in New Mexico to this film after it was finished. Never mind that the word Atomic Bomb was never used in this film. This one finds Richard Fraser being thrown from a train, after his papers are stolen, on which he was bound for Washington to present the government his own secret bomb formula. He is found by rancher Grace Gillern and nursed back to help but is suffering from amnesia. Cy Kendall and his henchies trace him to the ranch and drop by since a vital part of his formula was missing from the papers they had stolen. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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TRAPPED... By Killers On Trail Of The Atomic Bomb!

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Drama | Thriller

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5 October 1945 (USA)  »

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La voluntad se impone  »

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This film's earliest documented telecast occurred Thursday 16 October 1947 in New York City on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

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Perhaps the best Lew Landers film ever.

Really a good surprise. Product from PRC company. This story about an amnesic fellow, thrown from a train by killers and rescued by an old timer and his daughter in the middle of the desert, is not absorbing but keep you focused on this little flick.

When you learn that the killers are after the poor guy because he is in possession of a big secret, the secret of the Atomic Bomb, you realize that you are in front of an unusual movie. And keep in mind that this one was shot in early 1945, when the WW2 was not finished yet.

It's not a gangster movie, rather a spy one, but a good actioner, well paced.

The ending let you puzzled, and gives also a weird taste in the mouth. Especially now, when you discover the picture many years after the end of the war.


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