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The Chase (1946)

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Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

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Lorna Roman (as Michele Morgan)
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Eddie Roman
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Emmerrich Johnson
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Cmdr. Davidson
Don Wilson ...
Fats
Alexis Minotis ...
Lt. Acosta
Nina Koshetz ...
Madame Chin (as Nina Koschetz)
Yolanda Lacca ...
Midnight
James Westerfield ...
Job the Butler
Jimmy Ames ...
The Killer
Shirley O'Hara ...
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Gino
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Returning a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck Scott a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman, a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends. The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna to escape. The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets. But the real chase begins when the strange plot virtually starts all over again... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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16 November 1946 (USA)  »

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"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 9, 1946 with Robert Cummings and Michèle Morgan reprising their film roles. See more »

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Lorna Roman: Tell me again.
Chuck Scott: I love you.
Lorna Roman: I want you to keep on telling me that as long as we're together.
Chuck Scott: That'll be forever.
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Nice wine cellar!
5 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A hungry Chuck Scott (Robert Cummings) returns a wallet to gangster Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran) and is rewarded with a job as Eddie's chauffeur. He takes Eddie's wife Lorna (Michele Morgan) for drives along the beach in the evenings and they fall in love. They arrange to escape to Cuba.....

I knew to expect a twist in this film and so the plot made sense to me. It's not difficult to follow the story and there is an obvious beginning to the dream sequence when the picture becomes transparent and dreamlike for a couple of minutes and Michele Morgan's dress colour changes from white to black. This provides the beginning to a large section of the film and we return to Chuck asleep on his bed for the final denouement. I was reminded of "Pulp Fiction" where sections of the film are jumbled up, but this film is not as confusing to put back together.

The cast are all good. Robert Cummings is likable as the hero and the film starts off with some humour as he tucks into a meal. The best performances come from Steve Cochran as the psycho and Alexis Minotis as Lt. Acosta in the dream sequence. However, a major problem with the film is it's condition. There are sections where it is impossible to make out the dialogue and the film is too dark so that you don't know what you're watching for long stretches. It's a shame as it almost completely ruins the experience of watching the film. If you can stick through these passages, it's a good film.


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