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1 August 1946 (USA) See more »
A murder is committed when documents, pertaining to and detailing information about oil-fields in Central Europe... See more » | Add synopsis »
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A boring noir, that's all. See more (1 total) »


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Paul Kelly ... Lt. Jerry E. McMullen

Kent Taylor ... Steve Millard

Sheila Ryan ... Vivian Mason

Jerome Cowan ... Lynch
Renee Carson ... Zita Louise Duvalle

Marion Martin ... Laura Gibson
Joan Blair ... Helen Blanchard
Leslie Vincent ... Paul Blanchard
Eddie Marr ... Keller
Matt McHugh ... Johnny

Jody Gilbert ... Tiny

Emory Parnell ... Masseur
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Ardell ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Larry J. Blake ... Hudson (uncredited)
Tom Burton ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
André Charlot ... Gordon (uncredited)
Chick Collins ... Thug (uncredited)

Lester Dorr ... Stickman (uncredited)
Jimmie Dundee ... Thug (uncredited)
Frank Eldredge ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)

Herbert Evans ... Butler (uncredited)
Bruce Fernald ... 3rd Player (uncredited)

Cay Forester ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Stewart Garner ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Art Gilmore ... Bit Role (voice) (uncredited)
Ernest Hilliard ... 2nd Poker Player (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ... Charles (uncredited)
Eddie Kane ... Floorman (uncredited)
Mary Maynard ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Jack Mulhall ... 2nd Player (uncredited)
William Newell ... First Player (uncredited)

Spec O'Donnell ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Jimmy O'Gatty ... Dealer (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... 1st Poker Player (uncredited)

Syd Saylor ... Waiter (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)

Phil Tead ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Frank (uncredited)
Lillian West ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Charles Williams ... Pat - Photographer (uncredited)
Guy Zanette ... Dealer (uncredited)

Directed by
James Tinling 
Writing credits
Irving Cummings Jr. (story)

Irving Cummings Jr. (screenplay)

Produced by
Sol M. Wurtzel .... producer
Original Music by
Rudy Schrager 
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Film Editing by
William F. Claxton  (as William Claxton)
Art Direction by
Jerome Pycha Jr.  (as Jerome Pycha)
Set Decoration by
Sydney Moore 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rex Bailey .... assistant director
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound (as John Carter)
Other crew
Frank L. James .... technical director (as Det. Lt. Frank L. James)

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65 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
UK:U | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #11617)


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A boring noir, that's all., 11 November 2012

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A rare item, this Twentieth Century Fox little noir film from the late forties. But so boring and talkative, if you compare to Warner movies from the same decade. Not uninteresting, although, but uninspired tale of a private eye trying to solve a murder case about a man accused of a crime he did not commit. Paul Kelly does his best to save this forgettable feature. James Tinling was a Fox yes man who, among other films, directed some Charlie Chan and Mr Moto films. It could be worth to purchase his other movies, even if they are that avoidable; only if you are a real movie buff.

If you can get it by chance, take it. But if not...

A typical B among a billion other ones.

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