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Fear (1946)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery  |  2 March 1946 (USA)
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A medical student--broke, hungry and desperate for money--is hired to murder a loan shark. After the killing he is tormented by guilt over what he's done. A detective, who knows the student... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Peter Cookson ...
Warren William ...
Anne Gwynne ...
Eileen Stevens / Cathy Stevens
James Cardwell ...
Ben - a Student
Nestor Paiva ...
Detective Shaefer
Francis Pierlot ...
Prof. Stanley
William Moss ...
Al
Almira Sessions ...
Mrs. Williams - Landlady
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Blonde Student
Harry Clay ...
Student (as Henry Clay)
Ernie Adams ...
House Painter
Johnny Strong ...
Student
Charles Calvert ...
Doc
Fairfax Burger ...
Magician
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A medical student--broke, hungry and desperate for money--is hired to murder a loan shark. After the killing he is tormented by guilt over what he's done. A detective, who knows the student committed the crime but can't prove it, plays on the young man's guilt in order to get him to confess to the crime. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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2 March 1946 (USA)  »

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Black Tower  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Re-titled, and edited down to less than thirty minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950's as part of a syndicated half hour mystery show. See more »

Goofs

After Larry Crain kills the professor, he goes to the door when he hears the two students outside, we see that the chain lock is latched. He then goes back to the desk to retrieve the ash tray and when he goes back to the door to go out, the chain lock is now unlatched. See more »

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medical student faces his financial disaster
1 August 2013 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

Peter Cookson is a medical student who receives the bad news that the medical college he is attending is no longer able to afford to grant scholarships. His future becomes suddenly darker as he's faced with having to drop out with only one year to go. How this bad news affects his psyche is more or less what the film is about in a post-war 1940's era take on psychology and dreams. It seems to revolve around a sense of alienation portrayed through a surprisingly riveting dream sequence that occurs on a dark night on the railroad tracks. In spite of its meager budget this movie succeeds in rating fairly high up on the standards of my film scale.


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