Ex-GI Nick Blake gets involved in a scheme to fleece a rich young widow, but finds himself falling for her for real, much to the displeasure of his racketeer cohorts.

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Pop Gruber
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Toni Blackburn
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Doc Ganson
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Chet King
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Charles Manning
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Bellboy, The Marwood Arms (as Dick Erdman)
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Shake Thomas
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Ex-GI Nick Blake gets involved in a scheme to fleece a rich young widow, but finds himself falling for her for real, much to the displeasure of his racketeer cohorts. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Amor de Salvação  »

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Humphrey Bogart refused the role of Nick Blake. See more »

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After Nick ties his tie, he and Al walk into another room. A shadow of the boom microphone can briefly be seen on the wall to the left of the doorway. See more »

Quotes

Nick Blake: [First Lines]
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Nick Blake: This was the view from my window in the Army hospital on Governor's Island.
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Don't Fence Me In
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Music by Cole Porter
Played on the juke box in the bar
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Great 1946 Classic
5 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great film about an Ex-Gi named Nick Blake, (John Garfield) who goes back to New York City and gets back with his gal, Toni Blackburn, (Faye Emerson) who is a very attractive blonde gal. Nick soon finds out that the $50,000 dollars he gave her is gone and was given to her new boyfriend. Nick manages to get his money back and heads to Los Angeles and starts his con-artist career all over again. Nick travels with his sidekick, Al Doyle, (George Tobias) who is his bodyguard and good friend. Nick meets up with an old buddy of his named Pop Gruber, (Walter Brennan) who tells him about a very rich woman who is a widow and named Gladys Halvorsen, (Geraldine Fitzgerald). Gladys has a fortune of 2 million dollars and Nick decides to become much closer to this gal. This is when the story gets very involved and you will never be able to figure out how this film will end. Faye Emerson was the wife of famous band leader, Skitch Henderson in real life and she gave a great supporting role. Enjoyed the great acting by veteran actor Walter Brennan and last but least, John Garfield.


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