MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,146 this week

Nocturne (1946)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 595 users  
Reviews: 29 user | 6 critic

Police detective Joe Warner investigates the shooting of womanizing composer Keith Vincent. Evidence points to suicide and that is the official verdict, but Joe doesn't buy it and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (story), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 25 Jun 2011
 
a list of 2998 titles
created 04 Feb 2012
 
N
a list of 1094 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
a list of 69 titles
created 12 Jun 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Nocturne" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nocturne (1946)

Nocturne (1946) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nocturne.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: John Garfield, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Walter Brennan
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

On trial for murder, Larry Ballantyne regurgitates an unbelievable story. He recounts how he philanders to other women while his rich loving wife Gretta tries to keep him in line. According... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Robert Young, Susan Hayward, Jane Greer
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

"The Man from Cairo", a Michaeldavid production for distribution by Lippert, with Ray Enright the only credited director on the film print, finds Mike Canelli, the man from Cairo, nosing ... See full summary »

Directors: Ray Enright, Edoardo Anton
Stars: George Raft, Gianna Maria Canale, Massimo Serato
Nob Hill (1945)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The owner of a San Francisco saloon yearns to rank among the upper crust of Nob Hill. When he begins romancing a wealthy socialite it looks like he may have his entree into high society. ... See full summary »

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: George Raft, Joan Bennett, Vivian Blaine
Loan Shark (1952)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A vicious loan shark ring has been preying on factory workers. When several workers at a tire factory suffer violence at the hands of the loan sharkers, a union leader and the factory owner... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Friedman
Stars: George Raft, Dorothy Hart, Paul Stewart
Intrigue (1947)
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: George Raft, June Havoc, Helena Carter
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Paul, a young man whose father was once lieutenant Governor of California before his untimely death, has a strange, recurring dream in which his mother falls in love with a dangerous man (... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Jimmy Lydon, Sally Eilers, Warren William
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man falls in love with a beautiful young woman and begins to suspect that he may have also loved her in a previous life.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Eric Portman, Edana Romney, Barbara Mullen
I'll Get You (1952)
Crime | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When nuclear scientists are kidnapped and smuggled behind the Iron Curtain, an FBI man and a British agent are assigned to catch the kidnappers.

Directors: Seymour Friedman, Peter Graham Scott
Stars: George Raft, Sally Gray, Frederick Piper
Loophole (1954)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Harold D. Schuster
Stars: Barry Sullivan, Charles McGraw, Dorothy Malone
Johnny Angel (1945)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Johnny Angel sets out to learn who hijacked a gold shipment from his father's ship and killed his father, the captain. He is joined in the search by Paulette, whose own father has been ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin
Stars: George Raft, Claire Trevor, Signe Hasso
Rogue Cop (1954)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Detective Chris Kelvaney has a brother, Eddie, who also is a policeman. He witnessed a murderer running away from the scene of the crime. Chris has contacts with the gangster Beaumonte, who... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Robert Taylor, Janet Leigh, George Raft
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Lynn Bari ...
Frances Ransom
Virginia Huston ...
Carol Page
Joseph Pevney ...
Fingers
Myrna Dell ...
Susan
Edward Ashley ...
Vincent
Walter Sande ...
Halberson
Mabel Paige ...
Mrs. Warne
Bern Hoffman ...
Torp (as Bernard Hoffman)
Queenie Smith ...
Queenie
...
Gratz (as Mack Grey)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lilian Bond ...
Mrs. Billings (scenes deleted)
Broderick O'Farrell ...
Billings' Butler (scenes deleted)
William Wright ...
Mr. Billings (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

Police detective Joe Warner investigates the shooting of womanizing composer Keith Vincent. Evidence points to suicide and that is the official verdict, but Joe doesn't buy it and obsessively keeps looking, tracking down one discarded love after another, despite being ordered off the case. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 November 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nocturno  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Police Lt. Joe Warne says, "I like that alibi. It's round, it's firm, it's fully packed.", he is riffing on a phrase often used in advertising for Lucky Strike cigarettes at the time: "So round, so firm, so fully packed." See more »

Goofs

Fingers is playing a spinet piano, but the sound is that of a grand piano. See more »

Quotes

Police Lt. Joe Warne: How do you know I'm not a detective?
Miss Madison, the dance instructor: Don't be silly! Who ever heard of a detective with his hat off!
See more »

Connections

References From This Day Forward (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

A Little Bit is Better than None
Music and Lyrics by Eleanor Rudolph
Sung by Virginia Huston (dubbed by Martha Mears) (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

little screened melodic noir entertaining and suspenseful
23 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

From the initial scene chronicling the murder central to the plot of Nocturne as seen from the killer's vantage point, this movie has much to sustain the viewer's interest. Whenever a stock line or situation makes you feel this is a typical hardboiled cop flick, another plot twist or cinemotographic trick changes your mind. Portions of the movie shot after hours in a deserted photographic studio remind the viewer of Harrison's Hitchcockian associations with palpable suspense. George Raft shows surprising likeability as the lead, and Lynn Bari lends sparky support as one of the ranks of the victim's past conquests-or was she?-who just might hold a clue to the identity of the deadly Dolores. If you have a chance to see this film, grab it-although it was a successful and high grossing film at the time of its release in 1946, it is extremely difficult to rent, view, or purchase today. And the music, so evocative of the forties' nightclub allure, is great.


9 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hep drama kerrydragon
Lucille Ball as Dolores? haarfager
Who acts the police chief? eugenie51
Mistake? lbaker-615-101918
music - piano playing blissfilm
Mabel Paige as Mom Was Terrific! Schmoozette
Discuss Nocturne (1946) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?