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Nocturne (1946)

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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 »

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Complete credited cast:
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Lynn Bari ...
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
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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)
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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>

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11 November 1946 (USA)  »

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Virginia Huston's film debut. See more »

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

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Police Lt. Joe Warne: I like that alibi. It's round, it's firm, it's fully packed. Only I don't buy it.
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References From This Day Forward (1946) See more »

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Nocturne
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Sung by Virginia Huston (dubbed by Martha Mears) (uncredited)
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neat noir
10 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After George Raft handed his career to Humphrey Bogart on a silver platter, he made films like Nocturne, a somewhat routine B film noir. Though I guessed the ending, the movie was nevertheless entertaining. What I especially liked were the outside shots of '40s LA, the night club scenes, and the dance lesson scene, all of which, when viewing it today, give a real idea of the atmosphere of the era.

The prolific Lynn Bari co-starred. I always found her somewhat odd-looking and older-looking than other women playing the same types of roles. She does these sophisticated, albeit street-smart women well, however. Raft is ably assisted by a good performance from Mabel Paige as his mother. But don't get me wrong. Raft is no mama's boy.


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