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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 ...
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
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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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Nocturno  »

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Trivia

Virginia Huston's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Vincent is playing the piano, his white shirt cuffs are showing. When the camera goes to a close-up of the piano playing, the arms/hands show no cuffs, but reappear when Vincent is on screen again. See more »

Quotes

Susan: He was a ladykiller. But don't get any ideas. I ain't no lady.
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References From This Day Forward (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne
Music by Leigh Harline
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Sung by Virginia Huston (dubbed by Martha Mears) (uncredited)
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Another quality Joan Harrison film
1 August 1999 | by (Idaho Falls) – See all my reviews

A piano composer is killed in an apparent suicide, and George Raft is a detective who searches for the truth among the composer's many past girlfriends. Lynn Bari plays opposite as a dark haired, beautiful prime suspect.

The plot needed a bit of work. Even after seeing the conclusion of the film, it is difficult understand exactly what happened. Despite this one shortcoming, the film is really watchable and moves well. The dialog is sharp and a lot of nice details are worked into the film. Look for Myrna Dell, who plays the "Tehachapi Debutante" in a supporting role.

Joan Harrison was the producer, and the film bears her unmistakable stamp. This is a noir film, though not as dark as her earlier "Phantom Lady", which was a superior film in terms of acting and overall dynamics.

The opening shot is technically interesting for a 1946 film as it opens up on the night skyline and continuously glides into the the composer's penthouse living room as he plays piano.


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