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Somewhere in the Night (1946)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  12 June 1946 (USA)
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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.

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John Hodiak ...
George W. Taylor
Nancy Guild ...
Christy Smith
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Police Lt. Donald Kendall
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Mel Phillips
Josephine Hutchinson ...
Elizabeth Conroy
Fritz Kortner ...
Anzelmo aka Dr. Oracle
Margo Woode ...
Phyllis
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Sam
Lou Nova ...
Hubert
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George Taylor returns from WWII with amnesia. Back home in Los Angeles, while trying to track down his old identity, he stumbles onto a 3-year old murder case and a hunt for a missing $2 million.

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When George Taylor (John Hodiak) signs the guest register at the Martin Hotel, the name directly above it is Howard Koch. See more »

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George W. Taylor: What about that beating I took?
Anzelmo aka Dr. Oracle: I wish with all my heart that I could take it back.
George W. Taylor: Another figure of speech. You haven't got a heart.
Anzelmo aka Dr. Oracle: True; but I have a brain and it was stupid of me. I apologize.
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Music by Harry Warren
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Early Joseph L. Mankiewicz film noir
22 July 1999 | by (Long Island NY) – See all my reviews

The trademark of any Joseph L. Mankiewicz film is screenplay. It is often sharp and crackling as in his award winning "A Letter To Three Wives" and "All About Eve". In this Mankiewicz's second directoral effort the seeds of his future successes are sown.

John Hodiak plays a wounded marine who wakes up in a hospital not knowing who he is, but finding among his possessions 2 letters, one from a woman telling him what a cad he is and another from a friend of his that will lead him down a path lined with several murders, 2 million dollars and a couple of good looking women.

While "Somewhere In The Night" sounds like any one of the many detective thrillers of the 40s, it is lifted from the routine is the script which has a distinct Mankiewicz ring to it

His touch is evident in several places, including meetings with a seedy fortune teller, superbly played by Fritz Kortner, an atypical cop played by Lloyd Nolan who doesn't understand why "movie cops" always "have their hats on", and a spinster played by Josephine Hutchinson who gives Hodiak a hope when she says she recognizes him.

You may or may not figure out the plot. It matters not. The film is an enjoyable one.


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