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Somewhere in the Night (1946)

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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During the World War II, a soldier is hit by a grenade that deforms his face and leaves him with amnesia. Sometime later, he is recovered and learns that his name is George Taylor and he is discharged from the army. He finds a letter written by a man called Larry Cravat that would be his pal and he goes to Los Angeles to seek out Larry Cravat to find his identity. He goes to a bank, a hotel, a Turkish bath and a night-club following leads. He is beaten up by Hubert, the henchman of Anzelmo that dumps him at the front door of the singer Christy Smith that works in a night-club. George tells his story to her and Christy decides to help him. She calls her boss and friend Mel Phillips that schedules a lunch with his friend Police Lt. Donald Kendall and Christy. They learn that Larry Cravat was a private investigator that somehow received US$ 2 million three years ago from Germany from a Nazi that was immediately deceased. Then George receives a tip to go to the Terminal Dock where he ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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23 September 1946 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Uma Aventura na Noite  »

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Christy Smith: How does the inside of your mouth feel?
George W. Taylor: Like it's full of raw hamburger.
Christy Smith: That's just what it looked like. What did they hit you with?
George W. Taylor: A rubber hose.
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Referenced in Remington Steele: Cast in Steele (1984) See more »

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Paducah
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Music by Harry Warren
Played when George removes the postcard and replaces it with a matchbook
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Mankiewicz directs a night-time noir
19 April 2000 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

Mankiewicz does it again. With a small cast of generally B actors, he makes a nifty film-noir. John Hodiak has his best role, IMHO, and the mostly night-time settings have a great look. Strange to see Fritz Kortner, from the Louise Brooks "Pandora's Box", as a slimy fortune-teller.


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