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They Made Me a Killer (1946)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  3 May 1946 (USA)
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A young girl tries to prove a man innocent of robbery and murder charges.

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Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowery ...
Barbara Britton ...
June Reynolds
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Betty Ford
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Patrolman Al Wilson
Elisabeth Risdon ...
'Ma' Conley (as Elizabeth Risdon)
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Steve Reynolds
Edmund MacDonald ...
Jack Conley aka Chance
Ralph Sanford ...
Patrolman Roach
James Bush ...
Frank Conley
Paul Harvey ...
District Attorney Booth
John Harmon ...
Joe Lafferty
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Tom Durling is falsely accused of a bank robbery and murder. In order to clear his name, and that of the brother of his fiancée who was killed in the course of the robbery by the robbers, he flees. With the aid of his fiancée, June Reynolds, he sets out to find the needed evidence to convict the actual criminals. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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3 May 1946 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Forgotten Noir Is Memorable
6 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Satisfying noir B-feature that does everything it needs to do in little more than an hour. The screenwriter billed here as Geoffrey Homes (Daniel Mainwaring) was the screenwriter and original novelist of Build My Gallows High/Out of the Past, and also wrote The Big Steal and Baby Face Nelson among others. The dialogue is clipped and menacing ("We'll bump him on the way," one of the heavies says casually) and the often claustrophobic spaces are used to good effect. Robert Lowery, who played Batman in the 1948 movie serial, has the right air of the doomed noir hero initially caught between the hard-bitten gangster's moll and femme fatale, Betty, (portrayed perfectly by Lola Lane,) and the innocent and beautiful schoolteacher, June (Barbara Britton), who eventually decides to help him prove his innocence after he is unwittingly embroiled in a bank robbery which leaves two dead. The cast is uniformly good, and the tension never lets up. The DVD I saw was in very poor condition; I hope someone will set about restoring this film to its full glory. As Lem Dobbs said on the commentary to Double Indemnity: "There's no such thing as a bad film noir." This low-budget gem proves him right.


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