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Big Town After Dark (1947)

Passed  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  12 December 1947 (USA)
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A crusading newspaper reporter battles big-city gambling interests.

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Phillip Reed ...
Steve Wilson (as Philip Reed)
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Richard Travis ...
Ann Gillis ...
Susan Peabody LaRue (as Anne Gillis)
Vince Barnett ...
Louie Snead
Joe Sawyer ...
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Charles Arnt ...
Amos Peabody
Joseph Allen ...
Wally Blake--Reporter (as Joe Allen Jr.)
William Haade ...
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When Lorelei Kilbourne leaves her job as the police reporter for the Illustrated Press, Managing Editor Steve Wilson employs the publisher's niece, Susan Peabody, to replace her. Susan becomes involved with gangsters in plotting a $50,000 swindle against her uncle, which Steve and the returned Lorelei uncover. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Nothing Out of the Ordinary
12 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A typical reporter crime movie. As usual, there is a crack female reporter and her sidekick, the guy she loves, who's having to go it alone. Enter a little 21 year old femme fatale who plays the innocent and disrupts things. She is trouble from the start, but the blinders are on and she manages to work things up. She has connections to a gang that runs a gambling palace in Big Town. Anyway, this is pretty much what you would expect. There are misleading clues, bad judgments, sloppy reporting, just plain carelessness. It's interesting how these guys get themselves into life and death situations and don't bother to have any backup. Suffice it to say, even though the big lug has a fixation on this little woman, it's the rock solid older woman who pulls him back to his senses. Unfortunately, he ends up in the hospital in the process. A decent film, but no new territory.


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