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Blackmail (1947)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Film-Noir | 24 July 1947 (USA)
A private detective is approached by a wealthy entertainment executive to stop a blackmail scheme against him. Although he hasn't decided to take the job, the blackmailers believe that he ... See full summary »

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A private detective is approached by a wealthy entertainment executive to stop a blackmail scheme against him. Although he hasn't decided to take the job, the blackmailers believe that he already has, and he is marked for murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Lightnin' Strikes Twice  »

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The screenplay was based on the short story "Stock Shot" by Robert Leslie Bellem that appeared in the June 1944 issue of "Hollywood Detective" magazine. See more »

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So Bad its Good Category
4 June 2007 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I could not stop laughing with the horrendous dialog, campy acting, and the never ending fist fight scenes. This will have to go down as the "Plan Nine from Outer Space" of film noir. Some of memorable lines include "Thats not marshmallows coming out of that gun" and "Take that mitt off your mutt" and "I hope you get your hope." In the very long fight scenes, the good guy always keeps his hat on. In what must be a first, a man passes out by simply being pushed into a swimming pool. As expected, the plot is nearly impossible to follow, but it won't matter as the film is a total gas from start to finish. The first and last of the Daniel J. Turner Detective film series.


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