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Desperate (1947)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller  |  9 May 1947 (USA)
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A young married couple flee both police and a gangster out for revenge.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Steve Brodie ...
Audrey Long ...
Mrs. Anne Randall
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Walt Radak
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Pete Lavitch - Private Eye
William Challee ...
Reynolds
Jason Robards Sr. ...
Det. Lt. Louie Ferrari (as Jason Robards)
Freddie Steele ...
Shorty Abbott
Lee Frederick ...
Joe Daly
Paul E. Burns ...
Uncle Jan
Ilka Grüning ...
Aunt Klara (as Ilka Gruning)
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Storyline

When mobster Walt Radak tries to trick independent trucker Steve Randall into transporting stolen furs, Steve alerts the police, and Walt's young brother Al is caught and held for a cop-killing. When ruthless Radak tries to extort Steve's help in clearing Al, Steve and his young wife flee for their lives, only to find that the police are also in pursuit. With every man's hand against them, Steve and Anne must repeatedly abandon their temporary refuges. Finally, one midnight, the showdown... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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MURDER at any moment! SUSPENSE... in every step!!!


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9 May 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desesperado  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Ferrari and another policeman are right behind Steve when he re-enters the apartment house, but they're nowhere to be seen until after the shootout is over. See more »

Quotes

Walt Radak: You ran out on us.
Steve Randall: I never was in with you.
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Mann makes great B films.
2 September 1999 | by (England) – See all my reviews



This is a TOUGH film, incredibly stylised. This is the essence of the 40's film noir (just take a look at the scene where a beating takes place in a basement, lit by a single swinging overhead light, fantastic). Burr is great as the gangleader.


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