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I Walk Alone (1948)

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Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business.

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Frankie Madison returns to New York after 14 years in prison. Noll Turner, Frankie's former partner in bootlegging, is now a wealthy nightclub manager, and Frankie is expecting him to honor a verbal '50:50' agreement they made when he was caught and Noll got away. Fat chance! Can Frankie, who knows only the strong-arm methods of Prohibition, win out against Big Business? It'll be tough...even with the unlikely alliance of torch singer Kay (Noll's ex-girlfriend). Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Two things I can handle baby... guns and dames! See more »

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Film-Noir | Crime | Drama

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16 January 1948 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'homme aux abois  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

First of seven films that Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster made together. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1 min) Dave has explained how the club is organized financially. Frankie turns, walks away in confusion, then turns back to Dave facing downstage right. Then there is a jump cut and Frankie is suddenly turned 90 degrees facing downstage left. See more »

Quotes

Alix Richardson: You look like an interesting man.
Frankie Madison: Go on.
Alix Richardson: Is that all you've got to say?
Frankie Madison: I'm on the plate. You're doing the pitching.
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Remade as Ölüme yalniz gidilir (1962) See more »

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I Walk Alone
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Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Allie Wrubel
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Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster
27 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

It feels as though Burt Lancaster is the tougher man in this film as he gets to punch Kirk Douglas and win. They don't really fight it out like John Wayne and Randolph Scott in 'The Spoilers', and for that reason this film disappoints just like 'Gunfight at the OK Corral'. There is tension between Lancaster and Douglas but their scenes together are just talking heads. Lancaster wins the physical war with his fists, whereas wins the intellectual war of words by outsmarting Lancaster. It is unsatisfactory because they would continue to be talking heads in 'Gunfight at the OK Corral' and 'Seven Days in May'. This is why it is not a movie, but rather a collaboration between two talented actors who are not maximising their potential together.


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