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Key Witness (1947)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  9 October 1947 (USA)
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Milton Higby, an inventor of gadgets that don't sell finds himself accused of a crime he didn't commit---the killing of a girl he had just met---, and takes to the open road with the police... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
John Beal ...
Milton Higby
Trudy Marshall ...
Marge Andrews
Jimmy Lloyd ...
Larry Summers
Helen Mowery ...
Sally Guthrie
Wilton Graff ...
Albert Loring
Barbara Read ...
Martha Higby (as Barbara Reed)
Charles Trowbridge ...
John Ballin
Harry Hayden ...
Custer Bidwell
William Newell ...
Smiley
Selmer Jackson ...
Edward Clemmons
Robert Williams ...
Officer Johnson
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Milton Higby, an inventor of gadgets that don't sell finds himself accused of a crime he didn't commit---the killing of a girl he had just met---, and takes to the open road with the police in close pursuit. In his travels, he stumbles across the body of another murder victim and switches identities with the corpse. With his new name he poses as the long-lost son of a wealthy industrialist until he is exposed and charged also with the second murder. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Quite entertaining little thriller

A rare gem, this D Ross Lederman movie. Hard to find. Made for Columbia Pictures and about the story of an ordinary guy, an architect, who is also an inventor of things no one is interested in. Our guy wins a small fortune. And that's when his troubles begin.

Surprising story I won't spoil but, believe me, you can watch it with a great pleasure. A very good B movie from the late 40's. We have seen this kind of film some times before, but what matters? Why avoiding our own pleasure just because of this?

B movies often give good surprises !!! and I guess there are many of them we have not seen yet. Let's cross our fingers.


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