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Railroaded! (1947)

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A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.

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Duke Martin
Sheila Ryan ...
Rosie Ryan
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Police Sgt. Mickey Ferguson
Jane Randolph ...
Clara Calhoun
Ed Kelly ...
Steve Ryan
Charles D. Brown ...
Police Capt. MacTaggart
Clancy Cooper ...
Detective Jim Chubb
Peggy Converse ...
Marie Weston
Hermine Sterler ...
Mrs. Ryan
Keefe Brasselle ...
Cowie Kowalski
Roy Gordon ...
Jackland Ainsworth
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Sexy beautician Clara Calhoun, who has a bookie operation in her back room, connives with her boyfriend, mob collector Duke Martin, to stage a robbery of the day's take. But the caper turns violent; a cop and Duke's partner are shot; and Duke arranges for innocent Steve Ryan, owner of the car they stole, to be framed. At first homicide detective Mickey Ferguson thinks Steve is guilty, despite his attraction to Steve's sister Rosie. And the suave but ruthless Duke won't hesitate to keep it that way with more of his perfumed bullets... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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bookie | beautician | robbery | car | nightclub | See more »

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The face of danger was the face of the man she loved! See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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25 September 1947 (USA)  »

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Uncertain Guilt  »

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Re-titled, and edited down to less than thirty minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950's as part of a syndicated half hour mystery show. See more »

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Reading from a book, Jackland Ainsworth quotes, "Some women should be struck regularly - like gongs", adding, "That's from Oscar Wilde, you know." In fact, it's a quotation from Noel Coward's play, "Private Lives". See more »

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Duke Martin: Nerves, kid, netves... bad!
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References Quick Millions (1931) See more »

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The Term Noir Applies To Anthony Mann In Two Ways
8 August 2004 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Anthony Mann directed some of the very best noirs of the 1940s and early 1950s.

This one is brutal, hard-hitting, and unrelenting till its Hollywood ended. (The ending may have been tacked on. I don't know. But it works organically with the whole, unlike many others.)

The problem for me with some of his movies, this one included, is that they are so dark they're almost impossible to see at times. Yes, it's atmospheric. But it's also frustrating.

The literal noir in some -- not all -- of his movies reminds me of the staging of Wagner at the Metropolitan Opera. Yes, it's brooding and intense. But it's also really hard to see.


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