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Railroaded! (1947)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir  |  25 September 1947 (USA)
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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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Police Sgt. Mickey Ferguson
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Ed Kelly ...
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Marie Weston
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Keefe Brasselle ...
Cowie Kowalski
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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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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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When Detective Ferguson is reading Duke Martin's criminal record, it shows Duke's Date of Arrest as 7-2-44, but his Date of Birth as 11-14-44, implying that he was arrested 4 months before he was born. See more »

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Detective Jim Chubb: Five thousand is a lot of dough. How'd you get rid of it?
Steve Ryan: Spent a thousand on beer and bought bubble gum wit the rest.
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Railroaded! (1947)

*** (out of 4)

Anthony Mann directed this thriller, which has a Detective (Hugh Beaumont) trying to clear an innocent man of murder charges. The Detective eventually falls for the suspect's sister (Sheila Ryan), which leads to a wannabe gangster (John Ireland) who we know is the real killer. This is a pretty suspenseful and highly entertaining little film that has a whole lot going for it. Mann does a terrific job at keeping the film moving very nicely and he has enough interesting characters for two films. This was my first time seeing Beaumont outside of his role of the father on Leave it to Beaver and I was shocked to see how well he played a tough guy. His Detective has all the charm, energy and toughness, which is expected in a film like this. Ireland is terrific as the thug and Ryan does a nice job, although she's not on the same level as the two men. There's also a wonderful fight between two women, which has to be seen to be believed.


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