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Shoot to Kill (1947)

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A woman apparently marries a corrupt deputy D.A. to get evidence that a certain criminal was framed for murder.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Wade ...
George 'Mitch' Mitchell
Luana Walters ...
Marian Langdon (as Susan Walters)
Edmund MacDonald ...
Lawrence Dale (as Edmond MacDonald)
Robert Kent ...
'Dixie' Logan aka Judge Joel Conroy (as Douglas Blackley)
Vince Barnett ...
Charlie Gill
Nestor Paiva ...
Gus Miller
Charles Trowbridge ...
District Attorney John Forsythe
Harry Brown ...
Jim Forman
Ted Hecht ...
Al Collins
Harry Cheshire ...
Mike Blake (as Harry Chesire)
Joe Devlin ...
Smokey, Man Tailing Dale
Eddie Foster ...
Bingo, Man Tailing Dale
Frank O'Connor ...
Deputy Clem Sparks (as Frank O'Conner)
Sammy Stein ...
Robert Riordan ...
Ed Carter


Gangster Dixie Logan is framed by crooked DA Lawrence Dale. His wife secures a job as Dale's assistant, the better to find the proof of the DA's dishonesty. She gets help from Reporter Mitchell, who falls in love with her. Written by Christof Roscher

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A Newspaperman... A Grafting Politician... And A Beautiful Girl... In A Story Of Underworld Revenge!






Release Date:

15 March 1947 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Police Reporter  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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George 'Mitch' Mitchell: I was having a little chat - with Dixie Logan
Lawrence Dale: What? But how could you?
George 'Mitch' Mitchell: Oh, it was easy. First he'd say something then I'd say something.
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Written and Performed by Gene Rodgers
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Surprisingly Gripping Film Noir!
1 November 2008 | by See all my reviews

I expected little from William Berke's 1947 Shoot To Kill. In fact, my expectations were so low, I left the DVD until late at night. I was just about to retire, but thought I'd take a quick look at the opening sequence. The movie hooked me straight away. Not only was Berke's direction way more polished than his norm, the movie was most atmospherically photographed by Benjamin Kline. Deft writing by Edwin V. Westrate also helped, and the actors were great too, especially Edmund MacDonald (who reminded me of a young Citizen Kane), heroine Luana Walters, reporter Russell Wade, gangster Robert Kent, the boogie-woogie piano player Gene Rodgers, and is-he-honest-or-is-he district attorney Charles Trowbridge (in noirish close-ups, giving the best performance of his lengthy career).

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