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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Wade ...
Luana Walters ...
Marian Langdon (as Susan Walters)
Edmund MacDonald ...
Lawrence Dale (as Edmond MacDonald)
Robert Kent ...
Dixie Logan (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
Eddie Foster ...
Bingo
Frank O'Connor ...
Deputy Clem Sparks (as Frank O'Conner)
Sammy Stein ...
Blackie
Robert Riordan ...
Ed Carter
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Storyline

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!


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15 March 1947 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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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Ballad of the Bayou
Written and Performed by Gene Rodgers
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Good Enough Story
2 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Better than most of the low budget thrillers, this is fun because it involves a series of flashbacks which explain why a woman has been badly injured due to her connection with a corrupt district attorney. The story is pretty well put forward with a minimum of stereotyping. The woman is really a fireball, putting herself in harm's way over and over. It's odd she survived as long as she did. Most of the characters are bad guys with their own agendas. There is some double crossing and an effort to expose a frame-up. I felt the ending was pretty well done, which isn't always the case in this genre. The acting is quite good because the bad guys are presented as human beings, with human failings and emotions. Not that they aren't pretty evil and pretty cold. It's worth a look.


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