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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 ...
George 'Mitch' Mitchell
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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Police Reporter  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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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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Ballad of the Bayou
Written and Performed by Gene Rodgers
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nothing I hate more than grainy film
16 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Shoot to Kill" is a B movie from 1947 that looks as if it was filmed in 1930. I did not see a good print of this. The story was a little all over the place and it was hard to connect with anyone except Russell Wade as the reporter, who was very likable.

The story concerns a gangster who was framed by a crooked DA and an effort to uncover the truth.

Very routine. The interesting thing to me is that for some reason a few of the actors didn't use their actual professional names in this film. Luana Walters, who had done a lot of B movies and westerns, used the name Susan Walters; Edmund MacDonald was Edmond MacDonald, or perhaps that was a typo; Robert Kent was in this film under the name Douglas Blackley. None of these people were newcomers so it's seems odd.

More interesting than the film is what happened to some of the actors. Wade retired and went into real estate. Two of the actors, Walters and Blackley, died young from the effects of alcoholism. MacDonald died of a stroke at the age of 43. If this were a famous film, it would be written about as cursed, and I would have said it wasn't worth making. As it is, it's a typical B movie.


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