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Shoot to Kill (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 15 March 1947 (USA)
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:
Marian Langdon (as Susan Walters)
Lawrence Dale (as Edmond MacDonald)
Dixie Logan (as Douglas Blackley)
Charlie Gill
Gus Miller
John Forsythe
Jim Forman
Ted Hecht ...
Al Collins
Mike Blake (as Harry Chesire)
Eddie Foster ...
Deputy Clem Sparks (as Frank O'Conner)
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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Did You Know?


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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There is always an inherent problem with movies that are flashbacks
5 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Unremarkable but entertaining enough minor noir. Russell Wade is spirited as the newspaper man with a cause, Edmund MacDonald is the aspiring District Attorney but sales a little close to the wind and spends much time brooding in a Vincent Price sort of way. Luana Walters is the girl in the middle and halfway through the film brings everything to life with one of the very many twists. Unfortunately it has been a rather slow beginning and before the end tips back down. There is always an inherent problem with movies that are flashbacks and this one is no exception. Worth it though for Walters' performance when for a time the film revolves around her and we seem to be going places.

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