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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:
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Marian Langdon (as Susan Walters)
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Lawrence Dale (as Edmond MacDonald)
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Dixie Logan (as Douglas Blackley)
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Charlie Gill
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Gus Miller
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John Forsythe
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Jim Forman
Ted Hecht ...
Al Collins
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Mike Blake (as Harry Chesire)
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Smokey
Eddie Foster ...
Bingo
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Deputy Clem Sparks (as Frank O'Conner)
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Blackie
Robert Riordan ...
Ed Carter
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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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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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Somewhat Routine, But Very Fast-Paced
22 May 2001 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

"Shoot to Kill" is a somewhat routine but fast-paced crime story. It begins with a car chase, and then flashes back to explain who is involved and what led up to the chase.

The plot is relatively complicated and involves a crooked politician, a gangster looking for revenge, a loyal wife trying to clear her husband in any way possible, and a crusading reporter who is trying to figure out what everyone else is up to. The characters are mostly stereotypes, and most are also unsympathetic, but the emphasis is on the action. A great deal happens in just over an hour's worth of running time, and there are a couple of surprises along the way.

Though mostly a routine crime drama, "Shoot to Kill" is fast-paced enough to keep your attention, and most film-noir or crime film fans should find it a decent way to pass the time.


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