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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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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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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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Rajah's Blues
Written and Performed by Gene Rodgers
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Neither worth the trouble to seek out nor even the time to watch
3 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

Aficionados of film noir find very few movies in the cycle without some interest -- even the poverty-row programmers that come in just under or over an hour tend to have something to sustain interest. Shoot To Kill, alas, is not among them. Though the script contains some twists, the director handles the narrative structure so clumsily that they come not as surprises but as irritations. And the totally unknown cast (and crew) goes through their paces without a spark of originality or inspiration. It's hard to leave a movie without a positive note to be sounded, but Shoot To Kill serves as a reminder of just how depressing bottom-of-the-barrel filmmaking in the postwar years could be.


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