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Release Date:
15 March 1947 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A Newspaperman... A Grafting Politician... And A Beautiful Girl... In A Story Of Underworld Revenge!
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A woman apparently marries a corrupt deputy D.A. to get evidence that a certain criminal was framed for murder. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
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
Gene Rodgers ... Piano Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessie Arnold ... Political Speaker (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Police Chief (uncredited)
Spencer Chan ... Waiter (uncredited)
Davison Clark ... Political Speaker (uncredited)
John Elliott ... Judge (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Man on Dais (uncredited)
John James ... Newscaster (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Short Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
William Berke 
 
Writing credits
Edwin V. Westrate (writer)

Produced by
William Berke .... producer
Maury Nunes .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Darrell Calker 
 
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
 
Art Direction by
William Glasgow 
 
Set Decoration by
Tommy Thompson  (as Thomas Thompson)
 
Makeup Department
Robert Cowan .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Carl K. Hittleman .... production manager (as Carl Hittleman)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Byron Roberts .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bud Asher .... sound recordist
 
Editorial Department
Arthur A. Brooks .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
David Chudnow .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Robert L. Lippert .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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64 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #12241)

Did You Know?

Quotes:
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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Soundtrack:
Ballad of the BayouSee more »

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nothing I hate more than grainy film, 16 June 2014
Author: blanche-2 from United States

"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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