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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 aka Judge Joel Conroy (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, Man Tailing Dale
Eddie Foster ... Bingo, Man Tailing Dale
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)
Davison Clark ... Political Speaker (uncredited)
John Elliott ... Judge (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Man on Dais (uncredited)
John James ... Newscaster (uncredited)
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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 
 
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
 
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Runtime:
64 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #12241)

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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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Ballad of the BayouSee more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
How His Role Fit in the Big Picture, 13 March 2012
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Shoot To Kill takes Luana Walters out of her usual western cowgirl outfits and puts her in modern dress as a woman with one incredible scheme that involves bringing down a crooked prosecutor. Doubly hard because prosecutor Edmund MacDonald is regarded as a hero with a bright future.

MacDonald has brought down Robert Kent a big name hoodlum. But it was at the bidding of three others racketeers who frame Kent because they want him out of the way. Kent escapes and therein lies the tale.

Walters who usually was the girl that any number of Saturday matinée cowboys would be vying for did a really good job as a woman on a mission. You'd hardly know this was the same woman as this is one hardboiled dame. Walters is aided and abetted by reporter Russell Wade who also has a big size torch for Walters. In fact the whole story is related in flashback by Walters to Wade and Wade sees for the first time how his role fit in the big picture.

Shoot To Kill obviously had a different ending in mind when you see it. For whatever reason, Lippert Pictures chose the wrong one. It should have ended like Humphrey Bogart's classic The Big Shot. It really spoiled what could have been a minor noir classic. You'll see what I mean when you watch it.

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