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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!
Plot:
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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Convoluted and boring - not a winning combination See more (24 total) »

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)
Davison Clark ... Political Speaker (uncredited)
John Elliott ... Judge (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Man on Dais (uncredited)
John James ... Newscaster (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)

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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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Soundtrack:
Ballad of the BayouSee more »

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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Convoluted and boring - not a winning combination, 14 May 2012
Author: Paularoc from United States

The number of positive reviews of this movie – and its lead actors – caught me by surprise. I found the plot overly complex and the characters not especially engaging. Told mostly in flashback (and flashback within flashback), the story revolves around a (possibly) corrupt District Attorney, a couple of gangsters, a woman who marries the DA but kinda flirts with a reporter who is always hanging around and a (possibly) corrupt Assistant DA. Too many illogical twists in this movie for my taste. The actors were adequate and the production values were pretty good - however, the plot line and script were inadequate. I really didn't care enough to try and keep all the twists and turns straight. I did notice that a number of reviewers have mentioned the Gene Rodgers' music in the film. Alas, I have never heard of him but am now intrigued enough to go back and listen more carefully to his music. My understanding is that it's early in the film, thank goodness.

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