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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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Somewhat Routine, But Very Fast-Paced 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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Rajah's BluesSee more »

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Somewhat Routine, But Very Fast-Paced, 22 May 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

"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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