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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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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)
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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  (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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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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Her Favorite Husband, 22 April 2011
Author: wes-connors from Earth

We open the film with a high-speed chase. Police are after a car containing attractive brunette Luana "Susan" Walters (as Marian Langdon), district attorney husband Edmond MacDonald (as Lawrence "Larry" Dale), and convicted gangster Douglas Blackley aka Robert Kent (as "Dixie" Logan aka Judge Joel Conroy). The car crashes, with only Ms. Walters surviving. In a hospital bed flashback, she tells her story to reporter Russell Wade (as George "Mitch" Mitchell), who is prone to his own flashbacks...

From once scene to the next, the four principle performers do not always demonstrate a clear understanding of where they're going. However, with all the cross and double crossing going on, focused characterization makes "Shoot to Kill" a task. In hindsight, the story doesn't add up too well. Otherwise, it's sometimes stylishly directed and photographed by William Berke and Benjamin Kline. Darrell Calker, with Gene Rodgers contributing some fine on-screen piano work, nicely makes the music score.

***** Shoot to Kill (3/15/47) William Berke ~ Luana Walters, Russell Wade, Edmund MacDonald, Robert Kent

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