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John Bright (screenplay)
Jack Donohue (additional dialogue)
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Release Date:
9 June 1948 (USA) See more »
Thrill-a-minute close-up of MURDER!
After his photo is accidentally taken, that someone will do everything in his power to get hold of the negative. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Alan Baxter ... Phil Sparr

Virginia Gilmore ... Peggy Lake
Richard Kollmar ... Martin Beaumont
Loring Smith ... Harry Avery
Phillip Huston ... Joseph Gibbons
Joey Faye ... Roger

Russell Collins ... Beck
Michael Wyler ... Fredericks

Sid Melton ... Stanislaus Kranobowsky (cabbie)
Wendell K. Phillips ... Harold (as Wendell Phillips)
Erin Selwyn ... Bessie, Receptionist (as Erin O'Kelly)
Jimmy Sheridan ... Jimmy (as James Sheridan)

Marcia Walter ... Rita
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dort Clark ... Detective (uncredited)

Kenne Duncan ... Detective (uncredited)
Lauren Gilbert ... Miller (uncredited)
Johnny Kane ... Drunk (uncredited)
Maurice Manson ... Inspector Lonigan (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Donohue 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Bright  screenplay
Jack Donohue  additional dialogue
James Poe  story
Martin Rackin  adaptation
Max Wilk  screenplay

Produced by
Robert L. Joseph .... associate producer
Frank Satenstein .... producer
Original Music by
Jerome Moross 
Cinematography by
William Miller 
Film Editing by
Robert Klager  (as Robert Klaeger)
Art Direction by
Furth Ullman 
Makeup Department
Ira Senz .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jules Bricken .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jim Di Gangi .... assistant director (as James Di Gangi)
Sound Department
Clarence R. Wall .... director of sound (as Clarence Wall)
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward Hyland .... camera operator
William J. Nallan .... still photographer
Music Department
Jerome Moross .... conductor
Other crew
Leo Rose .... business manager
Faith Hubley .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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USA:76 min
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Eagle-Lion's Manhattan-based New York headquarters serve as headquarters for Argus Newsreel.See more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Safe Haven for Martin Beaumont oops Borrmann, 27 August 2014
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

That trans-Atlantic studio Eagle-Lion is the responsible party for giving us Close-Up. A film that seems strange to categorize and ends up being bad noir, bad mystery, and the comic relief of Joey Faye falls flatter than the desert.

Alan Baxter and Joey Faye are a pair of newsreel cameramen who on a fashion shoot outside a bank get some footage of a missing Nazi war criminal Richard Kollmar. Kollmar's name in the film is Martin Beaumont, get it Martin Borrmann. I assure in 1948 no one would have missed that connection. Of course this was way before the Russians bothered to tell the world they killed Borrmann in Berlin.

In any event Kollmar's in New York and looking to travel farther. He's hooked up with gangster Phillip Huston to get transportation to a safe haven for Nazis. But Huston has plans of his own for Borrmann's money. He wants a lot more than the $15,000.00 he's been promised.

Virginia Gilmore is the female lead, she's the moll for Huston and serves as one of many attempts to get the incriminating film footage. This woman deserves better than being in this film. Joey Faye is Alan Baxter's sidekick and simply isn't funny.

The film's premise was interesting and could have been better with proper treatment at an A Studio.

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