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Geraldine Brooks ...
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Sammy
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Police Lt. Ferria
Richard Rober ...
Sig Ketch
Lina Romay ...
Libby Dennis
Douglas Kennedy ...
Dr. Wirth / Opening Off-Screen Narrator
Mary Stuart ...
Miss Purdy - Nurse
Philip Van Zandt ...
Matt Hethron, Theatrical Agent
Rod Rogers ...
Bernie Sallin
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The killer Sammy and his driver Eddie Novoc accidentally run over Marie Willens while fleeing a murder scene. The pursuing detective Matt Hethron is sure that Eddie is guilty, but he cannot prove it. Instead of pressing his case, Hethron has Eddie begin caring for Marie who received a massive blood clot from the accident and does not have long to live. As time passes, Eddie finds himself falling in love with Marie. To raise the needed money for her care, Eddie starts blackmailing gang kingpin Sig Ketch. Written by Robert

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What a girl like this... Can do to a guy like him!!!


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July 1948 (USA)  »

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O ypokosmos en synagermo  »

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Embraceable You
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Music by George Gershwin
Played during the opening credits
Also played when Eddie and Marie are dancing and run into Bernie
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Redemption by Blackmail
28 September 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is an unusually plotted and ultimately affecting little movie as small-time heel Dane Clark is blackmailed into taking care of dying Geraldine Brooks -- she doesn't know she is dying. Although hampered somewhat by production code issues -- it would have worked better in the precode days -- a typically excellent script by Edna Anhalt and some fine direction by Felix Jacoves -- his movie career fubbled out after half a dozen turns as a dialogue director and three behind the megaphone -- combine with Dane Clark being well-cast after some misguided attempts to build him up by the studio.

Notice the close ups of Clark and Brooks and some nice performances in the smaller roles. It's a pity that Jacoves' career disappeared. I wonder what happened.


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