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Highway 13 (1948)

Passed | | Drama | 28 December 1948 (USA)
Hank Wilson is a driver for a truck for a big transportation company which is in financial straits. He is in love with Doris Lacy, a waitress at the truck-stop where the company has its ... See full summary »

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Pamela Blake ...
Doris Lacy
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Bill 'Pops' Lacy
Michael Whalen ...
Frank Denton
Steve Pendleton ...
George Montgomery (as Gaylord Pendleton)
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Mary Hadley
Mary Gordon ...
Aunt Myrt Lacy
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Hank Wilson is a driver for a truck for a big transportation company which is in financial straits. He is in love with Doris Lacy, a waitress at the truck-stop where the company has its truck fleet serviced. Frequent accidents near the place leads the company to hire a private detective to investigate, and when the detective is murdered Hank is arrested as a suspect. The insurance company that covers the fleet has him released and he is sent back to work with instructions to investigate the accidents on his own. The trail leads to the uncle of Doris, and one of the part-owners of the company. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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DANGER AND MYSTERY AHEAD...ON THE JINX HIGHWAY -- patrolled by a Phantom Killer!

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28 December 1948 (USA)  »

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Beware the dangers of Highway 13!
5 December 2008 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Highway 13 is one of the better efforts in the Forgotten Noir Vol. 4 series. Aptly directed by William Berke and led by a good cast featuring Robert Lowery who brings some credibility to the proceedings the film succeeds. The story is involving and moves fast. It entails a series of very suspicious accidents on, you guessed it, Highway 13. The action develops with the search for the source of the mayhem. One drawback to this fairly decent film is the very cheesy special effects, but what more can one expect of low budget B films. This was true of most early films but is more evident because of the sophisticated special effects we're used to today. A good movie and any film that has the great character actors Clem Bevans, Mary Gordon and Lyle Talbot can't be all bad!


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