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Road House (1948)

Passed  -  Action | Drama | Film-Noir  -  22 September 1948 (USA)
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A night club owner becomes infatuated with a torch singer and frames his best friend/manager for embezzlement when the chanteuse falls in love with him.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lily Stevens
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Pete Morgan
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Susie Smith
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Jefferson T. 'Jefty' Robbins
O.Z. Whitehead ...
Arthur
Robert Karnes ...
Mike
George Beranger ...
Lefty
Ian MacDonald ...
Police Captain
Grandon Rhodes ...
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Jefty, owner of a roadhouse in a backwoods town, hires sultry, tough-talking torch singer Lily Stevens against the advice of his manager Pete Morgan. Jefty is smitten with Lily, who in turn exerts her charms on the more resistant Pete. When Pete finally falls for her and she turns down Jefty's marriage proposal, they must face Jefty's murderous jealousy and his twisted plots to "punish" the two. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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22 September 1948 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

In the movie drama with songs, The Man I Love (1947), Peg La Centra dubbed the singing voice of Ida Lupino. In this film the following year, Miss Lupino did her own singing. See more »

Quotes

Jefty Robbins: Do you think I'd be crazy enough to give her a loaded gun?
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Referenced in Inventing the Abbotts (1997) See more »

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The Right Kind
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Music by Lionel Newman and Charles Henderson
Lyrics by Don George
Sung by Ida Lupino
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Noir at its Best!

Currently I'm taking a Film Noir class in college and I must say this is one fine piece of work. Ida Lupino is so overwhelming there are no words to express it but Richard Widmark is surely the finest actor in Noir! He was soooooooo creepy - a real human monster. The fight scene in the bar was hysterically funny though. It looked like it had been lifted out of a Western. Cornel Wilde was also sensational and I wish I'd seen this before meeting him years ago.


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