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Chicago Deadline (1949)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir  |  17 October 1949 (Sweden)
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On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.

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Ed Adams
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Rosita Jean d'Ur
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Leona Purdy
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Belle Dorset
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Paul Jean d'Ur
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Glenn Howard
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Hotspur Shaner
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On Chicago's South Side reporter Ed Ames finds the body of a dead girl. Her address book leads to a host of names of men frightened by her death but claiming never to have known her. Ames comes to know quite a lot, dangerously so.

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Ladd pays off for a wronged girl who was a "right guy!". See more »

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"Screen Director's Playhouse" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 24, 1950 with Alan Ladd reprising his film role. See more »

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Ed Adams: Your face is flushed, baby.
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Brooding quest for dead girl can't quite redeem its promise
26 September 2001 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

Reporter Alan Ladd stumbles across a strange woman, dead of tuberculosis in a seedy Southside hotel. Her address book, however, hints at a wild and well-connected past. (The girl, with the improbable moniker of Rosita Jean D'Ur, is played in flashback by the improbable Donna Reed.) Ladd's quest, as any noir quest should, takes him up and down the intricate layers of Chicago society, through some of which his tour guide is society dame June Havoc, who plays it with panache. This downfall of a good kid with some bad breaks begins to obsess Ladd, and Chicago Deadline (it's been remarked) could almost have been a grittier Laura set not in high society but on cusp where shabby respectability meets the demimonde. But the cunning Vera Caspary (who wrote the novel Laura) is alas nowhere in evidence, so Chicago Deadline becomes almost an object lesson in Edmund Wilson's dictum that the heavy atmospherics in detective fiction are rarely justified by the conclusion. Nonetheless, for most of its running time, Chicago Deadline is a dark and haunting ride.


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