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Chicago Deadline (1949)

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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
Irene Hervey ...
Belle Dorset
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Tommy Ditman
Berry Kroeger ...
Solly Wellman
Harold Vermilyea ...
Jack Anstruder
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Edgar 'Blacky' Franchot
Dave Willock ...
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Gavin Muir ...
G.G. Temple
John Beal ...
Paul Jean d'Ur
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Glenn Howard
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Hotspur Shaner
Paul Lees ...
Bat Bennett
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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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He's a fighting reporter making front page history!. See more »

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17 October 1949 (Sweden)  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since. See more »

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Leona: What did you take as a seditive before you met me?
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Telephone enthusiasts will love it
25 May 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Reporter Alan Ladd (Ed Adams) outrageously interferes with things when he steals an address book from the room in which Donna Reed (Rosita) is found dead. He retraces her life by contacting the people in this address book and a few people get bumped off along the way.

Unfortunately Donna Reed hasn't led a very interesting life so God knows why anyone would show any interest in pursuing her address book, especially as her death is not at all suspicious. Alan Ladd is obviously a weirdo.

A lot of time is spent on the telephone in this film. It's just blah blah blah on the blower! Still, the film is OK even if you can't follow the cast of thousands. Alan Ladd sums things up for you at the end with a synopsis of what has just happened. But he delivers it at breakneck speed so it doesn't really help. It's a vehicle for Alan Ladd and it's all a bit pointless.


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