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Chicago Deadline (1949)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir | 17 October 1949 (Sweden)
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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Tommy Ditman
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Solly Wellman
Harold Vermilyea ...
Jack Anstruder
Shepperd Strudwick ...
Edgar 'Blacky' Franchot
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Pig
Gavin Muir ...
G.G. Temple
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Paul Jean d'Ur
Tom Powers ...
Glenn Howard
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Hotspur Shaner
Paul Lees ...
Bat Bennett
Margaret Field ...
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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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(Western Electric Recording)

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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 »

Quotes

Leona: What did you take as a seditive before you met me?
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Referenced in El crimen del cine Oriente (1997) See more »

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Chicago Deadline (1949)
3 January 2012 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

When a reporter finds a beautiful girl dead of tuberculosis in a cheap hotel room, he pockets her little black book to learn more about her... but no one's talking, and the ones that try to have a nasty habit of getting killed. The basic detective story template in the Hammett vein with a touch of CITIZEN KANE and LAURA as Rosita's life is revealed through flashbacks. Alan Ladd is fun to watch, and there's some pretty good supporting parts. Donna Reed gets second billing, but she only appears in snippets for maybe about 10 minutes total. The film has good atmosphere and makes nice use of locations, but is so convoluted that it can be tough to follow. The lousy copy I watched didn't help. I'd like to see it again in a decent presentation. A solid and moody film but a little too confusing.


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