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The Crooked Way
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22 April 1949 (USA) See more »
Savage Story of A Guy Who Tried Going Straight On...The CROOKED WAY (reissue print ad) See more »
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  (Cast overview, first billed only)

John Payne ... Eddie Rice/Eddie Riccardi

Sonny Tufts ... Vince Alexander

Ellen Drew ... Nina Martin

Rhys Williams ... Lt. Joe Williams

Percy Helton ... Petey

John Doucette ... Sgt. Barrett
Charles Evans ... Capt. Anderson (as Charlie Evans)

Greta Granstedt ... Hazel Downs
Raymond Largay ... Arthur Stacey, M.D.
Harry Bronson ... Danny

Hal Baylor ... Coke (as Hal Fieberling)

Don Haggerty ... Hood
Jack Overman ... Hood
Crane Whitley ... Dr. Kemble/Off-Screen Narrator

John Harmon ... Kelly
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Additional Details

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90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:(Banned) | Sweden:(Banned) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #13659) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

In one scene, John Payne hitches a ride in a mortuary van from a place called "Green Acres". It's coincidental that the movie's cast includes Frank Cady and Percy Helton, who both appeared on the TV series of the same name, "Green Acres" (1965).See more »
Continuity: Alexander's position in front of the War Surplus store changes between shots.See more »
Eddie Rice:[to Nina Martin] Keep your lights off and the motor running.See more »
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