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Follow Me Quietly (1949)

 -  Crime | Film-Noir | Drama  -  14 July 1949 (USA)
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An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ...
Police Lt. Harry Grant
Dorothy Patrick ...
Ann Gorman
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Police Sgt. Art Collins
Nestor Paiva ...
Benny
Charles D. Brown ...
Police Insp. Mulvaney
Paul Guilfoyle ...
Overbeck
Edwin Max ...
Charlie Roy aka The Judge
Frank Ferguson ...
J.C. McGill
Marlo Dwyer ...
Waitress
Archie Twitchell ...
Dixon (as Michael Branden)
Douglas Spencer ...
Phony Judge
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Storyline

For six months, a strangler has terrorized the city. Calling himself The Judge, he's a self-appointed destroyer of 'evil' who only strikes on rainy nights. Police Lieut. Harry Grant is obsessed with catching him but has failed so far, despite varied clues. And now Harry is further hampered by attractive tabloid reporter Ann Gorman dogging his footsteps. Compactly crafted film with some effective thrills. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Police baffled by the FACELESS KILLER!


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14 July 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'assassin sans visage  »

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1.37 : 1
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Police Lt. Harry Grant: We struck pay dirt.
Police Sgt. Art Collins: Yeah, if he buys his magazines here, he probably lives somewhere nearby.
Police Lt. Harry Grant: Well, we'll check the laundries, poolrooms, markets, saloons.
Police Sgt. Art Collins: It's a cinch. All we have to do is turn the neighborhood upside down, then shake all the buildings until he falls out of one of them.
Police Lt. Harry Grant: Let's start shaking.
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By no stretch a classic but there are worse ways to spend an hour
21 June 2000 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

Follow Me Quietly opens promisingly, with a night shot of high heels on wet pavement in pelting rain. How can you go wrong? But the film chooses to follow not the strangler who kills only in the rain but the love story between the detective and the tabloid reporter. The best scene in the movie, as another commentator pointed out, makes absolutely no sense, but works as a chilling little shocker involving a faceless "dummy" the police loonily use to impersonate the killer. It's good that this movie didn't run more than an hour; there's nothing lurking beneath the surface of the script.


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