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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 ...
Dorothy Patrick ...
...
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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Release Date:

14 July 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'assassin sans visage  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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When Harry and Ann are driving in the rain to the homicide call on Maple Avenue, they take an "S" curve through the city. In that shot, there is a large lighted sign for "Mid-City Garage" that is obviously reversed, indicating, for at least that one short shot, the film had been flipped. See more »

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J.C. McGill: I always wanted to throw something out of that window. Ha, I didn't know it would be me.
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A Quiet Gem!
2 June 2001 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

I finally found this movie on video and enjoyed it immensely. I think the other reviewers are missing the point of this movie. They criticize the scene where the killer replaces a dummy of himself in the detective's office and no one notices the difference. This scene to me displays the imagination of the director, who went on to do "The Armored Car Robbery" and the original "Narrow Margin". These B movies are designed for entertainment, not for realism and beat the pants off of most of the junk put out today. So sit back and enjoy the ride!


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