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Follow Me Quietly (1949)

An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.

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Police Sgt. Art Collins
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Benny
Charles D. Brown ...
Police Insp. Mulvaney
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Overbeck
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Charlie Roy aka The Judge
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J.C. McGill
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Waitress
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Dixon (as Michael Branden)
Douglas Spencer ...
Phony Judge
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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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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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When Harry is unbuttoning his shirt to take a shower. He has it half way unbuttoned, then in the next shot he is seen unbuttoning it all over again. 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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11 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Follow Me Quietly (1949)

*** (out of 4)

Exciting film noir from RKO has a detective (William Lundigan) trying to track down a mysterious killer known as "The Judge". I haven't heard too many film noir lovers mention this film but I found it to be very tense and brilliantly directed. The film only runs 59-minutes but there's a lot of style throughout each one of them. The ending is full of action and some nice suspense. The film runs at a very fast pace and is over before you know it but for the life of me I can't figure out why this film isn't talked about more. Certainly worth checking out if you can catch it on TCM.


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