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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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(as Richard O. Fleischer)

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Dorothy Patrick ...
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Police Sgt. Art Collins
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Benny
Charles D. Brown ...
Police Insp. Mulvaney
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Overbeck
Edwin Max ...
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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Right before Harry takes a shower he is the bathroom putting on a night shirt for bed. Then he closes the door and takes a shower. 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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Here come da Judge
27 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Interesting B movie starring William Lundigan and Dorothy Patrick about a police detective's search for a serial killer called "The Judge." Gritty city scenes (although as one poster points out, it was probably an RKO set) enhance the atmosphere, and it's one of the things that makes "Follow Me Quietly" unusual. Two more items of interest: A very exciting finale and the twist of having the police make a dummy model from everything they know about the perpetrator. In one scene, Lundigan is talking to the dummy's back, and it turns out to actually be the killer.

Lundigan was a good looking, poor man's Joel McCrea, perfect to be a detective in real life but not much of an actor. He doesn't exude much energy. Patrick, an attractive blonde, neither wildly glamorous or beautiful, gives a spirited performance as a tabloid reporter.


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