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Johnny Allegro (1949)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  26 May 1949 (USA)
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Johnny Allegro
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Glenda Chapman
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Morgan Vallin
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Gloria Henry ...
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Ivan Triesault ...
Pelham Vetch
Harry Antrim ...
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William 'Bill' Phillips ...
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Morgan Vallin: What's the matter, Glenda?
Glenda Chapman: What about him?
Morgan Vallin: Your anxiety betrays you.
Glenda Chapman: Be yourself, Morgan. The audience is gone. All I say is he's quick and he's clever. He's a good man for us.
Morgan Vallin: I make the decisions here.
Glenda Chapman: Well, what are you going to do?
Morgan Vallin: I'm going to hear the rest of my symphony.
Glenda Chapman: I'm going to bed.
Morgan Vallin: I must enjoy my favorite music alone?
Glenda Chapman: What better company could you have, Morgan? Good night.
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Ex-gangster ends up being hunted on a remote Caribbean island - great B-Movie.
1 October 2000 | by (Isle of Man) – See all my reviews

Good crime/gangster film which, as Leonard Maltin notes, has similar elements to 'The Most Dangerous Game' throughout much of its second half.

George Raft plays the title character, a reformed hoodlum, who now runs a florist shop (!!) in a hotel. He encounters a mysterious blonde, of the femme fatale variety, and winds up involved in a counterfeiting operation. Most of the action then takes place on an island off Florida where the womens husband is a tall, blonde master-criminal who enjoys hunting with a bow and arrow.

Everything here is above average and the film comes together in all areas very well. The interplay between Allegro and the evil, sophisticated Morgan Vallin, is similar to many a James Bond film with mutual distrust and respect between the two antagonists.

With good performances all round, a brisk plot and the inventiveness of the storyline, 'Johnny Allegro' is well worth watching for B-movie fans. The director was better known as a cinematographer, and his obvious skills are shown to good effect.


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