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The Lucky Stiff (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime | 26 May 1949 (USA)
Semi-successful lawyer John Malone is intrigued by local night club singer Anna Marie St. Clair. After meeting her at the club, he is present when her boss (and more?) is killed, and she is... See full summary »

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Marguerite Seaton
Irene Hervey ...
Mrs. Eve Childers
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Hattie Hatfield
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Insp. Von Flanagan
Warner Anderson ...
Virginia Patton ...
Millie Dale
Richard Gaines ...
Dist. Atty. John Logan
Joe Sawyer ...
Tony
Larry J. Blake ...
Louie Perez (as Larry Blake)
Billy Vine ...
Joe Di Angelo
Bob Hopkins ...
MacDougal
Sidney Miller ...
Bernstein
Charles Meredith ...
Jim Childers aka Big Jim
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Semi-successful lawyer John Malone is intrigued by local night club singer Anna Marie St. Clair. After meeting her at the club, he is present when her boss (and more?) is killed, and she is arrested for the crime. Sentenced to death, Malone and his faithful secretary set out to find the real murderer, who is probably also responsible for a protection racket Malone is investigating. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Comedy | Crime

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26 May 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Det lyckliga liket  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in Quicksand (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

LONELINESS
Music by Victor Young
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Sung by Dorothy Lamour
Staged by Eddie Prinz (as Edward Prinz)
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Well......

I know that Lewis R Foster is not a film noir specialist, but rather a adventure or western one. Look for instance CROSSWINDS, CAPTAIN CHINA, LAST OUTPOST or EL PASO and so on...

As film noirs, I saw ARMORED CAR, CRASHOUT, MANHANDLED, and I was not disappointed. This film is not really a crime movie, but a mix up of crime, comedy or drama with a light touch. But not charmless. Typically from the late 40's, it should please many of the film buffs. rare stuff too. The playing is quite good, but I can't consider it as an unforgettable movie.

I guess Lewis R Foster made some more films like this, not westerns or adventures. Petty dramas or comedies. I only know he never directed sci fi flicks.

Well, after all, why not watching this one...


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