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Director:
Writers:
Allen Rivkin (screenplay)
John D. Klorer (based on the story by)
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Release Date:
25 November 1949 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The hard-hitting story of a man with a plan...REVENGE!
Plot:
A meek pharmacist creates an alternate identity under which he plans to murder the bullying liquor salesman who has become his wife's lover. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
great film with some fine acting and script in forgotten film noir gem See more (52 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Basehart ... Warren Quimby
Audrey Totter ... Claire Quimby

Cyd Charisse ... Mary Chanler

Barry Sullivan ... Lt. Collier Bonnabel
Lloyd Gough ... Barney Deager
Tom D'Andrea ... Freddie

William Conrad ... Lt. Edgar Gonsales
Tito Renaldo ... Narco
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Bennett ... Theater Manager (uncredited)
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Andrews (uncredited)
Peter Brocco ... Balew (uncredited)
Bert Davidson ... Reporter at Press Club Café (uncredited)
John Gallaudet ... Artie (uncredited)
Theresa Harris ... Woman in Drugstore (uncredited)
John Indrisano ... Boxer Handler (uncredited)
Kitty McHugh ... Agnes (uncredited)
Mike Morelli ... Reporter at Press Club Café (uncredited)
Stephen Roberts ... Attendant (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Reporter at Press Club Café (uncredited)
Hayward Soo Hoo ... Kid in Drugstore (uncredited)
Philip Van Zandt ... Lt. Schiavone (uncredited)
Tommy Walker ... Man at Counter Trying to Pick Up Claire (uncredited)

Directed by
John Berry 
 
Writing credits
Allen Rivkin (screenplay)

John D. Klorer (based on the story by) (as John Klorer)

John Berry  uncredited

Produced by
Robert Sisk .... producer
 
Original Music by
André Previn 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (director of photography) (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
Albert Akst 
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Leonid Vasian 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Dawn .... makeup designer
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Ruby Rosenberg .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jack D. Moore .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... sound recording supervisor
Norwood A. Fenton .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Borland .... grip (uncredited)
Jerome Hester .... still photographer (uncredited)
Sam Leavitt .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
William J. Hole Jr. .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
95 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #13979)

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Trivia:
Audrey Totter was promised top-billing by the Producer, but when Richard Basehart was borrowed from Fox to play her husband, the studio demanded that he get top billing as a condition of the agreement.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Near the end, Warren Quimby puts both his hands in his pockets while facing the camera and talking. Then, in a reverse shot from behind, he is seen with his hands out of his pockets and putting them in again.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Police Lt. Collier Bonnabel:I'm Collier Bonnabel. I'm a cop. I'm a Lieutenant Detective in, uh, Homicide. That's a fancy name for murder.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)See more »

FAQ

Why did Claire plant the gun even after Mary saw her go in?
Why was Claire foolish enough to date Bonnabel?
Why did Barney back down from the fight with Quimby?
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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
great film with some fine acting and script in forgotten film noir gem, 22 February 2006
Author: jeff from chicago usa

cyd charrise in a non dancing role. she is a total babe and takes a medium size part and delivers the goods as a girl that believes in her man. the cast in this movie is superb. the plot is well written and contains some nice twists. besides excellent performances by all of the main cast the supporting staff are also perfect especially the lead detective. if you want to see cyd looking radiant and innocent, this is a great pic.

lloyd gough has a key but small part in this movie, fans of the green hornet will remember him as being on the newspaper staff for bret reed's newspaper.

audrey totter, a joliet, illinois gal is tough as nails, just like the "steel city" she hails from. does a great job in her role. she was a powerful and convincing actress.

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