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Undertow (1949)

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After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him.

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Sally Lee
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Ann McKnight
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Det. Charles Reckling
Gregg Martell ...
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Robert Anderson ...
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Dan Ferniel ...
Gene (as Daniel Ferniel)
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Charles Sherlock ...
Det. Cooper
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After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him. Written by Keith Stacey <staceyk@rpi.net.au>

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Every bullet in Chicago had his name on it!


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1 December 1949 (USA)  »

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A house with a long corridor
23 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Today ,William Castle is known as the man who bought Ira Levin's "Rosemary's baby " rights and produced one of the best horror movies of all time.

"Undertow" has a quite derivative screenplay but the director made the best of it and any film noir buff can give it a chance :it thoroughly deserves it.It features at least one unforgettable scene: the chase in the long corridor which gives you goose flesh.Of the two female leads,I prefer Dorothy Hart to the rather bland Peggy Dow.

In the 1968 movie Castle produced ,there was a corridor which played a prominent part too.


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