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Between Midnight and Dawn (1950)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  1 October 1950 (USA)
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Prowl car cops on night duty romance a reluctant young lady while in danger from a vengeful racketeer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Stevens ...
Officer Rocky Barnes
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Officer Dan Purvis
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Katharine 'Kate' Mallory
Donald Buka ...
Ritchie Garris
Gale Robbins ...
Terry Romaine
Anthony Ross ...
Police Lt. Masterson
Roland Winters ...
Leo Cusick
Tito Vuolo ...
Romano
Grazia Narciso ...
Mrs. Romano
Madge Blake ...
Mrs. Mallory
Lora Lee Michel ...
Kathy Blake
Jack Del Rio ...
Louis Franissi
Philip Van Zandt ...
Joe Quist
Cliff Bailey ...
Police Sergeant Bailey
Tony Barr ...
Harry Yost
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Storyline

Rocky and Dan, war buddies, are prowl car cops on night duty. Dan is a cynic who views all lawbreakers as scum; Rocky feels more lenient. Both are attracted to the radio voice of communicator Kate Mallory; but in person, Kate proves reluctant to get involved with men who just might stop a bullet. By lucky chance, Rocky and Dan cause big trouble for murderous racketeer Ritchie Garris; but when he swears vengeance, Kate's fears may prove justified. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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1 October 1950 (USA)  »

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Prowl Car  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The weapon used by Richie was a Caliber .30, M! Carbine. See more »

Goofs

Rocky and Dan leave Romano's in a 1949 Ford squad car, but when they arrive at the night club, they are driving a pre-war junker. See more »

Quotes

Rocky Barnes: Miss Mallory... Do you mind if I call you Kate?
Katharine Mallory: You might as well. I've a feeling you'll get around to it in a minute anyway.
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PLEASE DON'T KISS ME
Written by Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher
Performed by Gale Robbins (shown in part only)
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Nothing spectacular but a nice, gritty cop story.
3 November 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Dan (Edmond O'Brien) and Rocky (Mark Stevens) are cops who are working the night shift. They are partners and darned good policemen. Their personalities are a bit different--Dan is very intense and Rocky is more laid back and a ladies' man. When they meet up with a pretty new policewoman (Gale Storm), Rocky soon falls for her and vice-versa. In fact, they plan on marrying. However, a nasty racketeer, Ritchie Garris, ends up spelling doom for the young couple's plans--and Dan is determined to capture this thug once and for all.

There's really nothing that spectacular about this cop film. Instead, it excels at focusing on seemingly normal cops and showing them in a somewhat non-Hollywood manner. While Dan is a bit stereotypical as the tough cop, Rocky and the rest of the film violate the usual expectations for police films. It's very watchable, well made and very well acted. not exactly film noir, though, as it's a cop film and the crooks are secondary.


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