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Destination Murder (1950)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 9 June 1950 (USA)
Laura Mansfield's father is killed, apparently by a telegraphic messenger. She spots Jackie Wales in a police lineup, but can't identify him positively. Later, she arranges to meet him, and... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joyce Mackenzie ...
Laura Mansfield (as Joyce MacKenzie)
Stanley Clements ...
Jackie Wales
Hurd Hatfield ...
Stretch Norton
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Armitage
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Alice Wentworth
James Flavin ...
Police Lt. Brewster
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Richard Emory ...
Police Sgt. Mulcahy
Norma Vance ...
Fran - Inebriated Lady
Suzette Harbin ...
Harriett - Nightclub Maid
Buddy Swan ...
Arthur - Blue Streak Messenger
Bert Wenland ...
Dave - Blue Streak Messenger
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Arthur Mansfield - Laura's Father
Steve Gibson ...
Leader of Redcap Singing Group
Steve Gibson's Redcaps ...
Singing Group
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Laura Mansfield's father is killed, apparently by a telegraphic messenger. She spots Jackie Wales in a police lineup, but can't identify him positively. Later, she arranges to meet him, and is convinced he was the killer, but he was acting for someone else. She gets to know Jackie to find out who the boss is, taking a job in the Vogue Club, owned by a man named Armitage. Meanwhile, Alice, Armitage's greedy mistress, goes after Jackie and lures him into blackmailing the nightclub owner. Armitage discovers the betrayal, and kills the two, but Laura schemes to get closer so she can prove him guilty. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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9 June 1950 (USA)  »

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Objetivo asesinato  »

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Trivia

In this 1950 movie, a behind-the-times movie theater is showing Flight Lieutenant (1942) and Corregidor (1943). Posters seen outside the theater include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) and Germany Year Zero (1948) ("Germany: Year Zero"). See more »

Goofs

When Alice is at Jackie's apartment, she sees the car arrive with Laura and Jackie. She sees the car pull up into a car park defined by painted lines, beside a concrete footpath/ sidewalk with parking meters. However, the scenes shot below when Jackie leaves the car show no parking meters, no painted parking space and grassy patches on the footpath/ sidewalk. See more »

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Alice Wentworth: What's the matter, honey? Stretch giving you the business?
Laura Mansfield: Stretch? He doesnt' mean anything to me.
Alice Wentworth: Well, he certainly bothers me.
Laura Mansfield: Stretch does? He doesn't bother you.
Alice Wentworth: That's what bothers me.
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References Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) See more »

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Palace Of Stone
Written by James Springs
Performed by Steve Gibson and Steve Gibson's Redcaps
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Very Entertaining Film
20 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film held my interest from beginning to the very end with one outstanding actor, Hurd Hatfield (Stretch Norton) who gave an outstanding performance and kept this film moving along in his night club owned by mobsters. Laura Mansfield, (Joyce Mackenzie) played the role as a young girl coming home from college and witnesses her father being killed by a delivery man at their front door. Laura decides to do her own detective work, because the police do not seem to be working fast enough in their investigation and Laura does determine who the killer is but has to find ways of getting more evidence. Albert Dekker, (Armitage) gives a great supporting role and Joyce Mackenzie lightens up the film which her charming female looks. Although, this film is a low budget film, it has many twists and turns and will entertain you.


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