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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 4 August 1950 (USA)
Starting with a violent prison break, clever, ruthless Ralph Cotter corrupts everyone around him.

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Holiday Carleton
Helena Carter ...
Margaret Dobson
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Insp. Charles Weber
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Keith 'Cherokee' Mandon
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Lt. John Reece
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Joe 'Jinx' Raynor
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Vic Mason
Herbert Heyes ...
Ezra Dobson
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Police Chief Sam Tolgate
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Byers
Robert Karnes ...
Det. Gray
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Det. Fowler
Dan Riss ...
District Attorney
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'Doc' Darius Green
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From the trial of the survivors, we flash back to amoral crook Ralph Cotter's violent prison break, assisted by Holiday Carleton, sister of another prisoner...who doesn't make it. Soon Ralph manipulates the grieving Holiday into his arms, and two crooked cops follow her into his pocket. Ralph's total lack of scruple brings him great success in a series of robberies. But his easy conquest of gullible heiress Margaret Dobson proves more dangerous to him than any crime... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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The whole blistering story of the crimson-stained career of Ralph Cotter, thug with a heart... of ice! See more »


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4 August 1950 (USA)  »

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Corazón de hielo  »

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A restored version of the film premiered at the UCLA Festival of Preservation on March 14th, 2011. The restoration was a joint effort between the UCLA Film & Television Archive and Paramount Pictures and it was funded by the Packard Humanities Institute. See more »

Quotes

Joe 'Jinx' Raynor: He ain't to be trusted.
Ralph Cotter: Why should *he* be different?
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Underrated gangster/film-noir gem
9 September 1999 | by (Rock Forest, Quebec) – See all my reviews

I can't believe that this film is not well known. Get rid of the terrible courtroom framing device, and you have a gangster masterpiece. Coming on the heels of Cagney's better known White Heat, this film takes violence and corruption to a new level. This film starts off with a brutal jail break and never slows down. The cold blooded violence portrayed is quite jaw dropping. Cagney was born to play this role. He is clearly relishing his cold blooded character. The freshness of this film is surprising. You are totally caught off guard. In this sense, it reminds me most of Kiss Me Deadly. For anyone with a passing interest in Cagney, or gangster films, or film-noir, or film violence, watch this film!!!!!!!


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