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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

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

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Barbara Payton ...
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
Steve Brodie ...
Joe 'Jinx' Raynor
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Vic Mason
Herbert Heyes ...
Ezra Dobson
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Police Chief 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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Storyline

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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4 August 1950 (USA)  »

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Corazón de hielo  »

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The film that Phil Spector and Lana Clarkson were watching in Spector's chauffeured car on the way to his Alhambra mansion the night of her murder. See more »

Quotes

Holiday Carleton: He's too smart for you!
Ralph Cotter: Oh no, he stopped being smart when he took my money.
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Looking for info. on sports car in the film.
30 August 1999 | by (Bethlehem, Pa. U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This flick is awesome. James Cagney and his brother made this with their own company and had all the right ingredients for a classic good guys and bad guys gig. I can never get enough of this movie as I am enamored with everything of the 20's, through the 50's films. I am also a certified car nut and wonder if anyone can identify the huge sports car driven by the young rich woman in the film? It looks like an import but with left-hand drive, I'm not quite sure. This film is a real work of an almost lost art. Films like it can be made today (such as L.A. Confidential) but not very often. Thank you to film preservation which unfortunately is too slow to save them all.


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