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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 ...
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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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Joe 'Jinx' Raynor: He ain't to be trusted.
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Breezy, Enjoyable and Violent!
19 August 2004 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Had a chance to watch KISS TOMORROW GOODBYE and although I don't agree with the claims of some that if you must see one "crime" film, this is it, I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and that James Cagney was again terrific and on top of his game for this one. I also didn't get the feeling that this film was, in reality, WHITE HEAT 2, as some have said but it was a nifty follow up to that classic JC film. Cagney was indeed brutal and off his rocker, but it was more controlled and offset with his characters smarts and sense of humor. In WHITE HEAT, JC was just downright nuts, out of control and a lot more frightening IMHO. In KTG, Cags plays Ralph Cotter who after a daring and violent daylight prison break, uses his smarts to prove that he is no small timer and formulates a grand scheme to garner lots of cash and protection which involves crooked lawyers and crooked policemen. Cotter, in the end, is his own downfall as he goes too far and his romance with a high society girl with a very wealthy and powerful father, leads to his downfall because one thing you don't do is double-cross your moll! Excellent performance by all, including Barbara Payton and a near film stealing performance by Luther Adler as JC's eccentric and very crooked lawyer. Direction is robust and swiftly paced by Gordon Douglas and in the end, makes this film fun, breezy, yet violent, but also a very good watch.


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