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Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 19 August 1950 (USA)
Starting with a violent prison break, clever, ruthless Ralph Cotter corrupts everyone around him.

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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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Unarmed... He's dangerous. Armed... He's Lethal. See more »


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Corazón de hielo  »

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The film was banned in Ohio due to its sordid, sadistic presentation of brutality and its detailed stages in the commission of criminal acts. See more »

Quotes

Ralph Cotter: Why, I thought you were the law-abiding type.
Holiday Carleton: I guess I'm just whatever you make me.
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Referenced in Messiah of Evil (1973) See more »

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Cagney Shines
10 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

James Cagney shines, and at times even seems to glow in the dark in this rugged follow-up to White Heat, directed with great verve by Gordon Douglas. It's a somewhat neglected film, maybe because it's basically a gangster picture rather than a noir, and rather late in the day for such things. The supporting cast features Barbara Payton; Luther Adler, in a Howard Da Silva role, as an eccentric lawyer, and who almost steals the show from Cagney; Rhys Williams, effortlessly playing an American; William Frawley, for nostalgia; and Ward Bond, neanderthal as ever, as a dogged, corrupt plainclothesman. Good, fast-paced and at times surprisingly violent, this movie will not put you to sleep.


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