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The Man Who Cheated Himself (1950)

A veteran homicide detective who has witnessed his socialite girlfriend kill her husband sees his inexperienced brother assigned to the case.

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Cast

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Lois Frazer
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Andy Cullen
Lisa Howard ...
Janet Cullen
Harlan Warde ...
Howard Frazer
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Pietro Capa
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Ernest Quimby (as Charles E. Arnt)
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Muriel Quimby
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Nito Capa
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Mrs. Capa
Bud Wolfe ...
Officer Blair
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Rushton
Howard Negley ...
Detective Olson
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Doc Munson
Art Millan ...
United Airlines Clerk
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Rich Lois Frazer, divorcing her fortune-hunter husband, finds he's bought a gun. Suspecting he plans to kill her, she calls in her lover, who just happens to be Homicide Lieutenant Ed Cullen. When Ed arrives, the gun gets used...and because of his relationship with Lois, Ed is compelled to compound a felony. The good news: Ed himself is assigned to the case. The bad news: Ed's hotshot younger brother Andy, a new- minted detective, is also on the case...and anxious to prove himself. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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... the predictable way of a man's love for an evil woman ! See more »

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26 December 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'uomo che ingannò se stesso  »

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1.37 : 1
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Police Lt. Ed Cullen: [to Ed] Better learn one thing: never take a case to bed.
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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #8.2 (1957) See more »

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The Other Great "Fort Point" Movie -desperately needs restoring
1 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the better second tier film noir .... within its limits, it seems to me rock solid: performances,(save one), script, photography, and is surely commensurate with excellent Fleischer B's of the same period such as "Armored Car Robbery"...however perhaps not quite in the same league as the latter's "Narrow Margin"...there are these kinds of films in which, under obvious budgetary circumstances, it is hard to imagine what could be done better, with the exception of Jane Wyatt, who does indeed give a horrible performance...but hey, that's why it's a B...and one often wonders, given more money in the budget, whether the whole thing would have been somehow ruined...this last seems to be to be the best way of defining the undefinable "B" that I have come across. John Dall lends that undefinable air of perversity, of which he was the acknowledged master, and, to the viewer's delight, seems wonderfully and profoundly miscast as a policeman. Dall makes this worth seeing.


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