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The Tattooed Stranger (1950)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  9 February 1950 (USA)
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The body of an unknown woman turns up in a stolen car abandoned in a New York park, and the only clue the detectives on the case have to work from is the tattoo on her arm, and the fact ... See full summary »

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John Miles ...
Detective Tobin
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Mary Mahan (as Patricia White)
Walter Kinsella ...
Lieutenant Corrigan
Frank Tweddell ...
Captain Lundquist
Rod McLennan ...
Captain Gavin
Henry Lasko ...
Joe Canko
Arthur L. Jarrett ...
Johnny Marseille (as Arthur Jarrett)
Jim Boles ...
Fisher
William Gibberson ...
Aberfoyle
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The body of an unknown woman turns up in a stolen car abandoned in a New York park, and the only clue the detectives on the case have to work from is the tattoo on her arm, and the fact that someone tried to deface the corpse to remove the evidence. From this slender trail, and that of a single stem of grass discovered in the car, they gradually trace back first the victim and then her killer, in a case that's all science and legwork, and no magic inspiration. Written by Igenlode Wordsmith

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9 February 1950 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der tätowierte Fremde  »

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$124,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Det. Frank Tobin: He doesn't LOOK like a killer.
Lt. Corrigan: Neither does a toadstool.
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A Great CSI Film in the 50's!
27 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a great B film from the 1950's, because it deals with forensics just like the present day CSI Series TV shows. The police take it step by step in the laboratory and look at all the evidence with a fine toothed comb! Howard Hughes produced this film for only $124,000 and most of the filming was done in NYC, the Bronx, and Brooklyn, Queens. John Miles,(Detective Frank Tobin),"Gunfighters",'47 was a ex-marine who was able to get a college education and met up with a gal named Patricia Barry,(Patricia White),"Dear Heart",'64, who was able to assist Frank Tobin in his investigation into a young woman who had a Tattoo and was found in Central Park. If you really like B&W Classic B Films, this is a very worth while to just sit back and enjoy from beginning to END!


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