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Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)

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A charming, smooth-talking gambler calling himself Chris Hale arrives in Ashton, home of the Corelli shoe factory. Claiming to have lived there as a boy, he soon ingratiates himself with ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Chris Hale aka Steve
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Elaine Corelli (as Valli)
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Mrs. Brentman
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Whitey Lake
Jack Paar ...
Ray Healy
Jeff Donnell ...
Gwen
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Morgan
Howard Petrie ...
Bowen
Frank Puglia ...
A.J. Corelli
Esther Dale ...
Miss Thompson
Marlo Dwyer ...
Mabel
Robert Ellis ...
Skating Boy
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Storyline

A charming, smooth-talking gambler calling himself Chris Hale arrives in Ashton, home of the Corelli shoe factory. Claiming to have lived there as a boy, he soon ingratiates himself with the townspeople... including attractive heiress Elaine Corelli, wheelchair-bound since a recent accident. Chris, hoping to leave crime behind, seems to have excellent prospects; but of course, his past catches up with him... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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His dark past rolled in like a black fog. See more »


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14 October 1950 (USA)  »

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Weep No More  »

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1.37 : 1
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Completed in 1948, copyrighted in 1949, but not released until 1950. See more »

Quotes

Bowen: Why don't you sit down?
Chris Hale: I wouldn't sit on your death bed.
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Referenced in American Masters: Jack Paar: 'As I Was Saying...' (1997) See more »

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just OK
15 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film stars Joseph Cotten as a con man who robs a gambling house and then goes to his old hometown in Ohio to hide out. He meets a girl he once knew but she's a cripple, but he doesn't care. There's more to the story but i don't want to spoil it. There were some things that didn't ring true and the movie is just too short. Joseph Cotten does a good job as does the rest of the cast.


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