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Release Date:
12 October 1951 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Keefe Brasselle ... Mike Perrivale
Sally Forrest ... Richie Loomis

Lionel Barrymore ... Hugo Trimble

Lewis Stone ... Josh
J. Carrol Naish ... Frankie Scarbine

Larry Keating ... Stambaugh

Spring Byington ... Mrs. Loomis
Warner Anderson ... Roy
Elisabeth Risdon ... Mrs. Margaret Trimble

Michael Ansara ... Floyd
John Morgan ... Al
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Alden ... Waiter (uncredited)
Sylvia Andrew ... Garden Club Member (uncredited)
Jessie Arnold ... Garden Club Member (uncredited)
James Base ... Scarbine's Henchman (uncredited)
Genevieve Bell ... Garden Club Member (uncredited)
Joan Blake ... Garden Club Member (uncredited)
Mari Blanchard ... Eloise (uncredited)
Phil Bloom ... Scarbine's Henchman (uncredited)
Janice Carroll ... Garden Club Member (uncredited)
Harry Cheshire ... Mayor Ducat (uncredited)
Jeanne Dante ... Ella Stambaugh (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Garden Club Member (uncredited)
Lawrence Dobkin ... Hugo's Doctor (uncredited)
Harvey B. Dunn ... Grand Jury Clerk (uncredited)
Betty Erbes ... Garden Club Member (uncredited)
Virginia Farmer ... Chairwoman of Garden Club (uncredited)
Budd Fine ... Chief of Police (uncredited)
Sumner Getchell ... Eddie (uncredited)
William E. Green ... Mike's Doctor (uncredited)
Dick Johnstone ... Grand Jury Member (uncredited)
Nikki Juston ... Garden Club Member (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Grand Jury Member (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Grand Jury Member (uncredited)
Nolan Leary ... Dick Moore (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Second Cop at Fire (uncredited)
David March ... Photographer (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ... Grand Jury Member (uncredited)

David McMahon ... Fireman (uncredited)
Rhea Mitchell ... Stambaugh Maid (uncredited)
Ida Moore ... Mrs. Small (uncredited)
Forbes Murray ... Arriving Man at Club Africa (uncredited)
Thomas Murray ... Cop (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Waiter at Club Africa (uncredited)
Allan Ray ... Intern (uncredited)

William Schallert ... Cass - Reporter (uncredited)
Jack Shea ... Cop (uncredited)
Betsy Stoddard ... Garden Club Member (uncredited)
Helen Winston ... Operator (uncredited)
Phyllis Woodward ... Garden Club Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Weis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Samson Raphaelson  play "A Rose Is Not a Rose"
Charles Schnee 

Produced by
Henry Berman .... producer
Original Music by
Rudolph G. Kopp 
Cinematography by
Harold Lipstein 
Film Editing by
Fredrick Y. Smith 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Arthur Lonergan 
Set Decoration by
Alfred E. Spencer 
Edwin B. Willis 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
Production Management
Al Shenberg .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Rhein .... assistant director
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording supervisor
Music Department
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)

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87 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


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Failed MGM Message Movie, 22 January 2014
Author: LeonLouisRicci from United States

Warner Brothers was the Studio that seemed to Relish in "Message" Movies, MGM tried and Mostly Failed at its Attempts as it did with most of Their Film-Noirs.

At First seeing such Productions as Beneath Their Prestige, They, Late in the Game did give those Genres, although mostly relegated to the B-Unit, some Attention but it was Simply not Their Forte and it Showed.

This has got to be One of the most Overly Sentimental, Insipid, Soapy, and Sappy Newspaper, Crime, and Corruption Movies ever made. The Film Lacks any sort of Believable Resonance and the Lead Actor is so Bad its Cringe Inducing.

Lionel Barrymore, J. Carrol Naish, and Spring Byington can do nothing to Save this Awful Attempt to Explore Syndicated Crime Elements, the Overseeing Role of the Fourth Estate, and Apathetic Citizens.

A Complete Failure.

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