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A.I. Bezzerides (screenplay)
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Release Date:
20 June 1952 (France) See more »
Tagline:
In One Strange Night she met both LOVE ... and MURDER!
Plot:
Hard, withdrawn city cop Jim Wilson roughs up one too many suspects and is sent upstate to help investigate... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Hot headed cop on shaky ground gets rocked See more (68 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ida Lupino ... Mary Malden

Robert Ryan ... Jim Wilson

Ward Bond ... Walter Brent
Charles Kemper ... Pop Daly
Anthony Ross ... Pete Santos

Ed Begley ... Capt. Brawley

Ian Wolfe ... Sheriff Carrey
Sumner Williams ... Danny Malden
Gus Schilling ... Lucky
Frank Ferguson ... Willows
Cleo Moore ... Myrna Bowers
Olive Carey ... Mrs. Brent
Richard Irving ... Bernie Tucker
Patricia Prest ... Julie Brent (as Pat Prest)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Alexander ... Town Resident (uncredited)
Frank Arnold ... Man (uncredited)
Vince Barnett ... George (uncredited)
Leslie Bennett ... Sgt. Wendell (uncredited)
A.I. Bezzerides ... Gatos (uncredited)
Ted Birdsill ... Town Resident (uncredited)
Vernon Birdsill ... Town Resident (uncredited)
Eddie Borden ... Man (uncredited)
William Challee ... Thug (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Doc Hyman (uncredited)
Joe Devlin ... Bartender (uncredited)
Homer Dickenson ... Man (uncredited)
Don Dillaway ... Man (uncredited)
Jim Drum ... Stretcher-Bearer (uncredited)
Art Dupuis ... Man (uncredited)
Mary Dyger ... Possé Member (uncredited)
Budd Fine ... Man (uncredited)
Dee Garner ... Boy (uncredited)
Ronnie Garner ... Boy (uncredited)
Tommy Gosser ... Boy (uncredited)
Bill Hammond ... Fred (uncredited)
Clint Hardenbrook ... Possé Member (uncredited)
Al Hodgson ... Man Walking on Snowy Hill (uncredited)
Francis Jenkins ... Town Resident (uncredited)
Jay Jenkins ... Boy (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Man (uncredited)
Kate Drain Lawson ... Woman (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ... Helen (uncredited)
Eddie Linke ... Possé Member (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Man (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva ... Bagganierri (uncredited)
Eugene Persson ... Boy (uncredited)
Stephen Roberts ... Charlie (uncredited)
Tracey Roberts ... Peggy Santos (uncredited)
Vera Stokes ... Mother (uncredited)

Nita Talbot ... Woman in Bar (uncredited)

Joan Taylor ... Hazel (uncredited)
Ken Terrell ... Crook (uncredited)
Bill Thompson ... Man Walking on Snowy Hill (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Andy Vaughan ... Town Resident (uncredited)
Harry Joel Weiss ... Boy (uncredited)
Don Yager ... Town Resident (uncredited)
Esther Zeitlin ... Woman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Nicholas Ray 
Ida Lupino (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
A.I. Bezzerides (screenplay)

A.I. Bezzerides (adaptation) and
Nicholas Ray (adaptation)

Gerald Butler (novel "Mad with Much Heart")

Produced by
John Houseman .... producer
Sid Rogell .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bernard Herrmann 
 
Cinematography by
George E. Diskant (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Roland Gross 
 
Casting by
Dick Stockton (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Ralph Berger 
Albert S. D'Agostino 
 
Set Decoration by
Harley Miller 
Darrell Silvera 
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Dorfman .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Johnny Peacock .... sketch artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Phil Brigandi .... sound
Clem Portman .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Harold E. Stine .... special effects (as Harold Stine)
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola d'amour
Victor Bay .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Manny Harmon .... orchestra manager (uncredited)
Bernard Herrmann .... conductor (uncredited)
Bernard Herrmann .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Mitchell Lurie .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Neely Plumb .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Max Rabinowitz .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Paul Sawtell .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Roy Webb .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Louis Shapiro .... location manager (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
82 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | UK:A (1951) (cut) | USA:Approved (certificate #14508)
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Trivia:
Lee J. Cobb, Albert Dekker and Howard Da Silva were all considered for the role eventually played by Ward Bond.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Toward the end of the film when Ward Bond is sleeping in the chair, Robert Ryan removes the shells from his shotgun. However, minutes later Bond fires his shotgun.See more »
Quotes:
Jim Wilson:Serve drinks to juveniles, you get into trouble. How many times do I have to tell you that?
Bartender:Whatta ya want me to do...? Every dame comes in here, look at her teeth...?
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Hot headed cop on shaky ground gets rocked, 31 March 2006
Author: johno-21 from United States

Nicolas Ray who directed a string of good films, most notably In a Lonely Place, Flying Leatjernecks and They live by Night and would become best known for Rebel Without a Cause directed this fine film-noir flick from 1952. He had taken the idea for the story based on the Gerald Butler novel Mad With Much Heart. Ray teamed with Albert Bezzerides for the screenplay who had written They Drive by Night, Desert Fury and Thieves Highway for the screen and would become best known in film for Kiss Me Deadly. He would become better known in television as the creator of the long running western series The Big Valley. Excellent photography in this film from cinematographer George E. Diskant. Robert Ryan is one of Hollywood's most underrated actors and in the staring role of a burnt out city cop on the road to redemption and awakening, turns in yet another great performance. Ida Lupino is another of my favorites and this time around plays a blind woman living alone in rural upstate Mew York. This is a film in two acts that are almost like tow separate films. Part one we find the Ryan character as a violent tough and over the edge cop who once was a popular high school football star and has become burned out in his job and dissatisfied with his lonely small apartment so he hates his job and his life away from work. The first half of the film is mostly night scenes. He is sent by his superiors to cool off in the frozen north and try to help solve a local murder. In the Ward Bond character as the Father of a murdered woman he meets someone even more angry and violent than he is. Bond delivers a strong supporting role performance. Rounding out the fine cast are Ed Begley, Charles Kemper and Anthony Ross. Famed, prolific composer Bernard Hermann provide the musical score. The story might be a little simplistic at times and predictable but it is still a strong film and I would give it an 8.5 out of 10.

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