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Ernest K. Gann (screenplay)
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November 1951 (USA) See more »
A San Francisco hood is rubbed out by rival Bruno Felkin, who himself reports the crime to Homicide Lieut... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Shelley Winters ... Connie Thatcher

Richard Conte ... Bruno Felkin

Stephen McNally ... Lt. Kelsey

Charles Bickford ... Hamil Linder

Alex Nicol ... Carl Linder

John McIntire ... Corky Mullins
Tito Vuolo ... Barney Schriona
Chubby Johnson ... 'General' Ball

Minerva Urecal ... Johnnie Mae Swanson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irvin Berwick ... Gas Man (uncredited)
John 'Skins' Miller ... Houlihan (uncredited)
Robert A. O'Neil ... Spade-Face (uncredited)
Pepito Pérez ... Mr. Fancy (uncredited)

Syd Saylor ... Proprietor (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Neil (uncredited)

Directed by
George Sherman 
Writing credits
Ernest K. Gann (screenplay)

Ernest K. Gann  novel "Fiddler's Green" (uncredited)

Produced by
John W. Rogers .... associate producer
Aaron Rosenberg .... producer
Original Music by
Frank Skinner 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent 
Art Direction by
Hilyard M. Brown  (as Hilyard Brown)
Bernard Herzbrun 
Set Decoration by
Oliver Emert 
Russell A. Gausman 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas (gowns)
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lew Leary .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Shaw .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Corson Jowett .... sound
Bill Swartz .... sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special photography
Camera and Electrical Department
Philip H. Lathrop .... camera operator (uncredited)
Other crew
Harvey McDowell .... technical advisor
Irvin Berwick .... dialogue director (uncredited)

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

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Fishy Noir, 27 October 2003
Author: Kalaman from Ottawa

This is a likable but significantly frail B noir offering, made for Universal, directed by George Sherman, starring Richard Conte, Shirley Winters, Charles Bickford, John McIntyre, and Stephen McNally. Conte fairs better than usual in the role of a fugitive murderer, Bruno, that hides in a fishing boat, ultimately settling in the boat and becoming of one of the fishermen. Sherley Winters looks OK as the heartbroken girl of Bruno. John McIntyre as the penniless old beggar looks really creepy. Bickford with his unusual Swedish accent is fun to watch. The narrative moves back and forth between the chaotic urban city and the quiet serene setting on the shores, where learning something about fishing becomes more fascinating than crime itself.

The opening scenes of "Raging Tide" are outstanding, filled with suspense and intrigue. It opens with a long shot of a nocturnal street and then the camera pans to the right and stops at a window in a secluded building, where Bruno is gunning down a man. We don't see who is being murdered but only Bruno as he looks at his victim. And then he tips the police about his crime and runs away. As he runs and runs, his voice-over enters the soundtrack, speaking about his condition and circumstances, but then oddly the voice-over vanishes when the film settles in the nearby sea.

"Raging Tide" has a warm, appealing moments, complemented by an enjoyable black-and-white photography (by Russell Metty), but it ultimately wafts into the air when it is over. You get the impression that it could have been better.

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