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Ernest K. Gann (screenplay)
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Release Date:
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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Connie Thatcher:Little men are smarter. There's not so much space between their ears.See more »


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Choppy Waters., 27 July 2014
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

The Raging Tide is directed by George Sherman and adapted to screenplay by Ernest K. Gann from his own novel Fiddler's Green. It stars Shelley Winters, Richard Conte, Stephen McNally, Charles Bickford, John McIntire and Alex Nicol. Music is by Frank Skinner and cinematography by Russell Metty.

Hoodlum Bruno Felkin (Conte) hides out on the Linder family fishing boat to avoid the cops. They affect his life as much as he affects theirs…

It's got a stellar noir cast and quality in the music and photography departments, but there's nothing raging about this soggy piece of drama. Conte is watchable as a thug, no surprise there, but the screenplay does him and everyone else few favours. Only one to come out on top of the writing is Winters, who revels in cutting remarks delivered via a serpent tongue. Bickford is trying to be Swedish, giving Sterling Hayden in Terror in a Texas Town a run for his money for worst Swede accent ever. While McIntire and McNally at least earn their wages.

Little to recommend outside of the cast list here I'm sad to say. 5/10

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