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The Scarf (1951)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 6 April 1951 (USA)
A man believe to have murdered a woman, escapes from the insane asylum to find if he was the one to actually kill her using the scarf she was wearing.

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(as E.A. Dupont)

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(screenplay) (as E.A. Dupont), (story) (as I.G. Goldsmith) | 1 more credit »
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John Howard Barrington
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Connie Carter
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Ezra Thompson
Emlyn Williams ...
Dr. David Dunbar
Lloyd Gough ...
Dr. Gordon
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Cyrus Barrington
David Wolfe ...
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John Barrington escapes from an asylum for the criminally-insane and finds refuge on the ranch of turkey-raiser Ezra Thompson. Barrington, who has suffered from amnesia, finds his memory returning slightly and he sets out on his mission of learning the truth about whether or not he really murdered his sweetheart and is actually insane. He goes to Los Angeles to visit his oldest-and-best friend, psychiatrist David Dunbar, who was a witness to Barrington's crime. Dunbar repeats his story to Barrington, convinces Barrington that he did commit the crime, and then betrays him to the police. However, Thompson, Connie Carter and others are not totally convinced of Barrington's guilt. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Mercedes McCambridge sings "Summer Rains." See more »

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Ezra Thompson: Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreable, don't you?
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Summer Rains
Music and lyrics by Sammy John DeFazio, Charles Milton Daniel and Gilbert Hugh Hall
Performed by Mercedes McCambridge
[Connie sings the song several times at Level Louie's]
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One of the better film noir of the fifties.
28 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It was rumored that after his role in ALL THE KING'S MEN, John Ireland had demanded too much from the studios. This smaller production is filmed in the same slow mist of the hero's memory. Mercedes McCambridge is excellent as the female support. James Barton gives great support on the male side. It is a strong well acted performance. It should be shown more often. It is a shame that features like this are not shown on today's cable systems or available in any format.


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