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The Scarf (1951)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller  |  6 April 1951 (USA)
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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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(story) (as I.G. Goldsmith) , (story) (as Edwin Rolfe) , 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Howard Barrington
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Connie Carter
James Barton ...
Ezra Thompson
Emlyn Williams ...
Dr. David Dunbar
Lloyd Gough ...
Asylum Dr. Gordon
Basil Ruysdael ...
Cyrus Barrington
David Wolfe ...
Level Louie
Harry Shannon ...
Asylum Warden Anderson
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Mrs. Cyrus Barrington
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State Trooper (as Dave McMahon)
Chubby Johnson ...
Feed Store Manager
Frank Jenks ...
Tom - Drunk cowboy
Emmett Lynn ...
Jack the Waiter
Dick Wessel ...
Sid - Drunk cowboy
Frank Jaquet ...
Town Sheriff
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Storyline

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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6 April 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Dungeon  »

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| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Ezra Thompson: Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreable one, don't you?
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Soundtracks

Summer Rains
Written by Sammy John DeFazio, Herschel Burke Gilbert (uncredited)
Charles Milton Daniel and Gilbert Hugh Hall
Sung by Mercedes McCambridge (dubbed by ?)
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It's on TCM!
1 November 2004 | by (Eugene, Oregon) – See all my reviews

The previous reviewer said it was a shame this film was never shown on any cable channels. I just saw it today on TCM (Turner Classic Movies). I had never seen it before, and have to agree it is a great example of the films noir of the '50s. There is a lot of suspense in the film with a "did he do it or not?" theme, where the protagonist has a loss of memory and can't recall the crime. Mercedes McCambridge is excellent in the film, and the bar scenes give us lots of the '50-era atmosphere. There are so few movies with Mercedes McCambridge that one can see anymore, so this movie is a treat if only for being able to see her. So don't give up hope. TCM's website is a great source for info on classic movies, and you can look up the dates and times they will be showing this film again.


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