A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, ... See full summary »

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Catherine 'Cay' Higgins
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Bill Clark / Mike Lewis
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Stella Dawson
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Henry Dawson
Morris Ankrum ...
Hugh Wagner
John Kellogg ...
Dan Monroe
Lee Patrick ...
Janet Higgins
Hugh Sanders ...
Detective Lt. George Conover
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Frank Higgins
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Johnny Dawson (as Bobby Hyatt)
Harry Antrim ...
Prison Warden
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Gene Roth ...
Jim, Foreman (scenes deleted)
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A man who spent his formative years in prison for murder is released, and struggles to adjust to the outside world and escape his lurid past. He gets involved with a cheap dancehall girl, and when her protector is accidentally killed, they go on the lam together, getting jobs as farm labourers. But some fellow workers get wise to them. Written by GoblinHairedGuy

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Bill asks Cay if she is going somewhere with the wounded detective. She says, "I'm staying as far away from George Conover as I can". The next scene, Bill notices a newspaper story about the shooting, which reports detective Conover's first name as Harry. See more »

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Bill Clark: My name is Clark. Bill Clark.
Catherine 'Cay' Higgins: Nice to meet you, mister.
[Holds up a drink]
Catherine 'Cay' Higgins: Here's mud in your eye.
Bill Clark: [Holds her hand] You... you know you got me all wrong.
Catherine 'Cay' Higgins: Let's not make a big thing out of it.
Bill Clark: I just wanted to meet somebody.
Catherine 'Cay' Higgins: [Plays up to him] So you like me, huh?
Bill Clark: I'd like to know you better.
Catherine 'Cay' Higgins: One way is to spread a little joy around.
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Get Happy
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Music by Harold Arlen
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half-noir, half-soap
6 February 2004 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

The first 45 minutes of this Warners programmer is an impressive, surprisingly frank and cynical noir, as an ex-con's attempts to readjust to a bewildering outside world just lead him into more hot water. Ruth Roman is particularly effective (and affecting) as a sassy, worldly-wise platinum-blonde dance hall girl. Once the two of them take it on the lam and she reverts to her natural hair colour, the movie descends into sentimental clichéd melodrama, with Steve Cochran as the protagonist showing off his pecs at every turn, and Roman cloyingly playing at the nurturing wife with the terrible secret -- there are more clinches than in a latter day Muhammad Ali fight. To his credit, director Felix Feist does like to emphasize the key points visually, and the first glimpse of Roman in her tight outfit at the seedy clip joint is striking. But unfortunately, it all amounts to another one of those paint-by-numbers working class Warner Brothers jobs instead of the tour-de-force it starts out to be.


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