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99 River Street (1953)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  3 October 1953 (USA)
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An former boxer, turned cab driver, has to hide from the police, when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with.

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Ernie Driscoll
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Linda James
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Victor Rawlins
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Stan Hogan
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Pauline Driscoll
Jay Adler ...
Christopher
Jack Lambert ...
Mickey
Glenn Langan ...
Lloyd Morgan (as Glen Langan)
Eddy Waller ...
Pop Durkee
John Daheim ...
Bud (as John Day)
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Waldo Daggett
Peter Leeds ...
Nat Finley
William Tannen ...
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Gene Reynolds ...
Chuck
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Having lost his heavyweight championship match, boxer Ernie Driscoll now drives a taxi for a living and earns the scorn of his nagging wife, Pauline, who blames him for her lack of social status. Involved with jewel thief Victor Rawlins, Pauline is murdered by him when she impedes his ability to fence the jewels. Blamed for his wife's murder, Ernie must track down Rawlins before he leaves the country. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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3 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Crosstown  »

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When Ernie Driscoll leaves the stage, the shadow of a crew member is projected on the wall. See more »

Quotes

Ernie Driscoll: There are worse things than murder. You can kill someone an inch at a time.
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Unpredictable, clever, engaging fast-paced noir.
17 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen many film noirs and this one still had some wild, unexpected plot twists. Plot was clever but never too confusing(in spite of the wonderful twists), and employed believable film noir ambience (sexy betraying blonde, hard-up disillusioned hero, & good girl sidekick, heist, etc). Film doesn't emote too much sentiment with the characters, you sympathize alittle with the "hero" and a gangster. VERY FUN to watch. Definitely underrated, esp. compared with ANYTHING made after 1970. My only problem with it: did they really make closet doors with bolt locks in the 1950's?(our hero locks a bad guy in a closet).


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