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No Escape (1953)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  31 July 1953 (USA)
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John Howard Tracy
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Det. Simon Shayne
Marjorie Steele ...
Pat Peterson
Lewis Martin ...
Lt. Bruce Gunning
Gertrude Michael ...
Olga Valerie Lewis
Charles Cane ...
Wilbur K. Grossett
Renny McEvoy ...
Turnip
Bobby Watson ...
Claude Duffy (as Robert Watson)
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Peter Hayden
Robert Bailey ...
Detective Bob
Robert Carson ...
Dr. Seymour
Leon Burbank ...
Office boy
Jess Kirkpatrick ...
Mac (the waiter)
Barbara Morrison ...
Mrs. Beresford
Carleton Young ...
Don Holden
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When the available evidence in a murder case points to a young woman as the main suspect, her boyfriend, a police detective, arranges for a struggling songwriter who is playing piano in a bar to be blamed for the crime. The girl, knowing that neither she nor the piano player committed the murder, helps him to escape from the police dragnet and try to find the real killer. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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No Escape
Music by Bert Shefter
Lyrics by Charles Bennett
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An uptempo thriller
27 August 2000 | by (Soucht, France) – See all my reviews

John Tracy, former hit maker and now a looser, is accused having murdered a man who escorted a lady at home. Of course we know he's innocent but the thrill of this movie is to see how he looks for a way to escape from the trap. The city is closed up by the police. To that point, note the remarkable directing by Charles Bennett showing us all the ways out of this place. Moreover the sightseeing of the town is oppressive : the illuminated streets are surrounded by the cops' sirens, which make the spectator thrill as if he were at John Tracy's place. Watch this great one to discover it. I've seen this film on german TV and I was surprised to discover that it was forbidden to minor under 16. I still wonder why.


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