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Second Chance (1953)

 -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  18 July 1953 (USA)
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Claire Sinclair is hiding in Mexico to avoid testifying against her gangster boyfriend. Her seclusion is made difficult by Cappy Gordon, a mob strongman out to kill her unless she runs off ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Russ Lambert
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Clare Shepperd, alias Clare Sinclair
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Cappy Gordon
Sandro Giglio ...
Cable Car Conductor
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Vasco
Reginald Sheffield ...
Mr. Woburn
Margaret Brewster ...
Mrs. Woburn
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Charley Malloy
Salvador Baguez ...
Officer Hernandez
Maurice Jara ...
Fernando
Judy Walsh ...
Maria
Dan Seymour ...
Felipe
Fortunio Bonanova ...
Mandy
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Edward Dawson
Abel Fernandez ...
Rivera
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Storyline

Claire Sinclair is hiding in Mexico to avoid testifying against her gangster boyfriend. Her seclusion is made difficult by Cappy Gordon, a mob strongman out to kill her unless she runs off with him. Trying to help Claire is Russ Lambert, an American prizefighter. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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For the First Time--3D With Important Stars!


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18 July 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mörder ohne Maske  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Cable Car Conductor: What a beautiful disaster!
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Everybody runs around, but nobody gets anywhere.....
25 June 2001 | by (Salinas, Ca) – See all my reviews

This was a very confusing movie. Like the summary says, Clair Sinclair (Linda Darnell) is on the run from a hitman (Jack Palance) and the local prizefighter (Robert Mitchum) helps her out.

However, there were so many plot points that came up but never lead to anything, I started to think that this movie must have been cut from its original length. Or, it was just not very well edited. Anyway, half of the movie is pretty watchable, but there are so many pointless scenes and unexplained loose ends, I find it hard to rate this higher than 5/10.

Robert Mitchum is pretty good (very handsome in this one) but Jack Palance completely over does the bad guy act. Linda Darnell does a good job, especially when she has to run UPHILL in high heels on the cobblestone streets of San Cristobal. Get this, Jack Palance is after her, seems to know every turn she takes, but he CAN'T CATCH HER!

It was only after I watched this that I found out it was a 3-D movie, which could explain some of the scenes (like the fiesta and the aerial tram), but most of the movie is so run of the mill, I can't see why they would make it in 3-D.


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