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Second Chance (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 18 July 1953 (USA)
Mobster Vic Spalato's girlfriend Claire is in hiding in Mexico and she's willing to testify for a US Senate investigation committee, if she can make it back to the US alive.

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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
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Maria
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Felipe
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Mandy
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Edward Dawson
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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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SK-HIGH EXCITEMENT atop a South American mountain peak! See more »


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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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The story of this film was inspired by an event in Rio de Janeiro, in which a cable car broke down and was suspended for 10 hours with 14 passengers trapped inside the car. See more »

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Russ: Who needs music?
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Referenced in Mondo Lugosi (1987) See more »

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Without the 3-D, not much to see
24 August 2000 | by (Western New York) – See all my reviews

The long climax of this film occurs in a stranded cable car high over the mountains of a fictional Latin American vacationers' paradise; without benefit of the 3-D process in which the movie was originally shot, it seems fairly routine, even for its day. Beyond that, the film can be considered "noir" only by the most generous definition. It's basically a south-of-the-border romantic adventure between prizefighter Robert Mitchum and bad-girl-gone-good Linda Darnell, with Jack Palance as (of course) the heavy. Not a total waste of time if you find it on TV and have not much else to do, but definitely nothing to go out of your way for (and I've seen out-of-print videos going for $70!).


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