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Highway Dragnet (1954)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 27 January 1954 (USA)
Wrongly accused of killing a bar-girl he was seen with earlier, a Korean War vet flees from the police in the company of a woman photographer and her young female model.

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Det. Lt. Joe White Eagle
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Terry Smith
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Dolly
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Mr. Carson
Tom Hubbard ...
Det. Sgt. Ben Barnett
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Marine in Civvies
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Ice Cream Truck Driver
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Trooper in Cafe
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Steve
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Elderly Border Inspection Officer
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Chubby Border Inspection Officer (as Tony Hughes)
Bill Hale ...
Harry
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Mrs. Cummings, a free-lance magazine photographer and a recent widow after her husband committed suicide, and her model, Susan, are on an assignment to cover resorts California and Nevada. Driving west from Las Vegas they pick up Jim Henry, a recently-discharged Marine, who is hitchhiking to the home of a friend near the Salton Sea. Meanwhile, back in Las Vegas, a blonde known casually by Jim, is found murdered. Jim becomes the object of a manhunt directed by Police-Lieut. White Eagle of the Las Vegas police. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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PANIC in each desperate kiss...in each revealing mile...(original lobby card) See more »

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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27 January 1954 (USA)  »

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The House in the Sea  »

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The car Jim, Mrs. Cummings, and Susan drive in the desert is a 1953 Dodge Coronet Sierra station wagon. See more »

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When the paper boy stops at the road block in his ford truck, several large studio lights and a large group of movie crew members can be seen in the reflection on the side of the truck. See more »

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JOAN BENNETT INVENTS "THE TWIST" WHILE IN QUICKSAND!!!
4 June 2002 | by (Forestville, Ca) – See all my reviews

This film is a real treat to watch due to the many absurdities that abound from scene to scene. After a shouting match in a barroom with a buxom over-the-hill blonde ex-model, Richard Conte, finds himself hitch- hiking to the Salton Sea where his house is rapidly disappearing from the rising shoreline! He's picked up by the police, who claim he murdered aforementioned blonde bombshell. Before you can blink an eye Conte's outta there and shooting holes in a classic Kaiser patrol car. He escapes in an old Nash which he abandons upon seeing Joan Bennett(wearing a dress made out of a parachute) and Wanda Hendrix trying to fix a broken-down sedan. He fixes things up while Joan's pooch becomes roadkill. Any 10 year-old has figured out the films outcome at this point. Conte becomes "Mr. Leash", the crazed killer, who gets a whole resort full of vacationers running for their lives. Conte, Joan and Wanda do everything but roast marshmellows over a desert campfire before Joan teaches them both how to do the "Twist" in an improbable puddle of quicksand near Conte's rapidly decaying, drowning dreamhome in the Salton Sea. This movie has a lot of unintentional laughs in it. A great bad movie.


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