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Accused of Murder (1956)

Approved | | Film-Noir, Mystery | 21 December 1956 (USA)
Police detective falls for singer, gets involved with gangster killing.

Director:

(as Joe Kane)

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Bob Williams), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Police Lt. Roy Hargis
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Ilona Vance
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Frank Hobart
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Sandra Lamoreaux
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Stan 'Scarface' Wilbo
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Police Sgt. Emmett Lackey
Barry Kelley ...
Police Capt. Art Smedley
Richard Karlan ...
Chad Bayless
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Cesar Cipriano
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'Whitey' Pollock
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Trumbull
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Myra Bayless
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Marge Harris
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Les Fuller
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When gangland lawyer Frank Hobart is murdered there are two suspects, Ilona Vanve , beautiful nightclub singer, and a hood named Stan , who has been hired by underworld boss Chad Bayliss to kill Hobart. Attracted to Ilona, Lt. Detective Roy Hargis tries to protect her in spite of the growing evidence against her and the pressure put on him by his assistant, Sergeant Lackey. Hargis thinks the case has broken when a dance-hall girl, Sandra Lamoreaux , who saw Stan at the scene of the murder, tries to use this information to blackmail him, and is badly beaten. She manages to talk to Hargis, and her story brings about Stan's capture and conviction for murder. But he didn't do it. It is now up to Hargis to either clear or convict Ilona. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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trucolor | based on novel | See All (2) »

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FRAMED...she battled for life and love!

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Film-Noir | Mystery

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Approved | See all certifications »
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21 December 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Schach dem Mörder  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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(Trucolor)

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2.35 : 1
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YOU'RE IN LOVE
Music by Buddy Bregman
Words by Herb Newman
Arranged by R. Dale Butts (uncredited)
Sung by Vera Ralston (dubbed)
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accused of mediocrity
23 September 1999 | by (north providence rhode island) – See all my reviews

Pretty mediocre murder mystery with Vera Ralston totally unappealing as nightclub singer. Her hand motions during her opening number are hilarious. David Brian makes a convincing cop if not a convincing lover. Sidney Blackmer's reactions to Ralston's singing are pretty funny too. Filmed in Naturama, whatever that is


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