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Chain of Evidence (1957)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  6 January 1957 (USA)
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The fourth of five Ben Schwab productions that starred Bill Elliott as a detective lieutenant in the L.A. Sheriff's department has Steve Nordstrom being released from prison after serving a... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Lydon ...
Steve Nordstrom (as James Lydon)
Don Haggerty ...
Claudia Barrett ...
Harriet Owens
Tina Carver ...
Claire Ramsey
Bob Bradfield
Meg Randall ...
Polly Gunther
Carl Fowler
John Bleifer ...
Jake Habermann
John Close ...


The fourth of five Ben Schwab productions that starred Bill Elliott as a detective lieutenant in the L.A. Sheriff's department has Steve Nordstrom being released from prison after serving a sentence for a dance-hall assault on Carl Fowler for insulting Steve's girlfriend Harriet Owens. Steve is given time off for good behavior and is out on probation thanks to the efforts on his behalf by Lieutenant Andy Doyle. One night, after taking a truck-driving job, Steve is waylaid by the revengeful Fowler and is savagely beaten, causing him to lose his memory. Wandering aimlessly around, he meets genial businessman Morton Ramsey who hires him to work around his house as a handyman. Ramsey's wife Claire is having an affair and is planning to have her husband murdered, and sees an opportunity to frame Steve for the murder. He plan works, and all the evidence is against the memory-clouded Steve when Ramsey is found dead. Written by Les Adams <>

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A CRIME FULL OF LYING CLUES! (original poster) See more »


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Reclamation Project goes wrong
20 August 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In this film where Bill Elliott is playing Lieutenant Doyle of the Los Angeles County Sheriff, he's made a reclamation project of first offender James Lydon. Six months on the honor farm and a new job.

But Lydon doesn't show up for the job. He's beaten with an iron pipe and then rolled by a passing tramp so no identification. He shows up miles away in a small town and gets taken in by Ross Elliott who is giving handiwork around the house and also as a mechanic.

But Lydon's arrival without any memory of who he is provides a great opportunity for Ross Elliott's wife to kill him and provide a fall guy for the crime. Shades of Double Indemnity.

Again, not bad, but not anything that wasn't on network television.

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