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Key Witness (1960)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Crime  -  6 October 1960 (USA)
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An average Los Angeles citizen witnesses a gang murder when he stops to use a telephone. Aware that he is the only witness against them, the gang members seek out his identity and terrorize... See full summary »

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Cast

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Fred Morrow
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Ann Morrow
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William 'Cowboy' Tomkins
Joby Baker ...
Muggles
Susan Harrison ...
Ruby
Johnny Nash ...
Apple
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Magician
Frank Silvera ...
Det. Rafael Torno
Bruce Gordon ...
Arthur Robbins
Terry Burnham ...
Gloria Morrow
Dennis Holmes ...
Phil Morrow
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hilda Haynes ...
Apple's Mother (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

An average Los Angeles citizen witnesses a gang murder when he stops to use a telephone. Aware that he is the only witness against them, the gang members seek out his identity and terrorize him and his family to keep him from testifying against them. Only by psychologically playing one gang member against the others is the man able to bring the police to his rescue. Written by Anonymous

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SEE A MURDER, AND...things that happen only to other people suddenly start happening to you! (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Crime

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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6 October 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Wölfe von Los Angeles  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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This film is often considered to be the first neo-noir. See more »

Quotes

William 'Cowboy' Tomkins: You got his weeds? Give 'em to him.
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Soundtracks

Leatherjacket Cowboy
Written by Charles Wolcott
Performed by Charles Wolcott conducting the MGM Studio Orchestra
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Song "Ruby Duby Du" on YouTube.com
17 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I put a copy of "Ruby Duby Du" on YouTube.com. I don't know how long it will last because I don't have the copyright. Tags: Wolcott.

Now, I don't appreciate this minimum length for comment being 10 lines of text. It's a waste of my time and your time.

I thought by now IMDb would have wised up.

So, I'm really sorry to have to do this to you all, but just to make IMDb happy, here's a little part of a little poem by my Dad:

"We do not know why the tear drop fell, and he would not like it so, But from his eyes I'll theorize he was looking into Hell.

A Hell of his own making, he knew where the trail had turned, Without his help the die was cast, and so the bridges burned.

High in the Hills of Tranquility sits a hawk on a lonely byrne. Broods he not in senility, but for a love who will never return.


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