A detective (Dick Powel) takes a trip to a cabin in the woods to get away from it all. A man, his wife, and his two kids entertain him. When one of the kids let's it slip that their ... See full summary »

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A detective (Dick Powel) takes a trip to a cabin in the woods to get away from it all. A man, his wife, and his two kids entertain him. When one of the kids let's it slip that their step-mother just got her blond hair, the detective predicts she is running from the law and decides to check it out. Written by Michelle P.

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4 March 1954 (USA)  »

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Always the job
3 August 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Long before he was a big name director for feature films Blake Edwards was undergoing an apprenticeship on the Four Star Playhouse. Here he directs the number one star of the Four Star partnership Dick Powell in a drama about a police detective on holiday. But he can't escape from the job.

Powell is renting a cabin on a lake from Dick Foran and his wife Joan Camden. Camden is Foran's second wife and stepmother to his boys Tiger Fafara and Chris Olsen. Powell thinks she's possibly the driver of a getaway vehicle in a holdup from a few years back.

But then he comes down with a serious illness. And it's Camden who nurses him back to health. Now he has a real critical decision to make.

A fine dramatic piece about a man having to choose between his conscience and his job. His choice? Well you might want to reference the John Garfield classic, They Made Me A Criminal.


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