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Invisible Stripes (1939)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 30 December 1939 (USA)
An ex-con who wants to go straight has difficulties trying to reintegrate into society while on parole.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cliff Taylor
... Peggy
... Tim Taylor
... Chuck Martin
... Mrs. Taylor
... Ed Kruger
... Molly
... Parole Officer Masters
... Tommy
... The Warden
... Sue
... Lefty
Joe Downing ... Johnny (as Joseph Downing)
... Jimmy
... Shrank
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Cliff and Chuck leave prison together. Cliff tries the straight life but falls back into crime with Chuck and his gang. When he makes enough to enable his brother Tim to buy a garage and marry his sweetheart, Cliff quits crime again. But when he tries to help Chuck later on, he's implicated again. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Three Men and a Girl... Bound by Invisible Ties - Branded by Invisible Stripes

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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30 December 1939 (USA)  »

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Hombres marcados  »

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$500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$114,000, 24 February 1940
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Trivia

According to William Holden, during the fight scene between the brothers, Holden accidentally hit George Raft in the eye with his head and opened a gash. See more »

Goofs

When George Raft Goes into William Holden's room for a fight, he is wearing arm bands with his shirtsleeves pulled down over them. Then they disappear, and return in another shot in the same scene. See more »

Quotes

Shorty - Mug at Party: What's the matter with you, Chuck? I don't fool with no other guy's dames.
Molly: [Sarcastically] I can believe that.
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References You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939) See more »

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The Japanese Sandman
(1920) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
First tune played by the band at the dance
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Bogie breathes life into this standard flick
12 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

George Raft gives a slightly more animated performance than usual, which means his face actually moves once or twice but his eyes are still empty and blank, his successful starring career has always been a mystery. He is supported by a much better cast than he, an unbelievably young William Holden does fine by his part but is still rather green. Flora Robson and Jane Bryan have thankless parts as the long suffering mother and girlfriend but do okay with them. The real standout is Bogart followed closely by Lee Patrick as his moll, they breath life into the picture whenever they are on screen. Bacon's direction is nothing special but he keeps things moving along at a good clip.


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