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Marked Men (1940)

Bill Carver is a young medical-school graduate wrongly confined in prison. He escapes and finds a haven and romance in an Arizona small town. But his hopes of happiness and freedom are ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield (as Sherman Scott)

Writers:

Harold Greene (original story), George Bricker (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Warren Hull ... Bill Carver
Isabel Jewell ... Linda Harkness
John Dilson ... Doctor Harkness
Paul Bryar ... Joe Mellon
Charles Williams Charles Williams ... Charlie Sloane
Al St. John ... Gimpy
Budd Buster ... Marvin (as Budd L. Buster)
Art Miles Art Miles ... Blimp
Eddie Fetherston Eddie Fetherston ... Marty
Ted Erwin Ted Erwin ... Mike
Lyle Clement Lyle Clement ... Marshal Tait
Grey Shadow Grey Shadow ... 'Wolf' (as Gray Shadow)
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Storyline

Bill Carver is a young medical-school graduate wrongly confined in prison. He escapes and finds a haven and romance in an Arizona small town. But his hopes of happiness and freedom are dashed when gangster Joe Mallon and his four henchmen show up. Mallon was the one who engineered Bill into the frame-up felony that sent him to prison along with Mallon. Bill is forced to lead Mallon and his men into an escape attempt across the blistering, sun-scorched desert. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Savage Adventure and Glamorous Romance! (original poster) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desert Escape See more »

Filming Locations:

Tempe, Arizona, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-46. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. It's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Tuesday 27 April 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Baltimore Sunday 18 July 1948 on WBAL (Channel 11), in Cincinnati Friday 29 April 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11), most likely preceded by a previous airing in 1948 on WLW-T (Channel 4), in Albuquerque Saturday 21 May 1949 on KOB (Channel 4), in Chicago Wednesday 20 July 1949 on WGN (Channel 9), and in Los Angeles Thursday 12 January 1950 on KTLA (Channel 5). See more »

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Watch this for the German shepherd
24 November 2007 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

The dog plays an important role. He has a handsome face, not a great build. The thing is: He isn't even listed in the credits.

The film itself is a modest Western being passed off as a film noir. OK: It starts with a prison break. A guy hides out. But he hides out in Tempe, Arizona. I felt this to be a Western.

It isn't bad. It isn't memorable either. Isabel Jewell plays the sympathetic woman who meets the escapee. Enough of the plot. No spoilers here.

The acting is pretty basic. I didn't see a good print but I didn't have the sense I was missing out on great cinematography.

It's your call, really. And the dog, who is called Wolf, is appealing.


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