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After an accident, a New York man with amnesia finds out the ugly truth about his real identity and past by interacting with people who seem to know him well.

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Frank Thompson
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Ruth Dillon
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Virginia Thompson
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Joe Marruci
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Alma Diedrich
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Bill Diedrich
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Grandma Diedrich
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Sheriff Lew Stebbins
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Burke
Paul Phillips ...
Schoeder
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Intern
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Miss Peabody
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Ryan, (Policeman)
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Stillwell, D.A.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenneth Chryst ...
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Fireman (uncredited)
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Blonde (uncredited)
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Mr. Clark (uncredited)
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Barber (uncredited)
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Mrs. Webb, the Landlady (uncredited)
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Bartender (uncredited)
Reed Porter ...
Counterman (uncredited)
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Clothing Store Proprietor (uncredited)
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Passerby at Accident Scene (uncredited)
Bess Wade ...
Landlady (uncredited)
George Watts ...
Pawnshop Proprietor (uncredited)
Gloria Williams ...
Woman (uncredited)
Sonny Boy Williams ...
Small Boy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jack Hively

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Garrett Fort ... (screenplay)
 
Cornell Woolrich ... (based on a story)

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Burt Kelly ... associate producer
Sol C. Siegel ... producer (uncredited)

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David Buttolph

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Theodor Sparkuhl

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Arthur P. Schmidt ... (as Arthur Schmidt)

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Haldane Douglas
Hans Dreier

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Harold Lewis ... sound recordist
Richard Olson ... sound recordist

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George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken ... orchestrator (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

A nerd discovers he's wanted for murder, after escaping death from wreckage plummeting from a skyscraper. Passerby Frank Thompson wakes up in the street, believing it's his lucky day, then rushes home to be told that he left his wife a year ago, with no explanation. Raven-haired Virginia is thrilled to have her sexy geek back in one piece. But as fearsome Danny Nearing, the amnesiac's the target of a city-wide manhunt. Thompson's forced onto a black path of fear, delving for the truth about his lost year, and his sudden amnesia which almost caused his bride to wear black. For the past year, as Nearing, he's carried on a torrid affair with a phantom lady, sexy blonde Ruth Dillon, who has no intention of letting him go back to the wife he claims he has. Is he the brutal killer ? The meek Thompson can't believe that, but how can he counter overwhelming evidence, when he's a small man lost behind a black curtain ? Written by David Stevens

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Also Known As
  • The Black Curtain (United States)
  • Strada şansei (Romania)
  • En chans att leva (Sweden)
  • Vida Contra Vida (Brazil)
  • Vida contra vida (Mexico)
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  • 74 min
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Trivia One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its initial television broadcasts took place in Chicago Tuesday 6 January 1959 on WBBM (Channel 2), followed by New York City Friday 30 January 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2); in Detroit it first aired 22 September 1959 on WJBK (Channel 2), in Pittsburgh 7 October 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2), in Milwaukee 13 October 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), and in Omaha 19 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7). See more »
Movie Connections Version of The Black Curtain (1962). See more »

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