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The Chase (1946)

Approved | | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller | 10 March 1947 (UK)
Chuck Scott gets a job as chauffeur to tough guy Eddie Roman; but Chuck's involvement with Eddie's fearful wife becomes a nightmare.

Director:

Arthur Ripley (as Arthur D. Ripley)

Writers:

Philip Yordan (written for the screen by), Cornell Woolrich (book)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Cummings ... Chuck Scott
Michèle Morgan ... Lorna Roman (as Michele Morgan)
Steve Cochran ... Eddie Roman
Lloyd Corrigan ... Emmerrich Johnson
Jack Holt ... Cmdr. Davidson
Don Wilson ... Fats
Alexis Minotis Alexis Minotis ... Lt. Acosta
Nina Koshetz Nina Koshetz ... Madame Chin (as Nina Koschetz)
Yolanda Lacca Yolanda Lacca ... Midnight
James Westerfield ... Job the Butler
Jimmy Ames Jimmy Ames ... The Killer
Shirley O'Hara ... Manicurist
Peter Lorre ... Gino
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Storyline

Returning a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck Scott a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman, a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends. The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna to escape. The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets. But the real chase begins when the strange plot virtually starts all over again... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Hunted ... haunted ... hounded ...


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 March 1947 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Погоня See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nero Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Hedda Hopper Show - This Is Hollywood" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 9, 1946 with Robert Cummings and Michèle Morgan reprising their film roles. See more »

Goofs

In the car after the chicken run with the train, Gino lights a cigarette in close-up. Cut to a wider angle, and he's again lighting the cigarette. Back to close-up, and his hand is now at his side, with the cigarette out of frame until he raises it to take a puff. See more »

Quotes

Lorna Roman: Tell me again.
Chuck Scott: I love you.
Lorna Roman: I want you to keep on telling me that as long as we're together.
Chuck Scott: That'll be forever.
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Good Film Noir-ish movie
30 January 2017 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

The Plot.

Returning a lost wallet gains unemployed veteran Chuck Scott a job as chauffeur to Eddie Roman, a seeming gangster whose enemies have a way of meeting violent ends.

The job proves nerve-wracking, and soon Chuck finds himself pledged to help Eddie's lovely, fearful, prisoner-wife Lorna to escape.

The result leaves Chuck caught like a rat in a trap, vainly seeking a way out through dark streets.

But the real chase begins when the strange plot virtually starts all over again.

This seems to be a very intriguing film however my experience was marred by a really bad print that rendered the sound all garbled in spots.

Even so, i got into the plot.

Not sure why Peter Lorre is billed down the pike when he's pretty important to the film.

In all, it's a pretty good semi-film noir.


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