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Crime of the Century (1946)

Ex-convict Hank Rogers is searching for his brother Jim, a newspaperman, and becomes involved with a group of people trying to conceal the death of the president of a large corporation so ... See full summary »

Director:

Philip Ford

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William Hagens (story), O'Leta Rhinehart (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Bachelor ... Audrey Brandon
Michael Browne Michael Browne ... Hank Rogers
Martin Kosleck ... Paul
Betty Shaw Betty Shaw ... Margaret Waldham
Paul Stanton ... Andrew Madison
Mary Currier Mary Currier ... Agatha Waldham
Tom London ... Dr. Jackson
Ray Walker ... Jim Rogers
Don Costello ... Joe, Bartender
Earle Hodgins ... Eddie
Garry Owen Garry Owen ... Taxi Driver
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Ed Harris
Charles C. Wilson ... Police Lieutenant (as Charles Wilson)
Frances Morris ... Nurse
Fred Howard Fred Howard ... Richard Waldham (as Frederick Howard)
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Ex-convict Hank Rogers is searching for his brother Jim, a newspaperman, and becomes involved with a group of people trying to conceal the death of the president of a large corporation so they can profit financially. With the aid of the dead man's daughter, Audrey Brandon, Hank exposes the crooks. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shadows of Sing Sing See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Maybe The Second Crime Of The Evening In A Double Bill
5 December 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Ex-con Michael Browne blows into town and arranges to meet his brother, reporter Ray Walker. Walker doesn't show. He seems to have vanished. His editor isn't worried, certain Walker is pursuing a story. As Browne investigates, he winds up entranced by Stephanie Bachelor. He finds his brother's disappearance connected somehow with the father of Betty Shaw. He has an important shareholder's meeting coming up, but his daughter can't get in to see him.

It's not a particularly good film noir. Although the lighting by cinematographer Reggie Lanning is good, the story itself is handled too abruptly, and the clues are scattered too obviously. With decent but unexciting talent behind and in front of the camera -- except for the fur and slinky evening gown that Miss Bachelor wears at all times -- it turns high finance into a tawdry and foolish thing.


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