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Big Town After Dark (1947)

A crusading newspaper reporter battles big-city gambling interests.

Director:

William C. Thomas

Writer:

Whitman Chambers (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Phillip Reed ... Steve Wilson (as Philip Reed)
Hillary Brooke ... Lorelei Kilbourne
Richard Travis ... Chuck LaRue
Ann Gillis ... Susan Peabody LaRue (as Anne Gillis)
Vince Barnett ... Louie Snead
Joe Sawyer ... Monk
Robert Kent ... Jake Sebastian (as Douglas Blackley)
Charles Arnt ... Amos Peabody
Joseph Allen Joseph Allen ... Wally Blake--Reporter (as Joe Allen Jr.)
William Haade ... Marcus
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Storyline

When Lorelei Kilbourne leaves her job as the police reporter for the Illustrated Press, Managing Editor Steve Wilson employs the publisher's niece, Susan Peabody, to replace her. Susan becomes involved with gangsters in plotting a $50,000 swindle against her uncle, which Steve and the returned Lorelei uncover. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Gambling Racket BLASTED! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on the playing cards of a gambling table. See more »

Connections

Follows Big Town (1946) See more »

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Not Horrible and NOT a Film Noir
18 January 2020 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

This really isnt a film noir. The dialog is way too pithy for that genre. But it IS a crime drama. Rather light fare. Not a bad movie considering the low budget Added bonus: it features Hillary Brooke, who I remember from Abbot & Costello's TV show.

Oddly, she only worked until 1960 an then Lord only knows what she did for the next 40 years before she died.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Underworld After Dark See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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