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Blind Spot (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 6 February 1947 (USA)
A mystery writer accused of murdering his publisher sets out to discover the real killer.

Director:

Robert Gordon

Writers:

Barry Perowne (original story), Martin Goldsmith (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Chester Morris ... Jeffrey Andrews
Constance Dowling ... Evelyn Green
Steven Geray ... Lloyd Harrison
James Bell ... Det. Lt. Fred Applegate
William Forrest ... Henry Small
Sid Tomack ... Mike Foster - Bartender
Paul E. Burns ... Elevator Operator
Harry Strang ... Detective - Applegate's Assistant
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Storyline

A down-and-nearly-out writer makes a drunken visit to the office of his publisher, who turns up dead shortly afterward, and the writer is unable to prove his innocence. But with the aid of the publisher's secretary, and a fellow-writer -- maybe or maybe not -- he finds the guilty person. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HE SMILED AT MURDER! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inside Story See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Slow and a Bit Talky
4 September 2018 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

I saw "Blind Spot" at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago as part of a noir festival hosted by TCM's Eddie Muller. Under those circumstances, and with a live audience, I enjoyed it more than I probably would have if I had stumbled across this in my living room. It's slow and bit too talky, and while its story about a man wrongfully accused of murder is right out of the noir canon, not a lot of other noir tropes are present to satisfy die-hard fans of the genre.

Chester Morris plays the main character, an alcoholic writer, as a slurry, stumbling drunk, but he does it quite charmingly and in a way that prevents it from getting old. But the real reason to see this film is for Constance Dowling, an absolute stunner, reminiscent of Veronica Lake but with a unique and exotic look all her own.

I saw this as a double feature with "The Unsuspected," and much to my surprise, my nine and seven year old sons liked this one more, despite it having much less action. Go figure.

Grade: B


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