7.1/10
6,798
92 user 32 critic

Dead Reckoning (1947)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | February 1947 (USA)
Trailer
1:38 | Trailer
A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow.

Director:

John Cromwell

Writers:

Oliver H.P. Garrett (screenplay), Steve Fisher (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Humphrey Bogart ... Capt. 'Rip' Murdock
Lizabeth Scott ... Coral 'Dusty' / 'Mike' Chandler
Morris Carnovsky ... Martinelli
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Lt. Kincaid
William Prince ... Sgt. Johnny Drake
Marvin Miller ... Krause
Wallace Ford ... McGee
James Bell ... Father Logan
George Chandler ... Louis Ord
William Forrest ... Lt. Col. Simpson
Ruby Dandridge ... Hyacinth
Edit

Storyline

Rip Murdock and Johnny Darke are en route to Washington when Johnny disappears and then turns up dead. Rip learns that Johnny had been accused of murder and sets out to find out what he can. He falls in love with Coral whose husband Johnny is supposed to have killed. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There's no compromise here See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Re-released in 1955, as a double-feature with I Am the Law (1938). See more »

Goofs

Capt. Murdock is looking through a directory which seems to be in alphabetical order, except the Municipal Laboratory is listed BEFORE Morgue. See more »

Quotes

Captain Warren 'Rip' Murdock: You're with me 'til after dark, and then some.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bogart: The Untold Story (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Either It's Love or It Isn't
By Allan Roberts and Doris Fisher
Performed by Lizabeth Scott (dubbed by Trudy Stevens) (uncredited)
See more »

User Reviews

 
Mediocre noir, good Bogey
2 November 1999 | by Joel ISee all my reviews

This mediocre film noir, involving the usual tangle of murder and deceit, is notable mainly for Bogart's presence. He's an army captain who sets out to solve the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a buddy. There's the usual quotient of danger and deceit and, of course, a femme fatale, well played by Lizabeth Scott who seems to have been born for this kind of part. Many of the plot points are either hard to follow or hard to swallow, and it's all much too talky, but it does have a memorable closing line! Worth seeing for genre buffs.


11 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 92 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

John Cromwell's Dead Reckoning See more »

Filming Locations:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed