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Dead Reckoning ()


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A soldier runs away rather than receive the Medal of Honor, so his buddy gets permission to investigate, and love and death soon follow.

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Capt. 'Rip' Murdock
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'Dusty' Chandler
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Martinelli
Charles Cane ...
Lt. Kincaid
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Sgt. Johnny Drake
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Krause
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McGee
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Father Logan
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Louis Ord
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Lt. Col. Simpson
Ruby Dandridge ...
Hyacinth
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Bellboy (uncredited)
John Bohn ...
Croupier (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ...
Man (uncredited)
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Croupier (uncredited)
Harry Denny ...
Dealer (uncredited)
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Room Service Waiter (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ...
Priest (uncredited)
George Eldredge ...
Police Officer Casey (uncredited)
Matty Fain ...
Ed (uncredited)
Sam Finn ...
Raker (uncredited)
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Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Kay Garrett ...
Dealer (uncredited)
Joe Gilbert ...
Croupier (uncredited)
Alyce Goering ...
Woman (uncredited)
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Dealer (uncredited)
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Surgeon (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ...
Waiter at The Dixie (uncredited)
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Detective (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
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Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Hugh Hooker ...
Bellboy (uncredited)
Charles Jordan ...
Mike (uncredited)
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Stewart (uncredited)
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Nightclub Guest (uncredited)
Garry Owen ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Bandleader (uncredited)
Robert Ryan ...
Detective (uncredited)
Jack Santoro ...
Raker (uncredited)
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Morgue Attendant (uncredited)
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Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Lillian Wells ...
Pretty Girl (uncredited)
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Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Isabel Withers ...
Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Cromwell

Written by

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Oliver H.P. Garrett ... (screenplay) &
Steve Fisher ... (screenplay)
 
Allen Rivkin ... (adaptation)
 
Gerald Drayson Adams ... (story) (as Gerald Adams) &
Sidney Biddell ... (story)

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Sidney Biddell ... producer

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Marlin Skiles

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Leo Tover ... director of photography

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Gene Havlick

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Stephen Goosson ... (as Stephen Goossón)
Rudolph Sternad

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Louis Diage

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Jean Louis ... (gowns)

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Clay Campbell ... makeup artist
Helen Hunt ... hair stylist

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Seymour Friedman ... assistant director

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Jack A. Goodrich ... sound recordist (as Jack Goodrich)

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Chuck Hamilton ... stunts (uncredited)
Hugh Hooker ... stunts (uncredited)

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Ned Scott ... still photographer (uncredited)

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Morris Stoloff ... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Joseph Dubin ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton ... orchestrator (uncredited)

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Mike Morelli ... stand-in: Humphrey Bogart (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines He Doesn't Trust Anyone . . . especially Women ! See more »
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Also Known As
  • John Cromwell's Dead Reckoning (United States)
  • John Cromwell's Dead Reckoning (United Kingdom)
  • En marge de l'enquête (France)
  • Venjança mortal (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Callejón sin salida (Spain)
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  • 100 min
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Trivia The role of Coral Chandler was originally intended for Rita Hayworth, but she had already been cast by her estranged husband, Orson Welles for the role of Elsa in The Lady from Shanghai (1947). See more »
Goofs Carla mentions it has been two days since she last saw Johnny. Night comes. People sleep. Day comes. Carla says it has been two days since she last saw Johnny. Should be three now. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into This Is It (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Either It's Love or It Isn't See more »
Quotes Captain Warren 'Rip' Murdock: You know, the trouble with women is they ask too many questions. They should spend all their time just being beautiful.
Coral 'Dusty' Chandler: And let the men do the worrying.
Captain Warren 'Rip' Murdock: Yeah. You know, I've been thinking: women ought to come capsule-sized, about four inches high. When a man goes out of an evening, he just puts her in his pocket and takes her along with him, and that way he knows exactly where she is. He gets to his favorite restaurant, he puts her on the table and lets her run around among the coffee cups while he swaps a few lies with his pals...
Coral 'Dusty' Chandler: Why...
Captain Warren 'Rip' Murdock: Without danger of interruption. And when it comes that time of the evening when he wants her full-sized and beautiful, he just waves his hand and there she is, full-sized.
Coral 'Dusty' Chandler: Why, that's the most conceited statement I've ever heard.
Captain Warren 'Rip' Murdock: But if she starts to interrupt, he just shrinks her back to pocket-size and puts her away.
Coral 'Dusty' Chandler: I understand. What you're saying is: women are made to be loved.
Captain Warren 'Rip' Murdock: Is THAT what I'm saying?
Coral 'Dusty' Chandler: Yes, it's a confession. A woman may drive you out of your mind, but you wouldn't trust her, and because you couldn't put her in your pocket, you get all mixed up.
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