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Framed (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 25 May 1947 (USA)
Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes.

Director:

Richard Wallace

Writers:

Ben Maddow (screen play), John Patrick (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Mike Lambert
Janis Carter ... Paula Craig
Barry Sullivan ... Steve Price
Edgar Buchanan ... Jeff Cunningham
Karen Morley ... Beth
Jim Bannon ... Jack Woodworth
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Storyline

Mike Lambert, unemployed mining engineer, arrives in a small town with a bang when the brakes fail on the truck he's driving. After meeting seductive Paula at the La Paloma Cafe, he finds himself in trouble with the law. On the basis of a few burning glances, Paula pays his fine and finds him a room, but her motives are not what they seem. Mike lucks into a job with miner Jeff Cunningham, but against his will he's drawn ever deeper into Paula's schemes. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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"I don't care what any other man meant to you!" See more »


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Trivia

Although they were born about a year apart, Barry Sullivan (Steve) and Janis Carter (Paula) would pass away about a month apart in 1994, he in June and she in July. See more »

Goofs

Why in the world would a smart girl like Paula keep the murder weapon? A high school kid would figure to get rid of it in the lake or someplace. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bank Guard: You'll get a big reward for this.
Mike Lambert: You keep it!
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Neglected little gem showcases Janis Carter as femme fatale
13 August 2001 | by bmacvSee all my reviews

Janis Carter boasted a largely undistinguished filmography from the 1940s but she deserved (as so many of her female peers from this era did) better parts and greater exposure. As the scheming and duplicitous Paula Craig, she personifies the cool blonde bombshell (while her line readings are a wee bit stilted, her body language is instinctive and sensational). She's the spider into whose web drifts Glenn Ford, an out-of-work mining engineer with a bit of an alcohol problem who's looking for a break. Meanwhile, Carter's on the lookout for her embezzling boyfriend's lookalike, to furnish a warm body to provide a charred corpse. This is James M. Cain territory, and, though we've been through it with Barbara Stanwyck and Fred McMurray and with Lana Turner and John Garfield, this effort by Carter and Ford deserves more prominence; its writing, direction and cinematography are all well above average. One unique moment: a banner head in the local newspaper lets us know that one of the characters has been charged with murder, but just below it, in the mock-up, is the smaller headline "Meteorite lands near baby." I think they made that movie, too, about 10 years later.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Walk Alone See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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