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I Walk Alone (1947)

Frankie Madison leaves prison expecting a share from his ex-partner. But Prohibition bootlegging didn't prepare Frankie for Big Business.

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Byron Haskin

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Charles Schnee (screenplay), Robert Smith (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Burt Lancaster ... Frankie Madison
Lizabeth Scott ... Kay Lawrence
Kirk Douglas ... Noll 'Dink' Turner
Wendell Corey ... Dave
Kristine Miller ... Mrs. Alexis Richardson
George Rigaud ... Maurice
Marc Lawrence ... Nick Palestro
Mike Mazurki ... Dan
Mickey Knox ... Skinner
Roger Neury Roger Neury ... Felix
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Storyline

Frankie Madison returns to New York after 14 years in prison. Noll Turner, Frankie's former partner in bootlegging, is now a wealthy nightclub manager, and Frankie is expecting him to honor a verbal '50:50' agreement they made when he was caught and Noll got away. Fat chance! Can Frankie, who knows only the strong-arm methods of Prohibition, win out against Big Business? It'll be tough...even with the unlikely alliance of torch singer Kay (Noll's ex-girlfriend). Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'homme aux abois See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First of seven films that Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster made together. See more »

Goofs

(at around 57 min) Dave has explained how the club is organized financially. Frankie turns, walks away in confusion, then turns back to Dave facing downstage right. Then there is a jump cut and Frankie is suddenly turned 90 degrees facing downstage left. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Richardson: You know, you're quite an attractive man.
Frankie Madison: Keep goin'.
Mrs. Richardson: How far do you want me to go?
Frankie Madison: I'm at the plate. You're doing the pitching.
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Connections

Remade as Ölüme yalniz gidilir (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Call It Love
Lyrics by Ned Washington
Music by Allie Wrubel
Performed by Lizabeth Scott (uncredited) (dubbed by Trudy Stevens) (uncredited)
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A fine, underrated film-noir
3 October 2001 | by esstee55See all my reviews

After waiting for years to see this fine film-noir, I finally did today. Two young hoodlums (Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas) are running illegal booze into another county during prohibition and get chased by the cops. The two separate after one of the cops is killed, and Douglas escapes, but Lancaster is caught and goes to jail. 14 years later, Lancaster is out and finds that Douglas has gone legit and is the owner of a major nightclub and doing quite well. Lancaster feels Douglas owes him something, and wants to become a full partner. Douglas then makes plans to eliminate him. Part of Douglas's plans include using his own mistress (Lizabeth Scott) to lead Lancaster on. A good thriller all around,predictable at times but very stylish, gritty and involving all the time. A "can't miss" for noir-fans.


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