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Railroaded! (1947)

A beautician and her crooked boyfriend attempt to rob the bookie operation located in the back room, but when the plan goes wrong, they frame an innocent man.

Director:

Anthony Mann

Writers:

John C. Higgins (screenplay), Gertrude Walker (original story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Ireland ... Duke Martin
Sheila Ryan ... Rosie Ryan
Hugh Beaumont ... Police Sgt. Mickey Ferguson
Jane Randolph ... Clara Calhoun
Ed Kelly Ed Kelly ... Steve Ryan
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Police Capt. MacTaggart
Clancy Cooper ... Detective Jim Chubb
Peggy Converse Peggy Converse ... Marie Weston
Hermine Sterler ... Mrs. Ryan
Keefe Brasselle ... Cowie Kowalski
Roy Gordon Roy Gordon ... Jackland Ainsworth
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Storyline

Sexy beautician Clara Calhoun, who has a bookie operation in her back room, connives with her boyfriend, mob collector Duke Martin, to stage a robbery of the day's take. But the caper turns violent; a cop and Duke's partner are shot; and Duke arranges for innocent Steve Ryan, owner of the car they stole, to be framed. At first homicide detective Mickey Ferguson thinks Steve is guilty, despite his attraction to Steve's sister Rosie. And the suave but ruthless Duke won't hesitate to keep it that way with more of his perfumed bullets... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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SHE FACED EVERY DANGER...to prove a man's innocence! (original insert card) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Uncertain Guilt See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-titled and edited down to less than 30 minutes, it was sold to television in the early 1950s as part of a syndicated half-hour mystery show. See more »

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Reading from a book, Jackland Ainsworth quotes, "Some women should be struck regularly - like gongs", adding, "That's from Oscar Wilde, you know." In fact, it's a quotation from Noel Coward's play, "Private Lives". See more »

Quotes

Police Capt. MacTaggart: Who is this Mr. Martin?
Police Sgt. Mickey Ferguson: He's the kind they build jails for.
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References Quick Millions (1931) See more »

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28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Railroaded! (1947)

*** (out of 4)

Anthony Mann directed this thriller, which has a Detective (Hugh Beaumont) trying to clear an innocent man of murder charges. The Detective eventually falls for the suspect's sister (Sheila Ryan), which leads to a wannabe gangster (John Ireland) who we know is the real killer. This is a pretty suspenseful and highly entertaining little film that has a whole lot going for it. Mann does a terrific job at keeping the film moving very nicely and he has enough interesting characters for two films. This was my first time seeing Beaumont outside of his role of the father on Leave it to Beaver and I was shocked to see how well he played a tough guy. His Detective has all the charm, energy and toughness, which is expected in a film like this. Ireland is terrific as the thug and Ryan does a nice job, although she's not on the same level as the two men. There's also a wonderful fight between two women, which has to be seen to be believed.


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