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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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Runtime:

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 »

Goofs

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

[Mrs Ryan takes a cake to her imprisoned son. The guard destroys it while checking it]
Mrs. Ryan: Oh, look what you are doing, ruining my cake. It isn't for you anyway.
Prison Guard: Sometimes people put guns in cakes.
Mrs. Ryan: How stupid! Who could eat a cake with a gun in it!
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5 October 2005 | by zygimantasSee all my reviews

This film has it all, great photography, well developed plot AND story, snappy dialogue and passable acting. I suppose I shouldn't say it has it "all" in that case, as the characters are not particularly round and because of that the acting is not always completely satisfying to me. But that doesn't prevent me from popping this movie in again and again, just because it's non-stop action and so so pretty to look at.

"Leave it Beaver" fans should see this, of course, but might be slightly disappointed that Beaumont is a bit more rigid than the sit-com serial allowed him to be - I wished for more warmth from his character, as I know he was capable of conveying. John Ireland, however, was brilliantly evil and his acting, at least, was top notch.


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