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The Hunted (1948)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 7 April 1948 (USA)
A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is ... See full summary »

Director:

Jack Bernhard

Writer:

Steve Fisher (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Preston Foster ... Johnny Saxon
Belita ... Laura Mead
Pierre Watkin ... Simon Rand - Attorney
Edna Holland ... Miss Turner
Russell Hicks ... Dan Meredith - Chief of Detectives
Frank Ferguson ... Paul Harrison
Joseph Crehan ... Police Captain
Larry J. Blake ... Hollis Smith (as Larry Blake)
Cathy Carter Cathy Carter ... Sally Winters
Robert Earle Robert Earle ... Spieler
Charles McGraw ... Detective
Tristram Coffin ... Detective
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Storyline

A police detective investigating a jewel robbery discovers evidence that points to his girlfriend as the culprit, although she claims she was framed. He arrests her anyway, and she is convicted and serves several years in prison. Finally out on parole, she is soon mixed up in a murder. The detective is torn between his love for his girlfriend and his belief that she may have committed the murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hunted See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final film of Cathy Carter. See more »

Goofs

On Laura's record, it lists her date of birth as 1927 and the date of her arrest as November 7, 1943. That would mean she was Johnny's girlfriend at age 16 or even 15, but her age is listed as 20 on the card - which would make it 1947 (the year this film was made). And, if she was 15 or 16 at the time of her crime, she wouldn't have been sent to the women's prison at Tehachapi. See more »

Quotes

Laura Mead: Tell me something. What happens to a guys heart when he becomes a cop?
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13 February 2001 | by Executor-3See all my reviews

One of those very good, but forgotten film-noirs, it's a relatively strong story, of a girl who spent 4 years in prison for a crime she may or may not have done, and a cop who loved her and turned her in. It has good, tight execution and it's a film for film-lovers. The female lead is excellent in her portrayal, and it's too bad she only got used in several films, mostly for her skating and dancing abilities; and you should keep an eye out for the name of Jack Bernhard, the director, as he has other great noirs, such as The Decoy.


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