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The Hunted (1948)

Approved | | 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 »

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... Johnny Saxon
... Laura Mead
... Simon Rand - Attorney
... Miss Turner
... Dan Meredith - Chief of Detectives
... Paul Harrison
... Police Captain
... Hollis Smith (as Larry Blake)
Cathy Carter ... Sally Winters
Robert Earle
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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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Efterlyst för mord  »

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Final film of Cathy Carter. See more »

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When Johnny is shot, he clutches his stomach. But in the next scene, we're told he was shot in the shoulder. See more »

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Good 1940's noir
19 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This is a film that manages to keep the viewer's interest through well- conceived plot twists and a well-played romantic relationship between the two lead characters. Preston Foster is believable as a tough cop with a hard-nosed exterior who has a complicated emotional entanglement with an enigmatic and dangerous woman. Foster does a great job in the role.

A now rather obscure actress named Belita gives a studied and endearing performance as the ex-con blonde noir babe who maybe does or does not love the cop. She manages to convey a vulnerable yet dangerous persona that is not easy to maintain for an entire film length but she pulls off this feat with remarkable consistency and aplomb. The multi-talented Belita also gives us a fine and professionally done figure skating routine wherein her rather tall, lean and graceful style reminds me of the great Olympian Peggy Fleming. And its good to see noir icon Charles McGraw in a supporting role.

I found "The Hunted" to be a rewarding blend of constant emotional tension between the characters and plot tension related to the twists and turns of its basic noir story line. View it if you get the chance.


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