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Abandoned (1949)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 9 January 1950 (Albania)
Newspaperman helps girl find her sister's illegitimate baby, gets mixed up in baby-adoption racket.

Director:

Joseph M. Newman (as Joe Newman)

Writers:

Irwin Gielgud (story by), Irwin Gielgud (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis O'Keefe ... Mark Sitko
Gale Storm ... Paula Considine
Jeff Chandler ... Chief McRae
Meg Randall ... Dottie Jensen
Raymond Burr ... Kerric
Marjorie Rambeau ... Mrs. Donner
Jeanette Nolan ... Major Ross
Mike Mazurki ... Hoppe
Will Kuluva ... Little Guy Decola
David Clarke ... Harry
William Frambes William Frambes ... Scoop (as William Page)
Sid Tomack Sid Tomack ... Mr. Humes
Perc Launders Perc Launders ... Dowd
Steve Darrell ... Brenn
Clifton Young ... Eddie
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Storyline

An expose of the baby-profiteering racket as told through the story of an unwed mother whose family and friends start an investigation as to the whereabouts of her baby. This leads to and through an organized gang led by a society matron. The girl is found dead, and while it looks like a suicide, the girl's sister and a newspaper reporter think it is murder. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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NO NAME FOR HER BABY...only a PRICE! (original posters and print ads-mostly caps)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 1950 (Albania) See more »

Also Known As:

Abandoned Woman See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Kerric: [to Mrs. Donner] I was just thinking how nice life used to be when I stuck to blackmail and petty larceny.
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Referenced in Love Is a Roller Coaster: Woman on the Run Revisited (2016) See more »

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Abandon it
15 July 2018 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

Reporter Dennis O'Keefe (Mark) decides to investigate the death of a woman's sister who had recently given birth. He does this because he fancies her. God knows why. The lady in question is Gale Storm (Paula) and she's a wet fish. She is definitely not leading lady material. Anyway, this film is about tracking down a gang who deal in illegal adoptions. It's quite topical given some high profile children who have been snatched subsequent to this film. It's interesting to note just how long this criminal activity has been going on for in such an organized manner. Interesting topic, boring film.


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