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The Crooked Way ()


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War hero recovers from amnesia & is confronted by his criminal past.

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Eddie Rice / Eddie Riccardi
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Vince Alexander
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Nina Martin
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Lt. Joe Williams
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Petey
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Sgt. Barrett
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Capt. Anderson (as Charlie Evans)
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Hazel Downs
Raymond Largay ...
Arthur Stacey, M.D.
Harry Bronson ...
Danny
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Coke (as Hal Fieberling)
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Hood
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Hood
Crane Whitley ...
Dr. Kemble / Off-Screen Narrator
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Kelly
Garry Owen ...
Man from Green Acres Mortuary
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Diner Customer / Passerby on Street (uncredited)
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Barnes - Undercover Man at Bar (uncredited)
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Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Coroner (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson ...
Roulette Player (uncredited)
Tommy Ferguson ...
Gambling House Patron (uncredited)
Eddie Foster ...
Man Hiding Petey (uncredited)
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Man with Nina at Bar (uncredited)
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Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
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Hotel Proprietess (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Roulette Croupier (uncredited)
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Blonde Job Applicant (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ...
Casino Bartender (uncredited)
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Shooting Gallery Proprietress (uncredited)
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Newsboy (uncredited)
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Nick - Bailbondsman (uncredited)
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Vendor (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan ...
Hamburger Stand Proprietor (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Florey

Written by

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Robert Monroe ... (radio play "No Blade Too Sharp")
 
Richard H. Landau ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Benedict Bogeaus ... producer

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Louis Forbes

Cinematography by

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John Alton

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Frank Sullivan

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Van Nest Polglase

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Joseph Kish ... (as Joe Kish)

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Lee Greenway ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Lillian Shore ... hair stylist (uncredited)

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Herman E. Webber ... production manager

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Horace Hough ... assistant director

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Max M. Hutchinson ... sound technician (as Max Hutchinson)

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Lee Zavitz ... special effects

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Lester Shorr ... camera operator (uncredited)
Frank Tanner ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Greta ... wardrobe: women

Music Department

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Frank Perkins ... orchestrator

Other crew

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Benedict Bogeaus ... presenter
Arthur M. Landau ... production associate
James Stacy ... assistant to producer
Mary Gibsone ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

A World War II veteran, suffering from amnesia but otherwise healthy, is released from a veteran's hospital, decides to return to Los Angeles to see if he can regain his identity. Trying to retrace his former steps he soon learns that he was a double-crossing gangster, and many people have reasons to wish he wasn't around...and some try to see to it that he isn't around very long...alive, at least. Written by Les Adams

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Taglines Savage Story of A Guy Who Tried Going Straight On...The CROOKED WAY (reissue print ad) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le passé se venge (France)
  • Arrostrando la muerte (Argentina)
  • O anthropos me to hameno parelthon (Greece)
  • Der Herr der Unterwelt (West Germany)
  • Incrocio pericoloso (Italy)
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  • 90 min
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Trivia In one scene, John Payne hitches a ride in a mortuary van from a place called "Green Acres". It's coincidental that the movie's cast includes Frank Cady and Percy Helton, who both appeared on the TV series of the same name, Green Acres (1965). See more »
Goofs Alexander's position in front of the War Surplus store changes between shots. See more »
Movie Connections References Pitfall (1948). See more »
Soundtracks Jingle Bells See more »
Quotes Eddie Rice: [to Nina Martin] Keep your lights off and the motor running.
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