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Outrage (1950)

A young woman who has just become engaged has her life completely shattered when she is raped while on her way home from work.

Director:

Ida Lupino

Writers:

Collier Young (written for the screen by), Malvin Wald (written for the screen by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mala Powers ... Ann Walton
Tod Andrews ... Rev. Bruce Ferguson
Robert Clarke ... Jim Owens
Raymond Bond Raymond Bond ... Eric Walton
Lillian Hamilton ... Mrs. Walton (as Lilian Hamilton)
Rita Lupino Rita Lupino ... Stella Carter
Hal March Hal March ... Detective Sergeant Hendrix
Kenneth Patterson Kenneth Patterson ... Tom Harrison
Jerry Paris ... Frank Marini
Angela Clarke ... Madge Harrison
Roy Engel ... Sheriff Charlie Hanlon
Lovyss Bradley ... Mrs. Miller
Hamilton Camp ... Shoeshine Boy (as Robin Camp)
William Challee ... Lee Wilkins
Tristram Coffin ... Judge McKenzie
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Storyline

A young girl is raped while coming home from work. The trauma of the attack turns her away from her parents and her fiancé, and, unable to face society, she runs away and, using an assumed name, takes a job on an orange ranch. A young clergyman takes an interest in her, although she won't confide in him. When a ranch hand tries to kiss her, she relives her terrifying experience and nearly kills him. She is arrested but when her identity is established and the facts of her case are brought forth, the clergyman convinces the court that it is society that should shoulder the blame. He helps rebuild her faith and send her back to her parents and fiancé. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

Victim of Attack! It Could Happen to Your Daughter Tonight!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The first of several films from RKO co-produced by The Filmakers, a production company run by Ida Lupino, her husband Collier Young, and their partner Malvin Wald. See more »

Quotes

Rev. Bruce Ferguson: You know, I believe in miracles.
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Crazy Credits

Introducing Mala Powers and Tod Andrews See more »

Connections

Featured in Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema (2018) See more »

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Written by John Franco
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A milestone film
25 January 2004 | by JohnKyleSee all my reviews

Forget that this is a "B" movie. Forget that it is in many ways outdated. Instead give writer-director Ida Lupino much deserved credit for addressing a subject which at the time (1950) was taboo in Hollywood. To my knowledge, this was the first film to address the subject of rape and the emotional and mental effects that that crime has upon its victims.

Although much of the cast's acting is pedestrian at best, Mala Powers, who at the time was eighteen or nineteen, gives an excellent performance throughout as the traumatized young woman, Ann, who tries to run away from her "shame." Based on her work in this film, I'm surprised that she did not have a more successful acting career. Tod Andrews, too, has some fine moments as the minister who reaches out to help her.

Ms Lupino, obviously working on a limited budget, was still able to create some memorable scenes such as the pursuit through the streets and alleys leading to the rape, and the police lineup following it. And, she created a bittersweet ending which left me wondering if Ann really could ever have a normal life again.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 December 1950 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Nice Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Marysville, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Filmakers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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