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Walk Softly, Stranger (1950)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 4 November 1950 (USA)
An ex-hood hopes to start a new life under an assumed name in a small town but his past catches up with him when an old crime-buddy asks him to help with a casino heist.

Director:

Robert Stevenson

Writers:

Frank Fenton (screen play), Manuel Seff (based on a story by) (as Manny Seff) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joseph Cotten ... Chris Hale aka Steve
Alida Valli ... Elaine Corelli (as Valli)
Spring Byington ... Mrs. Brentman
Paul Stewart ... Whitey Lake
Jack Paar ... Ray Healy
Jeff Donnell ... Gwen
John McIntire ... Morgan
Howard Petrie ... Bowen
Frank Puglia ... A.J. Corelli
Esther Dale ... Miss Thompson
Marlo Dwyer ... Mabel
Robert Ellis ... Skating Boy
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Storyline

A charming, smooth-talking gambler calling himself Chris Hale arrives in Ashton, home of the Corelli shoe factory. Claiming to have lived there as a boy, he soon ingratiates himself with the townspeople... including attractive heiress Elaine Corelli, wheelchair-bound since a recent accident. Chris, hoping to leave crime behind, seems to have excellent prospects; but of course, his past catches up with him... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A Strange Lie! A Strange Love! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 November 1950 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weep No More See more »

Filming Locations:

Hollywood, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to an article in the 25 March 1947 edition of Variety, Alfred Hitchcock was slated to direct and Cary Grant was to have the lead in this film. See more »

Quotes

Bowen: I like to keep my neck in shape. I stick it out so often.
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Connections

Referenced in American Masters: Jack Paar: 'As I Was Saying...' (1997) See more »

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just OK
15 February 2004 | by kyle_furrSee all my reviews

This film stars Joseph Cotten as a con man who robs a gambling house and then goes to his old hometown in Ohio to hide out. He meets a girl he once knew but she's a cripple, but he doesn't care. There's more to the story but i don't want to spoil it. There were some things that didn't ring true and the movie is just too short. Joseph Cotten does a good job as does the rest of the cast.


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