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No Escape (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 31 July 1953 (USA)
When the available evidence in a murder case points to a young woman as the main suspect, her boyfriend, a police detective, arranges for a struggling songwriter who is playing piano in a ... See full summary »

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Charles Bennett

Writer:

Charles Bennett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lew Ayres ... John Howard Tracy
Sonny Tufts ... Detective Simon Shayne
Marjorie Steele ... Pat Peterson
Lewis Martin Lewis Martin ... Police Lt. Bruce Gunning
Gertrude Michael ... Olga Valerie Lewis
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... Wilbur K. Grossett
Renny McEvoy ... Turnip
Bobby Watson ... Claude Duffy (as Robert Watson)
James Griffith ... Peter Hayden
Robert Bailey ... Detective Bob
Robert Carson ... Dr. Seymour
Leon Burbank Leon Burbank ... Office Boy
Jess Kirkpatrick ... Mac - the Waiter
Barbara Morrison ... Mrs. Eugene Beresford
Carleton Young ... Don Holden
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Storyline

When the available evidence in a murder case points to a young woman as the main suspect, her boyfriend, a police detective, arranges for a struggling songwriter who is playing piano in a bar to be blamed for the crime. The girl, knowing that neither she nor the piano player committed the murder, helps him to escape from the police dragnet and try to find the real killer. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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murder | songwriter | See All (2) »

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Terror races from jive dives...the penthouses...to the towering Golden Gate bridge - driving a desperate girl to the brink of murder! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 July 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City on a Hunt See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Matthugh Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the UK this modest film was seen by far more people than would normally have been the case as it was chosen to support Rank's massively successful Coronation documentary A Queen Is Crowned on the Odeon and Gaumont circuits. See more »

Goofs

About twenty minutes into the film, John steps through the doorway into Pat's apartment twice between shots - and he is holding his hat differently as well. See more »

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No Escape
Music by Bert Shefter
Lyrics by Charles Bennett
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6 January 2016 | by chrisboleiSee all my reviews

Look... what did you expect? It's a "B" movie, even if Lou Ayers is in it. As a Native San Franciscan, this movie warmed the cockles of my heart. There is no feeling that can match the scenery of San Francisco back in the day! It is absolutely magical to see the Golden Gate Bridge with NO CARS ON IT, and the City looking so pristine! This is a MUST SEE for any person with an interest in what the " good old days" looked like in San Francisco. The plot was decent, acting wasn't bad.....very few movies are close to documentaries of what San Francisco looked like back in the day. This is worth a look for the nostalgic value and scenery alone. For that I give it a 7...


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