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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Howard Tracy
... Detective Simon Shayne
... Pat Peterson
Lewis Martin ... Police Lt. Bruce Gunning
... Olga Valerie Lewis
Charles Cane ... Wilbur K. Grossett
... Turnip
... Claude Duffy (as Robert Watson)
... Peter Hayden
... Detective Bob
... Dr. Seymour
Leon Burbank ... Office Boy
... Mac - the Waiter
... Mrs. Eugene Beresford
... Don Holden
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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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As is not unusual, when Tracy is playing his song and accompanying himself on the piano at the party, towards the end a full orchestra joins in. See more »

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No Escape
Music by Bert Shefter
Lyrics by Charles Bennett
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Stylish "B" thriller
29 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

Proof once again that a "B" picture needn't be "B" quality. But that was true of quite a few second features at MGM which gave even their lesser films a patina of quality. Lew Ayres stars as a drunk piano player cum songwriter who stumbles on a corpse and could be targeted by the police as the killer unless he can solve the crime. Sonny Tufts co-stars, wearing a suit that makes him look like a 300 pound wrestler walking around incognito. Ayres took a bad rap when he refused to serve as a soldier during World War 2 but distinguished himself as a medic. If nothing else, this film is a reminder of what a blithely ingratiating actor he was. Well worth watching


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