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Make Haste to Live (1954)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 19 April 1954 (UK)
After serving 18 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, a mobster is paroled and returns to a New Mexico town to exact his revenge on the woman responsible for his conviction.

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Warren Duff (screenplay), Mildred Gordon (based on novel by) (as The Gordons) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorothy McGuire ... Crystal Benson
Stephen McNally ... Steve Blackford
Mary Murphy ... Randy Benson
Edgar Buchanan ... Sheriff Lafe
John Howard ... Josh Blake
Ron Hagerthy ... John 'Hack' Hackenthal
Pepe Hern Pepe Hern ... Rudolfo Gonzáles
Eddy Waller ... 'Spud' Kelly
Carolyn Jones ... Mary Rose
Rosa Turich ... Juana
Julian Rivero ... Carlos
Celia Lovsky ... Mother
William Bailey ... Ed Jenkins
Argentina Brunetti ... Mrs. Gonzales
Bob Carney Bob Carney ... Round-Faced Man
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Storyline

Crystal 'Chris' Benson, a single mother in a small New Mexico town, senses a shadowy menace stalking her in the night. She acquires a gun and makes arrangements anticipating her own death, tape-recording a message for her teenage daughter which (in flashback) tells of her involvement with Steve Blackford, who has very good reason to hate her. Chris is determined and resourceful, but Steve has had 18 years to plan revenge. Doom closes in... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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WHO IS THIS MAN WHO HAS COME TO TERRIFY HER! Does He Know The Secret Of Her Fearsome Past! See more »


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Trivia

The novel Make Haste to Live by the Gordons, on which this film is based, was first published as a Crime Club Selection by Doubleday in 1950. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Cuatro en la frontera (1958) See more »

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I really wanted to like this
31 March 2018 | by ChelseaCatSee all my reviews

I'm a huge Dorothy McGuire fan and had was initially excited at discovering a film noir that I hadn't yet seen. About twenty minutes in I realized why I've never heard of this one. It's actually painful to watch. I really don't like any of the characters and have given up at 59 minutes. Just don't care what happens. For me, this is a first.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1954 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Outcast See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.65 : 1
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