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Track the Man Down (1955)

A newspaper reporter finds himself drawn into the aftermath of a racetrack robbery.

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R.G. Springsteen

Writers:

Paul Erickson, Kenneth R. Hayles (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kent Taylor ... John Ford
Petula Clark ... June Dennis
George Rose ... Rick Lambert
Kenneth Griffith Kenneth Griffith ... Ken Orwell (as Kenneth Griffiths)
Ursula Howells Ursula Howells ... Mary Dennis
Walter Rilla ... Austin Melford
Renee Houston ... Pat Sherwood
Lloyd Lamble ... Insp. Barnett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hugh Cameron Hugh Cameron ... Reporter
Richard Molinas Richard Molinas ... Luis Remino
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A newspaper reporter finds himself drawn into the aftermath of a racetrack robbery.

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racetrack | hold up | See All (2) »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

(El rastro de un malvado) See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Petula Clark also starred in The Runaway Bus 1954 , with another bus full of passengers held hostage . See more »

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Brit-Noir
12 December 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a sort of British version of film noir. While it has many qualities of noir (such as vile bad guys, killings and a lack of sentimentality), it lacks the usual language, style and cinematography you might associate with the genre. Because of this, although the film is pretty good, it lacks the style to make it great.

The film begins with a robbery of a racetrack. During the robbery, a guard is killed and the gang takes off in a car...only to crash and then scatter. The weak link in the gang is Rick...and the police are soon looking for this loser. However, instead of staying put and playing it cool, he tries to double-cross the gang and ends up on the run. He ends up on a bus with a bunch of characters--some of which are horrible. The drunk, while entertaining, is way over- played and makes the film seem a bit light in spirit--which is odd considering its other dark qualities. There are also a couple characters that simply don't make a lot of sense. Still, it's modestly entertaining and worth your time. It's a shame, as with a slight re-write it could have been exceptional.


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