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Accused of Murder (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 21 December 1956 (USA)
Police detective falls for singer, gets involved with gangster killing.

Director:

Joseph Kane (as Joe Kane)

Writers:

Robert Creighton Williams (screenplay) (as Bob Williams), W.R. Burnett (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Brian ... Police Lt. Roy Hargis
Vera Ralston ... Ilona Vance
Sidney Blackmer ... Frank Hobart
Virginia Grey ... Sandra Lamoreaux
Warren Stevens ... Stan 'Scarface' Wilbo
Lee Van Cleef ... Police Sgt. Emmett Lackey
Barry Kelley ... Police Capt. Art Smedley
Richard Karlan Richard Karlan ... Chad Bayless
Frank Puglia ... Cesar Cipriano
Elisha Cook Jr. ... 'Whitey' Pollock
Ian MacDonald ... Trumbull
Greta Thyssen ... Myra Bayless
Claire Carleton ... Marge Harris
Hank Worden ... Les Fuller
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Storyline

When gangland lawyer Frank Hobart is murdered there are two suspects, Ilona Vanve , beautiful nightclub singer, and a hood named Stan , who has been hired by underworld boss Chad Bayliss to kill Hobart. Attracted to Ilona, Lt. Detective Roy Hargis tries to protect her in spite of the growing evidence against her and the pressure put on him by his assistant, Sergeant Lackey. Hargis thinks the case has broken when a dance-hall girl, Sandra Lamoreaux , who saw Stan at the scene of the murder, tries to use this information to blackmail him, and is badly beaten. She manages to talk to Hargis, and her story brings about Stan's capture and conviction for murder. But he didn't do it. It is now up to Hargis to either clear or convict Ilona. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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FRAMED...she battled for life and love!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Schach dem Mörder See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Take It or Leave It
(uncredited)
Written by Sonny Burke and Jack Elliott
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accused of mediocrity
23 September 1999 | by kong-7See all my reviews

Pretty mediocre murder mystery with Vera Ralston totally unappealing as nightclub singer. Her hand motions during her opening number are hilarious. David Brian makes a convincing cop if not a convincing lover. Sidney Blackmer's reactions to Ralston's singing are pretty funny too. Filmed in Naturama, whatever that is


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