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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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Vera has no accent when she sings
23 October 2019 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

A nightclub singer , Ilona Vance (Vera Hruba Ralston) is "Accused of Murder" in this 1956 Republic movie filmed in "Naturama." A shadt lawyer (Sidney Blackmer) is in love with Ilona. After she rejects him, he winds up murdered in his car.

Police Lt. Hargis (David Brian) doubts that Ilona is the killer - he's a little smitten with her. A hostess at the club (Virginia Grey) sees a man near the murder scene and tries to blackmail him (Warren Stevens). He gives her a good punch in the face and warns her not to tell anyone.

Though Ilona says she does not recognize the murder gun, a man sees the gun in the paper and identifies it as a gun an associate of his gave to Ilona. She insists that she is being framed.

This is a short film (76 minutes) and it goes nowhere. With the exception of Elisha Cook Jr., Virginia Grey, and Lee Van Cleef in supporting roles, the acting is flat.

Ralston's singing is dubbed, and the singer does not have a Czech accent.

Naturama was a wide-screen technique used by Republic Pictures. It evidently didn't catch on.


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