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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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Soundtracks

YOU'RE IN LOVE
Music by Buddy Bregman
Words by Herb Newman
Arranged by R. Dale Butts (uncredited)
Sung by Vera Ralston (dubbed)
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Forgettable
16 April 2016 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

A big time lawyer is shot on a street. The cops investigate, finding a tangled web of suspects, while the head cop gets involved with one of the suspects.

Thoroughly forgettable crime drama (not noir). Two reasons for watching might be to catch evil-eye Lee Van Cleef as a cop, of all things, and still early in his unusual career. Then there's Vera Hruba Ralston often mocked as Hollywood's worst actress. She's not too bad here as a lounge singer. Can't help but sympathize with her fruitless effort to become the Hollywood queen Republic's head honcho Herbert Yates insisted upon. And that's despite her not speaking English and having little talent. She does show some accomplishment here, however. Note, in passing, the spiffy suits the men wear, even the cops. Like maybe, they just came off the studio rack, which I expect they did. Too bad pedestrian Joe Kane directs without a single imaginative touch, while actor Brian literally walks through his cop part. Anyway, the cars are clean and shiny, the candy-box colors near perfect, and the run- time fairly brief. So it all swallows down easily if unmemorably.


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