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The Price of Fear (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 13 March 1956 (USA)
The co-owner of a dog track is framed for two crimes: the shotgun killing of his ex-partner and the hit-and-run death of an elderly man.

Director:

Abner Biberman

Writers:

Dick Irving Hyland (story), Robert Tallman (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Merle Oberon ... Jessica Warren
Lex Barker ... Dave Barrett
Charles Drake ... Police Sgt. Pete Carroll
Gia Scala ... Nina Ferranti
Warren Stevens ... Frankie Edare
Phillip Pine ... Vince Burton
Mary Field ... Ruth McNab
Dan Riss ... Police Lt. Jim Walsh
Konstantin Shayne ... Bolasny
Stafford Repp ... Johnny McNab
Tim Sullivan Tim Sullivan ... Lou Belden
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Storyline

The co-owner of a racetrack discovers that his partner has sold out to a gangster. The gangster plans to take sole control of the track and plans to get rid of his new partner. The partner's problems are just beginning, though, as he finds himself involved with a beautiful woman who, unknown to him, was involved in a hit-and-run and is trying to set him up for the crime. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cry Innocent See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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According to the trailer on The Creature of the Black Lagoon Blu Ray, This played on a double bill with The Creature Walks Among Us. See more »

Quotes

Frankie Edare: Well, aren't you going to thank me?
Jessica Warren: Aren't you taking a lot for granted?
Frankie Edare: Am I?
Jessica Warren: I didn't ask for any favors.
Frankie Edare: I never do any favors, sweetheart. People do favors for me.
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Fairly solid, well-polished thriller and star vehicle
20 June 2012 | by beyondtheforestSee all my reviews

Merle Oberon stars as a beautiful, glamorous business woman who is motivated by fear to do some despicable things. Guilty of a hit-and-run car accident, she must frame the man she loves in order to get away with murder! Along the way, she becomes involved with gangsters and detectives, and becomes ever more deeply mired in a chain of incriminating events. This is the type of role we are used to seeing Barbara Stanwyck fill, and Oberon does a beautiful job, but plays it her own way -- not as a tough dame, but as gracefully refined and secretly cunning. Sadly, this would be one of Oberon's last starring films. Clearly, Hollywood stopped offering her work too soon, but those were the days when glamorous female stars were phased out after 40.

This film is now available on DVD as part of the TCM Vault Collection's "Women in Danger: 1950s Thrillers" Collection (all Universal films). The quality is very good and this is a set worth adding to your collection.


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