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The Man Who Died Twice (1958)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 6 June 1958 (USA)
Nightclub owner T.J. Brennon dies in a car accident and two narcotics agents are killed in his apartment, prompting an investigation by the local police aided by Brennon's cop brother.

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Joseph Kane (as Joe Kane)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rod Cameron ... William 'Bill' Brennon
Vera Ralston ... Lynn Brennon
Mike Mazurki ... Rak
Gerald Milton Gerald Milton ... Hart
Richard Karlan Richard Karlan ... Santoni
Louis Jean Heydt ... Capt. Andy Hampton
Don Megowan ... T.J. Brennon
John Maxwell ... Chief Sloane
Robert Anderson ... Sgt. Williams (as Bob Anderson)
Paul Picerni ... George
Don Haggerty ... Frank
Luana Anders ... Young Girl Addict
Jesslyn Fax ... Sally Hemphill
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A nightclub singer loses her husband in an automobile accident, and soon afterward witnesses the murders of two narcotics agents, and suffers a nervous breakdown. The police come to believe that all three murders are related, as they had suspected her husband was involved in a heroin smuggling ring, and now they think she may have been involved in it - especially after they find a large stash of heroin hidden in her apartment. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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REIGN-OF-TERROR...BY KILLERS AND VICE KINGS OF THE UNDERWORLD!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Omul care a murit de două ori See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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One Step From Nowhere
by Jerry Gladstone & Al DeLory
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Worth Viewing for the Character Actors
19 December 2017 | by alancmillerSee all my reviews

This is one of those noir films that is salvaged from ignominy by the fine work of actors in minor roles. Rod Cameron, the male lead does a workmanlike job, but leading lady Vera Ralston is almost unwatchable. The script calls for a traumatized woman, but she gives us a helpless and annoying whiner. This would have been a much better film had she been replaced by a Marie Windsor, Caroline Jones, or Jane Randolph. Unfortunately, Ralston was married to the the boss of Republic Pictures, so she managed to mess up a lot of movies before she retired. Fortunately there are several good character actors here including Louis Jean Heydt as police captain Andy Hampton, Mike Mazurki as the lovesick bartender Rak, Jesslyn Fax as the snoopy old lady, and Gerald Milton & Richard Kaplan as the quarrelsome hit men. Its not The Blue Dahlia, but I'd give this film a 6.5 on a scale of ten.


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