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Year:
Duration:
111 min
Genres:
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
IMDB rate:
7.1
Director:
Arthur Lubin
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1949-09-26
Filming Locations: Brocklebank Apartments - 1000 Mason Street, San Francisco, California, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Brian Donlevy
Brian Donlevy
Impact
Ella Raines
Ella Raines
Impact
Charles Coburn
Lt. Tom Quincy
Helen Walker
Irene Williams
Anna May Wong
Su Lin Chung
Robert Warwick
Capt. Callahan
Clarence Kolb
Darcy
Art Baker
Eldredge - Defense Attorney
William Wright
Prosecutor
Mae Marsh
Mrs. King
Sheilah Graham
Sheila Graham
Tony Barrett
Jim Torrence
Philip Ahn
Ah Sing
Glen Vernon
Ed
Linda Leighton
Miss Revere - Telephone Operator (as Linda Johnson)
Jason Robards Sr.
Judge
Erskine Sanford
Dr. Henry Bender
Ruth Robinson
Apt. Manager
Lucius Cooke
Burke
Tom Greenway
Moving Van Driver
Ben Welden
Moving Van Helper
Hans Herbert
Station Master
Joel Friedkin
Uncle Ben
Joe Kirk
Hotel Clerk
William Ruhl
Fingerprint Expert
Mary Landa
Della - Walker's Secrfetary
Harry Cheshire
Irene's Attorney
Phil Arnold
Diner Cook (uncredited)
Martin Cichy
Passport Clerk
Mike Donovan
Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Martin Doric
Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Ferguson
Detective (uncredited)
Sam Finn
Reporter (uncredited)
Dick Gordon
Reporter (uncredited)
Sherry Hall
Court Clerk
Sam Harris
Board Member
Arthur Hecht
Reporter (uncredited)
Thomas Browne Henry
Walter's Business Assistant (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes
Board Member
Wilbur Mack
Board Member
Thomas Martin
Reporter (uncredited)
Harold Miller
Hotel Guest (uncredited)
William J. O'Brien
Reporter (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor
Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Bob Perry
Wisecracking Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Jack Perry
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Frank Pershing
Board Member
Hil Probert
Himself (gas station customer) (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock
Detective (uncredited)
Carl Sklover
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
Board Member
Dorothy Vernon
Woman in Courthouse Hallway (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
The William's Apartment building is the Brocklebank, most famous for its appearance in Vertigo (1958).
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.
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Midway through the film, Walter tells Marsha: "A rolling stone gathers no moss." Later, when Marsha asks Walter if he's returning to hometown, Walter replies: "Wild horses couldn't drag me back there." Nearly 25 years after the release of this film, British group The Rolling Stones had a hit with the song "Wild Horses."
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Goofs
Marsha's position in relation to the car behind her changes in the scenes where she receives cigars from Ed.
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The width of the verge (side of the road) where Torrance stops the car to change the tyre is markedly different between the studio shots and the location shot.
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When Marsha tries to convince Walter/Bill that he has to return to San Francisco and tell his side of the story, the shadow of the boom is visible on the wall behind them.
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Quotes
Lt. Tom Quincy: Are you Ah Sing? Understand? You understandee English?
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Marsha Peters: It's wonderful the way tools seem to come alive in your hands.
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Walter Williams: In this world, you turn the other cheek, and you get hit with a lug wrench.
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Photos from cast
Brian Donlevy Gertrude Astor Ella Raines