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Framed (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 25 May 1947 (USA)
Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes.

Director:

Richard Wallace

Writers:

Ben Maddow (screen play), John Patrick (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Mike Lambert
Janis Carter ... Paula Craig
Barry Sullivan ... Steve Price
Edgar Buchanan ... Jeff Cunningham
Karen Morley ... Beth
Jim Bannon ... Jack Woodworth
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Mike Lambert, unemployed mining engineer, arrives in a small town with a bang when the brakes fail on the truck he's driving. After meeting seductive Paula at the La Paloma Cafe, he finds himself in trouble with the law. On the basis of a few burning glances, Paula pays his fine and finds him a room, but her motives are not what they seem. Mike lucks into a job with miner Jeff Cunningham, but against his will he's drawn ever deeper into Paula's schemes. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Trivia

Although they were born about a year apart, Barry Sullivan (Steve) and Janis Carter (Paula) would pass away about a month apart in 1994, him in June and her in July. See more »

Goofs

Why in the world would a smart girl like Paula keep the murder weapon? A high school kid would figure to get rid of it in the lake or someplace. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bank Guard: You'll get a big reward for this.
Mike Lambert: You keep it!
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Actress Janis Carter exudes hidden menace and Best Actress allure
29 July 2017 | by alexdeleonfilmSee all my reviews

FRAMED", Columbia, 1947, 82 min. This the one in which a slightly scruffy Glen Ford (just after "'Gilda", which made him a highly bankable Star) plays a mining engineer down on his luck, drifts into town, gets busted for a brakeless truck driving accident for which he gets thirty days in the local hoosegow, but is bailed out by a mysterious blonde (Janis Carter) for no apparent reason other than that she seems to have eyes for him. If he knew what she really had in mind for him he would have taken the ten days, gladly! As the plot thickens the incredibly alluring Carter really racks poor lovesick Glen over the coals setting him up for an insurance scam where he will be "accidentally killed" in a car crash so she and her real boyfriend (Barry Sullivan) can collect on the policy and scram. Glen barely survives and Janis gets her just deserts but her performance is so subtly-shaded with both hidden menace and obvious allure, and she is just so all-around fantastic in "Framed", that I couldn't help thinking that, all kidding aside, this must have been the Best Performance by an Actress for all of 1947 - - the year that Loretta Young actually got it for "The Farmer's Daughter".


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Walk Alone See more »

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