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Shoot to Kill (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 15 March 1947 (USA)
A woman apparently marries a corrupt deputy D.A. to get evidence that a certain criminal was framed for murder.

Director:

William Berke

Writer:

Edwin V. Westrate (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Russell Wade ... George Mitchell
Luana Walters ... Marian Langdon (as Susan Walters)
Edmund MacDonald ... Lawrence Dale (as Edmond MacDonald)
Robert Kent ... Dixie Logan (as Douglas Blackley)
Vince Barnett ... Charlie Gill
Nestor Paiva ... Gus Miller
Charles Trowbridge ... John Forsythe
Harry Brown ... Jim Forman
Ted Hecht ... Al. Collins
Harry Cheshire ... Mike Blake (as Harry Chesire)
Robert Riordan Robert Riordan ... Ed Carter
Joe Devlin ... Smokey
Eddie Foster Eddie Foster ... Bingo
Frank O'Connor ... Deputy Clem Sparks (as Frank O'Conner)
Sammy Stein ... Blackie
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Storyline

Gangster Dixie Logan is framed by crooked DA Lawrence Dale. His wife secures a job as Dale's assistant, the better to find the proof of the DA's dishonesty. She gets help from Reporter Mitchell, who falls in love with her. Written by Christof Roscher

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A Newspaperman... A Grafting Politician... And A Beautiful Girl... In A Story Of Underworld Revenge!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Police Reporter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Opening credits: The characters and events depicted in this photoplay are fictional. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. See more »

Quotes

George 'Mitch' Mitchell: I was having a little chat - with Dixie Logan
Lawrence Dale: What? But how could you?
George 'Mitch' Mitchell: Oh, it was easy. First he'd say something then I'd say something.
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Somewhat Routine, But Very Fast-Paced
22 May 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

"Shoot to Kill" is a somewhat routine but fast-paced crime story. It begins with a car chase, and then flashes back to explain who is involved and what led up to the chase.

The plot is relatively complicated and involves a crooked politician, a gangster looking for revenge, a loyal wife trying to clear her husband in any way possible, and a crusading reporter who is trying to figure out what everyone else is up to. The characters are mostly stereotypes, and most are also unsympathetic, but the emphasis is on the action. A great deal happens in just over an hour's worth of running time, and there are a couple of surprises along the way.

Though mostly a routine crime drama, "Shoot to Kill" is fast-paced enough to keep your attention, and most film-noir or crime film fans should find it a decent way to pass the time.


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