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Director  Joseph M. Newman
Cinematography  William H. Daniels
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Costume design  Yvonne Wood
Country  United States
Abandoned (1949 film) movie poster
Release date  October 26, 1949 (1949-10-26) (United States)
Writer  Irwin Gielgud (original screenplay), William Bowers (additional dialogue)
Cast  Dennis O'Keefe (Mark Sitko), Gale Storm (Paula Considine), Marjorie Rambeau (Mrs. Leona Donner), Raymond Burr (Kerric), Will Kuluva (Little Guy Decola), Jeff Chandler (Chief MacRae)
Similar movies  Domestic Disturbance, Tarzan, Martian Child, Mighty Aphrodite, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family, The Third Man
Tagline  No name for her baby... only a Price!

Abandoned is a 1949 crime film noir directed by Joseph M. Newman and starring Dennis O'Keefe, Gale Storm and Jeff Chandler.


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It is also known as Abandoned Women and Not Wanted.

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After her sister goes missing in Los Angeles, a woman tries to find information about the disappearance at city hall. The police are not helpful, but she does get support from a local crime reporter. As the two investigate the disappearance together, they are led to a shady detective and a black-market baby ring.


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  • Dennis O'Keefe as Mark Sitko
  • Gale Storm as Paula Considine
  • Jeff Chandler as Chief MacRae
  • Meg Randall as Dottie Jensen
  • Raymond Burr as Kerric
  • Marjorie Rambeau as Mrs. Donner
  • Jeanette Nolan as Major Ross
  • Mike Mazurki as Hoppe
  • Will Kuluva as Little Guy Decola
  • David Clarke as Harry
  • William Frambes as Scoop (as William Page)
  • Sid Tomack as Mr. Humes
  • Perc Launders as Dowd
  • Steve Darrell as Brenn
  • Clifton Young as Eddie
  • Ruth Sanderson as Mrs. Spence
  • Production

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    The film was one of a series of semi-documentary movies that were popular at the time. It was based on an original story by Irwin Gielgud commissioned by producer Jerry Bresler. Director Joseph Newman and Bresler had previously worked together in the shorts department at MGM. Ann Blyth was originally announced for the female lead.

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    It was shot on the Universal backlot and on location in Los Angeles.

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    Jeff Chandler made the film before Broken Arrow. However, after being cast in that film, he was given star billing for Abandoned.

    Critical response

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    A.W., writing for The New York Times called the film a "briskly-paced thriller" but said the movie "proceeds along conventional melodramatic lines".

    This was Chandler's first film for Universal under a long term contract, and the positive response to his performance began his graduation into leading roles.


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