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Blackmail (1947 film)

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Director  Lesley Selander
Set decoration  John McCarthy, Jr.
Country  United States
5.9/10 IMDb

Genre  Film noir
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  July 24, 1947 (1947-07-24) (United States)
Writer  Royal K. Cole (screenplay), Robert Leslie Bellem (original story), Albert DeMond (additional dialogue)
Cast  Adele Mara, Ricardo Cortez
Similar movies  Related Lesley Selander movies

Blackmail 1947


Blackmail is a 1947 American film noir crime film directed by Lesley Selander starring William Marshall, Adele Mara and Ricardo Cortez. The lead character is based on a pulp magazine hero Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective.

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Blackmail 1947


Plot

A shamus is approached by an entertainment executive to stop a blackmail plot against him.

Cast

  • William Marshall as Dan Turner
  • Adele Mara as Sylvia Duane
  • Ricardo Cortez as Ziggy Cranston
  • Grant Withers as Police Inspector Donaldson
  • Stephanie Bachelor as Carla
  • Richard Fraser as Antoine le Blanc
  • Roy Barcroft as Spice Kellaway
  • George J. Lewis as Blue Chip Winslow
  • Gregory Gaye as Jervis
  • Tristram Coffin as Pinky
  • Eva Novak as Mamie, the Maid
  • Bud Wolfe as Gomez
  • Reception

    When released the New York Times gave the film a mixed review, writing, "Evidently the writers and/or Republic, the manufacturer, were convinced that some fast dialogue would enhance the rather confused goings on. But this yarn about a California playboy who becomes involved with shakedown artists and is aided by a brash, private investigator needed more than an occasional bright quip to keep things clear and moving."

    References

    Blackmail (1947 film) Wikipedia
    Blackmail (1947 film) IMDb


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