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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
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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 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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