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Director  Jack Hively
Music director  David Buttolph
Duration  
Language  English
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
Screenplay  Garrett Fort
Country  United States
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Release date  October 3, 1942 (1942-10-03) (United States)
Based on  the novel The Black Curtain  by Cornell Woolrich
Writer  Garrett Fort (screenplay), Cornell Woolrich (novel)
Cast  Burgess Meredith (Frank Thompson / Danny Nearing), Claire Trevor (Ruth Dillon), Louise Platt (Virginia Thompson), Sheldon Leonard (Detective Joe Marruci), Frieda Inescort (Alma Diedrich), Jerome Cowan (Bill Diedrich)
Similar movies  The Bourne Identity, Trance, Before I Go to Sleep, Memento, Mulholland Drive, Vanilla Sky

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Street of Chance is a 1942 film noir starring Burgess Meredith as a man who finds he's been suffering from amnesia and Claire Trevor as a woman who protects him from the police, who suspect him of murder.

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The story was based on Cornell Woolrich's novel The Black Curtain. It was later dramatized three times on the CBS Radio series Suspense.

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Plot

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Frank Thompson awakens in the middle of the street after wreckage falling from a building in New York City hits him on the head. Frank soon discovers that his apartment has been rented out for a year and his wife Virginia has been living on her own elsewhere.

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Frank confronts Virginia, who is shocked to see the husband who disappeared without explanation a year earlier. As Frank slowly pieces together his old life, it turns out he is running from a murder he cannot remember committing, and Joe Marucci, a detective, is shadowing his every move.

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Ruth Dillon introduces herself and takes Frank to the mansion of the wealthy Diedrich family, where she has been employed as a servant. Family matriarch Grandma Diedrich was an eyewitness to the murder of son Harry, but she is a housebound invalid who also is mute. Through sign language, Harry learns from her that Ruth is the killer, Harry having caught her stealing. Harry's life is in danger as well until Marucci arrives and catches the culprit.

Cast

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  • Burgess Meredith as Frank Thompson aka Danny Nearing
  • Claire Trevor as Ruth Dillon
  • Louise Platt as Virginia Thompson
  • Sheldon Leonard as Detective Joe Marucci
  • Frieda Inescort as Alma Diedrich
  • Jerome Cowan as Bill Diedrich
  • Adeline De Walt Reynolds as Grandma Diedrich
  • Arthur Loft as Sheriff Lew Stebbins
  • Reception

    Film critic Dennis Schwartz liked the film and wrote, "Jack Hively efficiently directs an early film noir that establishes a number of conventions that helped define noir ... Though the murderer was too obvious by the halfway point, the film still had many disturbing moments that kept me interested."

    References

    Street of Chance (1942 film) Wikipedia
    Street of Chance (1942 film) IMDb Street of Chance (1942 film) themoviedb.org


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