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Director  Arnold Laven
Screenplay  William Raynor
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Language  English
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Producer  Arthur Gardner
Country  United States
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Release date  May 8, 1952 (1952-05-08TUnited States)
Writer  William Raynor (story), William Raynor (screenplay)
Cast  Adam Williams (Carl Martin), Meg Randall (Jane Saunders), Harlan Warde (Police Detective Sgt. Don Warde), Edward Binns (Lt. Pete Hamilton), John Maxwell (Fred Saunders), Angela Stevens (Blonde)
Similar movies  Storm Warning (1951), Guest in the House (1944), Chicago Calling (1952), Temptation (1946), Woman in Hiding (1950)

Without Warning! is a 1952 film noir crime film directed by Arnold Laven. The film is shot in a semidocumentary-style with police procedural voice-over narration in parts. Without Warning! was released commercially for the first time on DVD in 2005. Previously, the film was considered lost and unavailable for viewings.

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Plot

A quiet gardener living in Los Angeles, California picks up blond women and is murdering them with garden shears. The police attempt to track him down but the man continues to kill. The killer lives in a shack on a hill overlooking Los Angeles (Chavez Ravine).

Cast

  • Adam Williams as Carl Martin
  • Meg Randall as Jane Saunders
  • Ed Binns as Lt. Pete Hamilton
  • Harlan Warde as Police Detective Sgt. Don Warde
  • John Maxwell as Fred Saunders
  • Angela Stevens as Janet Collier (Blonde)
  • Byron Kane as Police Chemist Charlie Wilkins
  • Charles Tannen as Wolf
  • Marilee Phelps as Virginia
  • Robert Foulk as Wilson, Motel Manager
  • Connie Vera as Carmelita
  • Robert Shayne as Dr. Werner, Police Psychiatrist
  • Lee Phelps as "Doc," the Police Coroner
  • Arthur Gardner (movie's co-producer) as Jackson, Rapid Transit Cab Co. Driver
  • Critical response

    Film critic Dennis Schwartz liked the film and wrote, "Arnold Laven ...does a solid job helming this serial killer slasher flick. William Raynor scripts it from his own story. It's shot in a semidocumentary style (much like TV's Dragnet), and serves as an entertaining lesser film noir. It's well-paced, taut and the performances are all crisp (especially the one of Adam Williams as the killer)."

    References

    Without Warning! Wikipedia
    Without Warning! IMDb Without Warning! themoviedb.org