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Deadline at Dawn

Deadline at Dawn

Category: Film-Noir
All Genres: Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance
Release Year: 1946
Country: USA
Runtime: 83
Rating: 5.9 (0)
Languages: English
Director: Harold Clurman
Sound: Mono

  • Always Handy – the odd job man whose services are constantly in demand!

  • Writing by: Clifford Odets – screenplay
    Cornell Woolrich – novel (as William Irish)

    Produced by: Sid Rogell – executive producer
    Adrian Scott – producer

    Cast: Susan Hayward – June Goth
    Paul Lukas – Gus Hoffman
    Bill Williams – Alex Winkley
    Joseph Calleia – Val Bartelli
    Osa Massen – Helen Robinson
    Lola Lane – Edna Bartelli
    Jerome Cowan – Lester Brady
    Marvin Miller – Sleepy Parsons
    Roman Bohnen – Frantic Man with Injured Cat
    Steven Geray – Gloved Man (Edward Hornick)
    Joe Sawyer – Babe Dooley

    Music: Hanns Eisler
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    Plot Outline: A sailor on leave appears to have killed a woman. He has until dawn to find the real killer, aided by a weary dance hall girl.
    Plot: Alex, a sailor on leave, recovers from a drink-induced blackout with a large sum of money belonging to Edna Bartelli, a b-girl who invited him home to “fix her radio.” He tries to return it with the reluctant aid of June Goth, a sweet but oh-so-tired dance hall girl; they find Edna murdered. Not quite sure he didnt do it himself, Alex and June have four hours in the dead of night to find the real killer before his leave ends. Their quest brings them into contact with a sleazy kaleidoscope of minor characters; clues get more and more tangled…

    Crazy Credits: We know about 5 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Rear Electrician – Dave Rear (above this credit Dave Stern is listed as Head Electrician)

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Crew or equipment visible: In the last shot of the bathroom sequence a crew members hand can be briefly seen touching actress Mrs Wains backside, directing her to move out of the way of the camera.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The only film directed by legendary stage director Harold Clurman.

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