Dead Reckoning (1947)
Front Cover Actor
Humphrey Bogart Captain Warren 'Rip' Murdock
Lizabeth Scott Coral 'Dusty' Chandler
Morris Carnovsky Martinelli
Charles Cane Lieutenant Kincaid
William Prince Sergeant Johnny Drake/John Joseph Preston
Marvin Miller Krause
Wallace Ford McGee
James Bell Father Logan the Jumping Padre
George Chandler Louis Ord
Lillian Bronson Mrs. Putnam (scenes deleted)
Ruby Dandridge Hyacinth
William Forrest Lt. Col. Simpson
Elizabeth Scott
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard Bellboy
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Film-Noir; Mystery; Thriller
Director John Cromwell
Producer Sidney Biddell
Writer Gerald Drayson Adams; Sidney Biddell
Studio Columbia Pictures
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 40 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
The shadow of World War II falls over this stateside film noir thriller about a GI paratrooper (Humphrey Bogart) who trails his AWOL war buddy to a treacherous city populated by gamblers, goons, pug cops, and the smoky, suspicious Lizabeth Scott, a seductive femme who may be fatale. Bogie's tight lipped, war hardened intensity dominates the B roster of supporting actors (Morris Carnovsky as a finicky nightclub owner with a gambling sideline, Marvin Miller as his brutal baby-faced thug) and the plot echoes with elements of earlier Bogie classics The Big Sleep and The Maltese Falcon recast on a low budget. Scott is, for all her fog-voiced sultriness, no Lauren Bacall, but her mannered performance is appropriately ambiguous and the film's cynical edge, ruthless desperation, and tarnished view of small-time hoodlums with big dreams casts a darker shadow unique to Hollywood's postwar funk. --Sean Axmaker
Personal Details
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Index 1367
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/24/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.33:1
UPC 043396064195
Chapters
Release Date 1/14/03
Subtitles English; French; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Black & White Closed-captioned