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A Man Betrayed (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 7 March 1941 (USA)
A small-town attorney comes to the city to investigate the murder of a friend and falls in love with the daughter of the crime ring he hopes to expose.

Director:

John H. Auer

Writers:

Isabel Dawn (screenplay), Jack Moffitt (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Wayne ... Lynn Hollister
Frances Dee ... Sabra Cameron
Edward Ellis ... Tom Cameron aka Boss Cameron
Wallace Ford ... Casey
Ward Bond ... Floyd
Harold Huber ... Morris Slade
Alexander Granach ... T. Amato
Barnett Parker ... George - Cameron's Butler
Edwin Stanley Edwin Stanley ... Prosecutor (as Ed Stanley)
Tim Ryan ... Mr. Wilson
Harry Hayden ... Langworthy
Russell Hicks ... C.R. Pringle
Pierre Watkin ... Governor
Ferris Taylor ... Mayor
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Storyline

Country lawyer Lynn Hollister comes to the city to investigate the murder of a friend found shot after spending the evening in The Inferno, a night club that fronts for an illicit gambling operation. It is covertly run by an affable but corrupt politician, 'Boss' Tom Cameron, who uses voter fraud to maintain influence on city hall and the governor's mansion. Hollister learns that his friend was a winner in a dice game on the night of the murder and threatened exposure of Cameron's vice racket. Complications arise when other underworld forces vie to take over Cameron's operation, and Holister falls in love with Cameron's beautiful daughter. Written by duke1029

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Taglines:

Fearless! Stalking his prey in a stronghold of corruption...Daring death for the woman he loves! (original poster)

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

The order Sabra gives in the club is a French 75, a cocktail comprised of gin, Champagne, lemon juice and sugar. See more »

Goofs

A wire can be seen attached to the speech papers. The papers are supposed to be blown away by an electric fan. See more »

Quotes

Boss Thomas 'Tom' Cameron: Everybody has to start by knocking on some doors.
Sabra Cameron: But they don't have to break them down.
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Crazy Credits

Very near the end of the film where it shows all the luggage is marked "Spring Valley" even on the motorcycle policemen's motorcycle, then on the last policeman's back is a package marked "The End". See more »

Connections

References I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
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Traditional
Played as part of the score twice
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A charming performance
24 March 2004 | by mawebringSee all my reviews

John Wayne has the ability to shine through even the poorest of scripts. Its an interesting story where the Duke has to deal with his morals and conscience when moving to a corrupt city and falls in love with a dirty politicians daughter.

Francis Dee and Wayne have good on screen chemistry but this can be seen as the strength of Waynes acting rather Dees performance.

The show has the classic 40s slapstick comic relief. If you want to sit with some Wayne nostalgia then you will enjoy this movie. But if your looking for an exciting story with a well written script and good acting, then don't rush to this movie. It not a classic of the 40s, but its a classic example of 40s movies :-)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 March 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wheel of Fortune See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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