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The Gentleman from Nowhere (1948)

Security guard, wounded in a robbery of furs, arouses the suspicions of an insurance investigator.

Director:

William Castle

Writer:

Edward Anhalt (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warner Baxter ... Earl Donovan / Robert Ashton
Fay Baker ... Catherine Ashton
Luis Van Rooten Luis Van Rooten ... F.B. Barton
Charles Lane ... Fenmore
Wilton Graff ... Larry Hendricks
Grandon Rhodes ... Edward Dixon
Noel Madison ... Vincent Sawyer
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Security guard, wounded in a robbery of furs, arouses the suspicions of an insurance investigator.

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SEEKING VENGEANCE...WOULD HE FIND LOVE...or MURDER? (original print ad - mostly caps)

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El muerto regresa See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Pretty good Baxter crime drama
20 April 2009 | by 16mmRaySee all my reviews

Taking a break from his CRIME DOCTOR series, Warner Baxter stars in this Columbia "B" as a man hired to impersonate a missing embezzler. There are multiple plot twists in this William Castle drama and an excellent cast of supporting characters. Luis Van Rooten, a fixture on radio during the late 40's and 50's, adds a nice off-the-beaten path quality to his role of an insurance investigator. Charles Lane has an unusually meaty role as the attorney for a chemical corporation. The main problem with the film is that the denouement occurs in the blink of an eye and you're not really sure how the mystery was solved. Also, Warner Baxter seems genuinely tired as an actor rather than as the character he is portraying. But overall it's worth a look.


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