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      Second Chance

      Released Jul 18, 1953 1h 21m Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 38% Audience Score 100+ Ratings After accidentally killing a man in the ring, boxer Rush Lambert (Robert Mitchum) needs to escape from his old life and regain his composure. Meanwhile, singer Clare Sinclair (Linda Darnell) is on the run from her gangster boyfriend, Vic Spilato, who wants to keep her from his murder trial. As the two cross paths in South America, Rush faces a whole new set of problems when Clare involves him in her affairs -- especially since hit man Cappy Gordon (Jack Palance) is on her trail. Read More Read Less

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      Manny Farber The Nation The actors apparently lose heart when they are shrouded in bad to fair photographic effects. Nov 24, 2020 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: B Mar 8, 2013 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews An enjoyable thriller that is told in a straight-forward manner. Rated: B- Dec 7, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A boxer (Robert Mitcham) fighting display bouts in Mexico hoping to get another shot in the big time gets involved with a former gangster's girl (Linda Darnell).\ To make sure she doesn't talk, gunman (Jack Palance) has been sent out but he's completely obsessed with her and wants her for himself. This strange triangle eventually resolves itself atop a dangling cable car. B grade noir-thriller filmed in 3D has some tough dialogue and the climax (even though featuring some dodgy effects) is worth a look. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member good plot and interesting Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Early 3D film that my grandfather made me watch just plain sucked. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Good little actioner, with a tense climax. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Despite the cast, there is nothing special in this story. Because it was filmed in 3-D, it has that washed-out/bleeding colour look of other films like Inferno and House of Wax. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After accidentally killing a man in the ring, boxer Rush Lambert (Robert Mitchum) needs to escape from his old life and regain his composure. Meanwhile, singer Clare Sinclair (Linda Darnell) is on the run from her gangster boyfriend, Vic Spilato, who wants to keep her from his murder trial. As the two cross paths in South America, Rush faces a whole new set of problems when Clare involves him in her affairs -- especially since hit man Cappy Gordon (Jack Palance) is on her trail.
      Director
      Rudolph Maté
      Producer
      Sam Wiesenthal, Howard Hughes
      Screenwriter
      Sydney Boehm, D.M. Marshman Jr., Oscar Millard, Robert Presnell Sr.
      Distributor
      RKO Radio Pictures
      Production Co
      RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 18, 1953, Wide
      Runtime
      1h 21m
      Sound Mix
      Mono