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Deadline at Dawn

1946 1h 23m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 58% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
A cabby (Paul Lukas) helps a New York dance-hall girl (Susan Hayward) look for clues to clear a sailor (Bill Williams) framed for murder. Read More Read Less

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Sean Axmaker Parallax View ... a film of shadows and secrets and moments of street poetry. Aug 11, 2010 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Though enjoyable by virtue of its distorted mise-en-scene, affection for NYC characters and its misplaced dialogue, this is not art but run-of-the-mill film noir. Rated: B Nov 10, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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scott F chicago Susan Hayward is gorgeous. I liked the movie it wasnt slow for me and the camera work is beautiful. I recommend it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review deke p GREAT 3 CAST: a young SUSAN H., a young BILL Wms (later TV KIT CARSON), & great PAUL LUKAS! I've see a couple times on THE MOVIE CHANNEL. SPOILER ALERT! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Great noir. Luv the dialog. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review s r I gave it a shot, it was alright. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Okay little noir about Susan Hayward helping naive wide eyed sailor Paul Lukas clear his name when he's suspected of murder. It's a nicely shot little noir and has some good moments of suspense and action, but the the story seemed a bit muddled. Written by respected playwright Clifford Odets during his time slumming it as a Hollywood screenwriter, adapting a Cornell Woolrigh story. This was the lone theatrical film by director Harold Clurman, who was a respected stage director. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Low-budget whodunit although you wouldn't notice this as it has a pace to it and a fair mix of interesting enough characters in a semi-gritty New York setting. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A cabby (Paul Lukas) helps a New York dance-hall girl (Susan Hayward) look for clues to clear a sailor (Bill Williams) framed for murder.
Director
Harold Clurman
Producer
Adrian Scott
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 2, 2018
Runtime
1h 23m