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Destination: Murder

1950 1h 12m Crime Drama List
Reviews 24% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
Laura Mansfield (Joyce Mackenzie) catches a glimpse of mob hit man Jackie Wales (Stanley Clements) after he shoots her businessman father. At the police station, Laura identifies Jackie as the murderer, but the policeman in charge of the case, Lt. Brewster (James Flavin), lets him go, citing a lack of corroborating evidence. Outraged, Laura worms her way into the unsuspecting Jackie's heart, trying to snare him and mob-connected club owner Armitage (Albert Dekker) in her trap. Read More Read Less

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Michael E. Grost Classic Film and Television Likable little film noir with a gutsy heroine and an unusually diverse group of bad guys. Jan 31, 2012 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A snappy B-film crime thriller from RKO that is only enjoyable because the story is so quirky. Rated: C Apr 26, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D It's heroin seems to be an afterthought. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 06/22/23 Full Review Audience Member It's hard not to like this little B-noir. Some of it has to do with seeing the absolute awful acting choices made by Joyce MacKenzie. It's as if she director Edward L. Cahn told her pretend you can't stand a word of English when your co-star asks you a simple question. But, this little film offers more than questionable acting choices. Lovers of 40s, 50s pulpy crimes stories will embrace. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review deke p some vintage L.A. City Hall scenes, before it was dwarfed. A complex gangster story, and some hard to believe. Kind of interesting. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Rather interesting low-budget noir with unlikely situations--Quickie Noir has Its Moments!! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Decent b-movie noir, with a bit of a lackluster plot, but it's enjoyable enough. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Not a great noir, but it has some nice touches, like using music to drown out someone getting roughed-up, decade and half before Sergio Leone would use it in The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. I also enjoyed the musical performance of Steve Gibson and the Redcaps. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Laura Mansfield (Joyce Mackenzie) catches a glimpse of mob hit man Jackie Wales (Stanley Clements) after he shoots her businessman father. At the police station, Laura identifies Jackie as the murderer, but the policeman in charge of the case, Lt. Brewster (James Flavin), lets him go, citing a lack of corroborating evidence. Outraged, Laura worms her way into the unsuspecting Jackie's heart, trying to snare him and mob-connected club owner Armitage (Albert Dekker) in her trap.
Director
Edward L. Cahn
Production Co
Edward L. Cahn Productions
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 12m