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Shoot to Kill

Released Mar 15, 1947 1h 4m Crime Drama List
Reviews 10% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings A newsman (Russell Wade) works with the secretary (Susan Walters) of a crooked prosecutor (Edmund MacDonald) to stop him. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Not a bad watch. Rated: C Apr 22, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

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nick s Some good intrigue and plot twists, but overall execution was a bit ham fisted. The story jumped ahead in places without a decent setup. Acting was patchy in places but not terrible. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 11/20/23 Full Review Gary D Interesting story especially for this time period. Featuring a strong , and intelligent female character. Enough to make this worth watching. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/14/22 Full Review Audience Member 1940's film noir is neither original nor suspenseful. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member good gangster B movie fare Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Generic film noir that's high on enthusiasm but low on everything else. Substandard production, direction and editing make it difficult to watch, not to mention a cast that's listed in the screen actor's directory under "Obscure". Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member A corrupt Assistant Distric Attorney (MacDonald) starts to aspire to true political and criminal greatness when his new secretary (Walters) encourages him to think big. But, she has an agenda of her own, and even as the ADA is playing various criminals against each other so he can emerge as the last man standing, other plans are being set into motion. "Shoot to Kill" is a fairly standard crime drama that's made interesting by some nice plot twists and a Big Reveal that is actually rather surprising. (I spent most of the film thinking that it was borrowing from Shakespear's "MacBeth", but it turned out I was wrong.) With fine performances by all actors (MacDonald and Walters in particular excel as a pair of devious, two-faced schemers that can't be trusted under any circimstances), and a fast-paced, clever plot where the standard issue wise-cracking reporter (Wade) has mercifully little actual screen-time, I think fans of classic crime dramas and film noir will find this a nice way to spend an hour. Shoot to Kill Starring: Edmund MacDonald, Russell Wade, Luana Walters, and Robert Kent Director: William Berke Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A newsman (Russell Wade) works with the secretary (Susan Walters) of a crooked prosecutor (Edmund MacDonald) to stop him.
Director
William Berke
Producer
William Berke
Screenwriter
Edwin V. Westrate
Production Co
Robert L. Lippert Productions
Genre
Crime, Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Mar 15, 1947, Limited
Release Date (Streaming)
Jul 1, 2016
Runtime
1h 4m
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