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The Invisible Wall (1947)

Passed | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 15 October 1947 (USA)
When a mob boss sends gambler Harry Lane to Vegas to deliver 20K to a contact, Harry gambles the money away and must somehow recover it before getting into trouble with his employer.

Director:

Eugene Forde

Writers:

Arnold Belgard (screenplay), Howard J. Green (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Don Castle ... Harry Lane
Virginia Christine ... Mildred Elsworth
Richard Gaines ... Richard Elsworth
Arthur Space ... Roy Hanford
Edward Keane ... Marty Floyd
Jeff Chandler ... Al Conway
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Bledsoe
Harry Cheshire ... Eugene Hamilton
Rita Duncan Rita Duncan ... Alice Jamison
Harry Shannon ... Det. Capt. R.W. Davis
Earle S. Dewey Earle S. Dewey ... Dr. Winters (as Earl Dewey)
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A former GI returning from the war gets back his old job working for a bookie. Dispatched by the bookie to deliver $20,000 to a contact in Las Vegas, he foolishly loses some of the money at the gambling tables, then loses the rest of it to a conman. His attempts to recover the money result in his getting involved in mistaken identity and murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Booze-Blondes-Bullets. The direct trail to skid row !

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zidul invizibil See more »

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Mono | Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final film of veteran "B" director Eugene Forde. See more »

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Why Struggle When There's No Problem?
19 September 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Don Castle gets out of prison and goes back to work for boss gambler Edward Keane. He's sent to Las Vegas to pay off a high roller, but gets taken by a con man, kills the con man, imitates the con man and hooks up with the con man's widow, Virginia Christine. At that point, earlier plot lines are abandoned by fiat.

Eugene Forde's last movie is a ramshackle affair that has some nice performances, but little in the way of a plot that makes much sense. Jeff Chandler and Mary Gordon are in it, although they don't have any scenes together. It's one of those movies where the protagonists identify a problem, prepare to fight it, take a hearty swing at it, only to find there's is no problem. In the end, it's a bore.


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