6.4/10
81
8 user 2 critic

Close-Up (1948)

After his photo is accidentally taken, that someone will do everything in his power to get hold of the negative.

Director:

Jack Donohue

Writers:

John Bright (screenplay), Jack Donohue (additional dialogue) | 3 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Suspect (1944)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An unhappily married man begins a flirtation with a younger woman. When his wife threatens to ruin her, he decides to take action.

Director: Robert Siodmak
Stars: Charles Laughton, Ella Raines, Dean Harens
White Fire (1953)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

American Gregor Stevens arrives in London searching for his brother who, unknown to him, has been convicted of a murder and is within three days of being executed. He meets Yvonne Durante, ... See full summary »

Director: John Gilling
Stars: Scott Brady, Mary Castle, John Blythe
The Pretender (1947)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Kenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker, steals funds from an estate and decides to marry the heiress, Claire Worthington (Catherine Craig), to safeguard his position. He arranges for her ... See full summary »

Director: W. Lee Wilder
Stars: Albert Dekker, Catherine Craig, Charles Drake
Manhandled (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The secretary to a phony psychiatrist finds herself caught up in the murder of a patient's wife and realizes that her life is also in danger.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Dan Duryea, Dorothy Lamour, Sterling Hayden
Close-Up (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

"CLOSE-UP" is a dramatic feature film told through the eyes of a failed Philadelphia actor who has succumbed to drug addiction. Our story follows him during the Holidays as he desperately ... See full summary »

Director: Jose E. Cruz Jr.
Stars: Shaun Paul Costello, Valentina Mohle, Alan Ruck
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man dreams he committed murder, then begins to suspect it was real.

Director: Maxwell Shane
Stars: Paul Kelly, DeForest Kelley, Ann Doran
The Big Bluff (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When a scheming fortune hunter finds his rich wife is not going to die as expected, he and his lover make other plans to get her millions.

Director: W. Lee Wilder
Stars: John Bromfield, Martha Vickers, Robert Hutton
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Police lieutenant Sam Carson investigates a political murder after the victim is dumped at the door of police headquarters.

Director: Otto Brower
Stars: Carole Landis, William Gargan, Richard Crane
Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A private detective finds himself with a perfect new secretary. But after a notorious gossip columnist turns up murdered, she may prove too good to be true.

Director: Philip Ford
Stars: Adele Mara, Warren Douglas, William Frawley
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Comedy about an invisible man.

Director: D. Ross Lederman
Stars: Jeffrey Lynn, Jane Wyman, Edward Everett Horton
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An out-of-work architect meets a married woman who has a business proposition for him. The architect begins to suspect the woman's interest in him is not just financial and may actually be deadly.

Director: Paul Guilfoyle
Stars: Angela Lansbury, Keith Andes, Douglass Dumbrille
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An ex-soldier and his new girlfriend comb France for a valuable relic...which others are willing to kill for.

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Glenn Ford, Geraldine Brooks, Cedric Hardwicke
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Alan Baxter ... Phil Sparr
Virginia Gilmore ... Peggy Lake
Richard Kollmar Richard Kollmar ... Martin Beaumont
Loring Smith Loring Smith ... Harry Avery
Phillip Huston Phillip Huston ... Joseph Gibbons
Joey Faye Joey Faye ... Roger
Russell Collins ... Beck
Michael Wyler Michael Wyler ... Fredericks
Sid Melton ... Stanislaus Kranobowsky - Cabbie
Wendell K. Phillips Wendell K. Phillips ... Harold (as Wendell Phillips)
Erin Selwyn Erin Selwyn ... Bessie, Receptionist (as Erin O'Kelly)
Jimmy Sheridan Jimmy Sheridan ... Jimmy (as James Sheridan)
Marcia Walter Marcia Walter ... Rita
Edit

Storyline

After his photo is accidentally taken, that someone will do everything in his power to get hold of the negative.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Thrill-a-minute close-up of MURDER!


Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billedet der dræber See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Eagle-Lion's Manhattan-based New York headquarters serve as headquarters for Argus Newsreel. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Another Alan and a clown less might have done the trick
5 November 2008 | by VanheesBenoitSee all my reviews

Without realizing it, two newsreel reporters took pictures of a surviving nazi-leader in front of a bank, while filming fashion mannequins in the streets of New York. The German, who was thought to have died during the war, was inquiring if he could recuperate a large sum of money. He needs it, to be able to continue Hitler's dream after the dictator's death. He is helped by a criminal gang, which is only in it for a slice of the money, not for political reasons. Hal Ericson's description in the All Movie Guide of the gang as being a "secret neo-nazi gang" is therefor incorrect. The gang will make several attempts to recuperate the film and its negatives, including by kidnapping one of the reporters. The boss of the two reporters however discovers whose face has been captured on the newsreel, and contacts the authorities.

The problem with this rare B movie is that it just can't decide whether it wants to be a kind of political thriller, a crime movie or some kind of comedy. The final result therefor isn't very bright, without being terrible at the same time. The movie sure is watchable till the predictable end, but well... The script isn't always very convincing or logical. While the Nazi leader's henchman doesn't hesitate to kill one of the criminals, the 'hero' has more luck, and only gets knocked out with a gun on his head. Dialogs are quite poor, no cute « one-liners », no quick exchanges of wisecracks etc. Well, the hero's colleague is trying to be a funny guy every now and then, but the movie would have done perfectly well without this kind of clowning.

Alan Baxter may be in the words of Hal Ericson a "character actor", but you won't see very much of it in this movie. Alan Ladd playing like he played in The Glass Key though would have made a good choice. That would have given the movie that extra status it desperately needed to rise above its mediocrity. The soundtrack doesn't help either. While the main title track you'll hear while the names of the actors are shown is OK, the music during the key moments of the movie doesn't support the action. I'd rather qualify it as simply irritating. I'd give it a 6/10


9 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed