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The Crooked Way

Post by Bruce R on Sat Jul 01, 2017 1:21 pm

Really enjoyed the 1949 noir, THE CROOKED WAY.  Stars John Payne, Sonny Tufts, and Ellen Drew.

John Payne plays an amnesic veteran Eddie Rice, who runs afoul of mobster Vince Alexander (Sonny Tufts) and police inspector Lt. Williams (Rhys Williams). Both the crooks and the cops seem to have good reason to despise Rice, and he'd like to find out why. He won't get any help from his wife Nina (Ellen Drew), however, since she is as hostile towards Rice as everyone else.

Payne does a fine job in noirs and this one is no exception.

There's lots of familiar faces in this one, so it's almost like a family reunion.

Keaney gave it a 2.5 and I'd give it that or a bit higher.  Recommended.

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