1 year ago
Guilty Bystander (1950) Cliip
Zachary ScottFaye EmersonMary BolandSam LeveneJ. Edward BrombergKay MedfordDennis PatrickPublic Domain
Max Thursday (Zachary Scott) is an alcoholic former cop living in a rundown hotel owned by his friend Smitty. He gets a visit from his ex-wife Georgia. Her brother Fred Mace and their son Jeff are missing. Apparently, Jeff has been kidnapped and Fred is somehow involved.
In this harsh pulpy noir Zachary Scott is acting with all his chops. It has the brutality and hard-talk for the standard noir B-movie. I like many of the New York City exteriors. They're low rent and outside the normal glamor locations. It's a gritty film noir crime B-movie.
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