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99 River Street (1953)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 11 September 1953 (USA)
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A former boxer turned cab driver has to hide from the police when his badgering wife is murdered by the jewel thief she was having an affair with.

Director:

Phil Karlson

Writers:

Robert Smith (screenplay), George Zuckerman (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Payne ... Ernie Driscoll
Evelyn Keyes ... Linda James
Brad Dexter ... Victor Rawlins
Frank Faylen ... Stan Hogan
Peggie Castle ... Pauline Driscoll
Jay Adler ... Christopher
Jack Lambert ... Mickey
Glenn Langan ... Lloyd Morgan (as Glen Langan)
Eddy Waller ... Pop Durkee
John Daheim John Daheim ... Bud (as John Day)
Ian Wolfe ... Waldo Daggett
Peter Leeds Peter Leeds ... Nat Finley
William Tannen ... Director
Gene Reynolds ... Chuck
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Storyline

Having lost his heavyweight championship match, boxer Ernie Driscoll now drives a taxi for a living and earns the scorn of his nagging wife, Pauline, who blames him for her lack of social status. Involved with jewel thief Victor Rawlins, Pauline is murdered by him when she impedes his ability to fence the jewels. Blamed for his wife's murder, Ernie must track down Rawlins before he leaves the country. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Rips into you like a double-crossing dame! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crosstown See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $5 Ernie spends for the box of candy would equate to about $48 in 2019. See more »

Goofs

When Ernie is waiting at the bar for Pauline, the bartender takes his beer bottle but in the next scene from the view of the bartender, the bottle is still on the bar in front of Ernie. See more »

Quotes

Ernie Driscoll: There are worse things than murder. You can kill someone an inch at a time.
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Connections

References A Night at the Opera (1935) See more »

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Terse example of rough & tumble 50s noir
13 July 1999 | by Eddie-102See all my reviews

This might be Phil Karlson's tightest, most satisfying film.

John Payne and Evelyn Keyes play it in the best pulp tradition, with Keyes especially enjoyable in a couple of marvelous set-pieces, one in an empty theater and the other a greasy-spoon diner where she really vamps it up with Brad Dexter. Too bad Keyes dropped out of pictures in the mid-50s.


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