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The Price of Fear (1956)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 13 March 1956 (USA)
The co-owner of a dog track is framed for two crimes: the shotgun killing of his ex-partner and the hit-and-run death of an elderly man.

Director:

Abner Biberman

Writers:

Dick Irving Hyland (story), Robert Tallman (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Merle Oberon ... Jessica Warren
Lex Barker ... Dave Barrett
Charles Drake ... Police Sgt. Pete Carroll
Gia Scala ... Nina Ferranti
Warren Stevens ... Frankie Edare
Phillip Pine ... Vince Burton
Mary Field ... Ruth McNab
Dan Riss ... Police Lt. Jim Walsh
Konstantin Shayne ... Bolasny
Stafford Repp ... Johnny McNab
Tim Sullivan Tim Sullivan ... Lou Belden
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Storyline

The co-owner of a racetrack discovers that his partner has sold out to a gangster. The gangster plans to take sole control of the track and plans to get rid of his new partner. The partner's problems are just beginning, though, as he finds himself involved with a beautiful woman who, unknown to him, was involved in a hit-and-run and is trying to set him up for the crime. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Hour by Hour the Net of Terror Tightens....Now There Is No Escape! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cry Innocent See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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According to the trailer on The Creature of the Black Lagoon Blu Ray, This played on a double bill with The Creature Walks Among Us. See more »

Quotes

Frankie Edare: That old man might just reover. Did you ever think of that?
Jessica Warren: He has regained consciousness. They don't expect him to last the night.
Frankie Edare: Oh... No, I prefer capital punishment. It's so nice and permanent.
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I Wanted to Like It
19 November 2019 | by arfdawg-1See all my reviews

I really did. But it is just way too slow. Where's the action? For film noir to work there has to be some conflict and drama. This film is a lot of talking. A bit of action, but mostly talking and talking.


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