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Nocturne

  • Drama
  • 1946
  • Edwin L Marin
  • 87 mins
  • PG

Summary

A composer's death is officially judged a suicide, but a police detective is convinced of foul play. He discovers the deceased was a notorious ladies' man, so investigates the various women he had wronged and who may have cause to seek revenge - but his obsession with the case angers his superiors on the force. Mystery, starring George Raft and Lynn Bari.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

When a wealthy, cold-blooded composer is shot, the verdict is suicide. However, detective George Raft sets out to investigate further and comes to suspect glamorous starlet Lynn Bari of killing him. This glossy film noir, slickly directed by Edwin L Marin, offers an appealing performance from Raft in cultivated good-guy mode; it also features a catch of well-played red herrings, led by Virginia Huston, Joseph Pevney (who later turned to direction) and Diana Dors-lookalike Myrna Dell. As for the nocturne of the title, composed by Leigh Harline, it's rather good and features heavily in the plot.

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Cast

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Lt Joe WarneGeorge Raft
Frances RansomLynn Bari
Carol PageVirginia Huston
FingersJoseph Pevney
SusanMyrna Dell
Paul VincentEdward Ashley
HalbersonWalter Sande
Mrs WarneMabel Paige
TorpBernard Hoffman
QueenieQueenie Smith
GratzMack Gray

Crew

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DirectorEdwin L Marin

Details

Language
English
Formats
Black and white
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