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Plot: Rip Murdock and Johnny Darke are en route to Washington when Johnny disappears and then turns up dead. Rip learns that Johnny had been accused of murder and sets out to find out what he can. He falls in love with Coral whose husband Johnny is supposed to have killed. Written by Ed Stephan Runtime: 100 min Release Date: 18 Jan 1947
One of Bogart's best, a brutal Film Noir with a surprising ending, & filled with sharp, witty dialog. Lizabeth has never looked more beautiful than here, & although her acting ability is overmatched by Bogart, she would improve in her later films & she's adequate in this role. There's glimpses of the basic "Maltese Falcon" plot here: Bogey searches out & seeks revenge for his partner, even some of the dialog is similar in that respect. If you like Bogart or if you like Film Noir, you can't go wrong with this one! And by the way, this is a REAL Film <more>
Noir, not in the newer use of this phrase recently, people have been calling any B&W crime drama made in the 1940s a "Film Noir" . This film has all the classic Film Noir elements: lots of shadows & stark contrasts in the beginning, Bogart speaks from shadows so dark that one can hardly see his face , a spoken narrative, a "hero" who works outside the law, a murder mystery, & a heroine who may not be a heroine.
Magnificent Film-Noir One of the Best I Have Ever Seen (by claudio_carvalho)
In one night after the Second World War, Capt. Warren 'Rip' Murdock Humphrey Bogart goes to a Catholic church and confess to a priest that he has been chased by the police and gangsters, and he would like to clean the name of his best friend, Sgt. Johnny Drake/John Joseph Preston Wiliam Prince . He explained that Johnny was in love of a woman, Coral 'Dusty' Chandler Lizabeth Scott . When they returned to USA, through the airport of La Guardia N.Y. , they were confidentially sent by train to Washington. When they found that they would be decorated for their performances in <more>
the war, Johnny rushed to another train and vanished. Murdock decided to investigate the reason for such a behavior, and found in an old newspaper that Johnny was accused of murdering Coral's husband some years ago, and he had enlisted the Army with a false name, trying to escape from the crime. He moved to St. Louis, trying to meet Johnny, but instead he confronted a powerful mobster, Martinelli Morris Carnovisky , had trouble with the local police and felt in love with Carol. "Dead Reckoning" is an authentic film-noir, with all the necessary "ingredients": the fatal woman, lots of money, sordid environment, crimes and dirty cops. However, the story of "Dead Reckoning" is magnificently developed in flashbacks and is very engaging, with many plot points, having a wonderful black and white photography, using perfectly the effects of the shadows, a very gorgeous actress Lizabeth Scott with a beautiful voice and Humphrey Bogart, my favorite actor ever. The dialogs are fantastic, having very sharp lines. I really liked this unknown film a lot, and I believe that fans of film-noir will certainly appreciate it. My vote is ten.Title Brazil : "Confissão" "Confession"
Really good Bogie film, but I still feel that it has a lot of similarities to The Big Sleep and The Maltese Falcon. Bogie is good in this classic film-noir and I enjoyed watching him, just like I enjoyed the plot and Lizabeth Scott, although I prefer Mary Astor, Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall of course more in the other Bogie films. Scott was a bit cold at times.This is a good movie, but if you are looking for a top-notch really awesome film-noir, then watch The Big Sleep or The Maltese Falcon, cause they are great. But if you love Bogie and just want to watch his movies, then see this <more>
Don't upset Bogie, the madder the tougher. (by michaelRokeefe)
Geronimo. Exceptional Film-Nior starring Humphrey Bogart hard and rugged as ever. Bogie plays Captain 'Rip' Murdoch, who is traveling to Washington, D.C. with fellow paratrooper Johnny Drake William Prince to accept their Medals of Honor. Drake disappears and 'Rip' follows him to his hometown where he discovers that he has been burnt to a crisp in a questionable auto accident. Murdoch searching for the truth meets with Drake's girlfriend 'Dusty' Lizabeth Scott and immediately gets involved in blackmail and murder. Very good performances from Bogart and the <more>
husky-voiced Scott. Plenty of suspense and cigarette smoke. Other players: Morris Carnovsky, Marvin Miller and Wallace Ford.
This is one of my favourite Bogie films. Shot in starkly lit black and white film and co-starring the sexy Lizabeth Scott. Okay Scott isn't quite Becall but there is certainly movie magic between the two stars. Bogie turns detective to try to find his missing pal who turns up burnt to a crisp in the local ice-box. His trail leads to a local gangster and a sexy ex girlfriend played by Scott for whom Bogie quickly gets the hots for. The movie is narrated by Bogie who is retelling his tale to a priest at the beginning of the film. It really is a dark tale full of smokey nightclub scenes and <more>
darkly lit streets with bulky 1930's American cars with glaring headlights cutting through the gloomy nighlife evoked in this fantastic film noir !
Bogey is in top form, and Lizbeth Scott matches him measure for measure in this quintessential film noir. I have somewhat mixed feelings about writing this rave, because this is one of the more misogynistic movies of all time, but it is so terrific I have to put politics aside. The pacing and direction is taut, every little touch is perfect. And it packs an emotional wallop. Great use of shading throughout. If you like film noir at all, this is a must-see!
Postwar Bogart in a Derivative Yet Gripping Film Noir (by dtb)
If Humphrey Bogart had ever decided to film one of Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer thrillers, it would have turned out something like 1947's DEAD RECKONING. Although it's not actually based on a book, John Cromwell's tautly-directed film noir owes more than a little of its plotting and characterization to earlier classic crime novels-turned-classic Bogart movies. Indeed, when my husband Vin entered the room while the film was on, he began watching it with me and soon asked, "Is this THE BIG SLEEP, or THE MALTESE FALCON?" However, DEAD RECKONING is steeped in the kind <more>
of bitter post-war viciousness that distinguished Mickey Spillane's writing -- not that there's anything wrong with that! :- Bogart commands the screen as Rip Murdock, a former Army paratrooper lots of colorful references to parachutes and jumping here and one of the most misogynistic good guys he ever played not that you can blame Rip, after the wringer he's put through in this film . Captain Rip starts out trying to find out why his Sergeant and pal Johnny Drake William Prince has a Yale pin with the name "John Joseph Preston" on it, and more importantly, why Johnny bolts rather than accept the Congressional Medal of Honor for his wartime heroism. Rip's investigation leads him to Gulf City, Tropical Paradise of the South don't take my word for it, check out the neon sign in the upper right-hand corner of the screen in the opening establishing shot :- , where he's quickly sucked into a whirlpool of secrets, double-crossing, murder, and such inventive mayhem as tossing napalm-powered Molotov cocktails at sinister smoothie Morris Carnovsky and his psycho henchman Marvin THE MILLIONAIRE Miller to make them talk. Standing in for quintessential Bogart leading lady Lauren Bacall and original leading lady Rita Hayworth, who was hung up making THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI is Lizabeth Scott as mysterious chanteuse Coral Chandler, the kind of dame guys go gaga for against their better judgment she's got so many pet names from her various beaus that the first time I saw the film, I wasn't quite sure if her name was "Coral," "Dusty," or, of all things, "Mike"! . While Scott's no Bacall don't get me wrong, Scott fans, I like her, but to my ears, her husky voice always sounds more phlegmy than sultry. Every time Scott speaks, I half-expect someone to offer her a cough drop! , she's certainly chock full of luminous blonde beauty, plus Scott has an air of wounded vulnerability that makes me empathize with her in spite of myself. Sometimes the film is gloriously, deliriously nutzoid. For instance, Bogart's speech to Scott early on about how men should be able to reduce women to pocket-size when necessary, and Scott's interpretation of this theory, must be heard to be believed. But when DEAD RECKONING works, it's dynamite literally, when Bogart and Scott join forces with safecracker/explosives expert Wallace Ford ! Even when things get ugly, this movie is always gorgeous to look at, thanks to the stunning use of shadows and light in Leo Tover's black-and-white photography. If you love Bogart and you like your film noir grim yet glamorous and over-the-top at times, DEAD RECKONING is well worth a look.
One can't help wondering, while watching this movie, whether one has seen it before. Not for the first time is Bogart out to avenge a friend's death. He's gone after polished, Continental Mr. Big types before, too; and Lizabeth Scott looks an awful lot like Lauren Bacall. Some of the dialogue seems to have been lifted in toto from earlier Bogart films. Yet for all this, Dead Reckoning is still entertaining. Its cliches are at least agreeably packaged, and the setting, the Gulf Coast South, is unusual. Bogart brings sublime integrity to his world-weary and life-battered persona, <more>
and however artificial and predictable the story might be, the star's authenticity is absolute. One believes what's going on because one believes Bogart. This kind of thriller, which now falls under the general rubric of film noir, was losing a little steam by this time. For one thing, Morris Carnovksy's character of Martinelli had been done to death in the previous five years by everyone from Sydney Greenstreet to Otto Kruger. Marvin Miller's hulking, seemingly emotionally disturbed thug had become a commonplace fixture in such films; and while Miller is unique in his heavy-set, Orson Wellesian appearance, there's little that's new here, either. One can imagine script conferences of the day, with young screenwriters falling over one another trying to come up with a new psychological "complex" for the bad guy to be suffering from. Fortunately for the viewer, cliched though this movie is, it was made with extreme professionalism. Leo Tover's cinematography is understated, and nicely suggests the equatorial. John Cromwell was an old stage and movie pro by this time, though his usual magical touch with actors failed him with Miss Scott, he handles the tough guy stuff with suave authority.
The one liners; the dialogue that stops mid sentence; the black & white look; tough double crossin dames. This is great film noir or whatever its called. Bogey gets even. And Lizbeth Scott has the best voice this side of L. Bacall. Nice overbite. This is a good one to curl up and watch with the rain pounding outside. Too bad I live in this God forsaken So Cal where it never rains.