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Title:Deadline At Dawn

Date: 1946
Type: Thriller
Rating: 3 Stars 3/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: Harold Clurman
Producer: Adrian Scott

A young sailor (Bill Williams) on leave meets a young woman (Lola Lane) and goes back to her flat, after a few drinks he cannot remember what happened but wakes up with a wad on money in his pocket. He goes back to the flat and finds her dead. He leaves and goes to a dance hall where he meets a dancer (Susan Hayward) and she agrees to help him find out who the murderer is and they are then helped by a taxi driver (Paul Lucas). This is a good piece of film noir, with lenty of minor characters and a nice twist in the plot plus an understated performance from an elegant Susan Hayward.


Susan HaywardSusan Hayward
Bill Williams
Paul LukasPaul Lukas
Joseph Calleia
Osa Massen
Lola Lane



RKO Radio Pictures
Deadline At Dawn