Abandoned (1949 film)

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Abandoned 1949 film.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Joseph M. Newman
Produced by Jerry Bresler
Screenplay by Irwin Gielgud
Starring Dennis O'Keefe
Gale Storm
Marjorie Rambeau
Raymond Burr
Jeff Chandler
Music by Walter Scharf
Cinematography William H. Daniels
Edited by Edward Curtiss
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release dates
  • October 26, 1949 (1949-10-26) (United States)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Abandoned is a 1949 American crime film noir directed by Joseph M. Newman.[1] The drama features Dennis O'Keefe, Gale Storm, and others.[2]


A woman's sister goes missing in Los Angeles. She goes to city hall to see if she can get any information about her disappearance. Although the police at first can't assist she does get support from a local crime reporter. The two investigate the disappearance which leads them to a shady detective and a black-market baby ring.



Critical response[edit]

A.W., writing for The New York Times called the film a "briskly-paced thriller" but said the movie "proceeds along conventional melodramatic lines".[3]

This was Chandler's first film for Universal under a long term contract, and the positive response to his performance began his graduation into leading roles.[4]


  1. ^ Silver, Alain (2010). Film Noir: The Encyclopedia. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-7156-3880-4. 
  2. ^ Abandoned at the American Film Institute Catalog.
  3. ^ New York Times. Film review, October 27, 1949.
  4. ^ Hopper, Hedda. Chicago Daily Tribune (1923-1963), "Jeff Chandler Man of Many Faces: He Can Play Any Kind of Character Role, an is a Glamor Guy, Too." Chicago, Ill. May 6, 1951: c8. Hedda Hopper Writes of Jeff Chandler.

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