Fall Guy (1947 film)

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Fall Guy
Fall Guy 1947 Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Reginald Le Borg
Produced by Walter Mirisch
Screenplay by Jerry Warner
John O'Dea
Based on Novel: Cocaine 
by Cornell Woolrich
Starring Leo Penn
Robert Armstrong
Teala Loring
Music by Edward J. Kay
Cinematography Mack Stengler
Edited by William Austin
Distributed by Monogram Pictures
Release dates
  • March 15, 1947 (1947-03-15) (United States)
Running time 64 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Fall Guy is a 1947 American crime film noir directed by Reginald Le Borg. The drama features Leo Penn, Robert Armstrong and Teala Loring. The film is based on Cornell Woolrich's short story, "Cocaine."[1]


With no memory of the night in question and a few clues, a man tries to prove he did not murder an attractive woman.



Film critic Dennis Schwartz, gave the film a favorable review, writing, "This low budget Monogram film noir has a pleasing moody visual style and the usual dark noir theme of an innocent man trapped by circumstances beyond his control. A minor B-film, but it had some zip."[2]


  1. ^ Fall Guy at the Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ Schwartz, Dennis. Ozus' World Movie Reviews, film review, May 5, 2002. Last accessed: February 26, 2011.

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