Blackmail (1947 film)

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Blackmail (1947 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Lesley Selander
Produced by William J. O'Sullivan
Screenplay by Royal K. Cole
Albert DeMond
Story by Robert Leslie Bellem
Starring William Marshall
Adele Mara
Ricardo Cortez
Cinematography Reggie Lanning
Edited by Tony Martinelli
Republic Pictures
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • July 24, 1947 (1947-07-24) (United States)
Running time
67 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Blackmail is a 1947 American film noir crime film directed by Lesley Selander starring William Marshall, Adele Mara and Ricardo Cortez.[1] The lead character is based on a pulp magazine hero Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective.


A shamus is approached by an entertainment executive to stop a blackmail plot against him.



When released the New York Times gave the film a mixed review, writing, "Evidently the writers and/or Republic, the manufacturer, were convinced that some fast dialogue would enhance the rather confused goings on. But this yarn about a California playboy who becomes involved with shakedown artists and is aided by a brash, private investigator needed more than an occasional bright quip to keep things clear and moving."[2]


  1. ^ Blackmail on IMDb .
  2. ^ The New York Times film review, August 5, 1947. Last accessed: February 26, 2011.

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