Blackmail (1947 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Lesley Selander|
|Produced by||William J. O'Sullivan|
Royal K. Cole|
|Story by||Robert Leslie Bellem|
|Edited by||Tony Martinelli|
|Distributed by||Republic Pictures|
Blackmail is a 1947 American film noir crime film directed by Lesley Selander starring William Marshall, Adele Mara and Ricardo Cortez. 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.
- William Marshall as Dan Turner
- Adele Mara as Sylvia Duane
- Ricardo Cortez as Ziggy Cranston
- Grant Withers as Police Inspector Donaldson
- Stephanie Bachelor as Carla
- Richard Fraser as Antoine le Blanc
- Roy Barcroft as Spice Kellaway
- George J. Lewis as Blue Chip Winslow
- Gregory Gaye as Jervis
- Tristram Coffin as Pinky
- Eva Novak as Mamie, the Maid
- Bud Wolfe as Gomez
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."
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