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Follow Me Quietly (1949)

An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.

Director:

Richard Fleischer (as Richard O. Fleischer)

Writers:

Lillie Hayward (screenplay), Francis Rosenwald (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ... Police Lt. Harry Grant
Dorothy Patrick ... Ann Gorman
Jeff Corey ... Police Sgt. Art Collins
Nestor Paiva ... Benny
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Police Insp. Mulvaney
Paul Guilfoyle ... Overbeck
Edwin Max ... Charlie Roy aka The Judge
Frank Ferguson ... J.C. McGill
Marlo Dwyer ... Waitress
Archie Twitchell ... Dixon (as Michael Branden)
Douglas Spencer ... Phony Judge
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Storyline

For six months, a strangler has terrorized the city. Calling himself The Judge, he's a self-appointed destroyer of 'evil' who only strikes on rainy nights. Police Lieut. Harry Grant is obsessed with catching him but has failed so far, despite varied clues. And now Harry is further hampered by attractive tabloid reporter Ann Gorman dogging his footsteps. Compactly crafted film with some effective thrills. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Police baffled by the FACELESS KILLER!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Follow Me Quietly See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Filmed in only sixteen days. See more »

Goofs

When Grant is in his office and talking to what is supposed to be the "Judge" dummy; the dummy is seated with its back turned to Grant and is wearing its original pin-striped suit. But as Grant continues speaking to the dummy; a partial shot of dummy's front side is shown and now the dummy is wearing a different suit. It turns out that the "dummy" is a real person pretending to be the judge dummy. However real or not, the same object is shown wearing two different suits. See more »

Quotes

Police Lt. Harry Grant: We struck pay dirt.
Police Sgt. Art Collins: Yeah, if he buys his magazines here, he probably lives somewhere nearby.
Police Lt. Harry Grant: Well, we'll check the laundries, poolrooms, markets, saloons.
Police Sgt. Art Collins: It's a cinch. All we have to do is turn the neighborhood upside down, then shake all the buildings until he falls out of one of them.
Police Lt. Harry Grant: Let's start shaking.
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Taut B mystery
6 July 2001 | by missy_baxterSee all my reviews

Normally lightweight William Lundigan is quite good as the hero cop of this quickie programmer. The rest of the cast is also quite good and the suspense remains high throughout. The plot is deceptively simple which is what makes the whole thing work in this atmospheric thriller. The only disappointment you'll have is that it's over so quickly.


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