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Missing Women (1951)

After newlywed Claudia Rankin's husband is murdered, she sets out to avenge his killing by posing as a criminal and successfully infiltrating the gang of car thieves responsible for his death. However, this puts her own life in peril.

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Philip Ford

Writer:

John K. Butler
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Cast

Cast overview:
Penny Edwards ... Claudia Rankin
James Millican ... Hans Soderling
John Gallaudet ... Det. Kelleher
John Alvin ... Eddie Ennis
Fritz Feld ... Pierre
James Brown ... Sgt. Mike Pernell
Robert Shayne ... Cincotta
Marlo Dwyer ... May Berringer
William Forrest ... Capt. E.W. Wills
John Hedloe John Hedloe ... Phillip Rankin
Mary Alan Hokanson Mary Alan Hokanson ... Saleswoman
Patricia Joiner Patricia Joiner ... Frankie
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Claudia Rankin's husband of one hour is murdered after they stop on an isolated road. When the police appear, to her, to be taking their time about finding the killer, Claudia changes her name and appearance and starts her own investigation. Her disappearance becomes a problem for the Missing Person Department, and they track her down. They also discover just how close she is to the solution of her husband's murder, and the location of a gang of car hijackers who operate in remote "lover's lanes." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mulheres Desaparecidas See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Penny Edwards Find Out You Can Do A Lot With A Flat Tire
23 March 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Penny Edwards is on her honeymoon when her husband is killed by a carjacking ring. She can't identify anyone in the police files, but some discussion of the sorts of gangs that steal autos triggers something. She walks out of the police station, changes her clothes and hair, and goes underground looking for the men who murdered her husband. Meanwhile, the Missing Person squad is looking for her.

It's a decent way into this lone-women-against-the-crooks plot, and Miss Edwards offers a nice performance, changing her register as she changes her haircolor. There's the usual competent cast and crew that Republic had available to it when they weren't doing Vera Hruba Ralston movies: Fritz Feld, Robert Shayne and Phillip Van Zandt are a few of the names old movie buffs will recognize; and while Philip Ford may be better remembered for being John Ford's nephew and the AD on almost three dozen movies, his direction here is, as was common with Republic's better output, brisk and competent.


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