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The Flame(1947)

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Shots are fired in a dark room and out walks George MacAllister(John Carroll)George goes to light up a smoke,but BANG,his victim shoots him in the back before he dies.George lights the cigarette as if nothing has happened.Before his death which George knows isnt far off,he tells his story in a flashback.

George is the half brother of Barry MacAlister(Robert Paige)a millionaire.George hates Barry and wants his money.

George gets his girlfriend,beautiful Carlotta Duvall(Vera Ralston)to act as Barrys nurse,but problems start when Carlotta falls for Barry.Crooked private detective,Ernie Hicks(Broderick Crawford)finds out and blackmail starts.

Great Film Noir.Also in castHenry Travers,Constance Dowling,Hattie MCDaniel,etc

If you liked Double Indemnity(1944)you should enjoy this.

 

 

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John Carroll once again steals the show(As he did in Flying Tigers and The Fabulous Texan)as spoiled,shifty George.

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