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Born to Kill (3-May-1947)

Director: Robert Wise

Writers: Eve Greene; Richard Macaulay

From novel: Deadlier Than the Male by James Gunn

Music by: Paul Sawtell

Producer: Herman Schlom

Keywords: Crime, Film Noir

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Elisha Cook, Jr.
26-Dec-1903 18-May-1995 The Maltese Falcon
Audrey Long
14-Apr-1922   Born to Kill
Walter Slezak
3-May-1902 21-Apr-1983 Hitchcock's Lifeboat
Lawrence Tierney
15-Mar-1919 26-Feb-2002 Joe Cabot in Reservoir Dogs
Claire Trevor
8-Mar-1910 8-Apr-2000 Key Largo


Lawrence Tierney   ...   Sam
Claire Trevor   ...   Helen
Walter Slezak   ...   Arnett
Phillip Terry   ...   Fred
Audrey Long   ...   Georgia
Elisha Cook, Jr.   ...   Marty
Isabel Jewell   ...   Laury Palmer
Esther Howard   ...   Mrs. Kraft
Kathryn Card   ...   Grace
Tony Barrett   ...   Danny
Grandon Rhodes   ...   Insp. Wilson


Review by anonymous (posted on 10-Aug-2006)

Just saw this movie on TV and never heard of it before. - What a treat, even though I missed the beginning, but it was wonderful! So wonderfully sinister. Claire plays a wanton, amoral woman who truly aspires to "be good" and goes through all the motions, including acquiring a respectable high-society fiancee who will guide her on the path to goodness. But, as fate would have it, her animal attraction to her sister's new-found (but criminal) spouse is too much for her to overcome. - She and he become bewitched with an evil chemistry and, - well, watch the film. Golly, I wish TCM would let us know when this one is on again. It is certainly worth taping. - Nice supporting actors too, including, I think, Philip Terry, Joan Crawford's ex, as the erstwhile hero that cannot seduce Claire from her urges. Enjoy!

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