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Title: They Made me a Fugitive AKA I Became a Criminal (1947)
Post by: cigar joe on March 08, 2012, 12:58:50 PM
WOW!!!, I would almost call this the best British Noir, but I'd have to watch Night and the City again. Anyway this has two titles not to be confused with the Garfield flick of the same name. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039895/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039895/)

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/TheyMademeaCriminal.jpg)

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti, with Sally Gray, Trevor Howard, and Griffith Jones

Storyline from IMDb:

The London Underworld features in this dark and extremely gritty film noir. Trevor Howard plays a cynical ex-RAF flyer named  Morgan, bored with civilian life, he joins a break-in gang led by Narcy. On his first job, the getaway car crashes after killing a policeman. Morgan is framed as the driver and sent to jail. Seeking revenge, he escapes and heads for London. Along the way he's helped by a woman (Mrs. Fenshaw), who wants him to murder her husband. In London, Morgan is sheltered by Sally, who falls in love with him. He confronts Narcy and the gang in an abandoned warehouse. Brazilian Director Cavalcanti's great crime drama.

The London Gang in their funeral parlor HQ

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/TheyMademeaCriminal03.jpg)

Morgan (Howard) during his escape from prison

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/TheyMademeaCriminal07.jpg)

Narcy the Crime boss

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/TheyMademeaCriminal01.jpg)

Narcy roughing up Sally (Sally Gray)

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/TheyMademeaCriminal05.jpg)

The woman who makes an unusual request

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/TheyMademeaCriminal06.jpg)

Morgan getting his revenge

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/TheyMademeaCriminal02.jpg)

Its always great to find a Noir off most peoples radar. I enjoyed the story and the cinematography quite a bit the final sequences are a maze of dark alleys waterfronts and railroad viaducts, nice job. The final denouement atop the funeral parlor below.

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/TheyMademeaCriminal04.jpg)

I'll be looking to pick this one up when I can 10/10


Title: Re: They Made me a Criminal AKA I Became a Criminal (1947)
Post by: titoli on March 08, 2012, 02:28:36 PM
Anyway this has two titles not to be confused with the Garfield flick of the same name. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039895/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0039895/)


Judging by the title on the cover this would be quite difficult to confuse with the Garfield flick.  ???


Title: Re: They Made me a Criminal AKA I Became a Criminal (1947)
Post by: cigar joe on March 08, 2012, 03:03:16 PM
well

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/they-made-me-a-criminal.jpg)

and this variation on the title

(http://i841.photobucket.com/albums/zz337/cigarjoe/IBecameACriminal.jpg)


Title: Re: They Made me a Criminal AKA I Became a Criminal (1947)
Post by: titoli on March 08, 2012, 03:26:16 PM
I doubt that They Made me a Fugitive can be confused with They Made me a Criminal. Same goes for I Became a Criminal and TMMAC. You did though, apparently. ::)


Title: Re: They Made Me a Fugitive AKA I Became a Criminal (1947)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on February 02, 2015, 06:48:31 PM
I just saw this movie on TCM; I give it a 7.5/10 (Both image and sound quality were awful; perhaps that affected my rating.)
Sally Gray is smoking hot  :-*



Title: Re: They Made me a Fugitive AKA I Became a Criminal (1947)
Post by: Groggy on February 03, 2015, 04:21:13 PM
Saw this one a year or two ago, remember liking it a lot.


Title: Re: They Made me a Fugitive AKA I Became a Criminal (1947)
Post by: drinkanddestroy on February 03, 2015, 08:25:29 PM
Where did you guys see this - on TCM or on a DVD? Has a DVD of this been released? As I mentioned, the TCM print is atrocious; I would hope that there is a DVD out there that is of better quality.


Title: Re: They Made me a Fugitive AKA I Became a Criminal (1947)
Post by: cigar joe on February 04, 2015, 03:43:53 AM
A DVDr of an AVI file if I remember right.


Title: Re: They Made me a Fugitive AKA I Became a Criminal (1947)
Post by: Groggy on February 04, 2015, 04:21:34 PM
Where did you guys see this - on TCM or on a DVD? Has a DVD of this been released? As I mentioned, the TCM print is atrocious; I would hope that there is a DVD out there that is of better quality.

It was on Netflix streaming awhile back, don't know if it's still there.