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: Under the Gun (1951)  ( 355 )
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« : July 21, 2021, 06:22:15 AM »

This is actually a prison movie with a frame which, plotwise, makes little sense if not for giving Totter (not particularly attractive here at 34) a part. But the prison part is excellent, all based on the trick of the prisoner-warden (shooter, more precisely) and the pardon scheme (was it for real? If so I can't imagine some delinquent waiting for somebody to escape to shoot at him. Anyway, it's the USA). Conte is great and so is Jaffe, McIntire and Totter playing just a minor part. Plotwise, the frame makes little sense (why does Conte get to the town where he knows one of his victim's brother wants a revenge? And how can he be so sure Totter won't flip on him? And why  he doesn't lift Jaffe's diary? And why Totter is waiting for him and go on the lam instead?). Without the frame it would be 8-9/10, as it is it's 7/10. 


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