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Convicted (1938)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 18 August 1938 (USA)
Police Detective Burns (Charles Quigley) is helping Jerry Wheeler (Rita Hayworth), a night-club singer, track down the killer of a gold-digger, for which crime her brother, "Chick," (Edgar ... See full summary »

Director:

Leon Barsha

Writers:

Cornell Woolrich (story "Face Work"), Edgar Edwards (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Charles Quigley ... Burns, Police Detective
Rita Hayworth ... Jerry Wheeler
Marc Lawrence ... Milton Militis
George McKay George McKay ... Kane
Doreen MacGregor ... Mary Allen
William Irving ... 'Cobble-Puss' Coley (as Bill Irving)
Eddie Laughton Eddie Laughton ... Berger
Edgar Edwards ... Chick Wheeler
Phyllis Clare ... Ruby Rose
Bob Rideout Bob Rideout ... Rocco
Michael Heppell Michael Heppell ... Pal
Noel Cusack Noel Cusack ... Aggie
Grant MacDonald Grant MacDonald ... Frankie
Donald Douglas ... District Attorney (as Don Douglas)
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Police Detective Burns (Charles Quigley) is helping Jerry Wheeler (Rita Hayworth), a night-club singer, track down the killer of a gold-digger, for which crime her brother, "Chick," (Edgar Edwards) has been sentenced to die in the electric chair. She finds evidence that convinces her that Milton Militis (Marc Lawrence), owner of a nightclub, is the killer. She gets a job in the club as a singer in order to gain Milton's confidence and find the proof of her brother's innocence. Milton finally figures out she is spying on him, so he and a henchman take her for a ride and, with glee, planing on killing her at the same time her brother is being executed. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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TRAPPED! BY A $10,000 BRACELET (original ad - all caps) See more »


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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perigosa See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This was the fifth of the five Columbia Pictures' quickies in which Rita Hayworth was teamed with Charles Quigley. She later duplicated this number when cast with Glenn Ford. See more »

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Loyal sister and great detective
7 March 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Rita Hayworth was a woman on the upward move in her Hollywood career. Convicted was one of a series of B films she did honing her craft before she became Columbia Picture's ruling queen. Studio head Harry Cohn brought her along slowly, but the results were worth it.

The role in Convicted call for a couple of dance numbers and as we know before she was Rita Hayworth she was Marguerite Carmen Cansino of the Dancing Casinos. Hayworth is the sister of Edgar Edwards and she's trying to break up his romance with golddigger Phyllis Clare. When Clare is strangled Edwards is found bending over the body at the scene by a maid. Her testimony convicts Edwards and he's facing the electric chair.

That's when his loyal sister goes to work with some help from police detective Charles Quigley who never quite believed Edwards was guilty.

Other than Rita Hayworth the only other person who had any real career in the cast is Marc Lawrence who plays both a nightclub owner and owner of the building where Clare was killed.

Convicted is a chance to see a star being born.


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