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Framed (1947)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 25 May 1947 (USA)
Mike Lambert, seeking a mining job, instead becomes the patsy for a femme-fatale's schemes.

Director:

Richard Wallace

Writers:

Ben Maddow (screen play), John Patrick (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Mike Lambert
Janis Carter ... Paula Craig
Barry Sullivan ... Steve Price
Edgar Buchanan ... Jeff Cunningham
Karen Morley ... Beth
Jim Bannon ... Jack Woodworth
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Storyline

Mike Lambert, unemployed mining engineer, arrives in a small town with a bang when the brakes fail on the truck he's driving. After meeting seductive Paula at the La Paloma Cafe, he finds himself in trouble with the law. On the basis of a few burning glances, Paula pays his fine and finds him a room, but her motives are not what they seem. Mike lucks into a job with miner Jeff Cunningham, but against his will he's drawn ever deeper into Paula's schemes. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Can she give up this fortune even if it means her life? See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

They Walk Alone See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Although they were born about a year apart, Barry Sullivan (Steve) and Janis Carter (Paula) would pass away about a month apart in 1994, him in June and her in July. See more »

Goofs

Before Mike Lambert (Glenn Ford) enters the tavern where Paula (Janis Carter) worked, his shirtsleeves are rolled up. He puts his suit jacket on over the rolled-up sleeves. When he enters the establishment, they are rolled down and buttoned neatly, sticking out of his jacket. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bank Guard: You'll get a big reward for this.
Mike Lambert: You keep it!
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Nobody Ever Got The Better of Glenn Ford
24 January 2007 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

I can't think of a movie in which he lost out, anyway.

Here he is a drifter who falls in with a treacherous woman. Initially, he offered work by her romantic interest, the king of film noir, Barry Sullivan. Someone once asked what movie star I felt I identified with most and it was Sullivan. The guy never gave a bad performance.

His girl here is played by Janis Carter. Her biography says that she was a hit in musicals on Broadway. I can see that. She has a boyishly cute look. (Ann Savage is hard to imagine in a musical. But look at Constance Towers, so fine in two Samuel Fuller movies and a Broadway darling.) Carter plays one evil woman! Wow, I would keep my distance from her! She's a waitress at a place called La Paloma when Ford meets her by she has high ambitions.

Edgar Buchanan is exceptionally touching as the miner who's willing to give engineer Ford a job. We can see he's kind of a loser but he is a very decent guy.

This is a tough little film. I recommend it highly.


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