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Follow Me Quietly (1949)

An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.

Director:

Richard Fleischer (as Richard O. Fleischer)

Writers:

Lillie Hayward (screenplay), Francis Rosenwald (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Lundigan ... Police Lt. Harry Grant
Dorothy Patrick ... Ann Gorman
Jeff Corey ... Police Sgt. Art Collins
Nestor Paiva ... Benny
Charles D. Brown Charles D. Brown ... Police Insp. Mulvaney
Paul Guilfoyle ... Overbeck
Edwin Max ... Charlie Roy aka The Judge
Frank Ferguson ... J.C. McGill
Marlo Dwyer ... Waitress
Archie Twitchell ... Dixon (as Michael Branden)
Douglas Spencer ... Phony Judge
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Storyline

For six months, a strangler has terrorized the city. Calling himself The Judge, he's a self-appointed destroyer of 'evil' who only strikes on rainy nights. Police Lieut. Harry Grant is obsessed with catching him but has failed so far, despite varied clues. And now Harry is further hampered by attractive tabloid reporter Ann Gorman dogging his footsteps. Compactly crafted film with some effective thrills. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Police baffled by the FACELESS KILLER!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'assassin sans visage See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to an article in the June 28, 1948 edition of the Los Angeles Times, Kent Smith was announced as the male lead in this picture. See more »

Goofs

Right before Harry takes a shower he is the bathroom putting on a night shirt for bed. Then he closes the door and takes a shower. See more »

Quotes

J.C. McGill: I always wanted to throw something out of that window. Ha, I didn't know it would be me.
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Here come da Judge
27 July 2005 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Interesting B movie starring William Lundigan and Dorothy Patrick about a police detective's search for a serial killer called "The Judge." Gritty city scenes (although as one poster points out, it was probably an RKO set) enhance the atmosphere, and it's one of the things that makes "Follow Me Quietly" unusual. Two more items of interest: A very exciting finale and the twist of having the police make a dummy model from everything they know about the perpetrator. In one scene, Lundigan is talking to the dummy's back, and it turns out to actually be the killer.

Lundigan was a good looking, poor man's Joel McCrea, perfect to be a detective in real life but not much of an actor. He doesn't exude much energy. Patrick, an attractive blonde, neither wildly glamorous or beautiful, gives a spirited performance as a tabloid reporter.


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