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Laury Palmer (Isabel Jewell) senses danger as Sam Wilde (Lawrence Tierney) lurks behind the door.
Laury Palmer (Isabel Jewell) senses danger as Sam Wilde (Lawrence Tierney) lurks behind the door.
Detective Albert Arnett (Walter Slezak) suspects femme fatale Helen Brent (Claire Trevor).
Detective Albert Arnett (Walter Slezak) suspects femme fatale Helen Brent (Claire Trevor).
Sam's friend, Marty Waterman (Elisha Cook Jr.), alarms Mrs. Kraft (Esther Howard).
Sam's friend, Marty Waterman (Elisha Cook Jr.), alarms Mrs. Kraft (Esther Howard).
Sam (Lawrence Tierney) has Marty (Elisha Cook Jr.) in his clutches.
Sam (Lawrence Tierney) has Marty (Elisha Cook Jr.) in his clutches.

Thumbnail for Born to Kill (1947) Born to Kill (1947)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: Film noirGenre: Film noir, Black-and-white, Thriller, Crime Fiction, Crime Thriller, DramaNarrative location: San FranciscoRuntime: 92 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Robert WiseScreenwriter: James GunnMusic: Paul SawtellCinematography: Robert De GrasseStars: Claire Trevor, Lawrence Tierney, Phillip Terry, Walter Slezak, Audrey Long, Elisha Cook, Jr., Grandon Rhodes, Esther Howard, Isabel Jewell, Tony Barrett, Kathryn CardProducer: Herman SchlomStudio: RKO PicturesAward details: (details at IMDb)
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Born to Kill is a 1947 American film noir starring Lawrence Tierney and directed by Robert Wise. It was the first film noir to be directed by Wise, who later directed The Set-Up, The Captive City, and Odds Against Tomorrow. The film also features Claire Trevor, Walter Slezak, and Elisha Cook Jr. The film was released in the U.K. as Lady Of Deceit and in Australia as Deadlier Than the Male.


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