Dead Reckoning (1947)


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In Dead Reckoning, Rip Murdock (Humphrey Bogart) recites the film's plotline to a priest in the confessional. Murdock and Johnny Drake (William Prince) are Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, en route to Washington by train. Drake hops off and disappears, leading Murdock on a hectic manhunt. Upon meeting Drake's former girlfriend Coral Chandler (Lizabeth Scott), Murdock is thrown into a maelstrom of intrigue involving a crooked gambler (Morris Carnovsky) and a complex blackmailing scheme. … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Oliver H.P. Garrett, Allen Rivkin, Steve Fisher, Gerald Drayson Adams, Sidney Biddell
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 14, 2003
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Capt. 'Rip' Murdock

as 'Dusty' Chandler

as Martinelli

as Sgt. Johnny Drake

as Lt. Kincaid

as Fr. Logan

as Louis Ord

as Lt. Col. Simpson

as Detective

as Pretty Girl

as Mike the Bartender

as Band Leader

as Mrs. Putnam

as Desk Clerk

as Morgue Attendant

as Policeman

as Gen. Steele

as Reporter

as Photographer

as General's Aide

as Desk Clerk

as Croupier

as Raker

as Motorcycle Policeman

as Bellboy

as Croupier

as Detective

as Detective

as Maitre d'

as Night Attendant

as Priest

as Surgeon

as Morgue Attendant

as Croupier

as Band Leader
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Critic Reviews for Dead Reckoning

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 8, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

[A] deficient noir.

Full Review… | September 19, 2006
Goatdog's Movies

A bleak crime melodrama that is too complexly plotted for it own good.

Full Review… | November 1, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Dead Reckoning

Brilliant, pessimistic, enchanting and fascinating tone, noir at its best. as always, Bogart rocks in his antiheroism.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer

A good cast, but an average story, makes for an okay movie.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer


Another Humphrey Bogart Film that is over the top. Returning home from World War II, Captain "Rip" Murdock (Bogart) and Sergeant Johnny Drake are due for the Congressional Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross. Johnny Doesn't want not part of it and bolts from the train, only later to be found dead. Johnny's lover is played by Lizabeth Scott who everyone falls in love with. She?s not a Becall but she?s as pretty as any female from the after WWII Time Frame. 4 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

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