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Breakdown (1952)





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Low-budget Realart Films managed to pick up an above-average property when it secured the screen rights to the Robert Abel play +The Samson Slasher. Retitled Breakdown, the story concerns a heavyweight boxer, played by William Bishop. Framed for murder, Bishop is sent to prison, but is released after a few years on good behavior. Putting two and two together (no mean feat when you're wearing boxing gloves), Bishop surmises that the real killer is linked up in some way with his girl friend Anne Gwynne. Richard Benedict, a real-life boxer who turned actor in the mid-1940s, appears in the supporting cast as "Punchy."more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Robert Abel, Robert Abel
Realart Films


William Bishop
as Terry Williams
Ann Richards
as Terry Williams
Anne Gwynne
as Candy Allen
Sheldon Leonard
as Nick Sampson
Wally Cassell
as Pete Samson
Richard Benedict
as Harry 'Punchy' Adams
John Vosper
as Judge Hannum
Roy Engel
as Al Bell
Joe McTurk
as Longshot
Hal Bartlett
as The Champ
Elena Strangelo
as Mrs. Prescott
Michelle King
as Girl in Honky Tonk
Gene Covelli
as Newsboy
Al Cantor
as DeVito
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There isn't much style to this stage adaptation but it moves along at a good clip and leaves more casualties than you might expect.

Full Review… | March 25, 2010

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