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Chicago Deadline (1949)

Chicago Deadline (1949)

Chicago Deadline





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Tough reporter Ed Adams (Alan Ladd) wants to get the full story behind the apparent suicide of a young woman. It seems that the girl left behind a notebook with a list of seemingly unrelated names. Adams tracks down each one of the persons cited in the notebook, slowly but surely putting the pieces together. Once the basic mystery is solved, however, there's one surprising loose end left to be tied up. June Havoc co-stars as Leona, self-styled best friend of the decedent, who helps Adams in his quest. As the victim, Donna Reed appears exclusively in flashbacks. Based on a story by veteran suspense scrivener Tiffany Thayer (of Thirteen Women fame), Chicago Deadline was remade for television in 1966 as Fame is the Name of the Game.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Warren B. Duff
In Theaters:
Paramount Pictures


Alan Ladd
as Ed Adams
Donna Reed
as Rosita Jean D'Ur
June Havoc
as Leona Purdy
Arthur Kennedy
as Tommy Ditman
Irene Hervey
as Belle Dorset
Berry Kroeger
as Solly Wellman
Shepperd Strudwick
as Blacky Franchot
John Beal
as Paul Jean D'Ur
Tom Powers
as Howard
Gavin Muir
as G.G. Temple
Howard Freeman
as Hotspur Shaner
Roy Roberts
as Jerry Cavanaugh
Celia Lovsky
as Mrs. Schleffler
Ottola Nesmith
as Sister John
Jack Overman
as Lou Horan
Dick Keene
as Spingler
Carole Mathews
as Secretary
Kasey Rogers
as Marcia Grantland
Paul Bryar
as Bartender
Jack Gargan
as Bartender
Donald Wilmot
as Copy Boy
Jerry James
as Reporter
Eric Alden
as Reporter
Bill Meader
as Reporter
Hal Rand
as Reporter
Lyle Moraine
as Reporter
Frances Sanford
as Telephone Operator
Marie Blake
as Operator
Joana Rexer
as Specialty Act
Robert Rexer
as Specialty Act
Pat Lane
as Assistant Undertaker
Arthur Space
as Peterson
Jack Roberts
as Handler
Jim Davies
as Second
Ralph Peters
as Taxi Driver
Laura Elliot
as Marcia Grantland
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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In a Laura type of minor film noir, director Lewis Allen fails to make his love sick hero who is mooning over a corpse into anything but a superhero figure.

Full Review… | April 29, 2002
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