The Payoff (1942)

The Payoff





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Lee Tracy once more plays a fast-talking, slightly amoral newspaper reporter in PRC's The Payoff. Tracy is cast as Brad McKay, who at present is investigating the murder of a special prosecutor. The dead man was on the verge of delivering damning evidence against racket boss John Angus (Jack LaRue), and it looks as though the killing was an "inside job", committed by one of the victim's associates. Aiding and abetting McKay are cub reporter Guy Morris (Tom Brown), the publisher's son; Phyllis … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Edward Dein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 27, 2007
Producers Releasing Corporation



as Brad McKay

as Guy Norris

as Alma Dorn

as Phyllis Walker

as John Angus

as Inspector

as Sgt. Brenen

as Dr. Steele

as Hugh Walker

as Reporter

as Lester Norris
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It results in an unconvincing twisty ending to a film that ran out of gas long before the ending.

Full Review… | April 30, 2007
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A short black ^ white film, about a lawye getting killed by a small town mob boss and a reporter breaking the case and the story. Some excellent one liners that bring laughter to the movie. A good ole black and White 2 1/2 stars

Bruce Bruce

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