They Made Me a Fugitive (I Became a Criminal) (1948)

They Made Me a Fugitive (I Became a Criminal)

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Clem Morgan (Trevor Howard), an embittered ex-RAF pilot, mistakenly believes the life of crime is for him in this exceptionally dark British film noir, directed by Alberto Cavalcanti. He joins a gang of black marketeers led by the aptly named Narcey (short for Narcissus) (Griffith Jones), an egotistical and sadistic thug. The two develop an almost immediate mutual dislike, leading Narcey to frame Morgan for killing a policeman. While serving the resulting 15-year sentence, Morgan is visited by … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Classics
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Written By: Noel Langley
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On DVD: Jul 22, 2003
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Critic Reviews for They Made Me a Fugitive (I Became a Criminal)

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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
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May 29, 2001
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A postwar British noir film; revenge being the theme.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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September 29, 2005
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Full Review… | May 24, 2003
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a grimy brit noir with trevor howard as an ex-raf pilot and black marketeer who falls in with drug smugglers. when he tries to get out, he's framed for murder and goes on the lam looking for the man who can clear his name, with criminals and cops on his trail. some really dark stuff and alot of tough talk, which is fun coming from howard; griffith jones is suitably nasty as crime boss narcy (short for narcissus!) and the very lovely sally gray plays howard's love interest. directed by brazilian-born alberto cavalcanti, most famous for the much imitated ventriloquist's dummy segment in dead of night

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