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They Made Me a Fugitive (I Became a Criminal)

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

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Release Date: Mar 6, 1948 Wide

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When ex-RAF officer turned petty crook Clem (Trevor Howard) is fitted up for murder by villainous spiv Narcy, only the love and loyalty of Sally (Sally Gray) stands between him and certain death ... but whose certain death? At last, it is time to relish the finest British noir you've never seen. Part poetic realism, part expressionist nightmare, Cavalcanti's dark-lane poetry still bristles with sadism, tenderness and unbridled style.

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Noel Langley

Jul 22, 2003

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A postwar British noir film; revenge being the theme.

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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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