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War heroes Rip Murdock (Humphrey Bogart) and Johnny Drake (William Prince) are sent to Washington, D.C., by train, but are not told why. During the trip, they learn they're about to receive top honors for their service. Johnny, seemingly terrified by the publicity that awaits him, jumps off the train and later turns up dead. Suspecting foul play, Rip begins digging into his pal's past. He encounters cover-ups, threats to his own life and deadly femme fatale Coral Chandler (Lizabeth Scott).

Cast & Crew

Humphrey Bogart
Capt. Warren "Rip" Murdock
Lizabeth Scott
Coral "Dusty" Chandler
William Prince
Sgt. Johnny Drake, John Joseph Preston
Charles Cane
Lt. Kincaid
Sidney Biddell
Writer (Story)
Steve Fisher
Writer (Screenplay)
Oliver H.P. Garrett
Writer (Screenplay)
Allen Rivkin
Writer (Adaptation)
Doris Fisher
Original Songs
Allan Roberts
Original Songs
Marlin Skiles
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Critic Reviews for Dead Reckoning

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Audience Reviews for Dead Reckoning

  • Sep 05, 2010
    A good cast, but an average story, makes for an okay movie.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2009
    Another Humphrey Bogart Film that is over the top. Returning home from World War II, Captain "Rip" Murdock (Bogart) and Sergeant Johnny Drake are due for the Congressional Medal of Honor and Distinguished Service Cross. Johnny Doesn't want not part of it and bolts from the train, only later to be found dead. Johnny's lover is played by Lizabeth Scott who everyone falls in love with. She?s not a Becall but she?s as pretty as any female from the after WWII Time Frame. 4 1/2 stars
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2008
    If you like Bogart and Film Noir, put this on your future viewing list.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Jan 04, 2008
    A marine freshly returned from service goes looking for his missing buddy and finds himself entangled in an old murder case. This film noir follows the formula almost to the letter, and has been copied and parodied many times since (most notably by Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang). It's a little heavy on the melodrama, and the supporting cast don't quite live up the performance of it's lead; Lizabeth Scott is lovely to look at, but she's no Bacall. As it lacks the extra touch of class brought by Wilder or Huston, the film is carried entirely by Bogart who could make a Coco Pops commercial cool, tough and uncompromising, and he saves it from mediocrity with his typically charismatic performance. Generic but entertaining.
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