Dead Reckoning (1947)




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In Dead Reckoning, Rip Murdock (Humphrey Bogart) recites the film's plotline to a priest in the confessional. Murdock and Johnny Drake (William Prince) are Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, en route to Washington by train. Drake hops off and disappears, leading Murdock on a hectic manhunt. Upon meeting Drake's former girlfriend Coral Chandler (Lizabeth Scott), Murdock is thrown into a maelstrom of intrigue involving a crooked gambler (Morris Carnovsky) and a complex blackmailing scheme. The upshot of this is that Murdock finds himself the prime suspect in a murder.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Humphrey Bogart
as Capt. 'Rip' Murdock
Robert Ryan
as Detective
Lizabeth Scott
as 'Dusty' Chandler
James Bell
as Fr. Logan
William Prince
as Sgt. Johnny Drake
Ray Teal
as Motorcycle Policeman
Morris Carnovsky
as Martinelli
Wilton Graff
as Surgeon
George Chandler
as Louis Ord
Byron Foulger
as Night Attendant
Grady Sutton
as Maitre d'
Marvin Miller
as Krause
Robert E. Scott
as Band Leader
Joseph Crehan
as Gen. Steele
Charles Cane
as Lt. Kincaid
Lillian Bronson
as Mrs. Putnam
Tom Dillon
as Priest
Chester Clute
as Martin
George Eldredge
as Policeman
William Forrest
as Lt. Col. Simpson
Dick Gordon
as Dealer
Alvin Hammer
as Photographer
Frank Wilcox
as Desk Clerk
Jesse Graves
as Waiter
Syd Saylor
as Morgue Attendant
Garry Owen
as Reporter
Charles Jordan
as Mike the Bartender
Chuck Hamilton
as Detective
Ruby Dandridge
as Hyacinth
Maynard Holmes
as Desk Clerk
Hugh Hooker
as Bellboy
Sid Saylor
as Morgue Attendant
Kay Garrett
as Dealer
Sayre Dearing
as Croupier
Pat Lane
as General's Aide
Harry Denny
as Dealer
John Bohn
as Croupier
Joe Gilbert
as Croupier
Sam Finn
as Raker
Bob Ryan
as Detective
Lillian Wells
as Pretty Girl
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Critic Reviews for Dead Reckoning

All Critics (6)

[A] deficient noir.

Full Review… | September 19, 2006
Goatdog's Movies

A bleak crime melodrama that is too complexly plotted for it own good.

Full Review… | November 1, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Pretty good hardboiled thriller with Lizabeth Scott an OK stand-in for Bacall.

September 23, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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June 19, 2005

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Full Review… | June 7, 2004

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May 26, 2003
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Dead Reckoning

Brilliant, pessimistic, enchanting and fascinating tone, noir at its best. as always, Bogart rocks in his antiheroism.

Pierluigi Puccini
Pierluigi Puccini

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A good cast, but an average story, makes for an okay movie.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer


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 Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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