Cover-Up (1949)





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Cover-Up transfers the metropolitan "film noir" milieu to a small Midwestern town. Dennis O'Keefe plays Sam Donovan, an insurance detective, investigating the suicide of a policy holder. All signs point to murder, but no one in the victim's hometown is willing to cooperate with Donovan, least of all sheriff Larry Beat (William Bendix). Local girl Anita (Barbara Britton) breaks through the wall of silence and helps Donovan solve the mystery. Intriguingly, the action of Cover-Up takes place at Christmastime, with the tinselly Yuletide atmosphere providing stark contrast to the sordid murder story.
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William Bendix
as Sheriff Larry Best
Dennis O'Keefe
as Sam Donovan
Barbara Britton
as Anita Weatherby
Art Baker
as Stu Weatherby
Helen Spring
as Bessie Weatherby
Ann Todd
as Cathie Weatherby
Ann E. Todd
as Cathie Weatherby
Virginia Christine
as Margaret Baker
Russell Armes
as Frank Baker
Dan White
as Gabe
Paul E. Burns
as Mr. Abbey
Ruth Lee
as Mrs. Abbey
Emmett Vogan
as Blakely
Henry Hall
as Mayor
Russell Arms
as Frank Baker
Jack Lee
as Addison
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Pleasing old-fashioned crime drama.

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