Crossroads (1942)

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A dream vacation to 1935 Paris becomes a nightmare for a honeymooning couple when the young groom, a French diplomat, suddenly finds himself blackmailed by crooks who threaten to tell the authorities that he is a bigger crook than they. The trouble is, the new husband is an honest man and doesn't understand what they want. Things get worse, when the extortionists follow through on their threat and he is tried for robbery. Both the blackmailers show up in court to testify against him. Fortunately, another man shows up and dramatically clears his name. The story takes a very strange turn when the newly acquitted fellow goes to thank his saviour and learns that he is the mastermind behind the extortion. He also learns why he is being blackmailed and must then somehow find a way to extricate himself without going to prison.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Franco London Films

Cast

Basil Rathbone
as Henri Sarrou
William Powell
as David Talbot, aka Jean Pelletier
Hedy Lamarr
as Lucienne Talbot
Claire Trevor
as Michelle Allaine
Felix Bressart
as Dr. Andre Tessier
Margaret Wycherly
as Mme. Pelletier
Reginald Owen
as Concierge
Philip Merivale
as Commissionaire of Police
Sig Rumann
as Dr. Alex Benoit
H.B. Warner
as Prosecuting Attorney
Guy Bates Post
as President of Court
John Mylong
as Baron de Lorraine
Frank Conroy
as Defense Attorney
James Rennie
as Martin
Harry Fleischmann
as Assistant Defense Attorney
Louis Montez
as Associate Judge
Octavio Giraud
as Associate Judge
Enrique Acosta
as Associate Judge
Adolph Faylauer
as Associate Judge
Jean Del Val
as Court Clerk
Paul Weigel
as Old Man
Torben Meyer
as Old Man
John St. Polis
as Professor
Jack Zoller
as Student
Francis X. Bushman Jr.
as Giant Policeman
Alex Davidoff
as Detective
Theodore Rand
as Orchestra Leader
Anna Q. Nilsson
as Mme. Deval
Alphonse Martell
as Headwaiter
Hector V. Sarno
as Organ Grinder
Marek Windheim
as Clerk at Airport
John Picorri
as Waiter
Guy D'Ennery
as Reporter
Shirley McDonald
as Reporter
Gibson Gowland
as Reporter
Jack Chefe
as Reporter
Louis Natheaux
as Reporter
Ralph Bushman
as Giant Policeman
Edith Penn
as Reporter
Sandra Morgan
as Reporter
Alice Ward
as Nurse Receptionist
Grace Hayle
as Patient
Lester Sharpe
as Clerk/Paris Policeman
Budd Fine
as Paris Policeman
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Critic Reviews for Crossroads

All Critics (1)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Time Out
Top Critic

It teams the 50-year-old William Powell as the hubby of the 29-year-old Hedy Lamarr, and asks us not even to blink.

Full Review… | April 15, 2008
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Audience Reviews for Crossroads

½

Glossy MGM drama from its glory days with a fantastic cast of expert actors. Bill Powell is urbane, Hedy ravishing, Claire ultra glamourous and Basil a suave villian. All acquit themselves well and are well served by a clever script.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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½

Good mystery, nothing new or different but it's quite well done and with William Powell and Hedy Lamarr as the leads you can't go too wrong! Good screenplay, always interesting.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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