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Destination Murder (1950)

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Producer-director Edward L. Cahn's Prominent Pictures produced this low-budget thriller-noir which was then sold outright to RKO. Joyce MacKenzie stars as Laura Mansfield whose father (Franklyn Farnum) is killed in cold blood by smalltime hoodlum turned messenger boy Jackie Wales (Stanley Clements). But the latter has a seemingly ironclad alibi and Laura goes undercover as a nightclub cigarette girl to trap him. Unbeknownst to the heroine, however, Wales is blackmailing Armitage (Albert Dekker), the ruthless nightclub operator who had hired him to murder Mansfield in the first place. But is Armitage the real "Mr. Big" or is someone else pulling the strings?

Cast

Joyce Mackenzie
as Laura Mansfield
Stanley Clements
as Jackie Wales
John Dehner
as Frank Niles
Hurd Hatfield
as Stretch Norton
Albert Dekker
as Armitage
Myrna Dell
as Alice Wentworth
James Flavin
as Lt. Brewster
Richard Emory
as Sgt. Mulcahy
Norma Vance
as Inebriated Lady
Buddy Swan
as Messenger Boy
Burt Wenland
as Messenger Boy
Franklyn Farnum
as Mr. Mansfield
Franklin Farnum
as Mr. Mansfield
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Critic Reviews for Destination Murder

All Critics (2)

Likable little film noir with a gutsy heroine and an unusually diverse group of bad guys.

January 31, 2012 | Full Review…
Classic Film and Television

A snappy B-film crime thriller from RKO that is only enjoyable because the story is so quirky.

April 26, 2002 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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