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Follow Me Quietly (1949)

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Though RKO Radio had trouble turning out successful "A" pictures in the late 1940s-early 1950s, the studio's "B" productions were the best in the business. One of the best was 1949's strange, obsessive film noir Follow Me Quietly, which manages to pack more excitement and sheer entertainment value in 59 minutes than most big-budgeters can accomplish in twice that time. Detective Harry Grant (William Lundigan) is assigned to track down "The Judge," an unknown serial killer. With only a handful of sketchy clues, Grant constructs a faceless dummy to help his men conduct their investigation. The film's "money scene" finds the murderer quietly taking the dummy's place, right under the noses of the entire police force! Logic is not the film's strong suit, but Follow Me Quietly builds carefully to a dynamite finale filmed on location at an LA refinery (shades of White Heat!)

Cast

William Lundigan
as Lt. Harry Grant
Dorothy Patrick
as Ann Gorman
Jeff Corey
as Sgt. Art Collins
Edwin Max
as The Judge
Marlo Dwyer
as Waitress
Douglas Spencer
as Phony Judge
Maurice Cass
as Bookstore owner
Wanda Cantlon
as Waitress
Howard Mitchell
as Don, Bartender
Paul Bryar
as Sgt. Bryce
Lee Phelps
as Detective
Art Dupuis
as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Follow Me Quietly

All Critics (2)

This was clearly timed to play the bottom of a double bill, but it has better production values than most B-movies and Fleischer devotes much greater care to the direction.

October 22, 2011 | Full Review…

Effectively filmed in a semi-documentary style.

November 8, 2004 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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