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High Wall (1947)

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Former army pilot Robert Taylor is accused, on the basis of strong circumstantial evidence, of his wife's murder. Suffering from periodic blackouts, Taylor isn't so certain of his innocence himself. When offered a brain operation, Taylor refuses, knowing that if he is proven sane he will be executed for murder. Instead, he opts for confinement in a high-walled veteran's mental institution. A compassionate lady doctor (Audrey Totter) falls in love with Taylor, convincing him to have the operation. Even after emerging from the ether, Taylor cannot remember any of the details concerning his wife's death--but he does recall that the dead woman had recently taken a job with a publisher (Herbert Marshall) of religious books. While the killer's identity is tipped off by this revelation, the audience is never certain that Robert Taylor isn't a murderer--especially since he'd previously appeared as a homicidal maniac in the 1946 film Undercurrent. The best moment in High Wall is the casual disposal of the sole witness to the murder, via a long, dark elevator shaft.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Cast

Robert Taylor
as Steven Kenet
Audrey Totter
as Dr. Ann Lorrison
H.B. Warner
as Mr. Slocum
Herbert Marshall
as Willard I. Whitcombe
Dorothy Patrick
as Helen Kenet
Warner Anderson
as Dr. George Poward
Moroni Olsen
as Dr. Phillip Dunlap
John Ridgely
as David Wallace
Morris Ankrum
as Dr. Stanley Griffin
Elisabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Kenet
Elizabeth Risdon
as Mrs. Kenet
Vince Barnett
as Henry Cronner
Jonathan Hale
as Emory Garrison
Charles Arnt
as Sidney X. Hackle
Ray Mayer
as Tom Delaney
Robert Hyatt
as Richard Kenet
Dick Wessel
as Jim Hale
Celia Travers
as Maggie
Mary Servoss
as Aunt Martha
Eula Guy
as Vera Mercer
Jack Davis
as Det. Halloran
Tom Quinn
as Det. Schaeffer
Frank Jenks
as Drunk
Irving Bacon
as Gas Station Proprietor
Bert Hanlon
as Bored clerk
Selmer Jackson
as Insp. Harding
John Hamilton
as Police surgeon
Lee Phelps
as Telephone man
Matt Willis
as Admittance Clerk
Eddie Dunn
as Deputy
Jim Drum
as Orderly
Paul Kruger
as Orderly
Jack Worth
as Orderly
Lisa Golm
as Dr. Golm
Grandon Rhodes
as Dr. Edermann
Perry Ivins
as Cackling patient
Dorothy Vaughan
as Harriett
Jean Andren
as Nurse
Frank Marlowe
as Patient
John Beck
as Patient
Phil Dunham
as Patient
Skeets Noyes
as Patient
Kate MacKenna
as Patient
Russell Arms
as Patient
Al Hill
as Patient
Guy Beach
as Patient
Selmar Jackson
as Inspector Harding
Stanley Price
as Patient
Joel Friedkin
as Patient
Milt Kibbee
as Counterman
Helen Eby-Rock
as Josephine
Milton Kibbee
as Counterman
George Bunny
as Customer
Bob Wendal
as Customer
Robert E. O'Connor
as Joe the gatekeeper
Sammy Shack
as Customer
Hank Worden
as Customer
Georgia Caine
as Miss Twitchell
Boyd Davis
as Mr. Grant
Henry Hall
as Rev. Holmsby
Howard Michell
as Attendant
Frank Darien
as Old Man in the Tub
Dorothy Neumann
as Mrs. Miller
Ray Teal
as Lieutenant of Police
Dan Quigg
as Police Clerk
Tay Dunn
as Police Clerk
Abe Dinovitch
as Cab driver
Jack Chefe
as Bartender
Jack Baxley
as Bartender
Howard Mitchell
as Attendant
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Critic Reviews for High Wall

All Critics (2)

A tepid and chatty psychological melodrama.

Full Review… | September 21, 2004
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Audience Reviews for High Wall

A modestly successful psychological drama cum Noir with good supporting performances, and one particularly nifty, snappy scene of a blustering attorney repeatedly misidentifying the doctor - it's the one moment when this movie hits us with snappy dialog, and it's very fun.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

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