I Walk Alone (1948)


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On the run from the cops, bootleggers Frankie Madison and Noll Turner split up, agreeing that if one is caught, the other will operate their nightclub and save half the profits for his partner. The unlucky Madison is caught and when released from prison, he returns to claim his money.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Charles Schnee, Robert Smith, John Bright
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as Frankie Madison

as Kay Lawrence

as Noll 'Dink' Turner

as Mrs. Richardson

as Maurice

as Nick Palestro

as Skinner

as Ben the Bartender

as Charles

as Henri the Chef

as George the Assistant...

as Masseur

as Butcher

as Lt. Hollaran

as Charles

as Schreiber

as Schreiber

as Newsboy

as Policeman

as Toll Gate Policeman

as Watchman

as Nick Palestro
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Critic Reviews for I Walk Alone

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

The film is entertaining because of the top-flight cast.

Full Review… | December 21, 2004
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Audience Reviews for I Walk Alone


The actors are better than the script in this conventional noir. The story is a standard double cross scenario but if you're a fan of either Lancaster or Douglas or both this rarely shown drama will offer a glimpse of them at the beginning of their careers and both display the movie star charisma that put them on the map.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

"I Walk Alone" is an adequate film noir -- nothing too outstanding to make it worth remembering, but nothing so bad that it feels like a waste of time. Carefully plotted but blandly acted, "I Walk Alone" unravels in the same manner as most noirs, twisting and turning upon the actions of each character. Byron Haskin's direction is sufficient enough, but Lizabeth Scott underacts in most of her scenes and Burt Lancaster is either miscast or simply not believable. Kirk Douglas provides a deliciously snake-like performance, but even he cannot overshadow the bad acting of the film's leads. In the end, "I Walk Alone" isn't excellent cinema, but it works well for what it is.

Stephen Earnest
Stephen Earnest

Super Reviewer

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