Railroaded (2003)




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One of director Anthony Mann's earlier films, Railroaded features John Ireland as Duke Martin, a seedy criminal looking to skim off of his boss' money. Instead of making the extra cash by his usual means--a small gambling operation run by beautician Clara Cahhoun (Jane Randolph)--Duke (Ireland) chooses instead to hold up the beauty parlor at gunpoint. Things go awry, however, when the cops hear Calhoun's (Randolph) assistant scream in terror. In a spray of gunfire, both a policeman and Martin's partner in crime are killed. Meanwhile, a local delivery boy is accused of killing the police officer. Detective Mike Ferguson (Hugh Beaumont) is assigned to the case, and quickly begins to butt heads with Duke, who he realizes from the start is up to no good. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Hugh Beaumont
as Police Sgt. Mickey Ferguson
Sheila Ryan
as Rosie Ryan
John Ireland
as Duke Martin
Jane Randolph
as Clara Calhoun
Ed Kelly
as Steve Ryan
Charles D. Brown
as Capt. MacTaggart
Hermine Sterler
as Mrs. Ryan
Roy Gordon
as Ainsworth
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Critic Reviews for Railroaded

All Critics (5)

Vivid film noir B movie thriller, with creative visuals and a good story.

Full Review… | January 2, 2011
Classic Film and Television

A taut "B" picture.

Full Review… | January 17, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

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September 29, 2006

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July 2, 2005

Held together by John Ireland's nasty performance as the heartless villain without redemption.

Full Review… | October 5, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Railroaded

Excellent Film Noir from Anthony Mann with an innocent man being accused of a murder/robbery and only a single police officer willing to discover the truth.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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Standard frame-up story. Not much about it stood out. There's some very good lighting, although I don't think Mann really made the most of it. And there's amusing scene where John Ireland spies on Sheila Ryan (by the way... YUM) and Jane Randolph having a catfight with a perverted smirk on his face. On the negative side, Ireland makes some insane decisions that just don't add up. Other than that there isn't much memorable about it at all, but I get such a kick out of this type of movie. I guess a noir has to really stink for me to give it a bad rating. Godard famously said, "all you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun". He might be on to something there.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

Decent if unexceptional noir with John Ireland easily taking acting honors.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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