Shockproof (1949)

Shockproof (1949)

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Movie Info

Parole officer Griff Marat (Cornel Wilde) is lured into a love affair with murderess-on-parole Jenny Wright (Patricia Knight). Her lover, and the man who had originally y convinced her to commit the murder, gambler Harry Wesson (John Baragrey), offers to take Jenny back to her plush life. The conflict which ensues as Marat tries to save Jenny almost destroys his life. Shockproof directed by Douglas Sirk, though one of his early efforts, shows hints of the distinctive style he would later employ with great success in his later career. The screenplay was written by famed director Samuel Fuller known for his gritty realism and hard-boiled style.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Columbia Pictures

Cast

Cornel Wilde
as Graff Marat
Patricia Knight
as Jenny Marsh
John Baragrey
as Harry Wesson
Esther Minciotti
as Mrs. Marat
Howard St. John
as Sam Brooks
Russell Collins
as Frederick Bauer
Charley Bates
as Tommy Marat
Charles Bates
as Tommy Marat
Ann Shoemaker
as Dr. Daniels
King Donovan
as Joe Wilson
Claire Carleton
as Florie Kobiski
Al Eben
as Joe Kobiski
Jimmy Lloyd
as Clerk
Isabel Withers
as Switchboard Operator
Virginia Farmer
as Mrs. Terrence
Charles Jordan
as Hot Dog Man
Buddy Swan
as Teenage Boy
Crane Whitley
as Foreman
Cliff Clark
as Police Lieutenant
Arthur Space
as Police Inspector
Charles Marsh
as Manager
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Critic Reviews for Shockproof

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

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Full Review… | January 26, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

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Full Review… | January 26, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

A cheap 79-minute time-waster that's all business ...

January 25, 2007
Village Voice
Top Critic

While Shockproof will inspire more groans than gasps, it's essential viewing for fans of Mr. Fuller and Mr. Sirk.

January 25, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

Well done mixture of romance and film noir.

Full Review… | January 30, 2012
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for Shockproof

While Shockproof will inspire more groans than gasps, it's essential viewing for fans of Mr. Fuller and Mr. Sirk.

Greg Wood
Greg Wood

Decent enough crime drama that kind of goes off the rails in the final third. Not Sam Fuller's best script or Cornel Wilde's best performance, but they both make this worth a look.

Justin Remer
Justin Remer

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