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Shockproof (1949)





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Beauty contest winner Patricia Knight's one bid for screen stardom was Columbia's Shockproof. Knight plays Jenny Wright, a convicted murderess paroled in the care of probation officer Griff Marat (Cornel Wilde). What begins as an aloof professional relationship eventually blossoms into romance. The fly in the ointment is shady Harry Wesson (John Baragrey), the gambler who inveigled Jenny into committing murder. The girl is torn between creature comforts offered her by Wesson and the promise of a clean life offered by Griff. This early Douglas Sirk effort contains a smattering of the stylistic touches which distinguished his later work.The screenplay was written by famed director Samuel Fuller, known for his gritty realism and hard-boiled style.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Samuel Fuller, Helen Deutsch
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On DVD: Oct 27, 2009
Columbia Pictures


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
Charles Bates
as Tommy Marat
Charley Bates
as Tommy Marat
Ann Shoemaker
as Dr. Daniels
King Donovan
as Joe Wilson
Claire Carleton
as Florie Kobiski
Al Eben
as Joe Kobiski
Isabel Withers
as Switchboard Operator
Virginia Farmer
as Mrs. Terrence
Charles Jordan
as Hot Dog Man
Buddy Swan
as Teenage Boy
Cliff Clark
as Police Lieutenant
Arthur Space
as Police Inspector
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Critic Reviews for Shockproof

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

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

Full Review… | 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

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 27, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 27, 2007
Time Out
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.

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