Street of Chance (1942)

Street of Chance (1942)





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Based on Cornell Woolrich's novel The Black Curtain (later dramatized several times on the radio series Suspense), Street of Chance top-bills Burgess Meredith as an amnesia victim. He awakens in the middle of the street, with nary a clue of who he is or what he's done. Meredith comes to learn that his past year of darkness has been a crowded one--and that he might be a murderer! Louise Platt plays Meredith's wife, but it's total stranger Claire Trevor who seems most interested in probing Meredith's past. Street of Chance is worth spending 74 minutes with, even though the true identity of the killer becomes obvious halfway through. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Paramount Pictures


Burgess Meredith
as Frank Thompson
Claire Trevor
as Ruth Dillon
Ann Doran
as Miss Peabody
Cliff Clark
as Policeman Ryan
Frieda Inescort
as Alma Diedrich
Jerome Cowan
as Bill Diedrich
Edwin Maxwell
as Stillwell
Louise Platt
as Virginia Thompson
Sheldon Leonard
as Detective Joe Marucci
Harry Tyler
as Proprietor of Clothing Store
George Watts
as Proprietor of Pawnshop
Helen MacKellar
as Mrs. Webb
Arthur Loft
as Sheriff Lew Stebbins
Milt Kibbee
as Barber
Milton Kibbee
as Barber
Gladden James
as Mr. Clark
Ralph Dunn
as Fireman
Adeline de Walt Reynolds
as Grandma Diedrich
Ruth Gillette
as Blonde
James C. Morton
as Bartender
Paul Phillips
as Schoeder
Kernan Cripps
as Taxi Driver
Bessie Wade
as Landlady
Reed Porter
as Counterman
Kenneth Chryst
as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for Street of Chance

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Most of the film left me in the dark.

Full Review… | January 21, 2011
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Audience Reviews for Street of Chance


A nifty noir amnesia mystery wherein Burgess Meredith tries to uncover who he has been and what he has done during a missing half-year - and why people want to kill him.

Michael Harbour
Michael Harbour

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