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A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) (1941)

A Man Betrayed (Citadel of Crime) (Wheel of Fortune) (1941)

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Bucolic lawyer John Wayne takes on big-city corruption in A Man Betrayed. He sets out to prove that an above-suspicion politician (Edward Ellis) is actually a crook. The price of integrity is sweet in this instance, since Wayne happens to be in love with the politician's daughter (Frances Dee). Man Betrayed can be viewed from the vantage point of the 1990s as an attempt by Republic Pictures to broaden the range of its biggest star, John Wayne. That it doesn't quite work is forgotten as the audience luxuriates in the sheer professionalism of the whole endeavor--and besides, the Duke does get to put up his dukes on more than one occasion. Man Betrayed has been released under two alternate titles: Wheel of Fortune for American television, and Citadel of Crime (coincidentally the title of a like-vintage Republic "B" picture) for British audiences. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

John Wayne
as Lynn Hollister
Frances Dee
as Sabra Cameron
Edward Ellis
as Tom Cameron
Ward Bond
as Floyd
Harold Huber
as Morris Slade
Barnett Parker
as George the butler
Edwin Stanley
as Prosecutor
Tim Ryan
as Mr. Wilson
Harry Hayden
as Langworthy
Pierre Watkin
as Governor
Joseph Crehan
as Newspaper Editor
Robert E. Homans
as Traffic Cop
Tristram Coffin
as Night Club Patron
Dick Elliott
as Ward Heeler
Minerva Urecal
as Librarian
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The Duke looking out of place as a hayseed lawyer stomping around the Big Apple looking for a murderer while trying to deal with big-city corruption.

September 8, 2005 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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