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The Resource A dangerous profession, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; producer, Robert Sparks ; director, Ted Tetzlaff ; screenplay, Martin Rackin, Warren Duff, (DVD videorecording)

A dangerous profession, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; producer, Robert Sparks ; director, Ted Tetzlaff ; screenplay, Martin Rackin, Warren Duff, (DVD videorecording)

Label
A dangerous profession
Title
A dangerous profession
Statement of responsibility
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; producer, Robert Sparks ; director, Ted Tetzlaff ; screenplay, Martin Rackin, Warren Duff
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ex-policeman Vince Kane (George Raft) is a partner with Joe Farley (Pat O'Brien) as bail bond brokers, but retains his ties and friendship with the police and Detective Nick Ferrone (Jim Backus as James Backus.) Ferrone picks up Claude Brackette (Bill Williams), a brokerage clerk, as a suspect in the securities robbery in which a policeman was killed, and Kane goes with him when the detective searches Brackett's apartment, and Kane finds that Brackett's wife, Lucy (Ella Raines), is his former sweetheart. She insists her husband is innocent and pleads with Kane to get him out on bail but she has only $4,000 of the $25,000 needed. A mysterious emissary puts up $12,000 and Kanes, over Farley's protest, makes up the rest from the company's money. Brackett is murdered after his release. For Lucy, Kane investigates and finds that Brackett had dealings with night club owner Jerry McKay (Roland Winters) and a hoodlum named Roy Collins (Robert Gist). Suspecting McKay was in back of the robbery, Kane begins a campaign in which he himself behaves like a crook, and demands a heavy bride from McKay for his silence. Farley denounces this tactic, and is met by Kane for a payment also, or he will be branded in league with the crooks
Member of
Cataloging source
NTE
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Art directors, Albert S. D'Agostino, Alfred Herman ; photography, Robert de Grasse ; editor, Frederick Knudtson
PerformerNote
George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Ella Raines
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1899-1983
  • 1921-1988
  • 1903-1995
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Raft, George
  • O'Brien, Pat
  • Raines, Ella
  • Tetzlaff, Ted
  • RKO Radio Pictures
  • Movietime U.S.A
  • C & C Films, Inc
  • C & C Television Corporation
Runtime
79
Series statement
Film noir archive collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bail bond agents
  • Feature films
  • Film noir
Technique
live action
Label
A dangerous profession, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; producer, Robert Sparks ; director, Ted Tetzlaff ; screenplay, Martin Rackin, Warren Duff, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1949
  • WSU DVD viewing copy of 16mm print--16mm McCaw 0093
  • This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD plays or drives
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodiscs (79 min. )
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)758400576
  • (OCoLC)ocn758400576
  • 643591
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD
Label
A dangerous profession, RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. ; producer, Robert Sparks ; director, Ted Tetzlaff ; screenplay, Martin Rackin, Warren Duff, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as motion picture in 1949
  • WSU DVD viewing copy of 16mm print--16mm McCaw 0093
  • This disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD plays or drives
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodiscs (79 min. )
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)758400576
  • (OCoLC)ocn758400576
  • 643591
System details
DVD-R
Video recording format
DVD

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