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Robert Young Robert Young
Finlay
Robert Ryan Robert Ryan
Montgomery
Paul Kelly Paul Kelly
The Man
Sam Levene Sam Levene
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Jacqueline White Jacqueline White
Mary Mitchell
Steve Brodie Steve Brodie
Floyd


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John Paxton John Paxton
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Description: Crossfire was nominated for the 1947 Best Picture Oscar won by Gentleman's Agreement. Gentlemen may propose, if not agree, that Crossfire was better. Like its upscale rival, the film noir raises the specter of anti-Semitism in America: just after World War II, an affable Jew (Sam Levene) is beaten to death by one of several GIs out "crawling." Solving the crime takes all night, but for the audience the killer's identity is scarcely in doubt; Robert Ryan's chilling study in psychopathic bigotry scored him his lone Oscar nomination. He's nearly matched in creepiness by Paul Kelly as an odd nightbird married to sultry Glo ... (more)
Release date: 22 July 1947
UPC: 053939724929
Tags: Film Noir (12), 1947 (7), 1940s (6), Drama (5), Noir (4), Mystery (4), Thriller (4), War (3), WWII (3), Army (3), Racist (3), Detective (3), Cannes (3), Police (3), Usa (3), World (2), Murder Killing (2), Beaten (2), 1940's (2), 40s (2)
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