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The Narrow Margin (The Target) (1952)

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Starring (View all)
Charles McGraw Charles McGraw
Det. Sgt. Walter Brown
Marie Windsor Marie Windsor
Mrs. Frankie Neall
Jacqueline White Jacqueline White
Ann Sinclair
Queenie Leonard Queenie Leonard
Mrs. Troll
David Clarke David Clarke
Joseph Kemp
Peter Virgo Peter Virgo
Don Beddoe Don Beddoe
Det. Sgt. Gus Forbes
Paul Maxey Paul Maxey
Sam Jennings

Written by
Earl Felton Earl Felton
(screen play)
Martin Goldsmith Martin Goldsmith
(story) and


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The narrow margin: La serie B al poder

13 years, 7 months ago at Apr 21 13:10
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Esta película de Richard Fleischer me ha parecido muy interesante.

Tenemos a la esposa de un gangster que ha sido asesinado, y que pretende contarle al fiscal todo lo que sabe de la organización para la que trabajaba su difunto marido. le facilitará una lista de miembros del clan, que la banda pretende que no llegue a manos de la ley.

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A woman planning to testify against the mob must be protected against their assassins on the train trip from Chicago to Los Angeles.
Release date: 16 August 1952
UPC: 053939725421
Tags: Film Noir (7), Train (6), Gangster (5), Detective (4), Crime (4), Noir (4), Thriller (4), 1950s (4), Transportation (3), Witness (3), Murder (3), Investigation (3), 1952 (2), Love (2), Killer (2), Escort (2), Killing (2), Murderer (2), Investigator (2), High Speed (2)
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"As lean and muscular as its portly train passenger is obese (“Nobody loves a fat man except his grocer and tailor”), Richard Fleischer’s The Narrow Margin delivers crisp crime drama interested in challenging assumptions about identity. Charles McGraw’s Det. Sgt. Walter Brown escorts a mobster’s wife, Frankie Neall (Marie Windsor), to L.A. via locomotive so she can testify. Evading on-board killers and coping with sunshiny Ann Sinclair (Jacqueline White) and her pesky kid, however, is n"

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