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The Reckless Moment (The Blank Wall) (1949)

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Starring (View all)
James Mason James Mason
Martin Donnelly
Joan Bennett Joan Bennett
Lucia Harper
Geraldine Brooks Geraldine Brooks
Beatrice 'Bea' Harper
Henry O Henry O'Neill
Tom Harper
Shepperd Strudwick Shepperd Strudwick
Ted Darby
David Bair David Bair
David Harper
Roy Roberts Roy Roberts
Nagel
Jessie Arnold Jessie Arnold
Old Lady


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Release date: 26 December 1949
Tags: Film Noir (4), Drama (2), Crime (1), Usa (1), Death (1), B&w (1), Blackmail (1), 1949 (1), 82 Min. (1)
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