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Act of Violence (1948) was a Film Noir - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by William H. Wright.

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Act of Violence (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 7, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Act of Violence is an interesting post-war moral tale from director Fred Zinnemann. Frank (Van Heflin) returned home from war a hero. He now has a small child with his pretty young wife Edith (Janet Leigh) in the vibrant California town of Santa Lisa. Little is known about his P.O.W. past and all hi... Read full article


Act of Violence (1948)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 7, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Act of Violence is an interesting post-war moral tale from director Fred Zinnemann. Frank (Van Heflin) returned home from war a hero. He now has a small child with his pretty young wife Edith (Janet Leigh) in the vibrant California town of Santa Lisa. Little is known about his P.O.W. past and all hi... Read full article


Act of Violence (1948)

By Beatrice on Jul 2, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Act of Violence Directed by Fred Zinnemann Written by Robert L. Richards and Collier Young 1948/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Warner Noir Collection Vol. 4 This is a tense thriller with a social conscience that presages the many good things director Zinnemann (High Noon, From Here to Etern... Read full article


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Joe Parkson: Just so there won't be no misunderstanding, tell him I'll be back!
Edith Enley: If you are, the police will be here to meet you.
Joe Parkson: You'd better check with your husband. I don't think he'd like that.


Frank R. Enley: You don't know what made him the way he is - I do!


Frank R. Enley: [desperately looking for Johnny] Where do I find him? Where does he live?
Pat: I don't know. Nobody knows!
Frank R. Enley: Well, there must be some way I can find...
Pat: Guys like him don't tell where they live!


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All the credits except for the title are at the end of the movie, highly unusual for that time.
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