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Blind Alley (1939) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Charles Vidor and produced by Fred Kohlmar.


In this gripping criminal melodrama, a group of wanted killers, led by Morris, break into the lakeside home of an eminent psychologist, played by Bellamy, and hide out while waiting for their escape boat to pick them up. Trapped in these close quarters, Morris and Bellamy engage in a psychological struggle, with the doctor attempting to get to the core of Morris's problems in order to stop him from killing again.

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A Short by Elliot Lavine: Blind Alley (1981)

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US / 11 minutes / bw / Detour Dir & Scr: Elliot Lavine Pr: Mary Kay DeLucco, Elliot Lavine Cine: Howard Dowell, Eddie Detour Cast: Gregory Pace, Ronald Gregoire A splendid brief noir outing, shot in glorious black-and-white, that?s been completely overlooked by the compilers at the IMDB. You ca... Read full article

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James Warwick's play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 24 September 1935 and closed in January 1936 after 119 performances. The opening night cast included George Coulouris as Dr. Shelby and Roy Hargrave as Hal Wilson.
This film was re-made as The Dark Past. It starred Lee J. Cobb as the psychiatrist and William Holden as the killer.
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