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Crack-Up (1946) was a Drama - Film Noir Film directed by Irving Reis and produced by Jack J. Gross.


Film noir about an art critic who blacks out and must reconstruct the missing hours in order to prove an art forgery conspiracy. A taut thriller that's become a minor classic of suspense.

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Crack-Up (1936)

By John Grant on Jul 8, 2017 From Noirish

US / 71 minutes / bw / TCF Dir: Malcolm St. Clair Scr: Charles Kenyon, Sam Mintz Story: John Goodrich Cine: Barney McGill Cast: Peter Lorre, Brian Donlevy, Helen Wood, Ralph Morgan, Thomas Beck, Kay Linaker, Lester Matthews, Earle Foxe, J. Carroll Naish (i.e., J. Carrol Naish), Gloria Roy, Oscar Apf... Read full article

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Terry Cordell: [Opening her car's passenger door] Come on. Get in.
George Steele: No thanks, I'll take a streetcar; I can trust streetcars.
[A policeman's whistle is heard and we see two cops running toward Steele. Steele jumps into the car, and they take off.]
George Steele: What's your racket girlie? Whattya do for a living?
Terry Cordell: I'm outta my head. I drive around in cars picking up psychopathic killers.
Terry Cordell: Someone has to look after you. I was at a party at Reynolds'. Things began to come apart at the seams. I drove Traybin....
George Steele: [interrupting] I know that.
Terry Cordell: OK, you know that. You know everything. You're the great Steele. You walk through brick walls. You...
[She pulls over]
Terry Cordell: You can wait here. They're going to put in a streetcar soon. Unless... unless you have some dim idea of what you're doing and want me to help you.
George Steele: I always ask one question of people who want to join my club. Who's Traybin?

Terry Cordell: Wouldn't it be smarter to go to Cochrane and get this thing out in the open?
George Steele: About as smart as cutting my throat to get some fresh air.

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onDecember 30, 1946 with Pat O'Brien reprising his film role.
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