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Crossfire (1947) was a Film Noir - Crime Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Adrian Scott.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorRobert RyanNominated
Best Supporting ActressGloria GrahameNominated
Best DirectorEdward DmytrykNominated
Best PictureRKO RadioNominated
Best WritingJohn PaxtonNominated

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DOUBLE BILL #20 (final): Crossfire (1947) and Border Incident (1949)

By Carol Martinheira on Nov 30, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #20 (final): Crossfire (1947) and Border Incident (1949) On November 30, 2018November 30, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized It is with sadness that I announce that this shall be my last ever Double Bill. I have had the most fun talking about and comparing all o... Read full article

Crossfire (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 4, 2018 From 4 Star Films

Like any self-respecting film noir, it opens with men whaling on each other amid stylized?darkness. Edward Dmytryk’s Crossfire?is an issue-driven picture and it’s an important one given the cultural moment in which?it came into being. There’s no doubting that. But though the imager... Read full article

Carole -- caught in a 'starry' crossfire?

By carole_and_co on Sep 26, 2018 From Carole & Co.

These are nervous times for Carole Lombard fans. That's because her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on Hollywood Boulevard......has as its immediate eastward neighbor this star:And in case you haven't heard, actor-comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in a Pennsylvania p... Read full article


By Theresa Brown on Nov 28, 2016 From CineMaven's Essays from the Couch

[ November 28th, 1923 ~ October 5th, 1981 ] ?CROSSFIRE? (1947) Robert Young, Robert Ryan and Robert Mitchum, directed by Edward Dmytryk. The testosterone level is high in this rough and tumble drama. You see those leads? But there’s another piece ot this movie; the girls they left behind. Vu... Read full article

Crossfire (1947)

By Carol Martinheira on Jan 7, 2016 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Crossfire (1947) On January 7, 2016January 7, 2016 By CarolMartinheira 1947 is a killer year in noir world: Crossfire, Out of the Past, Born to Kill, Kiss of Death, Nightmare Alley, etc? The classic that is Out of the Past is undoubtedly the most well-known and beloved... Read full article

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Ginny: [to Mitchell's wife] Okay, where were you when he needed you? Maybe you were someplace having beautiful thoughts. Well, I wasn't. I was in a stinkin' gin mill, where all he had to do to see me was walk in, sit down at the table and buy me a drink.

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Because of the film's tight shooting schedule, it was able to beat the similarly themed Gentleman's Agreement into theaters by three and a half months.
Despite receiving an Academy Award nomination, Robert Ryan rarely talked about his breakthrough role as he wasn't too happy about the negative aspects of his character. This was because he played a murderous anti-Semite, whereas in real life Ryan was a committed liberal who abhorred any forms of bigotry.
Robert Mitchum hated making the film, later claiming that any American actor could have played Keeley.
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