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Impact (1949) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Arthur Lubin and produced by Leo C. Popkin, Harry M. Popkin and Joseph H. Nadel.

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Impact (1949)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 30, 2018 From 4 Star Films

“In this world, you turn the other cheek and get hit by a lug wrench.” Impact is literally bookended by a dictionary that is opened and then closed with a concise description of the titular phrase to frame?our narrative. It couldn’t be more uninspired but the word “impactR... Read full article

Quote of the Week: Julie Andrews on the Impact of Movies

By KC on Nov 22, 2015 From Classic Movies

Image Source I'm realistic enough to realize that life is horrible and brutish for most people, so that what we do as entertainers can sometimes seem fairly frivolous. But because there is so much out there that is harsh, maybe it's not such a bad idea if we can try to soften it in whatev... Read full article

Rudolph Valentino's Impact Lover Movie Idol

By ImagineMDD on Mar 16, 2015 From Pop Culture ImagineMDD

Valentino's Impact Could he be such big a star today? Valentino was the first Sex Symbol "George Washington may be the father of this country, Mary Pickford may be its sweetheart. But Valentino is its lover. ... Valentino has an almost perfect physical physique - a physique combining both be... Read full article

How a Fox/Time Warner Merger Might Impact Classic Film Fans

By Will McKinley on Jul 16, 2014 From Cinematically Insane

?There’s a storm blowin’ up – a whopper, to speak in the?vernacular?of the peasantry!? Professor Marvel (Frank Morgan) says to Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland) in THE WIZARD OF OZ. If you?re a fan of that beloved 1939 MGM film, or of Warner Bros., the studio that now controls it, or of ... Read full article

Impact(1949). Wanted by two women! One for Love! One for Murder!

By Dawn on May 28, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Impact(1949).Noir. Cast: Brian Donlevy and Ella Raines. It was filmed in California including the scenes at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. The film was based on a story by film noir writer Jay Dratler. Millionaire Walter William's, young wife, Irene, is trying to kill him with the help of her l... Read full article

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Walter Williams: In this world, you turn the other cheek, and you get hit with a lug wrench.

Marsha Peters: It's wonderful the way tools seem to come alive in your hands.

Lt. Tom Quincy: Are you Ah Sing? Understand? You understandee English?
Ah Sing: [nods] Also French, Italian, and Hebrew.

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.
The William's Apartment building is the Brocklebank, most famous for its appearance in Vertigo.
Midway through the film, Walter tells Marsha: "A rolling stone gathers no moss." Later, when Marsha asks Walter if he's returning to hometown, Walter replies: "Wild horses couldn't drag me back there." Nearly 25 years after the release of this film, British group The Rolling Stones had a hit with the song "Wild Horses."
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