Shockproof Overview:

Shockproof (1949) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Douglas Sirk and produced by S. Sylvan Simon, Earl McEvoy and Helen Deutsch.


Sirk directs a film noir co-authored by future action director Fuller. The tale of ill-fated lovers follows paroled murderer Knight and her affair with her parole officer, Wilde. Wilde risks his budding political career by marrying an ex-con, but their troubles begin in earnest when Knight's old lover appears on the scene.

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By Mark on Nov 20, 2008 From Where Danger Lives

With some writing credit due to Samuel Fuller and direction by Douglas Sirk, the nonsensically titled Shockproof will always receive more than its fair share of attention from film buffs. However, this oft-told tale of the parole officer who falls for the beautiful parolee doesn’t cry out for ... Read full article

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Director Douglas Sirk signed to make this film on the basis of Sam Fuller's original screenplay, which was called "The Lovers" and ended in a shoot-out. Co-producer Helen Deutsch rewrote the script and added a cop-out ending Sirk disliked. Sirk later said Deutsch's script changes ruined the film by depriving it of the sense of doom in Fuller's original story.
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