name = Railroaded!
imdb_id = 0039748
Gertrude Walker(story) John C. Higgins
starring = John Ireland
Producers Releasing Corporation Eagle-Lion Films
September 25, 1947
runtime = 72 min.
language = English
"Railroaded!" is a 1947
black-and-white film noirdirected by Anthony Mann.
The innocent owner of a car used in a back-room bookie operation robbery is "railroaded" (or framed) for the killing of a cop during the getaway. Police detective Mickey Ferguson (Hugh Beaumont) at first thinks the boy is guilty despite his attraction for his sister Rosa. The two work together to prove the boy innocent even though he was accused of the killing during a death bed confession by one of the robbers. John Ireland plays Duke Martin, a gangster who helped plan the crime in an attempt to skim off of his boss' money.
A recent review found the film "Dour and purposeful, Railroaded reveals something about the strengths and weaknesses of Anthony Mann’s noir series." [ [http://www.crimeculture.com/Contents/FilmReviews/Railroaded.htm Crime Culture website review] ]
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