Roses Are Red (1947)

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A paroled convict who bears a striking resemblance to the local District Attorney is hired by the mob to impersonate him, while the real District Attorney is kidnapped and held captive at a secret location.

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  • Patricia Knight and Peggy Knudsen in Roses Are Red (1947)
  • Don Castle and Patricia Knight in Roses Are Red (1947)
  • Don Castle and Peggy Knudsen in Roses Are Red (1947)
  • Don Castle, Peggy Knudsen, and Joe Sawyer in Roses Are Red (1947)
  • Edward Keane, Peggy Knudsen, and Joe Sawyer in Roses Are Red (1947)
  • James Arness, Don Castle, Douglas Fowley, and Patricia Knight in Roses Are Red (1947)

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9 March 2012 | MartinHafer
8
| A ridiculous plot that worked!
As the credits rolled, I noticed that this cheap film managed to have a rather interesting supporting cast. The likes of James Arness, Joe Sawyer, Jeff Chandler, Charles McGrawm Paul Guilfoyle and Charles Lane all appear in this movie--several of these before they went onto become stars.

The plot of "Roses Are Red" is dumb. It all rests on the clichéd idea that there are two identical strangers--one a crusading District Attorney and the other a crook! When you see this in the film, resist the urge to stop watching. That's because despite this, the filmmakers and actors did a great job in carrying off this silly idea. As far as the actors go, I really liked Joe Sawyer in his slimy cop role but no-name actor Don Castle also deserves kudos for being able to pull off the dual roles as the DA/crook. I won't tell you what happens next--it would spoil the fun--and this film noir movie is fun. If you don't believe me, get a load of some of the snappy dialog:

"No matter how you slice her, she can't be any deader!"

(after the cops look through a murder victim's purse and count her money--"...looks like her next ride will be on the city..."

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