Undertow (1949)

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After being released from prison, an ex-convict is framed for a murder. The man sets out to find the real killers before the police blame the crime on him.

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  • Scott Brady and Peggy Dow in Undertow (1949)
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  • Scott Brady and Peggy Dow in Undertow (1949)

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27 December 2018 | MartinHafer
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| William Castle directs this dandy little noir thriller.
Tony (Scott Brady) is the perfect patsy. He's an ex-con and the Chicago police are more than willing to believe the worst of him. So, when some unknown people kidnap him, shoot him and set him up for his future father-in-law's murder, the case seems pretty air-tight. However, like so many noir films, he investigates the case himself and aims to prove his innocence. Along the way, he gets the help from a nice lady and even from a cop.

"Undertow" is an excellent and enjoyable film. While Peggy Dow's character makes no sense (why would anyone help a wanted man when they barely know them?!), the overall story is quite well made and keeps your attention. It has some excellent twists and the acting is quite good despite the actors mostly being second-tier. It sure helped having the excellent director William Castle in charge, as he had a habit of making the most of lower budgets.

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