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Blackmail (1939)

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81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

John Ingram, successful oil-field firefighter, is really a chain-gang escapee. Someone out of his past finds him...
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Director
Writers
David Hertz (screen play) | William Ludwig (screen play) | Endre Bohem (story) | Dorothy Yost (story)
Cinematographer
Clyde De Vinna (as Clyde DeVinna)
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Updated Sep 8, 1939

Release date
Sep 8, 1939 (United States)

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45 cast members
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Edward G. Robinson
John R. Ingram John R. Ingram   See fewer
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Ruth Hussey
Helen Ingram Helen Ingram   See fewer
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Gene Lockhart
William Ramey William Ramey   See fewer
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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams
Moose McCarthy (as Guinn Williams) Moose McCarthy (as Guinn Williams)   See fewer
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John Wray
Diggs Diggs   See fewer
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Arthur Hohl
Rawlins Rawlins   See fewer
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Lew Harvey
Workman (scenes deleted) Workman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Mitchell Lewis
Workman (scenes deleted) Workman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Louis Natheaux
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Ted Oliver
Workman (scenes deleted) Workman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Guard (scenes deleted) Guard (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Trevor Bardette
Southern Deputy (uncredited) Southern Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Willie Best
Bunny - the Janitor (uncredited) Bunny - the Janitor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stanley Blystone
Oil Worker (uncredited) Oil Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Brady
Prisoner Worrying About Dick Tracy (uncredited) Prisoner Worrying About Dick Tracy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Everett Brown
Black Prisoner (uncredited) Black Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Chandler
Boss Brown - Prisoner (uncredited) Boss Brown - Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Cooper
Hawley - Released Prisoner (uncredited) Hawley - Released Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joseph Crehan
Mr. Blaine (uncredited) Mr. Blaine (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Daley
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Darien
Ramey's Oil-Well Watchman (uncredited) Ramey's Oil-Well Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal K. Dawson
Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited) Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Dominguez
Pedro (uncredited) Pedro (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Fleischmann
Oil Worker (uncredited) Oil Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Cooper (uncredited) Cooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Kendall
Southern Sheriff (uncredited) Southern Sheriff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Kilian
Warden Frank Miller (uncredited) Warden Frank Miller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Oil Worker (uncredited) Oil Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Middlemass
Desk Sergeant (uncredited) Desk Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Middleton
Southern Deputy (uncredited) Southern Deputy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Art Miles
First Truck Driver (uncredited) First Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ivan Miller
Detective Webber (uncredited) Detective Webber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Montoya
Juan (uncredited) Juan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Philip Morris
State Trooper (uncredited) State Trooper (uncredited)   See fewer
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James C. Morton
Second Policeman Arresting John (uncredited) Second Policeman Arresting John (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gil Perkins
Kearney - Oil Worker Blown Up (uncredited) Kearney - Oil Worker Blown Up (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Reeves
Chain Gang Guard (uncredited) Chain Gang Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Ramey's Butler (uncredited) Ramey's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
First Policeman (uncredited) First Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tenbrook
Truck Driver at Gas Station (uncredited) Truck Driver at Gas Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leo White
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Whitehead
Anderson - Oil Worker (uncredited) Anderson - Oil Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 535 votes