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Behind City Lights (1945)

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68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Jean Lowell, an unsophisticated girl who has spent all of her life on a farm, is about to marry Ben Coleman, a neighboring young farmer, but an automobile crash interrupts the wedding. Crash-victims Lance Marlowe and Perry Borden )are ...See moreJean Lowell, an unsophisticated girl who has spent all of her life on a farm, is about to marry Ben Coleman, a neighboring young farmer, but an automobile crash interrupts the wedding. Crash-victims Lance Marlowe and Perry Borden )are carried in the house and the wedding is postponed. At first sight of Lance, Jean falls in love with him. In a few days, fully recovered, the two men return to New York. Ben releases Jean from their engagement and Aunt Sarah gives the girl her life savings to make possible a trip to New York, New York. Arriving in the big city, Jean stays at a fine hotel, acquires a fine wardrobe and, with Lance, visits all the places she has read about. She is blissfully happy , completely unaware that Perry and Lance are notorious jewel thieves. Trapped through an uncut diamond he has given Jean, to be set in an engagement ring, Lance and Perry, in attempting to elude the police, wreck their car and are killed. Jean, too proud to go home, remains in New York and obtains work. Ben, suspecting that something is wrong, seeks her out, and, together, they return to the farm. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Richard Weil (screenplay) | Gertrude Walker (adaptation)
Cinematographer
William Bradford (photographed by)
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Sep 10, 1945 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Lynne Roberts
Jean Lowell Jean Lowell   See fewer
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Peter Cookson
Lance Marlow Lance Marlow   See fewer
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Jerome Cowan
Perry Borden Perry Borden   See fewer
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Esther Dale
Sarah Lowell Sarah Lowell   See fewer
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William Terry
Ben Coleman Ben Coleman   See fewer
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Victor Kilian
Daniel Lowell Daniel Lowell   See fewer
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Moroni Olsen
Curtis Holbrook Curtis Holbrook   See fewer
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William Forrest
Detective Peterson Detective Peterson   See fewer
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Joseph J. Greene
Gabriel 'Gab' Carson Gabriel 'Gab' Carson   See fewer
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Frank J. Scannell
Charles Matthews Charles Matthews   See fewer
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Tom London
Andrew Coleman Andrew Coleman   See fewer
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George M. Carleton
Doctor Blodgett Doctor Blodgett   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Fred Haskins Fred Haskins   See fewer
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Jeanne Staff
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Melva Anstead
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Lucille Byron
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Martha Carroll
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Virginia Carroll
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Wheaton Chambers
Davis (uncredited) Davis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grace Cunard
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Joseph Forte
Brainard (uncredited) Brainard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Fowley
Taxi Driver (uncredited) Taxi Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frances Gladwin
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Earle Hodgins
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Bert Moorhouse
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Rose Marie Morel
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Jay Novello
Nick (uncredited) Nick (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hal Price
Judd (uncredited) Judd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Beverly Reedy
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