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River Gang (1945)

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60 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Wendy (Gloria Jean), a naive young girl, lives with her kindly Uncle Bill (John Qualen), who has sheltered her from life by instilling a belief in fairy-tales and make-believe. Uncle Bill, a pawn shop owner buy a violin from shady ...See moreWendy (Gloria Jean), a naive young girl, lives with her kindly Uncle Bill (John Qualen), who has sheltered her from life by instilling a belief in fairy-tales and make-believe. Uncle Bill, a pawn shop owner buy a violin from shady character, Peg-Leg ('Sheldon Leonard' )qv)). When Johnny (Keefe Brasselle, a neighborhood boy and friend of Wendy, connects the violin with the theft of a Stradivarius from a murdered composer, he is kidnapped by a group of thugs. Peg-Leg is killed by the boss of the crime-ring, a face-disguised mystery man known as Raincoat. He tortures Johnny to make him reveal his knowledge of the gang's activities. Meanwhile, Gloria his discovered the identity of 'Raincoat' and seeks the help of Mike ('Bill Goodwin'), the policeman on the beat. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Leslie Charteris (screenplay) | Charles David (story "Fairy Tale Murder") | Hugh Gray (story "Fairy Tale Murder") | Dwight V. Babcock (adaptation)
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Updated Sep 21, 1945

Release date
Sep 21, 1945 (United States)

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26 cast members
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John Qualen
Uncle Bill Uncle Bill   See fewer
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Sheldon Leonard
Peg Leg Peg Leg   See fewer
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Gus Schilling
Dopey Charlie Dopey Charlie   See fewer
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Vince Barnett
Organ Grinder Organ Grinder   See fewer
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Robert Homans
Police Captain (as Bob Homans) Police Captain (as Bob Homans)   See fewer
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Mende Koenig
Butch (as Mendy Koenig) Butch (as Mendy Koenig)   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Eldredge
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick French
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William Henderson
Spike (uncredited) Spike (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Jerome
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Kirk
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Knowles
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis McDonald
Indignant Man (uncredited) Indignant Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Miller
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl O'Bryan
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Polonsky
Gang Member (uncredited) Gang Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Renie Riano
Mrs. Hawkins (uncredited) Mrs. Hawkins (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Rush
Gang Member (uncredited) Gang Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddy Waller
Mr. Fish (uncredited) Mr. Fish (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.6 / 10 | 14 votes