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Deadline at Dawn (1946)

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83 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Romance

When a woman he meets is murdered, a soon-to-ship-out sailor has until dawn to find the killer, aided by a weary dance hall girl.
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Clifford Odets (screenplay) | Cornell Woolrich (based upon a novel by) (as William Irish)
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Updated Feb 15, 1946

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Feb 15, 1946 (United States)

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Susan Hayward
June Goffe June Goffe   See fewer
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Paul Lukas
Gus Hoffman Gus Hoffman   See fewer
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Bill Williams
Alex Winkler Alex Winkler   See fewer
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Joseph Calleia
Val Bartelli Val Bartelli   See fewer
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Osa Massen
Helen Robinson Helen Robinson   See fewer
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Lola Lane
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Jerome Cowan
Lester Brady Lester Brady   See fewer
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Marvin Miller
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Roman Bohnen
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Steven Geray
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Joe Sawyer
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Constance Worth
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Joseph Crehan
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Ernie Adams
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Fred Aldrich
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Walter Bacon
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William Challee
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Jack Cheatham
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Roger Creed
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Louis Quince
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6.8 / 10 | 1,506 votes