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Fall Guy (1947)

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64 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Tom Cochrane (Leo Penn'), full of dope (cocaine) and covered with blood, is picked up by the police and then questioned by detectives Shannon (Douglas Fowley) and Taylor (Harry Strang), but manages to escape. His girl friend Lois Walter (...See moreTom Cochrane (Leo Penn'), full of dope (cocaine) and covered with blood, is picked up by the police and then questioned by detectives Shannon (Douglas Fowley) and Taylor (Harry Strang), but manages to escape. His girl friend Lois Walter (Teala Loring) , against the wishes of her guardian, Jim Grosset (Charles Arnt), assists Tom and his police-officer brother-in-law Mac McLane (Robert Armstrong) in trying to clear Tom of a possible murder charge. Tom only recalls meeting a man in a bar and going to a party. Tom and Mac find the man, Joe (Elisha Cook Jr.), who takes them to the party scene, the apartment of the Sindells, where they find the body of a murdered girl in the apartment above. The police pick up Mac, while Tom trails Marie (Virginia Dale and Mike (Jack Overman). Joe is murdered for leading Tom to the scene of the crime, and Marie, who had been hired by the killer to get Tom at the apartment when the crime was committed, is choked to death. Tom, following the killer of Marie, is almost trapped and killed himself, but is saved by Mike. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Jerry Warner (screenplay) | Cornell Woolrich (story "Cocaine") | John O'Dea (additional dialogue)
Producer
Walter Mirisch (as Walter M. Mirisch)
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Updated Mar 15, 1947

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Mar 15, 1947 (United States)

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27 cast members
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Leo Penn
Tom Cochrane (as Clifford Penn) Tom Cochrane (as Clifford Penn)   See fewer
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Robert Armstrong
Mac McLaine Mac McLaine   See fewer
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Teala Loring
Lois Walter Lois Walter   See fewer
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Douglas Fowley
Inspector Shannon Inspector Shannon   See fewer
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Charles Arnt
Uncle Jim Grossett Uncle Jim Grossett   See fewer
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Iris Adrian
Mrs. Ed Sindell Mrs. Ed Sindell   See fewer
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John Harmon
Mr. Ed Sindell Mr. Ed Sindell   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Taylor Taylor   See fewer
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Lou Lubin
Benny Benny   See fewer
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Fred Aldrich
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Backus
Police Physician (uncredited) Police Physician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brooks Benedict
Motorist (uncredited) Motorist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Carleton
Pianist (uncredited) Pianist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklin Dix
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monty Ford
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Marilyn Gladstone
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edna Harris
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl M. Leviness
Accident Witness (uncredited) Accident Witness (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kathy Marlowe
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Parsons
Unnamed Patient (uncredited) Unnamed Patient (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brother Theodore
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Wally Walker
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6.3 / 10 | 115 votes