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The Pretender (1947)

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69 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Kenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker, steals funds from an estate and decides to marry the heiress, Claire Worthington (Catherine Craig), to safeguard his position. He arranges for her fiancé to be killed but does not state the ...See moreKenneth Holden (Albert Dekker), a banker, steals funds from an estate and decides to marry the heiress, Claire Worthington (Catherine Craig), to safeguard his position. He arranges for her fiancé to be killed but does not state the fiancé's name. Claire, meanwhile, has a change of heart and marries Holden. Thusly he now becomes the target of the killer and attempts to cancel the deal - except he doesn't know who the hired killer is. Written by Les Adams See less
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Don Martin (original screenplay) | Doris Miller (additional dialogue)
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Updated Aug 11, 1947

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Aug 13, 1947 (United States)

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21 cast members
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Albert Dekker
Kenneth Holden Kenneth Holden   See fewer
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Catherine Craig
Claire Worthington Claire Worthington   See fewer
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Charles Drake
Dr. Leonard G. Koster Dr. Leonard G. Koster   See fewer
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Alan Carney
Victor Korrin Victor Korrin   See fewer
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Linda Stirling
Flo Ronson Flo Ronson   See fewer
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Tom Kennedy
Fingers Murdock Fingers Murdock   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Charles Lennox Charles Lennox   See fewer
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Charles Middleton
William the Butler William the Butler   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
Thomas the Butler Thomas the Butler   See fewer
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Ben Welden
Mickie Mickie   See fewer
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John Bagni
Hank Gordon Hank Gordon   See fewer
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Stanley Ross
Stranger Stranger   See fewer
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Forrest Taylor
Dr. Harold Stevens Dr. Harold Stevens   See fewer
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Greta Clement
Margie Margie   See fewer
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Peter Michael
Stephen Stephen   See fewer
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Peggy Wynne
Miss Chalmers Miss Chalmers   See fewer
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Eula Guy
First Nurse First Nurse   See fewer
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Cay Forester
Evelyn Cossett Evelyn Cossett   See fewer
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Michael Mark
Mike - Janitor Mike - Janitor   See fewer
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Dorothy Scott
Miss Michael Miss Michael   See fewer
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John Elliott
Justice of the Peace (uncredited) Justice of the Peace (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 264 votes