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Take One False Step (1949)

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94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend Martha convinces Andrew that he's a prime suspect ...See moreProf. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend Martha convinces Andrew that he's a prime suspect and should investigate before he's arrested. But this only puts Andrew in a more deadly kind of danger. Written by Rod Crawford See less
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Writers
Irwin Shaw (screenplay by) (novel "Night Call") | Chester Erskine (screenplay by) | David Shaw (novel "Night Call")
Cinematographer
Franz Planer (as Frank Planer)
Editor
Russell F. Schoengarth (as Russell Schoengarth)
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Updated Jun 3, 1949

Release date
Aug 14, 1949 (United States)

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42 cast members
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William Powell
Andrew Gentling Andrew Gentling   See fewer
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Shelley Winters
Catherine Sykes Catherine Sykes   See fewer
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Marsha Hunt
Martha Wier Martha Wier   See fewer
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Dorothy Hart
Helen Gentling Helen Gentling   See fewer
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James Gleason
Gledhill Gledhill   See fewer
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Felix Bressart
Professor Morris Avrum Professor Morris Avrum   See fewer
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Art Baker
Henry Pritchard Henry Pritchard   See fewer
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Sheldon Leonard
Pacciano Pacciano   See fewer
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Howard Freeman
Dr. Markheim Dr. Markheim   See fewer
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Houseley Stevenson
Thatcher Thatcher   See fewer
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Paul Harvey
Mr. Arnspiger Mr. Arnspiger   See fewer
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Francis Pierlot
Doctor Watson Doctor Watson   See fewer
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Jess Barker
Arnold Sykes Arnold Sykes   See fewer
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Mikel Conrad
Freddie Freddie   See fewer
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Vangie Beilby
Old Lady at Lecture (uncredited) Old Lady at Lecture (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie Bennett
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Bremen
Truck Driver (uncredited) Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Brinegar
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Cady
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Edmund Cobb
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Crozier
Maid (uncredited) Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Curtis
Hot Rod Driver (uncredited) Hot Rod Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Johnny Duncan
Bellhop (uncredited) Bellhop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Flynn
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sandra Gould
Newspaper Girl (uncredited) Newspaper Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethyl May Halls
Woman at Window (uncredited) Woman at Window (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Heywood
Attendant (uncredited) Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Ivo
Harold (uncredited) Harold (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lyle Latell
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Lynn
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Enid Markey
Clara (uncredited) Clara (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Marsac
Louis (uncredited) Louis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles McAvoy
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Peters
Portly Man (uncredited) Portly Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Rice
Good Humor Man (uncredited) Good Humor Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Brick Sullivan
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Truck Driver in Café (uncredited) Truck Driver in Café (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jim Toney
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harland Tucker
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Minerva Urecal
Gas Station Attendant (uncredited) Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dorothy Vaughan
Leona (uncredited) Leona (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 208 votes