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Backfire (1950)

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91 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

While recuperating from wartime back injuries at a hospital, veteran Bob Corey is visited on Christmas Eve by a beautiful stranger with an even stranger message.
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Writers
Lawrence B. Marcus (screenplay) (as Larry Marcus) (from a story by) (as Larry Marcus) | Ivan Goff (screenplay) | Ben Roberts (screenplay)
Cinematographer
Carl E. Guthrie (as Carl Guthrie)
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Updated Jan 26, 1950

Release date
Feb 11, 1950 (United States)

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51 cast members
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Viveca Lindfors
Lysa Radoff Lysa Radoff   See fewer
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Dane Clark
Ben Arno / Lou Walsh Ben Arno / Lou Walsh   See fewer
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Virginia Mayo
Nurse Julie Benson Nurse Julie Benson   See fewer
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Edmond O'Brien
Steve Connelly Steve Connelly   See fewer
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Gordon MacRae
Bob Corey Bob Corey   See fewer
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Ed Begley
Police Capt. Garcia Police Capt. Garcia   See fewer
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Frances Robinson
Mrs. Blayne Mrs. Blayne   See fewer
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Richard Rober
Solly Blayne Solly Blayne   See fewer
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Sheila MacRae
Bonnie Willis (as Sheila Stephens) Bonnie Willis (as Sheila Stephens)   See fewer
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Ernest Anderson
James - Party Servant (uncredited) James - Party Servant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Biby
Fight Fan (uncredited) Fight Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Blue
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Russ Conway
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John Daheim
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John Dehner
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Joe Gilbert
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Dick Gordon
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Vinton Hayworth
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Jack Hill
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Charles Jordan
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Fred Kelsey
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Douglas Kennedy
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Mike Killian
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Mike Lally
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Will Lee
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Carl M. Leviness
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Max Linder
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Ray Montgomery
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Ida Moore
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Jack Mower
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Jack Perrin
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Anthony Redondo
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6.6 / 10 | 942 votes