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This Side of the Law (1950)

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74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

David Cummings, a vagrant, is bailed out of jail by Philip Cagle, an attorney, who hires him to impersonate a missing millionaire, whose presence is necessary in order to distribute a $3,000,000 estate. Cummings' masquerade involves ...See moreDavid Cummings, a vagrant, is bailed out of jail by Philip Cagle, an attorney, who hires him to impersonate a missing millionaire, whose presence is necessary in order to distribute a $3,000,000 estate. Cummings' masquerade involves fooling the missing man's wife, his brother and the brother's wife. Cagle, desiring to be rid of Cummings, sets actions in play which ends in murder, attempted murder and the entombment of Cummings. Can he dig his way out and set things right? Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Richard L. Bare (as Richard Bare)
Writers
Richard Sale (story) | Russell S. Hughes (screenplay)
Producer
Cinematographer
Carl E. Guthrie (as Carl Guthrie)
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Updated Jun 17, 1950

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Jun 17, 1950 (United States)

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12 cast members
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Viveca Lindfors
Evelyn Taylor Evelyn Taylor   See fewer
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Kent Smith
David Cummins David Cummins   See fewer
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Janis Paige
Nadine Taylor Nadine Taylor   See fewer
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Robert Douglas
Philip Cagle Philip Cagle   See fewer
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John Alvin
Calder Taylor Calder Taylor   See fewer
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Monte Blue
The Sheriff The Sheriff   See fewer
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Frances Morris
Miss Roberts Miss Roberts   See fewer
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Nita Talbot
Miss Goff Miss Goff   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Mark
Vagrant (uncredited) Vagrant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forbes Murray
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Van Sloan
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 188 votes