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The Unknown Man (1951)

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86 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

An attorney successfully defends a young hoodlum charged with murder but later has doubts about his client's innocence and starts investigating his background and associations.
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William C. Mellor (as William Mellor)
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Nov 16, 1951 (United States)

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Walter Pidgeon
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Ann Harding
Stella Masen Stella Masen   See fewer
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Barry Sullivan
Joe Bucknor Joe Bucknor   See fewer
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Keefe Brasselle
Rudi Wallchek Rudi Wallchek   See fewer
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Lewis Stone
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Eduard Franz
Andrew Jason Layford Andrew Jason Layford   See fewer
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Richard Anderson
Bob Masen Bob Masen   See fewer
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Dawn Addams
Ellie Fansworth Ellie Fansworth   See fewer
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Philip Ober
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Mari Blanchard
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John Maxwell
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Fred Aldrich
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6.6 / 10 | 348 votes