Lawrence Tierney
Director: Richard Fleischer Cast: Lawrence Tierney
Lawrence Tierney
, Priscilla Lane
Priscilla Lane
, Phillip Reed
Phillip Reed
Richard Fleischer


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Granite-jawed Lawrence Tierney is the Bodyguard in this second-echelon noir thriller. Invited to resign from the LA police, short-tempered Mike Carter (Tierney) hires on to protect wealthy dowager Eugenia Dyson (Elizabeth Risdon). Before the film has reached its halfway point, Carter has been accused of murder, and is being hunted down by his former fellow officers. Only his file-clerk fiancee Doris Brewster (Priscilla Lane) believes in Carter's innocence, and it is she who is instrumental in cornering the actual killer. After a few more films like Bodyguard and The Narrow Margin, it was obvious that director Richard O. Fleischer had outgrown B pictures and was ready for more prestigious assignments.

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Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2011
UPC: 0883316270981
Original Release: 1949
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:02:00
Sales rank: 36,376

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lawrence Tierney Mike Carter
Priscilla Lane Doris Brewster
Phillip Reed Freddie Dysen
June Clayworth Connie
Elizabeth Risdon Gene Dysen
Steve Brodie Fenton
Frank Fenton Lt. Borden

Technical Credits
Richard Fleischer Director
Robert Altman Screenwriter
Russell A. Cully Special Effects
Robert de Grasse Cinematographer
Harry J. Essex Screenwriter
George W. George Screenwriter
Fred Niblo Screenwriter
Sid Rogell Producer
Elmo Williams Editor

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