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Highway Dragnet

Highway Dragnet

Richard Conte
Director: Nathan Juran Cast: Richard Conte
Richard Conte
, Joan Bennett
Joan Bennett
, Wanda Hendrix
Wanda Hendrix
Nathan Juran


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Highway Dragnet is best known to modern movie buffs as the first film to carry Roger Corman's name in the credits. Corman was one of six screenwriters contributing to this location-filmed suspense melodrama, which stars Richard Conte as an ex-Marine on the lam from a murder charge. Conte hitches a ride from glamour-magazine photographer Joan Bennett, who is travelling cross-country with her principal model, Wanda Hendrix. True to audience expectations, the murderer will at one time or another be an occupant of Bennett's car, though it won't be the person whom the police are looking for. The tense climax takes place in a flooded tract house, with the killer stalking the next potential victim. Criticized for its low production values at the time of its release, Highway Dragnet actually stands up pretty well when seen today.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2019
UPC: 0644827701124
Original Release: 1954
Source: Reel Vault
Time: 1:11:00
Sales rank: 32,678

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Conte Jim
Joan Bennett Mrs. Cummings
Wanda Hendrix Susan
Reed Hadley White Eagle
Mary Beth Hughes Terry
Iris Adrian Dolly
Tom Hubbard Ben
Frank Jenks Marine
Murray Alper Truck Driver
Zon Murray Officer
House Peters Cop
Joseph Crehan 2nd Inspector
Bill Hale 2nd Officer
Fred Gabourie Al
Harry Harvey Carson
Charles Anthony Hughes Inspector

Technical Credits
Nathan Juran Director
William F. Broidy Producer
Roger Corman Producer
Fred Eggers Screenwriter
Ace Herman Editor
Tom Hubbard Screenwriter
Jack Jungmeyer Producer
Edward Kay Score Composer
John J. Martin Cinematographer
Herb Meadow Screenwriter
Dave Milton Art Director
Jerome Odlum Screenwriter

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