- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 10 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: October 26, 2004
- Originally Released: 1949
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
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District Attorney Howard Malloy is investigating a right-wing hate group perpetuating attacks on religious and ethnic minorities. Knowing Malloy is a threat to their plans, the secret society sends sultry Barbara (Jean Wallace) to sexually humiliate and discredit him. But Barbara falls for her would-be victim and provides further motivation for Malloy to ferret out the racists.
The brain child of star Franchot Tone, a performer with the charm of Joseph Cotten, the cadence of Edgar G. Robinson and the roguish swagger of Orson Welles, Jigsaw is a grim "B" thriller set on the side streets of New York City and featuring a galaxy of star cameos including Everett Sloane, John Garfield, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith and Marlene Dietrich. Jigsaw was one of the first "gray" crime dramas of the late 40s and early 50s which heralded in a new era of low-budget, pioneering independent films.
A D.A. on the trail of a killer uncovers a racist "hate group." Cameo appearances by Marlene Dietrich, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith, and others. A.K.A "Gun Moll."
Film Noir |
Law / Lawyers |
Race Relations |
Theatrical Release |
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A Jigsaw Puzzle!
Movie Lover: Cesi
Mattoon, IL US
-- March, 4, 2010
This is an older Tone still playing the lover...but the story is sadly broken up. Is he really after the sleazy blonde, leaving behind the true blue brunette? And why are all those huge stars performing in cameos in this obvious "B" flick? (Henry Fonda, Marlene D., etc.?) It's not a bad story, but Tone does a little overacting when he so-o doesn't need to. But, hey, you'll watch it more than once, so buy it!
not bad borderline noir
Movie Lover: call me Z
somewhere out there
-- May, 12, 2006
Also known as Gun Moll. An investigative reporter publishes an article that traces pamphlets from a right-wing hate group called The Crusaders to a local print shop, and the printer promptly "kills himself." District Attorney Howard Malloy thinks the printer was murdered to keep him from telling who was commissioning the pamphlets. The reporter is soon killed, too, and the D.A. may be next if he's not careful, but he's determined to find these racists and put a stop to them. They send around a guy with brass knuckles, but he's not tough enough, so they try a different tactic and send a girl after him to discredit him with the public, but the D.A. is unshakable and even more determined to shut the hate group down. Crime drama that's not quite film noir, perhaps, but verges on it and stays interesting and includes look-close cameos by Henry Fonda, Marlene Dietrich, Burgess Meredith, John Garfield, and others.
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