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- 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
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Franchot Tone & Marc Lawrence|
|Directed by||Fletcher Markle|
Description by OLDIES.com:
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.
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 727 ratings.
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!
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.
- Sales Rank: 23,580
- UPC: 089218454096
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