Dead Reckoning (1947)

Genres - Mystery, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Film Noir  |   Release Date - Jan 2, 1947 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In Dead Reckoning, Rip Murdock (Humphrey Bogart) recites the film's plotline to a priest in the confessional. Murdock and Johnny Drake (William Prince) are Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, en route to Washington by train. Drake hops off and disappears, leading Murdock on a hectic manhunt. Upon meeting Drake's former girlfriend Coral Chandler (Lizabeth Scott), Murdock is thrown into a maelstrom of intrigue involving a crooked gambler (Morris Carnovsky) and a complex blackmailing scheme. The upshot of this is that Murdock finds himself the prime suspect in a murder.

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blackmail, conspiracy, cover-up, missing-person, murder, secret-marriage, veteran [military], war-hero