99 River Street

  • 1953
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

Payne is a down-on-his-luck fighter reduced to driving a cab. He is married to Castle, who is having an affair with Dexter, a jewel thief. Keyes is a would-be actress accused of murdering a stage producer. Payne offers to help her but finds he must clear his name as well when Castle's lifeless body turns up in the back of his cab. Dexter is the guilty party...read more

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Payne is a down-on-his-luck fighter reduced to driving a cab. He is married to Castle, who is having an affair with Dexter, a jewel thief. Keyes is a would-be actress accused of murdering a stage producer. Payne offers to help her but finds he must clear his name as well when Castle's

lifeless body turns up in the back of his cab. Dexter is the guilty party and Payne redeems himself once more in a climactic fight scene. The action is well staged in this otherwise routine work. Camera operator Planer occasionally comes up with some unusual shots, though an overabundance of

close-ups slows the film's pacing. Unfortunately Keyes plays her part with excessive gusto. This example of film noir illustrates the contrasts between reality and the stage and between violence as an individual's fate and as pure show. Karlson made two other movies reflecting the film noir

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  • Review: Payne is a down-on-his-luck fighter reduced to driving a cab. He is married to Castle, who is having an affair with Dexter, a jewel thief. Keyes is a would-be actress accused of murdering a stage producer. Payne offers to help her but finds he must clear h… (more)

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