No Escape

  • 1953
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Crime

Ayres plays a down-and-out songwriter reduced to playing piano in a San Francisco bar. When an artist, Griffith, turns up dead, the clues point toward Steele but her police detective boy friend, Tufts, fixes things so Ayres will take the fall. She cannot let this happen though and tries to help Ayres escape. The city is crawling with cops and the pair end...read more

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Ayres plays a down-and-out songwriter reduced to playing piano in a San Francisco bar. When an artist, Griffith, turns up dead, the clues point toward Steele but her police detective boy friend, Tufts, fixes things so Ayres will take the fall. She cannot let this happen though and tries to

help Ayres escape. The city is crawling with cops and the pair end up in Griffith's apartment. There they are cornered by the real killer, Tufts. Just as he is about to kill them too, the police enter and arrest Tufts. The plot seems suspenseful but the lackluster direction has no feel for

thriller pacing. Things move too slowly with overwritten dialog mouthed in only average performances by the ensemble. However, the music captures the film's potential mood nicely. It's a pity the film does not live up to the score.

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  • Review: Ayres plays a down-and-out songwriter reduced to playing piano in a San Francisco bar. When an artist, Griffith, turns up dead, the clues point toward Steele but her police detective boy friend, Tufts, fixes things so Ayres will take the fall. She cannot l… (more)

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