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Jigsaw (1949)





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Based on a story by John Roeburt, this low-budget film, with lots of cameos by the likes of Dietrich, Fonda, Garfield and Meredith, is the story of a New York assistant district attorney who is determined to expose a "hate group" who have murdered his friend. He also has a romantic interest who is murdered by the gang when she tries to warn him that she had been sent by the gang to help with his destruction. Now he is really ticked off!

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Franchot Tone
as Howard Malloy
Jean Wallace
as Barbara Whitfield
Myron McCormick
as Charles Riggs
Marc Lawrence
as Angelo Agostini
Winifrid Lenihan
as Mrs. Hartley
Betty Harper
as Caroline Riggs
Hedley Rainnie
as Sigmund Kosterich
Walter Vaughn
as District Attorney Walker
George Breen
as Knuckles
Robert Gist
as Tommy Quigley
Luella Gear
as Pet shop owner
Robert Noe
as Waldron
Ken Smith
as Wylie
Alan Macateer
as Museum Guard
Manuel Aparico
as Warehouse Guard
Marlene Dietrich
as Nightclub Patron
Fletcher Markle
as Nightclub Patron
Henry Fonda
as Nightclub Waiter
John Garfield
as Street Loiterer
Marsha Hunt
as Secretary/Receptionist
Leonard Lyons
as Newspaper Columnist
Everett Sloane
as Sam the Milkman
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Middling crime quickie not terrible but nothing special. Franchot Tone usually a fine actor seems to be going through the motions here perhaps off screen problems account for that since he and Jean Wallace who plays Barbara were ending their marriage at this time. The script is weak and the cameos by big stars are fun to watch for but add nothing to the story, famous people just pop across the screen and are gone. Hester Sondergaard is Gale's sister and the resemblence is striking.

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