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QUICKSAND (1950) and A STUDY IN PANIC (1954)
and A STUDY IN PANIC (1954)
QUICKSAND starring Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney and Peter Lorre. Directed by Irving Pichel. Rooney is Dan Brady, a garage mechanic. Just a regular fellow trying to make a living. When he's short of cash for a hot date, he doesn't see anything wrong in borrowing $20.00 from his employer's till until payday. But when the bookkeeper shows up early, he's got to replace the money fast! This minor crime escalates into another and another - each progressively worse - starting Brady down a slippery slope and into a figurative mire of quicksand from which there is no escape! This is a terrific movie with elements of film noir. Great performances by Rooney and Cagney and a nice creepy/sleazy turn by Lorre! Watch for a very young Jack Elam in a small role.
A STUDY IN PANIC starring Dick Powell. In this television drama from STAR PERFORMANCE, Dick Powell portrays Fred Jordan, a wise guy columnist for a big city newspaper. When he writes a smug column about normal men who panic like animals during a fire, he receives a letter from a maniac who promises to show him the true meaning of panic. The deranged letter writer threatens to kill Jordan sometime within the next 24 hours! A dark, superb example of film noir with plenty of atmosphere, humor and intrigue!
Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney, Peter Lorre, Dick Powell