Railroaded (Mann, 1947)

Immediately after WWII, Anthony Mann made a batch of these crisp crime pictures, however Railroaded isn’t one of the better ones. Besides the simple plot and wooden acting, Railroaded doesn’t hold water as a police procedural of any skill. The beautiful Noir aesthetics of Raw Deal and the brutal characterizations of Border Incident are noticeably and disappointingly absent.

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