A Man Betrayed (1941)

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    There are 28 replies in this Thread. The last Post () by lasbugas.

    • A Man Betrayed (1941)

      aka Wheel Of Fortune
      Citadel Of Crime


      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas


      Plot Summary
      Attorney Lynn Hollister investigates the murder of his friend in the big city.
      Along the way, he manages to fall in love with the daughter of his chief suspect.

      Full Cast
      John Wayne ... Lynn Hollister
      Frances Dee ... Sabra Cameron
      Edward Ellis ... Boss Thomas 'Tom' Cameron
      Wallace Ford ... Casey ('Globe' newspaper reporter)
      Ward Bond ... Floyd, Amato's Goon
      Harold Huber ... Morris 'Morrie' Slade
      Alexander Granach ... T. Amato, Club Inferno Manager
      Barnett Parker ... George, the Cameron's Butler
      Edwin Stanley ... Prosecutor (as Ed Stanley)
      Harry Hayden ... Lawyer Don Langworthy
      Tim Ryan ... Mr. Wilson, Insurance Agent
      Russell Hicks ... Dist. Atty. C.R. Pringle
      Pierre Watkin ... Governor
      Ferris Taylor ... Mayor Al
      Harry Allen ... Beggar Outside Club Inferno (uncredited)
      Raymond Bailey ... Amato Henchman (uncredited)
      Mary Bovard ... Brunette at Train Station (uncredited)
      Don Brodie ... 5th Precinct Worker (uncredited)
      Jack Carr ... Skimpy, a Henchman (uncredited)
      Tristram Coffin ... Night Club Patron with Blonde (uncredited)
      Maurice Costello ... Club Inferno Patron (uncredited)
      Joseph Crehan ... Bob, Globe Newspaper Editor (uncredited)
      Eddie Dean ... Elmer, the Ice Man (uncredited)
      Joe Devlin ... Tramp at Soup Kitchen (uncredited)
      James Dime ... Waiter at Club Inferno (uncredited)
      Dick Elliott ... Ward Heeler (uncredited)
      Greta Granstedt ... Information Booth Clerk (uncredited)
      Kit Guard ... Voter Henry Jones (uncredited)
      Robert Homans ... Traffic Policeman (uncredited)
      Patricia Knox ... Blonde from Kokomo (uncredited)
      Walter Long ... Henchman Asking About Pete and Louie (uncredited)
      Frances Morris ... Pringle's Secretary (uncredited)
      Wendell Niles ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
      Frank O'Connor ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
      George Ovey ... Soup Kitchen Server (uncredited)
      Jack Raymond ... Voter Gilbert Monroe (uncredited)
      Jack Roper ... Montgomery, Club Inferno Employee (uncredited)
      Philip Sleeman ... Al aka Scarface, Cameron's Henchman (uncredited)
      Harry Strang ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)
      Charles Sullivan ... Butch, Club Inferno Waiter (uncredited)
      Minerva Urecal ... Librarian (uncredited)
      Blackie Whiteford ... Voter James Brown (uncredited)
      Duke York ... Doorman at Club Inferno (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Jack Moffitt (story)
      Tom Kilpatrick (adaptation)
      Isabel Dawn (screenplay)

      Original Music
      Mort Glickman (uncredited)
      Paul Sawtell (uncredited)

      Jack A. Marta

      In 1953, Republic Pictures theatrically reissued this film on a double bill
      with another John Wayne western, Lady from Louisiana (1941)

      Memorable Quotes

      Filming Location
      Republic Studios - 4024 Radford Avenue, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Best Wishes
      London- England

      The post was edited 7 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • A Man Betrayed (UK title Citadel of Crime, TV title Wheel of Fortune)
      is a 1941 American film starring John Wayne.

      Not much to shout about here!!
      All in all, a very mediocre film, and
      another routine assignment for Duke.
      This was a bit of a come-down after his previous films.
      However Ward Bond was great as "Goon"
      playing a simple minded nut, he was very convincing.
      Alas, this was a poor, and contrived film,

      User Review
      A charming performance
      24 March 2004 | by mawebring (London, UK)

      John Wayne has the ability to shine through even the poorest of scripts. Its an interesting story where the Duke has to deal with his morals and conscience when moving to a corrupt city and falls in love with a dirty politicians daughter.

      Francis Dee and Wayne have good on screen chemistry but this can be seen as the strength of Waynes acting rather Dees performance.

      The show has the classic 40s slapstick comic relief. If you want to sit with some Wayne nostalgia then you will enjoy this movie. But if your looking for an exciting story with a well written script and good acting, then don't rush to this movie. It not a classic of the 40s, but its a classic example of 40s movies :)
      Best Wishes
      London- England

      The post was edited 3 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Originally posted by chester7777@Jan 3 2006, 11:32 PM
      In looking over our list of John Wayne movies, it appears we don't own it . . . yet :D .

      It looks like if we want this film, we will have to get it from Amazon - Canada, and it is only available in VHS.

      Chester :newyear:
    • Re: A Man Betrayed (1941)

      Two posters for this film, the second one a 1953 re-issue.