George Raft
Director: Edwin L. Marin Cast: George Raft
George Raft
, Lynn Bari
Lynn Bari
, Virginia Huston
Virginia Huston
Edwin L. Marin

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The moody mystery melodrama Nocturne was produced by longtime Alfred Hitchcock associate Joan Harrison. The film wastes no time getting started, with a caddish Hollywood composer (Edward Ashley) dropping dead right after the opening credits. The police think it's a suicide, but maverick lieutenent Joe Warne (George Raft) suspects foul play. Checking around, Warne discovers that the dead man had broken at least ten female hearts in the past few years, providing a motive for murder for all ten. The principal suspect is Frances Ransom (Lynn Bari), who may or may not have been avenging her sister, nightclub thrush Carol Page (Virginia Huston). Pursuing the case with such dogged diligence that he's eventually tossed off the police force, Warne nonetheless refuses to give up, and by film's end he has collared the murderer. It wouldn't be fair to reveal the killer's identity, except to note that the actor in question went on to quite a different career at Universal Pictures. Like the previous RKO George Raft vehicle Johnny Angel, Nocturne was a box-office bonanza, posting a then-impressive profit of $568,000.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/04/2014
UPC: 0883316948361
Original Release: 1946
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 29,480

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Raft Lt. Joe Warne
Lynn Bari Frances Ransom
Virginia Huston Carol Page
Joseph Pevney Fingers
Myrna Dell Susan
Edward Ashley Paul Vincent
Walter Sande Halberson
Mabel Paige Mrs. Warne
Bern Hoffman Torp
Queenie Smith Queenie
William Bloom Actor
Edward Clark Apartment House Clerk
Virginia Kelly Lotus Evans
Matt McHugh Coffee Attendant
Jack Norton Drunk
Robert Peyton Attendant
John Rice Doorman
Rudy Robles Eujemio
Paul Stader Practical Life Guard,Man
Ted O'Shea Dancer
Tex Swan Actor
Doris Stone Actor
Carol Donell Girl
Mack Gray Gratz
Pat Flaherty Cop with Susan
Lorin Raker Police Chemist
William Challee Police Photographer
Greta Granstedt Clara
Carol Forman Woman
Betty Farrington Woman
Connie Evans Woman
Monya Andre Woman
Dorothy Adams Woman Tenant
Lillian Bronson Woman
Gladys Blake Woman
Betty Hill Woman
Eleanor Counts Woman
Norma Brown Woman
Robert Malcolm Earn
James Pierce Policeman
Roger Creed Policeman
Edgar Dearing Policeman
Dick Rush Policeman
John Banner Eujemio
Janet Shaw Grace
Robert Anderson Pat
Broderick O'Farrell Billings' Butler
Antonio Filauri Nick Pappas
Al Rhein Keyboard Club Waiter
Benny Burt Keyboard Club Bartender
Bert Moorhouse Director
George Goodman Keyboard Club Manager
Bob Terry Man
Sam Flint Man
Lee Frederick Man
James Carlisle Elderly Man
William Wright Mr. Billings
Donald Kerr Gaffer
Lucille Casey Bessie
Lillian Bond Mrs. Billings
Al Hill Policeman
Harry Harvey Police Doctor

Technical Credits
Edwin L. Marin Director
James Altwies Set Decoration/Design
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert F. Boyle Production Designer
Rowland Brown Original Story
Russell A. Cully Special Effects
Albert S. D'Agostino Art Director
Frank Fenton Original Story
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Joan Harrison Producer,Screenwriter
Jonathan Latimer Screenwriter
Mort Greene Songwriter
Renie Costumes/Costume Designer
Eleanor Rudolph Songwriter
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Harry J. Wild Cinematographer
Elmo Williams Editor

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