The High Wall

The High Wall

Robert Taylor
Director: Curtis Bernhardt Cast: Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
, Audrey Totter
Audrey Totter
, Herbert Marshall
Herbert Marshall
Curtis Bernhardt

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

$12.99

Overview

Former army pilot Robert Taylor is accused, on the basis of strong circumstantial evidence, of his wife's murder. Suffering from periodic blackouts, Taylor isn't so certain of his innocence himself. When offered a brain operation, Taylor refuses, knowing that if he is proven sane he will be executed for murder. Instead, he opts for confinement in a high-walled veteran's mental institution. A compassionate lady doctor (Audrey Totter) falls in love with Taylor, convincing him to have the operation. Even after emerging from the ether, Taylor cannot remember any of the details concerning his wife's death--but he does recall that the dead woman had recently taken a job with a publisher (Herbert Marshall) of religious books. While the killer's identity is tipped off by this revelation, the audience is never certain that Robert Taylor isn't a murderer--especially since he'd previously appeared as a homicidal maniac in the 1946 film Undercurrent. The best moment in High Wall is the casual disposal of the sole witness to the murder, via a long, dark elevator shaft.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/07/2010
UPC: 0883316276693
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:39:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert Taylor Steven Kenet
Audrey Totter Dr. Ann Lorrison
Herbert Marshall Willard I. Whitcombe
Dorothy Patrick Helen Kenet
H.B. Warner Mr. Slocum
Warner Anderson Dr. George Poward
Moroni Olsen Dr. Philip Dunlap
John Ridgely David Wallace
Elizabeth Risdon Mrs. Kenet
Vince Barnett Henry Cronner
Jonathan Hale Emory Garrison
Charles Arnt Sidney X. Hackle
Ray Mayer Tom Delaney
Bobby Hyatt Richard Kenet
Paul Kruger Actor
Kate MacKenna Actor
Grandon Rhodes Dr. Edermann
Robert B. Williams Actor
Jack Worth Orderly
Skeets Noyes Actor
Dan Quigg Actor
Tay Dunn Police Clerk
Morris Ankrum Dr. Stanley Griffin
Erville Alderson Patient
Jean Andren Nurse
Russell Arms Patient
Irving Bacon Gas Station Proprietor
Jack Baxley Bartender
Guy Beach Patient
John Beck Patient
George Bunny Customer
Georgia Caine Miss Twitchell
Jack Chefe Bartender
Frank Darien Old Man in the Tub
Boyd Davis Mr. Grant
Jack Davis Detective Halloran
Abe Dinovitch Cab driver
Jim Drum Orderly
Phil Dunham Patient
Eddie Dunn Deputy
Helen Eby-Rock Josephine
William Fawcett Patient
Joel Friedkin Patient
Lisa Golm Dr. Golm
Bernard Gorcey Hirsch
Eula Guy Vera Mercer
Henry Hall Rev. Holmsby
John Hamilton Police surgeon
Bert Hanlon Bored clerk
Perry Ivins Cackling patient
Selmar Jackson Inspector Harding
Frank Jenks Drunk
Milt Kibbee Counterman
Frank Marlowe Patient
Rhea Mitchell Woman
Marta Mitrovich Patient
Dorothy Neumann Mrs. Miller
Robert E. O'Connor Joe the gatekeeper
Lee Phelps Telephone man
Stanley Price Patient
Tom Quinn Detective Schaeffer
Mary Servoss Aunt Martha
Sammy Shack Customer
Henry Sylvester Patient
Ray Teal Lieutenant of Police
Celia Travers Maggie
Dorothy Vaughan Harriett
Dick Wessel Jim Hale
Matt Willis Dan, admittance clerk
Hank Worden Customer
Al Hill Patient
Howard Mitchell Attendant

Technical Credits
Curtis Bernhardt Director
Sydney Boehm Screenwriter
Lester Cole Screenwriter
Jack Dawn Makeup
Bradbury Foote Original Story
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Arnold A. Gillespie Special Effects
Joseph W. Holland Set Decoration/Design
Bronislau Kaper Score Composer
Robert Lord Producer
Conrad A. Nervig Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Leonid Vasian Art Director
Paul Vogel Cinematographer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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