Desperate (1947)

The first entry in director Anthony Mann's series of noir films, Desperate is a disturbing twist on traditional moral values, responsibility, and guilt. Steve Randall (Steve Brodie) is a truckdriver who accidently is involved with a… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1947
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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[Has] Mann's sense of coiled violence, just waiting to unload.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Anthony Mann is a master at directing these cheapie films and making them look stylish.

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The story is standard urban crime stuff, but the director throws in a treasure trove of flourishes.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Nicely done crime thriller, with some great visual set pieces.

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Michael Gildea
Desperate starts off as a hokey enough and paint-by-numbers film noir thriller about a good guy in the wrong place at the wrong time. The story's… More