Raw Deal
Raw Deal (1948)

In this film, framed gangster Joe Sullivan busts out of prison and sets out to find the mobster who set him up. The kidnapping of the social worker who wrote to Joe in prison leads the fugitive into a romantic triangle of death, passion,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 26, 1948
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2005
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Fernando F. Croce

Tremendous, sinewy noir

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Unusual, dream like crime thriller, with powerful finale.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The photography is electric.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

The next time someone asks me to define "film noir," I'm going to say Raw Deal.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The apex of noir style, offering up electric visions of sin, salvation, and sexual mania.

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Steve Crum

Top notch noir flick directed by Anthony Mann with Dennis O'Keefe starring.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Alton's cinematography is a thing of low-budget joy; using the very darkest blacks and the brightest whites smashed together in the same frame.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Pierluigi Puccini
Sinister, violent, sensual, all the good ingredients for an unforgettable noir. Anthony Mann's pace and tact for suspense and John Alton's brilliant… More
Michael Gildea
A great film noir film you've never heard of.
Stephen M
<i>"If he gets through this dragnet, he's as slippery as a nail in a barrelful of oil."</i> A gangster (Raymond Burr) springs an… More
Stella Dallas
a gorgeous shadowy noir about an escaped convict torn between two women. stunning photography and it's the only noir film i can think of with a female… More