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The Man Who Dared

1946 | United States | 66 min | More...
A still from The Man Who Dared (1946)
  • Watched on D: 2 stars (out of 5)
    on Wed Dec 15, 2021 via VHS-rip

    The directorial debut of John Sturges. George Macready plays a crusading reporter who seizes an opportunity to expose the fallacy of circumstantial evidence, only to find himself convicted of murder. Top-billed Leslie Brooks plays his girlfriend, who endeared herself to this viewer by avowing her favorite meal as “steak with hash brown potatoes.”

    The meager budget manifests in small recycled sets, limited action, and lots of exposition. Nothing to recommend outside of a nice silhouette shot during a foot chase. An inauspicious debut for Sturges.