Red Light (Film 1949) George Raft



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Red Light is a 1949 American film noir crime film directed and produced by Roy Del Ruth, starring George Raft and Virginia Mayo.
Bookkeeper Nick Cherney is sent to jail for embezzling from Johnny Torno’s trucking company. One week before getting out, he sees a newsreel showing Johnny welcoming home his brother Jess, a heroic Catholic chaplain just returned from a World War II prisoner-of-war camp. Nick decides to get back at Johnny and hires Rocky (a fellow-inmate being released ahead of Nick) to murder Jess.

George Raft as Johnny Torno
Virginia Mayo as Carla North
Gene Lockhart as Warni Hazard
Raymond Burr as Nick Cherney
Harry Morgan as Rocky (listed as “Henry Morgan” in credits)
Barton MacLane as Detective Strecker
Phillip Pine as Pablo Cabrillo
Arthur Franz as Father (Chaplain) Jess Torno
Arthur Shields as Father Redmond
William Frawley as a hotel night clerk
Sen Young as Vincent, houseboy (uncredited)

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