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YouTube link: Rare Raft in INTRIGUE (1947)
Posted by Don Malcolm
on 5/2/2022, 2:08 pm
Eddie screened JOHNNY ANGEL this past weekend, talking a bit about the association of George Raft with director Edwin L. Marin, but not directly connecting the two to the other films they made--and particularly absent from that overview was INTRIGUE, which remains one of the films still awaiting some type of restoration for a legit DVD release.
It's not a great film by anyone's standards, but the subject matter is more topical than is usually the case (black market subversions in post-WWII China, reminding us that such was a world-wide issue in the often-troubled second half of the 1940s). This one is on par with several of Raft's more substantial efforts in this time frame--NOCTURNE, RACE STREET, and RED LIGHT--so if you've not seen it, give it a look...