Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Scarf (1951)

United Artists
Directed by E.A. Dupont
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

John Ireland escapes from a mental institute and ends up at the turkey ranch of James Barton in the middle of the California desert. The fast talking Barton likes to philosophize about the meaning of life on the turkey farm, but can also handle a bar brawl just fine if needed. Ireland picks up hitchhiker, waitress and lounge singer Mercedes McCambridge on the highway. He fails to win her over romantically, but his friendly manner wins her friendship. Later, she refuses to turn him into the police and helps root out the real killer which framed him. Entertaining if far-fetched and a bit talky noirish drama.

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