Backlash [DVD] [English] [1947]

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This minor 20th Century-Fox B picture received a great deal of TV play in the late 1950s. In a series of flashbacks, the audience learns that attorney John Morland (John Eldredge) has given a lift to a hitchhiker (Douglas Fowley) who turns out to be a murderer. As a result, Morland himself is implicated in a killing. A pair of detectives (Larry Blake and Richard Travis) discover that Morland has been having business problems and no end of difficulties with his wife Catherine (Jean Rogers). The trail of clues leads to a surprising revelation-especially surprising for those filmgoers conditioned to believe that the most obvious suspect is never guilty. Backlash is also available in a computer-colored version. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Jean Rogers
    Jean Rogers - Catherine Morland
  • Larry Blake
    Larry Blake - Lt. Jerry McMullen
  • John Eldredge
    John Eldredge - John Morland
  • Leonard Strong
    Leonard Strong - The Stranger
  • Robert Shayne
    Robert Shayne - James O'Neil
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